Saturday, November 22, 2003

Two upsets in Day 2

Day 2 of the 2003-04 SBL season featured two upsets which will raised some eyebrows. Taiwan Beer upset Jutai Tech 68-60 while Bank of Taiwan edged Dacin 89-87. If you count Yulon’s victory over SINA in the opening day a minor upset. That will be three consecutive upsets in the first three SBL games.

Taiwan Beer demonstrated a balanced offensive game with five double-digit scorers to overcame the loss of top player Ho Sho-jen, who suffered a wrist tendon tear and expected to miss the entire season. Led by Lin Chih-jay’s 19 points and 7 boards, Taiwan Beer shut down the imposing Jutai frontline and grabbed their opening win.

In the second game, Bank of Taiwan used its 52-31 rebounding advantage to create numerous second-chance points and gave new head coach Wei Chan-ming his first victory. Lin Chun-feng led BOT with 14 points and 11 boards before fouling out in the 4th quarter.

Taiwan Beer 68-60 Jutai Tech
TB – Lin Chih-jay 19p+7rb+4a+3s, Pan Jen-der 13p, Liao Wei-chen 12p+9rb, Wu yang-huei 12p, Chen Shih-nian 11p+6a
Jutai – Yang Yu-min 18p, O-Yang Jin-hen 16p, Wu Dai-hao 9p+7rb

BOT 89-87 Dacin
BOT – Yang Chin-min 16p, Lin Chun-feng 14p+11rb, Ju Yong-hong 14p+10rb, Chou Ben-tang 12p+10rb+3blk, Hsu Hao-chen 4p+4rb+7a
Dacin – Tien Lei 24p+5s+2blk, Huang Chih-chun 17p+7rb, Hsu Chih-chao 16p