Sichuan Blue Whales Outlast Jiangsu Tongxi to Win NBL Championship


Coach Stratos Koukoulekidis pictured with Sichuan players

Sichuan Blue Whales won the National Basketball League (NBL) Championship defeating the Jiangsu Tongxi in game 4 to finish the series 3-1. Sichuan trailed by 9 points at the end of the first quarter before rallying to win 89:66.  Top performers for Sichuan were Taiwanese PG WU Yong-Ren (5’9″, 1982, Taiwan Beer) who scored 25 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist and American PF Hassan WHITESIDE (7’0″, 1989, Marshall University) who added 19 points and 12 rebounds.  Top performers for Jiangsu were American C Krys FABER (6’10″, 1990, DePaul University) scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and SUN XianLing SG (6’3″, 1989) with 16 points.

With this Championship, the Sichuan Blue Whales have a chance to move up to the expanding CBA league during the up-and-coming 2013-14 season.

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