Sunday, December 19, 2004

Chou Shih-yuan leads Yulon past Sina on opening day

Chou Shih-yuan had 18 points, 4 assists and 4 steals and led defending champion Yulon to a 75-70 victory over Sina on the SBL opening day. In the other matchup, Videoland Hunters surprised Dacin 85-79.

Yulon entered the game without three regular players -- Chen Hsin-an (who is in the U.S.), Wu Chih-wei (knee surgery rehab) and Chiu Chi-yi (finger injury). All three will miss the game for at least two to four weeks.

Dacin head coach Liu Jia-fa was furious at the performance of his starters and opted to play the second string for long streches during the second half.

Yulon 75-70 Sina (Chou Shih-yuan 18p+4rb+4a+4s, Tsun Wen-din 17p+11rb ; Lo Shin-liang 20p+7rb, Liu Yi-shian 19p)

Videoland 85-79 Dacin (Hu Yu-wei 19p, Yang Che-yi 19p, Lee Chi-yi 17p ; Tien Lei 20p+6rb+7TO)