Sunday, March 25, 2012

The demise of Yulon Luxgen


Yulon Luxgen, which won four titles in the SBL's brief eight-year history, is obviously experiencing its lowest point in the SBL era.

After a 20-point loss to Taiwan Beer on Saturday, it has dropped six of its last eight games and is currently fourth on the standing with 13 wins and 11 losses.

On Saturday, Yulon trailed by as many as 31 points at one point. I don't think I have ever seen that when late head coach Chien Yi-fei and former coach Lee Yun-kwang, Zhang Xuelei were at the helm.

Monday, March 19, 2012

NTUA, NTNU win first ever UBA titles

[Chen Che-yu]

Well, this is sort of an old news from last week, because I was too busy to write about it. Anyway, National Taiwan University of Art (NTUA) and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) won the men's and women's UBA title last week.

Both school won its first ever UBA title in school history – as an underdog. So you could probably say it's a Taiwanese version of the March Madness.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rookie named Week 8 MVP

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KKL rookie forward Liu Chen was named Week 8 MVP after averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in three games last week.

Liu's performance was highlighted by a 23-point, 12-rebound effort in a win over Dacin.

He had 31 points in the media voting over Quincy Davis of PY, who had 18 points, and TB forward Cheng Jen-wei's 12 points.

KKL head coach Hsu Chih-chao gave Liu credit for his scoring ability and improvement on rebounding, saying that Liu could perhaps play in the Taiwanese national team in the future.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Nan-shan, TFGHS win HBL titles


Nan-shan HS revenged its bitter loss last year in the HBL finals against Song-shan HS yesterday. This time it routed Nen-jen HS 72-55 in the title game to win its sixth men's championship in school history.

Meanwhile, Taipei First Girls' HS, one of the best girls' high schools in the nation academically-wise, shocked everyone with its 75-67 win in overtime to claim its first women's HBL title in school history.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Huang Wan-lung takes helm at Dacin

[Huang Wan-lung]

It turned out Chiu Da-tsun did not resign from his head coaching position, but Dacin Construction is now handing the coaching duty to its technical adviser Huang Wan-lung.

In other words, Chiu is now a head coach who does not need to coach.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Chen reaches 1,000 assists


Taiwan Beer guard Chen Shih-nian became the first SBL player to accumulate 1,000 assists after dishing out 9 assists in TB's 92-79 win over BOT Friday night.

Chen, who has spent nine years with TB since the SBL was established in 2004, now has 1,002 assists in 234 SBL games.

Eight teams go for high school men's, women's titles


Nan-shan HS is ready to avenge for its championship game loss last year and go for its sixth title in school history in the 2012 HBL men's Final Four, which will be played today and tomorrow at the National Taiwan University Gymnasium.

A total of eight men's and women's teams will meet in the semifinal today.

Song-shan HS, which completed an unprecedented three-peat last season, was unable to reach quarterfinal this season. Hujiang HS, last season's women's titlist, finished fifth place in the quarterfinal round and failed to reach the final four.