Saturday, March 06, 2004

Yulon clinches playoffs seed by Jutai’s loss

Yen Shin-shu scored 24 points as BCC Mars edged Jutai 95-90 to open up a two-game lead in the postseason race, which sees Mars, Jutai and Dacin fight for two playoffs seeds. With Jutai’s loss, Yulon also became the first team to clinch a playoffs birth.

Second-place SINA was shocked by Taiwan Beer, 98-77, in the first game of the night. Streaky SINA opened the season losing three straight, won the next twelve games, and lost three consecutive games again. However, their second-place looked secured.

Taiwan Beer 98-77 SINA (Half 43-36)
TB – Lin Chih-jay 28p+10rb+4a, Chen Shih-nian 19p+8rb+7a+3s, Hsu Cheng-wen 15p+6rb, Lee Wei-min 11p
SINA – Chou Jun-san 22p, Lo Shin-liang 19p

Mars 95-90 Jutai (Half 50-35)
Mars – Yen Shin-shu 24p+5a+4s, Lin Jia-huang 19p, Lee Chi-yi 16p+6rb+5a+4s, Yang Che-yi 11p+7rb
Jutai – Yang Yu-ming 29p, Shan Wei-fan 18p, Wu Dai-hao 14p=12rb+3blk, Wu Cheng-dao 15p+6rb