Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Taiwan NT concludes Philippines Tour 1-4

Taiwan NT lost to Blu Sun Power of PBL(Philippines Basketball League), 72-79, and concluded its Philippines tour with a 1-4 record. Taiwan was 1-2 in three days vs. various local teams after losing two straight to the Philippines NT.

With only 12 hours' rest after the last game, which they lost to Spring Oil 72-76, Taiwan NT was sluggish from the start. Chiu Chi-yi led the Taiwanese with 18 points, but he alone can't save Taiwan from its 10-point deficit in the third quarter.

Taiwan lost to Spring Oil, which features Filipino stars like Romel Adducul, Jeffrey Flowers and Bobby Parks, 72-76 last night. Trailing by 10 points in the intermission, Taiwan pull back to 72-74 with 2 seconds left and had the final possession. But the inbound pass was stolen and they blew the chance to tie the game.

On August 26, Taiwan had its only win in the trip when they beat Philippines Young Men NT 100-72. Wu Dai-hao had 29 points to pace the Taiwanese, with 15 points came in the final quarter. Chou Shi-yuan had 17 points while center Wu Chih-wei had 15. Chen Chih-chung had 10.

Taiwan NT will go back to Taiwan tomorrow(Aug. 29) and keep on their preparation for the Asian Games.