Thursday, April 03, 2003

Qualification series kickoff A-League season

A four-team qualification series before the REAL games kickoff A-League's 2003 regular season. Military and Yi-tong Trust, ranked last two in the previous President Cup, will fight for the right to stay in the Division I with Jin-jin Design and NTCPE(National Taiwan College of Physical Education).

Teams in the qualification series will have to play a single round robin, with each team playing three games. Top two teams advance or stay in the Div-I, while the other two teams are dropped or stay in the Div-II.

The interesting news is, NT head coach Lee Yun-kwang plays for Jin-jin Design this year, which I can't understand why. However, the 36-year-old former NT point guard plays well. He had only one point in 25 minutes in his first game, but came back to collect 19 points, 6 assusts and 5 steals in the second game. Personally, I think it's better for Lee to focus more on the national team than playing for a Division-II team.

Division-I games will start on April 4th.

4/2 Military 89-71 NTCPE, Jin-jin Design 76-75 Yitong
4/1 Military 107-70 Jin-jin Design, Yitong 77-72 NTCPE