Competition Summaries

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US ATHLETICS

vs.
Juangjing Vocational High School
Win 72-55

After a hot start and a sloppy middle of the game, the varsity boys pulled away with a 22-8 fourth quarter run to return to their winning ways and take down Juangjing Vocational 72-55. The Tigers pulled out to a 14-5 lead early, led by six points from Jonathan H. ('19), only to let it all slip away and trail by one after the first quarter. The team fell behind by as many as eight points in the second quarter, but regained the lead in the third quarter and pulled away late. Andrew Ch. ('19) spearheaded a strong defensive effort, snagging three steals to go with five points, three assists, and eight rebounds. Curtis H. ('19) had another double double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Cha. ('19) turned in a balanced performance of eight points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Jonathan H. finished with 12 points, Ethan H. ('21) had 10 points including two 3-pointers, and Ambrose K. ('19) scored seven points. The Tigers head to Okinawa with a record of 14-5. They will face Kubasaki and Kadena twice each this weekend before returning home for senior night on Friday, January 25th at 4 pm in the USG.

vs.
ACC Members
Loss 1-5

JV Boys Tennis 1 vs. ACC Men 5 (Loss).

Today's tennis was an opportunity for the JV Tennis Boys to demonstrate their skill development in a rematch with the ACC Men. Patrick L. ('22) stood out for the pace and confident net play he has developed through the season; together with Tsuyoshi M.'s ('22) reliably strong serve, they claimed a long-anticipated win. Jackie C. ('22) found some blistering form today with his forehand and Dylan C. ('22) did a great job of targeting the wide angled shot that would consistently put his opponent off-balance. Both of these players demonstrated strong communication skills together with their respective doubles partners, and this chemistry clearly enhanced their level of play. Shinji Y. ('20) found his rhythm today and with his partner, Clarence L. ('22), sustained some exciting rallies that brought them close to victory. On average, the JV Boys took more games from their opponents this time around, which was a satisfying affirmation of their efforts and enthusiasm through the season.

#1 Doubles: Tsuyoshi M. ('21) & Patrick L. ('22) W, 8-6

#2 Doubles: Jackie C. ('22) & Luke L. ('22) L, 4-8

#3 Doubles: Nicholas C. ('22) and Tai O. ('22) L, 1-8

#4 Doubles: Andrew H. ('22) and Dylan C. ('22) L, 1-8

#5 Doubles: Shinji Y. ('20) and Clarence L. ('22) L, 6-8

Bonus Doubles: Nicholas C. ('22) and Patrick L. ('22) L, 6-8

vs.
Chihping Senior High
Loss 70-74

The varsity boys basketball team finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, moving their overall record to 13-5 despite suffering their first home loss of the season. The team is back in action on Tuesday in the MSG vs. Juangjing VHS before heading to Okinawa to face Kubasaki and Kadena next weekend.

Chihping 74, TAS 70 (OT)
The Tigers home-court magic ran out Saturday afternoon with a disappointing 74-70 loss to a very physical Chihping squad. The boys were playing their second game of the day and third in under 24 hours, which may explain the late fade against a fresher Chihping squad. The Tigers started off a bit slowly and trailed 14-11 after the first quarter, but a strong second quarter found the team with a 38-26 halftime lead. The third quarter went back and forth, but the boys led 55-41 going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, a combination of turnovers and missed shots, including four missed free throws, allowed Chihping to come all the way back. They tied the game with a three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining, then stole the ball and hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 20 seconds to go. Martin L. ('19) hit a three-pointer to send the game to overtime as the buzzer sounded, but the Tigers were unable to muster enough offense in the extra frame to hang with Chihping. Martin again led all scorers with 29 points as well as four steals in a losing effort, while Andrew Ch. ('19) had one of his best games of the year, finishing with 11 points, nine rebounds, and some excellent defensive play. Curtis H. ('19) had one more monster rebounding game, finishing with 14 rebounds to give him a monstrous 48 on the weekend, while also scoring 13 points. Andrew Cha. ('19) also had another strong game with seven points while running the offense. The Tigers look to start a new home winning streak on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the MSG vs. Juangjing VHS.

vs.
Ocean University
Win 33-32

Fielding a full-strength team and looking to avenge their earlier lopsided defeat at the hands of TAS, NTOU came out strong and put points on the board early. As the game went on, however, TAS were able to use their speed and conditioning to gain the lead in the closing minutes. While NTOU scored a try to bring themselves within a conversion of victory in the closing moments, they missed the kick, giving TAS the victory.

vs.
Chihping Senior High
Loss 50-69

Fatigue and the long winter break perhaps caught up to the Tigers in the third game of the weekend as the Tigers would lose a first-quarter lead to eventually fall to a talented and sharp-shooting Chiping Senior High 50-69 in the final game of the weekend. The Tigers once again proved that at times they have one of the best man-to-man defenses around as they were able to hold the high-scoring Chihping team to only three first quarter points and take an 8-3 lead into the second quarter. However in this second quarter Chihping's guards were able to get more open and drained several 3-pointers time after time on their way to a 27-point second quarter outburst and take a 30-18 halftime lead.

