Friday, November 05, 2010

Applause becomes sixth WSBL team

Applause Red Devils women's basketball team became the sixth team in the Women's Super Basketball League (WSBL) after it registered with the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA), the team announced the news in a press conference last week.

The Red Devils have recruited a number of players from current WSBL teams, including former Chunghwa Telecom trio of national team starting point guard Wen Chi, power forward Liu Chia-hsiu and guard Chiang Yi-lien.

Ho Shan-shan of Taiyuan Textile and Chen Li-yun of Taipower also signed with the expansion team, which was co-established by Applause Digital Entertainment Ltd. and National Taipei University of Education.

Tsai Po-lung will be the team's head coach. Tsai said that the Red Devils will announce the second wave of new signees after the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Five teams currently in the league are: Cathay Life, Taiyuan Textile, Taipower, Chunghwa Telecom and Fo Guang.