Tsaishin High School, which produced current NT players like Tsun Wen-din and Wu Dai-hao, won its third title in four years on February 22, beating Shinjung High School 79-66 in the championship game. It’s Tsaishin’s fourth title in school history.
C Jian Jia-hong(196cm) and F/G Zuo Tsun-kai(188cm), who have been playing together since junior high and were also teammates in Taiwan U-18 NT, scored 18 points and 11 points respectively in their last game in high school. But the brightest star of the night was Chang Bo-shen, who tallied game-high 30 points and led Tsaishin come from behind in the third quarter with a decisive 15-2 run.
Shinjung HS lost to Tsaishin in the title game for the second time. It also lost to Tsaishin in 2003. Chang Jungshuan had 21 points for Shinjung. Center Tasi Jun-min had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Jian Jia-hong, who also had 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the game, was named season MVP. Shinjung’s Lin Yi-fu was named Freshman of the Year.
Final HBL Men’s placing:
1. Tsaishin, 2. Shinjung, 3. Nanshan, 4. Kaoyuan, 5. Sanmin, 6. Songshan, 7. Chanshu, 8. Pintung