Tuesday, February 27, 2007

SBL leaders thru. Feb. 27

1. Tien Lei(Dacin) 27.2
2. Jonathan Sanders(VL) 22.2
3. Chien Jia-hong(Azio) 20.6
4. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 20.3
5. Ho Sho-jen(TB) 19.5

1. Jonathan Sanders(VL) 16.6
2. Tien Lei(Dacin) 10.6
3. Chien Jia-hong(Azio) 8.8
4. Delvin Thomas(ETSN) 8.2
5. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 7.6

1. Lee Hsueh-lin(Yulon) 5.58
2. Su Yi-chieh(Dacin) 4.43
3. Chen Shih-nian(TB) 4.27
4. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 4.20
5. Chou Jun-san(TB) 4.00

1. Tsun Wen-din(Yulon) 2.29
2. Delvin Thomas(ETSN) 1.78
3. Yua Ying-li(BOT) 1.77
4. Tien Lei(Dacin) 1.36
5. Ha Hsiao-yuan(TB) 1.14

1. Wang Chih-chun(Dacin) 2.17
2. Chou Jun-san(TB) 2.00
2. Lee Hsueh-lin(Yulon) 2.00
4. Lee Wei-min(VL) 1.82
5. Hong Chih-shan(Azio) 1.79
5. Yang Yu-min(ETSN) 1.79

SBL Week 7 MVP: Wang Chih-chun

(Wang Chih-chun, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Wang Chih-chun, who came out of injury and had 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals in Dacin's victory over ETSN last week, was named SBL Week 7 MVP Tuesday.

SBL Weekly MVP:
Week 7: Wang Chih-chun(Dacin)
Week 6: Shin Jin-jan(ETSN)
Week 5: Yang Yu-min(ETSN)
Week 4: Chen Hsin-an(Yulon)
Week 3: Lo Shin-liang(TB)
Week 2: Jonathan Sanders(VL)
Week 1: Lin Chih-jay(TB)

Monday, February 26, 2007

White team beat Red Team in All-Star Game

White Team beat Red Team 123-106 in the annual SBL All-Star Game Sunday as Dacin forward Tien Lei was named MVP by scoring 16 points and entertaining the crowd with two power dunks in the final period.

However, this was the first non-sellout All-Star Game in four years which suggested the league might be facing problems. Tien's MVP was also questionable because he didn't have a brilliant game. The MVP trophy might as well gone to Lo Shin-liang or Lee Chi-yi. Tien himself was even surprised at the MVP voting results.

White Team: Tien Lei 16p, Lo Shin-liang 26p, Lee Chi-yi 22p, Su Yi-chieh 10p, Chen Shi-nian 13p
Red Team: Yang Chin-min 19p, Chou Shih-yuan 19p, Chen Hsin-an 17p, Yang Yu-min 15p, Tsun Wen-din 12p, Lee Hsueh-lin 9p+14a

Lee and Lin defended 3-point shootout, dunk contest titles

The most anticipated events of the All-Star Game had repeated winners as Yulon guard Lee Hsueh-lin and Azio guard Chang Yu-lin defended their titles in the three-point shootout and the dunk contest Sunday.

Lee Hsueh-lin had a SBL-record 22 points to edge TB guard Chen Shih-nian, who had 20 points, in the final round to win the event second year in a row.

The other final round participants Chou Shih-yuan and VL guard Chen Li-wei had 16 and 12 points.

Lee led the opening round with 19 points while Chen Li-wei came in second with 18. Chen Shih-nian and Chou tied with 17 points as top four of the 14 players advanced to the final round. Tien Lei and Lin Chih-jay both failed to qualify as Tien had 13 points and Lin only 10.

Chang Yu-lin and Jonathan Sanders battled hard in a highly-creative dunk contest but Chang won out, 77 to 74.

Wearing an old-CBA uniform of former Hong-kuo import Joe temple, Chang reminisce the good old days and seal the win with a high-flying dunk jumping over an advertisement board.

Sanders was very creative as well. In one of his dunks, he invited four fans to stand at both ends of the baselines and gave them the scorecards of 6, 7, 8 and 9 points, which Sanders took from the judges. He had a very ordinary dunk but all four judges could do was give him a 10 because Sanders took away the other scorecards.

