SOLO HOMER:Baseball favorites the Samurai Warriors are poised to make the semi-finals after a sixth-inning home-run boosted Japan to 2-1 over rivals South Korea
Date: Aug 26, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The women’s basketball team gave the nation another lift yesterday when they
defeated Canada 76-67 in their quarter-finals at the Taipei Arena.
Their surprising win in a field of tough opponents continued hoops fans’ buoyant mood following the men’s 80-76 victory over South Korea on Thursday night.
Forward Lo Pin scored a game-high 16 points, one of four Taiwan players with scores in the double digits.
The hosts were ahead by one after the first quarter, stretched the lead to 35-29 at halftime and held firm in the second half to win by nine.
In other results, Japan’s baseball team are set to make the semi-finals after defeating Asian archrivals South Korea by one run yesterday. [FULL STORY]