Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cathay Life wins 17th consecutive crown

Cathay Life beat Chunghwa Telecom 2-1 in the best-of-three WSBL Finals to win its 17th consecutive crown at Taiwanese top women's basketball level and completed a "four-peat" in WSBL.

Before the WSBL was established five years ago, the top Taiwanese women's basketball competition was called Women's A-League.

WSBL Finals Results:
Game 1: Cathay Life 61-55 Chunghwa Telecom
Game 2: Chunghwa Telecom 60-55 Cathay Life
Game 3: Cathay Life 72-55 Chunghwa Telecom

In Game 2, star guard Wen Chi scored 15 of her 20 points in the last six minutes to help Chunghwa Telecom rally past the defending champion.

Forward Liu Chung-yi had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Taiyuan Textile beat Taipower 80-74 to win the third-place.