No, Sanders didn't get a perfect score on the dunk but that was creative.

Sanders had 106 points(the total points of three dunks) in the opening round while Chang had 112 points. Dacin guard Chen Shi-han and TB forward Wu Rui-jin were the other final round participants.

Lo wins Retro Game MVP

Taiwan Beer guard Lo Shin-liang, one of the few active players to play in the Retro All-Star Game, scored 9 points on 3 threes and won the MVP as White Team beat Blue Team 53-45 Sunday.

Cheng Chih-lung and Lee Chih-chan each had 8 points for the White Team in the 20-minute game, which invited retired players and coaches to participate. Dong-fan Che-ter, current Yulon assistant coach, led the Blue Team with 16 points.

Roster of the Retro All-Star Game

Sunday, February 25, 2007

2006 SBL All-Star Game highlights

This is a clip I recorded last night about the SBL All-Star Game last year. Some of the dunks in the dunk competetion were not that excited, but keep in mind this is Taiwan and not the NBA after all.

The 2007 SBL All-Star Game will be played later this afternoon. Hopefully the players will give the fans what they want to see. I'm a little bit sick of the high-scoring NBA All-Star game and will not want to watch a different version in Taiwan.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Azio got second win of season

(Chien Jia-hong, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Led by Chien Jia-hong, who had 32 points and 9 boards, Azio beat BOT 89-76 for its second win of the season on the day before the annual SBL All-Star Game Saturday. Videoland beat TB 75-70 and snapped its three-game losing streak.

Azio, which is now 2-12, also snapped its 6-game losing streak vs. BOT.

Dacin 90-78 ETSN
Dacin: Tien Lei 22p+11rb+4a+3s, Wang Chih-chun 18p+5s, Su Yi-chieh 17p+6rb, Chang Chi-feng 12p+6a, Chen Tse-wei 14p
ETSN: Delvin Thomas 25p+14rb, Cheng Jen-wei 15p, Yang Yu-min 13p

Azio 89-76 BOT
Azio: Chien Jia-hong 32p+9rb, Chang Yu-lin 25p
BOT: Lin Chun-feng 25p, Yang Chin-min 21p+10rb, Yua Ying-li 13p+7rb+5blk

VL 75-70 TB
VL: Jonathan Sanders 20p+18rb+4a, Lee Chi-yi 11p+8rb+5a, Yang Che-yi 11p, Deng An-cheng 11p
TB: Lin Chih-jay 25p+10rb, Ho Sho-jen 21p

SBL schedule resumes; Yulon pounded Videoland

(Chou Jun-san, right, made his season debut, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

The SBL regular season resumed after the two-week Lunar New Year break Friday as Yulon pounded Videoland 90-76 and Taiwan Beer cruised past Azio 95-72.

In a strange scheduling, the annual SBL All-Star Game will be played Sunday after three games tomorrow. Why the league insists on playing a couple meaningless games the day BEFORE the All-Star Game every year has been always beyond my grasp, however.

The most notable fact today was that Chou Jun-san, who was traded to Taiwan Beer from ETSN before the season started to exchange for former TB coach Chiu Da-tsun, made his debut as a player this season. Chou, who has been serving as an assistant coach this season, showed no signs of aging by collecting 2 points and 7 assists in 22 minutes.

Yulon surrounded VL import Jonathan Sanders with two 6-8 players Tsun Wen-din and Wu Chih-wei and successfully limited Sanders to a 2-of-12 shooting and his season-low 5 points for the victory.

Videoland, which opened the season 7-0, has lost 5 of its last 6 games.

