Shanghai wins 2012 Straits Cup invitational


Shanghai Sharks defeated Pure Youth Construction 80-62 on Monday and won the four-team 2012 Straits Cup Invitational with a 3-0 record.

Shanghai only led by one at the half but limited PY to 9 points in the third period with the help of strong defense from Tseng Wen-ting, who had 5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, and Zhang Zhaoxu, who tallied 15 points, 12 boards and 4 blocks.

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Shanghai 2-0 in 2012 Straits Cup invitational

[Lin Chih-chieh, left. Tseng and Tien, right.]

Shanghai Sharks beat Zhejiang 58-53 on Saturday in the central Taiwan city of Taichung and led the four-team 2012 Straits Cup invitational tournament at 2-0.

Dacin Tigers defeated Pure Youth Construction 82-76 on the same day for a revenge of a 4-0 sweep by PY in the SBL Finals earlier this year.

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Straits Cup tournament to be held in Taipei


The 2012 Straits Cup basketball tournament will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Taipei and the central city of Taichung with four teams from Taiwan and China competing in the annual cross-strait tourney.

Shanghai Dongfang Sharks, Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank of the Chinese pro league CBA will match up against a pair of home teams — defending SBL champion Pure Youth Construction and Dacin Tigers, the runner-up last season — in the three-day tourney.

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Nam Wah wins 2010 Strait Cup Basketball Invitational

Nam Wah basketball club from Hong Kong, China emerged as a surprising winner of the 2010 Straits Cup Basketball Invitational after a three-way tie in the four-team tourney.

The Hong Kong club tied with Fujian Xunxin SBS of China’s Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and Taiwan Beer of Taiwan’s Super Basketball League (SBL) at 2-1 after a round robin games. Macau Fukien basketball team was 0-3.

Fujian won three of four titles since the tourney started five years ago. This is the first time the tourney has been held in Taiwan.

In other news, it has been reported several months ago that Yulon PG Lee Hsueh-lin could sign with Beijing Shougang Ducks. TB PG Chen Shih-nian is also in talks with a Chinese basketball club.

TB head coach Yen Chia-hua was quoted by local media as saying that Hsu Hao-cheng could leave TB and join Dacin Tigers, and Dacin’s Huang Bao-tse could sign with his old team Taiwan Beer again.

Straits Cup: TB beats Fujian in OT


Chen Shih-nian scored 10 of Taiwan Beer’s 12 points in the overtime as TB beat Fujian SBS 92-88 Friday in the 2010 Straits Cup invitational tournament. Lin Chih-chieh had 4 three-pointers in the 4th period for TB, which led by as many as 12 points earlier in the game.

The fifth edition of a cross-Taiwan Strait tournament is being held in Taiwan with four teams participating. The four teams are: Taiwan Beer, Fujian SBS Xunxin from Chinese League CBA, Hong Kong champion Nam Wah and Macau Fukien basketball team. The tourney is played at Taipei Municiple Arena and National Yilan University Stadium.

Hong Kong’s Nam Wah routed Macau Fukien basketball team 104-56 Friday.