Friday, August 17, 2001

Day 1: Taiwan Trounces South Africa

Led By Tien Lei's 16 points and Yang Yu-min's 19, Taiwan NT trounces South Africa 100-57 in the opening game of the 24th William Jones Cup Invitational Tournament yesterday. Russia and South Korea also won their opener.

195cm F/G Chen Hsin-an, who sustained an eye injury prior to the East Asia Games and did not play in the ABC Championship, turned in a subpar performance in his first game back. Chen scored only 4 points on 2-8 shooting and was obviously out of shape.

Taiwan 100-57 South Africa
TW - Yang Yu-min 19p(9-11 FG) ; Tien Lei 16p ; Tsun Wen-din 15p(6-7 FG)

South Korea 118-70 Mongolia
SK - Jin Kyung-suk 19p(5-10 3PT)
MGL - Tuvshinbayar Tygarvaa 17p

Russia 89-60 Canada
(Note: Russia was represented by club Lokomotive Novosibirsk, a Div.II team from Russia's Super League. Canada was represented by University of Victoria.)
RUS - Evgeni Shatokhin 19p(8-8 FG) ; Vladimir Pevnev 13p
CAN - Keith Bustard 18p