Yulon 90-76 VL
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 17p+4a, Tsun Wen-din 16p+7rb+6a, Chou Shih-yuan 13p, Wu Chih-wei 12p, Lee Hsueh-lin 11p+5rb+6a
VL: J. Sanders 5p(2-12 FG)+12rb, Deng An-cheng 14p, Yang Che-yi 13p, Lee Chi-yi 11p

TB 95-72 Azio
TB: Lo Shin-liang 18p, Lin Chih-jay 16p+8rb, Ho Sho-jen 15p, Chou Jun-san 2p+7a
Azio: Chang Yu-lin 25p, Chien Jia-hong 14p+12rb

Friday, February 23, 2007

New webpage design for Asia-basket.com

The Taiwanese basketball section of the Asia-basket.com, where I post my reports other than this blog, now has a new webpage design like the main page which has switched to the new design long ago. My hat is off to the webmaster and my good friend Marek Wojtera.

Asia-basket.com is a part of the network of Eurobasket.com, which covers basketball of all five continents including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Oceanic.

I started my English-reporting "career" for Eurobasket.com and Marek through the introduction of a U.S. import player Michael Kennedy in 1999 before the old CBA folded.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

SBL All-Star Game roster announced

(Lee Hsueh-lin is the top vote-getter in 2007
SBL All-Star Game, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Top vote-getter: Lee Hsueh-lin (Yulon)
First-timers: Yua Ying-li (BOT), Shin Jin-jan (ETSN), Chien Jia-hong (Azio), Huang Bao-tse (ETSN), Wu Chih-wei (Yulon), Wu Chih-yuan (TB)

Red Team
G Lee Hsueh-lin (Yulon) 43991
F Chen Hsin-an (Yulon) 39621
G Chou Shih-yuan (Yulon) 38828
F Tsun Wen-din (Yulon) 34201
C Wu Chih-wei (Yulon) 28272*

Yang Chin-min (BOT)
Yang Yu-min (ETSN)
Yua Ying-li (BOT)*
Shin Jin-jan (ETSN)*
Chien Jia-hong (Azio)*
Huang Bao-tse (ETSN)*
Lu Cheng-ju (Yulon)

Head coach: Lee Yun-kwang (Yulon)

White Team

F Lin Chih-jay (TB) 43419
F Tien Lei (Dacin) 42646
G Su Yi-chieh (Dacin) 33864
C Wu Chih-yuan (TB) 32552*
G Lo Shin-liang (TB) 28512

Ho Sho-jen (TB)
Wang Chih-chun (Dacin)
Chang Chi-feng (Dacin)
Chen Shih-nian (TB)
Yang Che-yi (VL)
Jonathan Sanders (VL)
Lee Chi-yi (VL)

Head coach: Yen Jia-hua (TB)

* - first time All-Star

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

2007 SBL All-Star Game slam-dunk and shootout participants

Slam-dunk Contest participants:
TB: Wu Rui-jin
BOT: Hsu Chi-chan
Azio: Chang Yu-lin
Yulon: Lu Cheng-ju
Dacin: Cheng Shi-han
VL: Jonathan Sanders

Three-Point Shootout participants:
TB: Chen Shih-nian, Pan Jen-der
BOT: Chien Ming-fu, Chen Shun-hsiang
Azio: Zuo Tsun-kai, Hong Chih-shan
ETSN: Cheng Jen-wei, Chen Jin-hwan
Yulon: Lee Hsueh-lin, Chang Yi-wen
Dacin: Wang Chih-chun, Tien Lei
VL: Wu Cheng-yu, Chen Li-wei

SBL leaders thru Feb. 14

1. Tien Lei(Dacin) 27.6
2. Jonathan Sanders(VL) 23.8
3. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 20.2
4. Chien Jia-hong(Azio) 19.9
5. Ho Sho-jen(TB) 19.7

1. Jonathan Sanders(VL) 16.8
2. Tien Lei(Dacin) 10.5
3. Chien Jia-hong(Azio) 8.3
4. Delvin Thomas(ETSN) 7.5
5. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 7.4

1. Su Yi-chieh(Dacin) 5.62
2. Lee Hsueh-lin(Yulon) 5.55
3. Lin Chih-jay(TB) 4.38
4. Chen Shih-nian(TB) 4.38
5. Wang Chih-chun(Dacin) 4.0

1. Tsun Wen-din(Yulon) 2.0
2. Delvin Thomas(ETSN) 1.62
3. Yua Ying-li(BOT) 1.5
4. Tien Lei(Dacin) 1.31
5. Ha Hsiao-yuan(TB) 1.08

1. Lee Hsueh-lin(Yulon) 2.18
2. Lee Wei-min(VL) 1.82
3. Yang Yu-min(ETSN) 1.77
4. Hong Chih-shan(Azio) 1.67
5. Chou Shih-yuan(Yulon) 1.62

SBL Week 6 MVP: Shin Jin-jan

Shin Jin-jan, who made a winning three in overtime in ETSN's victory over VL and led ETSN to its franchise-record 5-game winning streak last week, was named SBL Week 6 MVP.

