Monday, February 26, 2001

Yulon Wins 2001 A-League Title

Chen Hsin-an tallied 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Yulon Dinos defeated BCC Mars 69-58 in the decisive Game 4 of the 2001 A-League Finals on February 24 and won their first A-League title since re-joining the amateur ranks with a 3-1 victory over Mars. 21 year-old SF/G Chen Hsin-an, who averaged 15.3 points in the 4-game series, was voted for the MVP.

Yulon ignited a 14-2 run in the third quarter of the decisive game and secured the victory. Mars, who was left with only seven players because of numerous injuries, never threatened Yulon thereafter. Yulon almost used its starters for the entire game, and they did not disappoint their coach. Chou Hong-yu, who many think should be the real MVP, finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. SG Chiu Chi-yi scored 15, whlile center Wu Chi-wei collected 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Mars received 14 and 7 from 209cm center Song Tao, 11 points and 7 assists from PG Chen Huei, and 15 points from SG Lin Jia-huang.

2001 A-League Men's First Team
G Yen Shin-shu, Military (182cm)
G Lo Shin-liang, SINA (180cm)
F Chen Hsin-an, Yulon (193cm)
F Lee Chi-yi, Mars (197cm)
F Huang Chun-hsiung, SINA (200cm)

2001 A-League Women's First Team
G/F Chien Wei-juan, Kuo-tai
C Cheng Huei-yun, Kuo-tai
C Peng Ping, Tai-yuan
G Jian Song-jen, Tai-yuan
G Huang Hsiao-jay, Taiwan Telecom

Finals Game 3: Mars 79-66 Yulon (43-35 Half)
Mars took advantaged of its towering frontline, comprised of 209cm Song Tao, 200cm Chen Tse-min and 197cm Lee Chi-yi - to a 40-22 rebounding advantage and shocked Yulon.
Mars - Chen Huei 21p, 5a ; Lee Chi-yi 22p, 7rb ; Song Tao 18p, 14rb ; Chen Tse-min 10p, 14rb
Yulon - Chou Hong-yu 22p ; Chen Hsin-an 14p, 8rb

Finals Game 4: Yulon 69-58 Mars (39-37 Half)