Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yulon, PY win SBL openers

左-曾文鼎  右-蓋登

Tseng Wen-ting had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks and limited Dacin import Keith Gayden to two points, leading defending champion Yulon Luxgen -- the only team without an import -- to a 69-60 win to open the SBL 2010-11 season Saturday.

Tseng, who is contemplating to play in China after his contract with Yulon expires in mid-January, had four fouls in the first half but that apparently did not both him.

Yulon open the game with a 12-0 run and never trailed. Tien Lei led Dacin with 17 points.

James Mao scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter in Pure Youth's 83-77 win over Taiwan Mobile. Mao was 14 of 16 from the free-throw line. PY had a 14-3 closing run in the last 5:30 of the game for the victory.

PY's import Rashad Jones-Jennings pulled down 11 rebounds but did not score.

Wu Yong-jen led TM with 24 points. Marcus Dove had 19 points and 11 boards while newly-signed Su Yi-chieh, who played for Dacin last year, had 18 points.

左-歐陽進恆 中-毛加恩  右-馬可士
James Mao

Marcus Dove

左-陳世杰     右-蘇翔翊
Su Yi-chieh

左-張智峰  右-周士淵

(Photos: ESPN Taiwan)