Monday, January 15, 2001

SINA, Mars Advance to Preliminary Games

SINA (former Hong-kuo Elephants) and BCC Mars live up to the expectations placed upon them before the A-League qualification games, both finishing 4-0 in their bracket and clinching their spots in the upcoming preliminary games.

SINA and Mars became the 7th and 8th team who clinches their spot in the preliminary games, joining Dacin, Luckipar, Bank of Taiwan, Yulon, Military and Jutai Technology, the top six teams from last year's regular season.

A total of four teams, 2nd and 3rd-place teams of Group A and B, will play in the wild-card games(single-round robin format) starting in January 16 and fight for the last two seeds of the preliminary. The four participating teams are Taiwan Beer(Group A 2nd), Fushiang Hotel(Group A 3rd), Culture University(Group B 2nd) and Yitong Trust Agency(Group B 3rd).

BCC Mars pulled the game away early and trounced Yitong Trust Agency 66-41 in their fourth and final qualification game, jumping to a 22-4 lead in the end of the first quarter. SG Lin Chia-huang led BCC with 23 points.