Friday, April 04, 2003

Jin-jin Design becomes first team promoted to Div-I

Led by Tsai Fu-tsai's 29 points, Jin-jin Design beat NTCPE, 84-66, in the last game of the qualification series. With its 2-1 record, the Div-II team becomes the first team to be promoted to Div-I since the CTBA adopted the qualification series format.

Military gets to stay in the Div-I after defeating Yitong Trust, 111-77, finishing the series with three straight wins. Meanwhile, Yitong also becomes the first team to be dropped to Div-II.

NT head coach Lee Yun-kwang had 14 points, 8 assists and 6 steals for Jin-jin Design in the victory. Veteran Tsai Fu-tsai made 11-of-19 shots, including 5-for-10 from the three-point range. Former CBA MVP DongFan Che Ter had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.

Jin-jin Design is conprised of second unit players from TPEC(Taipei Physical Education College) and retired Yulon players, like Lee Yun-kwang, Tsai Fu-tsai and DongFan Che Ter.

Div-I games tipoff tomorrow as Yulon takes on Jutai Tech and Dacin meets Taiwan Beer in the opening day action. The double round robin games will finish on May 8th before the playoffs take place.