Saturday, February 19, 2005

Chou Jun-san proves his All-Star status

ETSN veteran Chou Jun-san, who’s omitted in the SBL All-Star selection, proved he deserves to be in the game. Chou made two straight jumpers in the last minute as ETSN came from behind to upset Dacin 76-75 Friday.

The fact that Chou wasn’t selected in the SBL All-Star Game as backups by White Team head coach Yen Jia-hwa is basically a shock to fans and media as well. Chou Jun-san has played in every kind of All-Star Games you can imagine but not this one.

He proves his worth though. Trailed by 12 in the intermission, ETSN cut the deficit in the closing minutes. Chou made two consecutive mid-range jumpers in the last minute with his final jumper gave ETSN the lead and the victory, ending Dacin’s four-game winning streak.

Wu Dai-hao had 26 points and 9 rebounds to pace ETSN. Chou Jun-san had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, while Shan Wei-fan had 12 points.

Tien Lei topped Dacin scoring with 19 points to go along with 9 rebounds.

In the other matchup, Chen Shi-nian scored personal season-high 35 points and lead Taiwan Beer to a 102-95 win over Bank of Taiwan. TB’s Lin Chi-jay had 23 points. Center Ha Hsiao-yuan, who will be a first-time All-Star tomorrow night, had 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Yang Chin-min had 30 points for BOT, who received a solid game of 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists from Lin Chun-feng.