2011 Taiwan women’s NT rosters

The CTBA announced preliminary rosters of Taiwan women’s NT, Taiwan U19 women’s NT and Taiwan U16 women’s NT, which are listed as follow.

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA Asia Women’s Championship: (16 players)
Lee Wan-ting (Cathay Life)
Huang Pin-chen (Cathay Life)
Lan Hao-yu (Cathay Life)
Chu Yung-hsuan (Cathay Life)
Chen Yi-feng (Cathay Life)
Huang Fan-shan (Cathay Life)
Tsai Pei-chen (Taiyuan Textile)
Liu Chun-yi (Taiyuan Textile)
Ma Yi-hung (Taiyuan Textile)
Lin Chi-wen (Taipower)
Liu Yi-chun (Taipower)
Chang Shih-chieh (Taipower)
Huang Shu-chen (Taipower)
Liu His-yeh (Chunghwa Telecom)
Chiang Yi-lien (Applause)
Chiang Feng-chun
Head coach: Chang Hui-ying
Assistants: Wang Ling, Ke Meng-yi

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship: (17 players)
Chang Chi-fang (Hujaing HS)
Lin Yu-ting (Tamsui HS)
Wei Yu-chun (Taipower)
Liu Jung-shing (Chunghwa Telecom)
Lee Ching-ning (CCU)
Chen Tsai-yi (Tamsui HS)
Yang Jung (Tamsui HS)
Cheng Yi-shiou (Pu Men HS)
Wu Ying-chieh (Taiyuan Textilte)
Huang Hsiang-ting (Haishan HS)
Chen Yu-chen (Tamsui HS)
Chang Yi-lin (Fo Guang)
Chen Chung-wei (Hujiang HS)
Kuo Chia-wen (Pu Men HS)
Wang Wei-lin (Haishan HS)
Pan Tse-yin (Chunghwa Telecom)
Li Yu-tse (Anle HS)
Head coach: Chen Mei-li
Assistants: Wang Wei-chieh, Teng Pi-chen, Hung Yi-chuan

Taiwan women’s NT for FIBA Asia U16 Women’s Championship: (24 players)
Huang Jou-chen (Haishan HS)
Chen Yu-ling (Haishan HS)
Lu Yi-han (Haishan HS)
Lee Ching-ya (Haishan HS)
Lin Wen-yo (Haishan HS)
Chen Wei-an (Haishan HS)
Tai Yi-ting (Haishan HS)
Su Yi-ching (Haishan HS)
Cheng Yu-chieh (Tamsui HS)
Han Ya-en (Tamsui HS)
Chen Yi-wen (Tamsui HS)
Ou Chieh (Tamsui HS)
Cheng Yu-chieh (Taipei First Girl’s HS)
Min Hsuan-yi (Taipei First Girl’s HS)
Liao Hui-wen (Hujiang HS)
Mo Yi-wen (Hujiang HS)
Huang Hsiang-ju (Hujiang HS)
Hsu Hsiao-tung (Hujiang HS)
Chen Ting-yu (Jinou HS)
Yo Yu-chen (Jinou HS)
Shi Ching-ju (Jinou HS)
Yang Wan-chien (Nanhu HS)
Lee Yi-chien (Nanhu HS)
Lo Chi-ling (Nanhu HS)
Head coach: Shih Chao-chieh
Assistants: Ho Su-ching, Lin Ming-hsien

Meanwhile, Taiwan NT for the FIBA U19 Men’s World Championship will primarily based on the roster of last year’s FIBA Asia U18 Men’s Championship, as the team will still be coached by Huang Wan-lung, head coach of Song-shan HS who led the school to unprecedented three-peat in the high school league in March, the CTBA said.

Training camp opened May 2 in Song-shan HS. The championship will be held in Latvia from June 30 to July 10, 2011.

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Taiwan NT head coaches announced

Women’s NT

FIBA Asia Women’s Championship: Chang Hui-ying, Taipower

**Chang replaced Cathay Life’s Hung Ling-yao, who resigned from her post citing family business one week after her nomination, as the head coach. Chang will be making her debut as the NT head coach.

FIBA U19 Women’s Championship: Chen Mei-li, Tamsui High School

FIBA Asia U16 Women’s Championship: Shi Chao-chieh, Yung-jen Junior High School

Men’s NT

FIBA Asia Men’s Championship: Chou Jun-san, Taiwan Beer

FIBA U19 Men’s Championship: Huang Wan-lung, Song-shan High School

FIBA Asia U16 Men’s Championship: Lin Cheng-ming, Nen-ren High School

FIBA Asia: Late burst takes Taipei to bronze

pune Taipei played superbly coordinated basketball in the final three minutes of the game, outscoring their rivals 7-3 in this period, and eked out a 66-63 win over Korea to clinch the bronze medal.

Down 57-58 with about three minutes left in the game of swinging fortunes, Taipei ran a 7-0 spree.

Eunji Kim sank a three-pointer and Dajeong Park converted both her free-throws to bring the score close to 63-64.

Dajeong Park top-scored for Korea with 19 points.

But with less than four seconds left, and Taipei holding the ball, Korea could only muster a foul.

Lin Yu-ting, who scored as many points as Dajeong Park to lead Taipei’s scoring, made no mistake on both the occasions, and her team had won a well-fought and well-deserved bronze.

Fortunes in the game, had throughout swung like the proverbial pendulum with neither side able to sustain any sizable lead.

Taipei seemed to gain an edge when they ran a 9-0 run across the first quarter break and then a mini 6-0 run for a 28-19 lead midway through the second quarter.