Several of the Tigers’ usual leading scorers had to sit considerable minutes due to foul trouble. Cheyenne H. ('19) picked up her third foul in the second quarter and fourth foul quickly in the third quarter, and was thus limited to 13 points in limited minutes. Sabrina C. ('21) therefore had to play point guard for most of the game, but still managed to finish with five points, 12 rebounds, and five assists. Stephanie W. ('19) caught fire in the third quarter and would finish with 11 points and six rebounds, and Sarah J. ('21) and Maya R. ('21) also made strong contributions with each adding eight points and six rebounds. However, the Tigers’ defense showed fatigue in this game and allowed Chihping's sharpshooters to go on several runs on their way to defeating the Tigers 69-50.

Overall the Tigers finished the weekend 2-1 against some of their best competition of the year, and hopefully made great strides towards their IASAS Championship campaign.

vs.
Luodong Vocational High School
Loss

After a strong start, the JV boys were even with Luodong for much of the match. However, cumulative fatigue and a relentless opponent saw the TAS boys fall behind on the scoreboard late.

vs.
Sanchong Senior High
Win 61-43

TAS 61, Sanchong 43
The Tigers returned to the court early Saturday morning with excellent defensive intensity as they held Sanchong to 17 first-half points on the way to another decisive win. "Saucy" Andrew Cha. ('19) led the team in scoring for the first time this season, pouring in 11 points, dishing out seven assists, and shouldering the offensive load with Martin L. ('19) sitting out the second half with a minor injury. Curtis H. ('19) had another huge game on the glass, snagging 14 rebounds to go along with 10 points, and Ethan H. ('21) had another solid offensive game with 10 points and four assists. Andrew Ch. ('19) had another strong defensive game, while also chipping in five points. Michael W. ('21) finished with seven points while playing well on the defensive end.

vs.
Luodong Vocational High School
Win

After shaking off the rust vs. the No. 3 high school team in the country, the varsity boys took on Luodong Vocational High School. Through clever attacking kicks and good pace in attack, the TAS boys were able to score points in bunches to secure the win.

vs.
Yongping Senior High
Win 50-42

The Tigers used one of their best defensive performances of the year to stifle a talented Yongping team to an impressive and hard-fought 50-42 win on Saturday morning. Playing inspired man-to-man team defense the entire game, the Tigers never allowed Yongping to get comfortable on the offensive end, and the Tigers used excellent performances by Cheyenne H. ('19) and Sabrina C. ('21) on the offensive side to seal this win. Cheyenne continued her all-star quality play as she would finish with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the game, while Sabrina added 12 points and nine rebounds of her own.

However it was really the entire team defense that was the star of this game as each player contributed to stifling Yongping's scorers. Maya R. ('21) was particularly dominating in the middle of the defense on her way to adding five points and nine rebounds, as also was Sarah J. ('21) contributing four points and six rebounds of her own. This was an overall close, intense, and hard-fought victory that proved the Tigers can win games with either their offense or, in this case, their defense leading the way.

vs.
Tamkang Senior High
Loss 10-25

Unfortunately for the TAS varsity boys, their strongest opponent yet was also their first after the holiday break. Despite a concerted team effort and several great scoring opportunities created, the varsity boys were not able to generate enough points to win.

vs.
Taoyuan Jianguo Junior High
Loss 22-50

After nearly a month off the court, the JV girls basketball had a slow start to the final three weeks of the season. A rusty beginning offensively and rough go defensively had the Tigers down 6-28 at the end of the half against Taoyuan Jianguo Junior High. With a change of defense and a fresh look at our teamwork and intensity, the ladies came out ready to redeem themselves. Scoring 16 points in the second half and outscoring their opponent in the fourth quarter, the Tigers walked off the court with their heads high. Christine W. (‘22), Faith H. (‘21), Amanda C. (‘20), Kelly P. (‘20) and Anne M. (‘22) each contributed four points to the scoreboard and Stephanie S. (‘20) added a jumper from the baseline. With only two weeks and five games left in the season, the Tigers take on three opponents for JV weekend this Friday and Saturday.

