The Beijing Aoshen Olympian’s were victorious in their WCBL debut, beating the Ventura County Jets 106-100. The game was played at Biejing’s homesite in Rosemead, California. The Jets got off to an 8 point lead in the first half but were plagued throughout the game with fouls, leading Beijing to a 24-33 march to the free throw line. The Jets were 12-14 at the charity stripe for the game.
Beijing edged out the Jets in rebounds 41-37 but the Jets kept the game close with their harrassing defense, forcing Beijing into 18 turnovers for the game, compared to the Jets 6. Leading the way in scoring for Beijing was guard Sheldon Pace with 35; Jin Xin 20 points; Tyree Jones 17 points; Zhang Songtao and Huang Haibe, both with 12. Haibel led Beijing with 9 rebounds.
For the VC Jets, Tree Small, last year’s WCBL scoring champion, scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Topping the Jets scoring list was Elijah Muldrow with 27 points on 5 of 8 3 point attempts; Casey Cook with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Donte Lincoln adding 11.
Beijing will be back in league action Wednesday night, April 8 with a home game against the Newport Beach Surf. Game time is 705pm.