Saturday, February 17, 2001

SINA, Yulon Jump to 2-0 Lead

SINA defeated Dacin 56-48, Yulon beat Jutai Tech 43-31 on February 13 and both teams jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in A-League's second round games. Dacin and BCC Mars dropped to 0-2. Each team has three games left in the second round.

SINA changed the game's momentum with a 17-6 run in the third quarter and never looked back. Sharp shooter Lo Shin-liang led with 17 points and 4 steals while Hsun Jeng-jen scored 12 points. Veteran PG Chou Jun-san contributed 10 points and 6 assists. Dacin was led by Cheng Chan-jun's 18 points (4-7 3-PT) and Cheng Chih-lung's 10 points and 7 rebounds.

In a low-scoring game, Yulon knocked out Jutai Tech with its brilliant defense, making Jutai scoreless over 8 minutes in the second half. SF Chou Hong-yu led Yulon with 11 points and 1o rebounds. Jutai's SG Yang Yu-min scored 11 points. Yulon, who has been criticized for its lack of effort in rebounding, held a 31-29 rebounding advantage.

PG Yen Shin-shu, who had 14 points and 8 assists, made 3 of 4 free-throws in the last 9.6 seconds and led Military to a 60-58 victory over his former team BCC Mars. Yen deliberately missed the second free-throw with 3.8 seconds remaining. Mars grabbed the rebound but missed the tying basket. F Hong Chan-chin scored 18 to lead the Military while F/G Yang Che-yi also scoring 15 points.