Monday, August 22, 2005

Taiwan NT 3-0 in Fuzhou

Taiwan NT wins all three games in the first part of a five-team tournament in Fuzhou, China. Chen Hsin-an, coming off a knee injury, scored 64 points in three wins.

Taiwan NT uses the tourney as the final tune-up before the upcoming Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar. Coaching staff reiterates the outcome of the games are secondary, the main focus is to stay healthy and keep the team focused and in good condition.

Also, Jiangsu and Liaoning didn’t send their best players to the tournament, as better players are in senior and U-21 national teams right now.

Aug. 21 Taiwan 114-107 Jiangsu
Chen Hsin-an and yang Yu-min had 19 points each. Zhang Chen led Jiangsu with 39 points. Yi Li and Meng Da, both joined the team from U-21 NT, scored 26 and 13 respectively.

Videoland beat Liaoning 67-60 in the second game.

Aug. 20 Taiwan 111-90 Videoland
Chen Hsin-an scored team-high 29 points, making 6 of 10 three-point shots. Taiwan NT came back with better shooting touch in the first game, making 18 three-pointers. Chen Shih-nian had 16 points while tang Che-yi had 13. Tien Lei had 11 points. Lai Kuo-hong led VL with 21 points. Hong Chi-chao, who transferred to VL from Yulon, had 19 points.

Aug. 19 Taiwan 77-74 Liaoning
Taiwan NT rallied from a 28-42 deficit in the upset win. Tien Lei led the team with 18 points. Tsun Wen-din had 17 points. Chen Hsin-an had 8 points. Taiwan NT shot only 4 for 37 from three-point territory.

All teams will be off today. Games resumes tomorrow in Chuanzhou, Fujian province with Fujian SBS replacing Liaoning. Three other teams will be the same – Taiwan NT, Videoland and Jiangsu Dragons.