Sunday, January 06, 2008

BOT ends 28-game losing streak

The games were played in the southern city of Fengshan, Kaohsiung this week.

Finally, BOT got a W.

Chen Hsin-an had something to prove this season.

Wu Dai-hao has been playing well in limited playing times with TB.

Yang Chin-min led TB in scoring in both games this week.

Seldom-used reserves Lin Chih-long and Chou Ben-tang combined for 16 points in the final quarter as Bank of Taiwan held off Taiwan Mobile with a 67-60 victory and finally ended BOT's SBL-record 28-game losing streak Saturday.

If you want to know how embarrassing the losing streak is, think about it: each team plays a 30-game regular season. It was like BOT has lost EVERY game in a complete season.

Yulon had a hard-fought win over Pure Youth Saturday, nevertheless, it tied the team record with the eleventh consecutive win and will try to tie the SBL-record 12-game winning streak in its next game.

Dacin, which has been shorthanded lately due to injury, has dropped three straight and is now at 5-5. The absence of Tien Lei, its leading scorer and rebounder, and lead guard Wang Chih-chun hurt the team. Lee Fong-yong and Chang Chi-feng also did not play Saturday.

Jan. 5

Yulon 100-93 PY
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 25p+6rb+4a+7s, Lee Chi-yi 19p+10rb, Chou Shih-yuan 18p, Chen Chih-chung 10p+7rb
PY: Lin Jin-ban 14p, Chien Jia-hong 13p, James Mao 13p, Doug Creighton 12p, Chang Yu-lin 12p

BOT 67-60 TM
BOT: Cheng An-jay 14p+7rb+3blk, Hsu Chi-chan 12p+9rb, Chang Bo-sheng 10p
TM: Hong Chi-chao 15p, Lai Kuo-hong 13p

TB 92-64 Dacin
TB: Yang Chin-min 22p, Wu Dai-hao 16p+8rb+3blk, Lo Shin-liang 11p+5rb+4a
Dacin: Chen Tse-wei 16p

Jan. 4

TB 93-61 BOT
TB: Yang Chin-min 17p, Ho Sho-jen 16p, Wu Dai-hao 11p+2blk, Lo SHin-liang 10p+6a
BOT: Hsu CHi-chan 19p+11rb

dmedia 78-71 Dacin
dmedia: J. Sanders 21p+21rb+3blk, Wang Nan-kuei 15p, Lin Kwan-lun 13p, Ouyang Jin-hen 12p
Dacin: Lee Fong-yong 19p+7rb, Lin Yi-huei 13p+8rb, Chang Chi-feng 16p, Su Yi-chieh 10p

1. Yulon 11-0
2. TB 7-3
3. dmedia 6-4
4. Dacin 5-5
5. TM 4-6
6. PY 2-8
7. BOT 1-10

(Photo source: ESPN Taiwan)