Sunday, September 03, 2006

Taiwan 2-0 in Asian U-18 Men's Championship

Taiwan NT is now 2-0 in the prelims at the 2006 Asian U-18 Men's Championship, which is being held in Urumqi, China, after beating defending champ Iran and India.

Taiwan routed Iran 87-59 in its opening game Friday as Chang Tsun-hsien led the team with 21 points. Chen Yao-ting had 18 points and 8 boards while center Tsai Chun-ming added 16 and 9.

Another lopsided win followed on Saturday, when Taiwan pounded India 96-54.

Interestingly, what was buzzing Urumqi was the team's female coaches -- Tian Pen-yu (Hsin-jung HS) and Hsieh Yu-chuan (San-min HS.) Maybe it's rare to see a men's national team coaching staff conprised exclusively by women.