Korea hit back in kind with an 11-0 run that took them past Taipei and helped them close the first half 39-35.

Again, a lead that proved as momentary as the margin.

Taiwan U-16 women wins bronze in Pune

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Taiwan U-16 women NT beat South Korea 66-63 in the bronze medal game, finishing for 3rd place in FIBA Asia U-16 Women Championship in Pune, India.

In the semifinal games, Taiwan lost to Japan, 79-49, while China routed South Korea 110-42. China, who wins gold with a 99-86 win over Japan in the title game, and Japan qualified for FIBA U-17 Women World Championship next year.

Taiwan U-16 women now 4-0 in Pune

Led by Chen Tsai-yi’s 33 points and backup center Huang Hsiang-ting’s 18 points and 10 boards, Taiwan U-16 women NT routed its southern neighbor the Philippines 110-30 to go 4-0 in FIBA Asia U-16 Women Championship in Pune, India.

Taiwan is now tied with China at 4-0 and will battle for the top spot in Group A of the tournament, which will send its top two finishers to the World Championship next year.

High hopes for Taiwan in inaugural Asia U-16 Championship

A pair of Taiwan’s U-16 NTs will participate in the inaugural Asia U-16 Championships in the next two months looking for a seat in FIBA U-17 Championships next year.

A quick look at the inaugural tournament:

Taiwan men’s U-16 NT is among 17 teams in the championship which will be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from November 11-29. Placing in the same group with Iran, Thailand and Saudi Arabia, Taiwan will have to finish in the top two to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Taiwan women’s U-16 NT is heading for Pune, India for the competition to be held from November 20 to December 6. Twelve participating teams will be divided into two preliminary groups. Taiwan is bracketed in the same group with China, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and India.

FIBA.com report on Asia U-16 Championship

Iran drawn in Group D; China in Group A: FIBA Asia U16 Championship

JOHOR BAHRU (FIBA Asia U16 Championship): Seventeen teams drawn will battle it out in the inaugural FIBA Asia U16 Championship to be played in this Malaysian city from Nov 19-27, 2009.

The draw for the preliminary round of Championship was concluded on Monday.

The top two teams from the Championship will qualify for the inaugural 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship to be played in Hamburg, Germany from July 2-11, 2010.

Iran, who are the current champions of the FIBA Asia Championship (for Senior men) as also the FIBA Asia U18 Championship, have been drawn along side Chinese Taipei, Saudi Arabia and Thailand in Group C.

Iran also recently bagged the gold medal at the WABA U16 Championship played in Lebanon, while qualifying for this Championship.

Traditional powerhouses China are drawn in Group A with challenge coming from Myanmar, India and Jordan.

Jordan recently finished second behind Iran in the WABA U16 Championship.

Myanmar make their debut in FIBA Asia competitions.

Group B brings in an interesting round of competition among East Asia’s Japan, SEABA’s Philippines and Middle Asia’s Kazakhstan along with Gulf sub-zone U16 champions Bahrain.

Group C has five teams, one additional team more than the other three groups.

Hosts Malaysia join fellow SEABA nation Singapore, East Asian giants Korea, WABA bronze medalists Syria and Gulf zone’s Kuwait in Group C.

The top two teams from the four groups will advance into the top half of the Quarterfinal round with the eight teams being drawn into two groups of four teams each in the following manner:
Group I: A1, B2, C1, D2
Group II: B1, A2, C2, D1.

The other teams in the four preliminary round groups will head off into the Quarterfinal round in a similar fashion, but playing for the 9-17 positions.

The top two teams from Groups I and II will qualify for the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will play for the gold medal and the losers for the bronze.

The teams playing the gold medal game will represent FIBA Asia in the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.

Groupings for Preliminary round:

Group A: China, India, Jordan, Myanmar.
Group B: Bahrain, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines.
Group C: Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Syria.
Group D: Chinese Taipei, Iran, Thailand, Saudi Arabia.

S Mageshwaran
FIBA Asia

Twelve in fray for inaugural FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women

PUNE (FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women): Twelve teams drawn into two groups of six teams each will match wits in the inaugural FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women to be played in this historic city near India’s financial capital Mumbai from Nov 30-Dec 6, 2009.

The draw for the Championship was conducted on Monday, along side the draw for the FIBA Asia U16 Championship (for Men) at Malaysian city Johor Bahru, which will host the men’s event.

“Since this was the inaugural Championship, we decided to conduct a draw for the preliminary round,” explained FIBA Asia Secretary General Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock.

“From the next Championship, we will consider dividing the teams will be divided into Level I and II like how we do for the other women’s events,” he added.

The top two teams from the Championship will represent FIBA Asia in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship for Women to be played in France from July 16-25, 2010.

Ten of the teams figuring in the FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women played in the recently concluded 23rd FIBA Asia Women Championship.

Singapore and Hong Kong replace Lebanon and Uzbekistan from the fray that played at Chennai, but neither of them are new comers to FIBA Asia competitions especially among women.

Hosts India have been drawn in Group A, which also features China and Chinese Taipei. Both Singapore and Hong Kong have been drawn in Group A with Philippines completing the challenge.

Korea and Japan head the competition in Group B with challenge coming from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Kazakhstan.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will play for the gold medal and the losers for the bronze.

The teams playing the gold medal game would have already qualified for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women.

Groupings for Preliminary Round:

Group A: China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Singapore
Group B: Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka.

S Mageshwaran
FIBA Asia