Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Wu Dai-hao leads Tsai-shin to back-to-back HBL titles

Led by tournament MVP Wu Dai-hao, Tsai-shin High School repeats as HBL(High School Basketball League) champion by beating Hsin-yung High School, 68-57 and 55-47, in the two-game final series. Tsai-shin wins its third HBL titles in school history.

Wu Dai-hao, who was selected to the national team as a high school freshman and became the youngest NT player ever three years ago, was named tournament MVP, averaging 16.5 points, 17.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4 blocks in two games. He also leads the league in rebounding and blocks.

Wu will enroll at National Taiwan Normal University(NTNU) and make the school an instant contender in the UBA(University Basketball Alliance). He will team with Tien Lei, Ho Sho-jen -- both NT members - to take a shot at the school's first ever UBA title.

At the same time, Wu is expected to join Tien Lei again and sign with A-League team Dacin Construction, who lost to Yulon in this year's President Cup finals, 1-2.

-- Men's Awards
MVP: Wu Dai-hao(Tsai-shin)
Freshman of the Year: Jian Jia-hong(Tsai-shin)
Scoring Leader: Chen Shi-jay(Tsai-shin)
Rebounding Leader: Wu Dai-hao(Tsai-shin)
Assist Leader: Hong Chih-shan(Tsai-shin)
Steals Leader: Hong Chih-shan(Tsai-shin)
Blocks Leader: Wu Dai-hao(Tsai-shin)

-- Men's 3rd-place Series: Song-shan HS beat San-min HS
Game 1: 62-53, Game 2: 59-59

-- Women's Finals: Tamshui Business HS beat Hai-shan HS, also winning consecutive HBL titles.
Game 1: 59-51, Game 2: 88-81

-- Women's 3rd-place Series: Jin-O HS beat Hu-jiang HS
Game 1: 80-75, Game 2: 63-46

-- Women's Awards
MVP: Shen Bi-hua(Tamshui)
Freshman of the Year: Lee Wan-ting(Tamshui)