Shin averaged 10.7 points and 2.3 steals in three games last week and had 23 points in the voting. Yulon's Chen Hsin-an followed with 21 points. Lin Chih-jay and Lo Shin-liang of Taiwan Beer received 18 and 13 respectively.

SBL Weekly MVP:
Week 6: Shin Jin-jan(ETSN)
Week 5: Yang Yu-min(ETSN)
Week 4: Chen Hsin-an(Yulon)
Week 3: Lo Shin-liang(TB)
Week 2: Jonathan Sanders(VL)
Week 1: Lin Chih-jay(TB)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SBL announced Retro All-Star Game roster

SBL announced the roster of its first Retro All-Star Game, a part of the annual SBL All-Star Game event, Monday. The festival-like game will salute retired players, including former Asian All-Star guard Cheng Chih-lung, from the defunct pro league CBA (Chinese Basketball Alliance, 1994-1999) and former national team coaches.

The game also seeks to pay tribute to the Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC) gym, which witnessed most of the CBA and SBL games but will be tear down and rebuilt later this year.

Invited veterans will be split into two teams and meet in the Feb. 25 game. Some of the players are currents SBL players and coaches. A couple of female players, Chien Wei-chuan and Chang Huei-ying, are also included.

Blue Team:
Lin Jian-ping (former Yulon player, current Taiyuan Textile women's team head coach)
Tsai Fu-tsai (former Yulon player, current Yulon assistant)
Lin Cheng-min (former Yulon player, current Yulon assistant)
Chang Hsueh-lei (former Luckipar player, current Yulon assistant)
Dong-fan Che-der (former Yulon player, current Yulon assistant)
Hsiung Jen-cheng (former BCC Mars player, current Videoland assistant)
Lee Yun-hsiang (former Hung-fu player, current ESPN TV analyst)
Liu Jia-fa (former Hung-fu player, current Dacin head coach)
San Mao-sun (former BCC Mars player)
Yang Chih-hao (former Luckipar player, current TB assistant)
Chiu Tsun-chih (current Yulon player)
Tsan Jia-shan (former TB head coach)
Chang Huei-ying (former Taipower women's team player)
Head coach: Chang Ke-yu (former NT head coach)

White Team:
Chou Jun-san (former Hong-kuo/Sina player, current TB player/coach)
Cheng Chih-lung (former Hong-kuo player and legislator)
Lo Shin-liang (former Hong-kuo/Sina player, current TB player)
Rex Manu (former Hong-kuo player)
Liu Yi-hsiang (former Hong-kuo/Sina player, current Azio player)
Huang Chun-hsiung (former Hong-kuo/Sina/VL player, current Videoland player)
Chiu Der-chi (former Hong-kuo player)
Lee Chih-chan (former BCC Mars player and Hong-fu/Mars head coach)
Bai Ming-li (former BCC Mars player)
Chien Wei-chuan (current Cathay Life player)
Chen Jian-chou (former Hong-fu player, current TB team manager)
Head coach: Chen Tsu-lieh (former NT head coach)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Yulon wishes everyone happy lunar new year

Yulon Dinos released its annual photo for the Chinese New Year wishing its fans and everyone a happy new year. Shown in the picture (left to right) are Yulon players Chou Shih-yuan, Chen Hsin-an, Lu Cheng-ju, Liu Shen-yao and Chiu Chi-yi.

Yulon Corp is one of the largest enterprises in Taiwan which include automobile manufacture, real estate, and garments-selling, which is why you see these players dressed in suits and standing beside a Yulon car.

