Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Preliminaries Resume After New Year's Break

Taiwanese A-League preliminaries will resume on February 1 after 10 day's Chinese New Year breaks. Jutai Tech and SINA both jumped to an early 2-0 lead in this single-round robin games before the long vacation.

Meantime, local hoop star Cheng Chih-lung, who plays for Dacin this year, was charged for drunken driving the other night during a minor auto accident and will face the court trial in the next few weeks. He is expected to be fined but will not be in jail.

Preliminaries started on January 20. Results of the eight games played so far are listed below:

Bank of Taiwan 67-46 Yitong Trust
BT - Lin Yu-shu 18p, 8rb ; Lo Da-wei 14p, 10rb ; Hsu Hao-chen 10p, 5a
Yulon 47-45 Taiwan Beer
SINA 51-48 Luckipar
Jutai 88-69 BCC Mars
Jutai - Shan Wei-fan 30p, 7rb, 4a ; Yang Yu-min 19p ; Lin Che-wei 6p, 9rb, 4blk

Taiwan Beer 59-56 Bank of Taiwan
TB - Wen Tong 13p ; BT - Lin Yu-shu 19p, 10rb
Jutai 52-48 Military
Jutai - Yang Yu-min 21p (including 10 straight in the 4th quarter), Lin Che-wei 4p, 10rb
Military - Yen Shin-shu 4p, 10rb, 8a, 6s
Dacin 63-61 Luckipar
Dacin - Cheng Chih-lung 18p, 11rb, 6a, 4s ; Chu Chih-chin 11p, 8rb (Cheng and Chu scored Dacin's last 16 points)
Luckipar - Chun Hsao-tse 13p, 10rb ; Lin Hsin-hwa 13p, 10rb
SINA 57-56 Yulon
SINA - Huang Chun-hsiung 17p, 13rb ; Lo Shin-liang 13p ; Chou Jun-san 11p
Yulon - Chen Hsin-an 17p