Monday, December 20, 2004

Videoland bombs away to win two straight

The first week of SBL action was full of surprises. Videoland, who has not been a spectacular team from outside, bombed away for the second straight game and beat ETSN 90-82 on Sunday. Bank of Taiwan, seen as the weakest team in the league, upset Taiwan Beer 76-72 on the same day.

Led by Lee Chi-yi(5-8 3PT) and Hsiung Jen-jen(4-7 3PT), Videoland made 14 three-pointers and led almost from start to finish. Yang Yu-min led ETSN with 19 points. Veteran point guard Chou Jun-san, who played his first game as an Antelope, was a non-factor.

Wu Yong-jen, who filled in as a starting point guard after the departure of Hsu Hao-cheng(who wnet to Taiwan Beer), had 24 points and 11 rebounds and led BOT to the upset victory. Wu was 5 for 6 from three-point territory. Yang Chin-min and Lin Chun-fong had 19 and 16 points respectively.

Lin Chi-jay, SBL’s leading scorer last season, had an off night. Lin still managed 19 points but was 6 for 20 in the game.

Videoland 90-82 ETSN (Lee Chi-yi 27p, Yang Che-yi 23p, Lin Jia-huang 15p, Hsiung Jen-jen 12p ; Yang Yu-min 19p, Shan Wei-fan 16p, Wu Dai-hao 12p)

BOT 76-72 Taiwan Beer (Wu Yong-jen 24p+11rb, Yang Chin-min 19p, Lin Chun-fong 16p ; Lin Chi-jay 19p, Chen Shi-nian 15p, Ho Sho-jen 13p)