(Photo courtesy of Yulon Dinos)

Yulon beat Dacin ; SBL heads to New Year break

(Yulon center Tsun Wen-din, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Yulon cruised to a 84-72 victory over Dacin in the last game before the two-week Chinese New Year break and became the first team to reach 10 wins this season, topping the standing at 10-3.

Taiwan Beer limited ETSN to four points in the last three minutes and headed toward the vacation with a 89-78 win. ETSN dropped two straight after a 5-game winning streak.

In the first game today, BOT finally snapped its 6-game losing streak with a convincing 83-61 win over Azio, which ended a 10-game losing streak of its own yesterday by beating Videoland.

The SBL is heading to a two-week Chinese New Year vacation, the biggest annual traditional fetival in Taiwan, before restarting the regular season on Feb. 23.

BOT 83-61 Azio
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 25p+6rb, Yang Chin-min 21p+6rb, Yua Yin-li 14p, Chien Ming-fu 10p+9rb+6a+5s
Azio: Chien Jia-hong 17p+9rb, Chen Shi-jay 10p

TB 89-78 ETSN
TB: Lo Shin-liang 18p, Ho Sho-jen 16p+7rb, Lin Chih-jay 12p+10rb+6a, LinKwan-lun 12p
ETSN: Delvin Thomas 22p+6rb, Huang Bao-tse 15p, Wu Jia-long 12p, O-Yang Jin-hen 12p

Yulon 84-72 Dacin
Yulon: Tsun Wen-din 20p+11rb, Chen Hsin-an 19p(8-22 FG)+10rb+4a+3s+2blk, Chou Shih-yuan 19p, Lu Cheng-ju 16p, Lee Hsueh-lin 8p+7rb+9a
Dacin: Chang Chi-feng 20p, Lee Fong-yong 16p, Tien Lei 14p(5-21 FG)+10rb+4a+2blk

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Azio beat VL to snap 10-game losing streak

(Azio's Chang Yu-lin, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Chang Yu-lin scored 22 points while Hong Chih-shan as Azio Eagles upset Videoland 66-60 Saturday to snap its league-high 10-game losing streak and finally got the first win of the season before the Lunar New Year break.

Azio's win came unexpectedly because two of its best inside players -- Chien Jia-hong and Wu Jian-long -- were out of the game due to injury. Luckily for Azio, VL dug itself a big hole by missing 15 of 35 free-throws and 18 of 22 3-point attempts.

Chen Shi-jay's layup with 10.2 seconds left boosted Azio's lead to 5 points and ensured the victory.

Janathan Sanders pulled down 28 rebounds, a new SBL single-game record, to go with 20 points in the losing effort. Yang Che-yi had 16 points.

Videoland has dropped four of its last five games after a 7-0 start.

Yulon 107-83 ETSN
Chen Hsin-an scored 28 points and led Yulon to an easy win over ETSN, which saw its team-record 5-game winning streak snapped.
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 28p, Tsun Wen-din 18p+7rb, Wu Chih-wei 13p, Lu Cheng-ju 11p
ETSN: Cheng Jen-wei 16p, Huang Bao-tse 14p, Shin Jin-jan 12o, D. Thomas 10p

Dacin 94-69 BOT
BOT is now on a league-high 6-game losing streak.
Dacin: Tien Lei 26p, Chen Tse-wei 17p+8rb, Chang Chi-feng 14p, Chen Ching-wen 14p, Su Yi-chieh 7p+10a
BOT: Hsu Chi-chan 15p

Shin's three help ETSN beat VL for 5th straight win

(ETSN is on a 5-game winning streak after beating VL, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Shin Jin-jan made a go-ahead three-pointer with 1.8 seconds to go in the overtime as ETSN Antelopes beat Videoland 84-81 and won for the fifth straight time, a team record. ETSN is now 6-5 after a 1-5 start.

Shin, who scored 16 points, missed a three after Lee Chi-yi made a basket to give VL a two-point lead with 26.2 seconds to go in regulation. But Delvin Thomas grabbed the offensive rebound and put back Shin's miss to tie the score.

