Neng Ren win HBL men’s title; Nanshan win women’s

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 18, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Spectators watch a game at the High School Basketball League finals at the Taipei Arena yesterday.  Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

In a Taipei version of “March Madness” basketball yesterday, Nanshan High School clinched the High School Basketball League (HBL) women’s division title, while Neng Ren Vocational High School secured the men’s division title.

The ever-popular sports tournament drew a capacity crowd to Taipei Arena — even President Tsai Ing-wen watched the women’s final with about 15,000 other spectators.

Tsai was joined courtside by Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung and Sports Development Committee deputy convenor Yu Cheng-hsien to see New Taipei City’s Nanshan High School edge out Tainan’s Yong Ren High School 65-61 to become HBL champions.

Afterward, Tsai posed for photographs with Nanshan players as part of the post-game celebration.    [FULL  STORY]

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