Sunday, December 22, 2002

Taiwan Junior beat Saudi Arabia

Taiwan Junior NT beat Saudi Arabia, 78-64, to boost their record to 1-1 in the second round. If they beat South Korea in the final group game, they're in the semifinal.

SG Chen Shi-jay led Taiwan with 16 points, but Taiwan's 14-point win has a lot to do with the frontline. 202cm Wu Dai-hao had 12 points and 13 rebounds, 204cm Tsun Wen-din had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 blocks, while 197cm reserve Wu Jun-hsiung scored 13 points. PG Chen Shi-nian had 8 points and dished out 5 assists.

In the other group, China edged Iran, 74-72, and Japan routed Kuwait, 98-45. China is expected to win the group with no problem.