Thomas had 12 points, 10 boards and three steals for the Antelopes, which is riding on a 5-game winning streak after Thomas returned from a knee injury. Cheng Jen-wei had 13 points and Yang Yu-min had 10 for ETSN.

Videoland was led by Janathan Sanders' 28 points (11-20 FG), 23 rebounds (12 offensive rebounds) and two blocks. Lee Chi-yi had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Yang Che-yi had 11.

The Hunters were hurt by their 15-of-30 foul shooting and 22 turnovers.

In the ohter game, Tien Lei had a SBL season-high 45 points but couldn't prevent Dacin from dropping its second consecutive game to Taiwan Beer.

Lin Chih-jay had 32 points and Lo Shin-liang made four free-throws in crunch time as TB edged Dacin 85-81 in a high-intensity game.

The game was basically a dual between two top stars, Lin and Tien. And both were hot from the three-point town. Lin was 8-of-12 and Tien was 8-of-16.

However both attempted more shots from three than two-point range. It's not an unusual scene in Taiwanese basketball, which overemphasized on three-point shooting in recent years. Shooting -- and making -- threes isn't bad but it's not the only efficient way to score in a basketball game.

Ho Sho-jen had 17 while Chen Shih-nian had 11 points, 5 boards and 8 assists for TB. Yao Jun-jay was the only Dacin player in double-digit other than Tien with 12 points.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

SBL Week 5 MVP: Yang Yu-min

ETSN guard Yang Yu-min was named SBL Week 5 MVP for leading the Antelopes to a franchise best 4-game winning streak. Yang had 43 points in the voting to beat out Tien Lei, who had 20 points, and teammate Shin Jin-jan, who had received 18 points.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sanders named SBL January MVP

(Sanders named January SBL MVP, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Jonathan Sanders, who led Videoland to a 7-1 month, was named SBL January Most Valuable Player Monday. Sanders averaged 24.6 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in eight games and was the main reason why Videoland (8-2) is sitting at the top of the standing.

Feb. 4 Dacin-Yulon highlight

Taiwan U-18 women's NT to meet Korea for bronze

Taiwan U-18 women's NT lost 111-67 to Japan Sunday and will meet Korea for bronze in the Asian U-18 Women's Championship.

China beat Korea 85-70 and will meet Japan for gold. Both China and Japan have secured their seeds in the World U-18 Women's Championship this July in Slovakia.

Tien Lei had 37 to snap Yulon's win streak

(ETSN is riding on a 4-game winning streak, photo courtesy of ESPN Taiwan)

Tien Lei had a SBL season-high 37 points and 17 rebounds and led Dacin Tigers to a 83-70 victory over Yulon. Dacin snapped Dinos' league-high 8-game winning streak after ending VL's 7-game win streak on Jan. 28.

Tien shot 5-of-5 from threes and scored 19 points in the first quarter. Led by Tien, who was 9-of-12 from downtown in the game, Dacin raced to a 50-29 halftime score and led by as many as 25. All Yulon could do thereafter was playing catch-up.

Dacin: Tien Lei 37p+17rb, Su Yi-chieh 20p+8a, Chang Chi-feng 15p
Yulon: Tsun Wen-din 23p+7rb, Chou Shih-yuan 20p, Chen Hsin-an 12p+8rb

ETSN 88-87 TB
Wu Jia-long mad one of two free-throws with 3.5 seconds to go as ETSN edged Taiwan Beer 88-87 for its team-record fourth consecutive win. ETSN trailed by six at the half but Yang Yu-min dropped five threes and scored 17 in the third quarter to lead ETSN pull ahead, 68-64, entering the final period.

ETSN won all four games after Delvin Thomas came back from his knee injury.

