Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Yulon 2-0 in Finals ; SINA Third Place

Yulon took advantage of its depth and speed, grabbed a quick 2-0 lead over injury-plagued Mars in the 2001 A-League Finals. They are only one win away from the championship. SINA also defeated Dacin in consecutive days and finished third place in their first year in the A-League.

SINA 79-71 Dacin (39-40 Half)
Trailing by one at halftime, SINA pulled away in the second half with its balanced offense in the come-from-behind win.
SINA - Lo Shin-liang 16p, 6a ; Huang Chun-hsiung 16p, 11rb ; Chou Jun-san 15p, 7a ; Liu Yi-shiang 12p, 5rb, 4a
Dacin - Cheng Chih-lung 21p, 6rb, 7a ; Ha Hsiao-yuan 21p

Finals Game 1 : Yulon 82-75 Mars (43-44 Half)
After an up-and-down first half, Yulon increased its lead to 73-63 with 5 minutes remaining and overcame underdog Mars, which only dressed nine players.
Yulon - Chou Hong-yu 19p, 9rb ; Chiu Chi-yi 14p ; Huang Bao-tse 12p, 7a
Mars - Lin Jia-huang 26p ; Sun Mao-sun 14p ; Song Tao 14p ; Chen Tse-min 12p, 7rb

SINA 76-49 Dacin (37-23 Half)
SINA - Lo Shin-liang 25p, 5rb, 5a, 4s ; Huang Chun-hsiung 19p, 16rb, 3s ; Liu Yi-shiang 16p, 7rb
Dacin - O-Yang Jin-hen 11p ; Cheng Chih-lung 7p, 4rb, 4a

Finals Game 2 : Yulon 70-62 Mars (33-26 Half)
Mars forward Sun Mao-sun tored his left shoulder ligament and guard Chou Hai-jung suffered knee injury in the first game, making Mars' bench even shorter as they only have seven players to dress up for the game. Mars refused to be intimidated, they kept fighting thru the fourth quarter, when their energy finally burned out. Yulon led as many as 15 points in the fourth.
Yulon - Chen Hsin-an 18p, 5rb, 8a ; Chou Hong-yu 13p, 9rb
Mars - Lin Jia-huang 13p, 7rb ; Lee Chi-yi 12p ; Chen Tse-min 12p ; Song Tao 10p, 9rb