ETSN: Yang Yu-min 22p, Shin Jin-jan 18p+6rb+4a, Wu Jia-long 15p, Delvin Thomas 11p+7rb, Cheng Jen-wei 12p+8rb
TB: Ho Sho-jen 28p+8rb, Lin Chih-jay 22p+5rb+8a, Wu Chih-yuan 16p+9rb

Videoland 100-86 BOT
Jonathan Sanders had his third 20-20 game this season in leading the Hunters to the win and regained the top position in the standing. BOT's Yua Ying-li had his career-high 31 points in the game but BOt dropped five straight after a 3-2 start.
VL: Jonathan Sanders 27p+21rb+6a, Lee Chi-yi 23p+12rb, Wu Yong-jen 16p, Yang Che-yi 15p
BOT: Yua Ying-li 31p(7-11 3PT), Chen Shun-hsiang 26p

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Yulon won eight straight to replace VL at No.1

Tsun Wen-din had 24 points as Yulon Dinos routed Videoland 84-65 and replaced VL at No.1 to its 8th straight win. Videoland shot only 5-of-35 from threes.

Yang Yu-min made a go-ahead three with 2 minutes to go and led ETSN to a 77-73 over Dacin. Both teams are now tied at 4-5. However ETSN import Delvin Thomas sprained his left knee again in the third quarter and is questionable for the next game.

Taiwan Beer cruised past Azio 108-70 and extended Azio's losing streak to 10 games.

Yulon 84-65 VL(45-23)
Yulon - Tsun Wen-din 24p, Chen Hsin-an 5p+11rb, Lee Hsueh-lin 8p+10rb+9a
VL - Yang Che-yi 17p, Jonathan Sanders 14p+17rb

TB 108-70 Azio
TB - Ho Sho-jen 22p, Ha Hsiao-yuan 18p, Lin Chih-jay 16p, Pan Jen-der 16p
Azio - Chien Jia-hong 10p+7rb

ETSN 77-73 Dacin
ETSN - Yang Yu-min 21p, Shin Jin-jan 21p, Wu Jia-long 15p, Delvin Thomas 9p+9rb
Dacin - Tien Lei 29p, Lin Yi-huei 12p, Su Yi-chieh 11p

Yulon beat Azio to win seven straight

Yulon 84-74 Azio
Yulon - Tsun Wen-din 22p+4blk, Wu Chih-wei 11p+9rb, Chou Shih-yuan 10p
Azio - Chien Jia-hong 22p+13rb, Hsu Shi-ching 10p
*Azio dropped 9th straight

Taiwan Beer 75-62 Bank of Taiwan
TB - Ho Sho-jen 21p, Lo Shin-liang 10p
BOT - Chen Shun-shiang 15p, Yua Ying-li 11p
*TB had a 20-5 3rd quarter

Friday, February 02, 2007

Taiwan U-18 Women lost to China by three

Taiwan lost to China 84-81 on Feb. 1 and is now 1-3 in the preliminary games of the Asian U-18 Women's Championship, which is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Taiwan has an off day Friday and will meet Thailand Saturday. If Taiwan beats the host it is expected to advance to the semifinal round as a No.4 seed and meet top seed Japan.

Taiwan U-18 women's NT, which only dressed up 10 players for the game because two players had to go back to Taiwan for college entrance exam, led 43-38 at halftime.

China fought back in the second half. Tsun Meilin scored 11 points in the third period as China led by three in the end of this period. China kept at least two players over 190cm on the court at the final period to keep Taiwan from a final rally.

Tsun Meilin led China with 28 points. Yang Shu-ching's 16 paced Taiwan.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Taiwan U-18 Women's NT 1-2 in Asian Championship Prelim

Jan. 31 Taiwan 131-21 Singapore
Jan. 30 Taiwan 70-81 Japan
Jan. 29 Taiwan 68-80 South Korea

**Asian Championship
Place: bangkok, Thailand
Time: Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 2007
Level 1: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore
Level 2: Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan

Taiwan U-18 Women's NT roster for 18th Asian U-18 Women's Championship

Delegate: CHIANG, Shann-Chyh
Manager: HUANG, Shiau-Jie
Head coach: KO Meng-I 1978.11.02
LI Tai-Ying 1973.01.24
LIU Fu-Jung 1980.03.08

YANG, Shu-Ching 1988.01.14
LIU, Jia-Wei 1988.10.21
HUANG, Hung-Ying 1989.09.01
HUANG, Ping-Jen 1989.11.06
HSIEH, Pei-Chun 1991.07.26
HSU, Chien-Hui 1989.09.10
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