vs.
Keelung Vocational Senior High
Win 78-59

TAS 80, Keelung VHS 59
The Tigers opened the varsity weekend with a strong performance, controlling the game throughout and cruising to an easy victory. Martin L. ('19) led all scorers with 24 points, while also finishing with nine assists and six rebounds. Curtis H. ('19) had a career-high 20 rebounds to go along with 13 points. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense confidently while also chipping in seven points and five assists. Ethan H. ('21) started out hot, notching seven of his 11 points in the first quarter, while classmate Wayne L. ('21) grabbed eight rebounds and scored seven points. Jonathan H. ('19) had a season-high four steals, and Miles H. ('22) grabbed nine rebounds and scored six points.

vs.
Danshui Junior High
Win

Looking to build upon their win before the Christmas holiday, the JV boys came out strong, looking to maintain possession of the ball and wear down their opponent. After several drives of five phases or more, eventually the JV boys started to put points on the board. Through a concerted team effort and much improved defensive communication and organization, they secured the win.

vs.
TAS Faculty
Win 8-2

We played our first game back from the break against some familiar faces from the past. It was a great opportunity to get back onto the field after our long layoff from exams and the winter break. The team executed on offense and were vocal on defense. We were able to break the line with set plays as well as individual brilliance.

vs.
Time Trial
Other

The final phase of IASAS selection for the varsity swimming teams took place last Thursday and Friday. All swimmers swam a 200m individual medley, 200m & 50m freestyle and 100m stroke of their choice. There was some great, fast racing, plenty of personal best times, and a school record! Results are below:

TAS Record: Jason L (‘21) 100m breaststroke

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ethan D. (‘21)

2nd: Justin W. (‘19)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

200m Freestyle:

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Hironori K. (‘21)

3rd: David W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

50m Freestyle

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Nakiah P. (‘20)

100m Butterfly

Boys:

1st: Daolong Y. (‘21)

2nd: Benjamin W. (‘19)

3rd: Ethan W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Nakiah P. (‘20)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

100m Backstroke:

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Cybill L. (‘21)

3rd: Chloe L. (‘22)

100m Breaststroke

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Lucent L. (‘19)

3rd: Justin W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawfong H. (‘21)

2nd: Annabelle W. (‘22)

3rd: Sharon K. (‘19)

vs.
Time Trial
Other

The final phase of IASAS selection for the varsity swimming teams took place last Thursday and Friday. All swimmers swam a 200m individual medley, 200m & 50m freestyle and 100m stroke of their choice. There was some great, fast racing, plenty of personal best times, and a school record! Results are below:

TAS Record: Jason L (‘21) 100m breaststroke

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ethan D. (‘21)

2nd: Justin W. (‘19)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

200m Freestyle:

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Hironori K. (‘21)

3rd: David W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

50m Freestyle

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Nakiah P. (‘20)

100m Butterfly

Boys:

1st: Daolong Y. (‘21)

2nd: Benjamin W. (‘19)

3rd: Ethan W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Nakiah P. (‘20)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

100m Backstroke:

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Cybill L. (‘21)

3rd: Chloe L. (‘22)

100m Breaststroke

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Lucent L. (‘19)

3rd: Justin W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawfong H. (‘21)

2nd: Annabelle W. (‘22)

3rd: Sharon K. (‘19)

vs.
Keelung Vocational Senior High
Win 86-64

The Tigers were eager to begin the season in 2019 after the winter break as they roared out to one of their best offensive games of the year outscoring a talented Keelung team 86-64. Leading the way once again was senior captain Cheyenne H. ('19) with one of her all-time great performances as she finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals on the night. The other two senior captains also had excellent starts to 2019 as Anya L. ('19) finished with 12 points and Stephanie W. ('19) added 11 points on three 3-pointers along with four rebounds and four steals.

The Tigers once again used aggressive man-to-man defense right from the start to force several Keelung turnovers and race out to a commanding 27-15 first quarter lead. Sabrina C. ('21) was particularly strong in this first quarter dominating both ends of the court on her way to an eventual 13-point, eight-rebound, and five-block night. Keelung started to warm up in the second quarter and made several outside shots to make the score 42-29 at the half, but the Tigers once again used pressure defense to race out to another strong third quarter sprint to take a 62-37 lead into the final quarter. The Tigers’ substitute players then played exceptionally well in the final fourth quarter and many players added excellent offensive minutes, with Yuri N. ('21) scoring six points in the final quarter and Sarah J. ('21) contributing seven points and seven rebounds as well.

vs.
Zhonghe Junior High
Loss 76-83 (OT)

The JV boys basketball team put forth a stirring fourth-quarter comeback effort to force overtime before eventually falling to Zhonghe Junior High for the second time this season, this time by the score of 83-76. After an energetic week of practice the Tigers—peculiarly—failed to display that same energy until the third quarter after they had spotted Zhonghe a 29-19 halftime lead. The Tigers climbed to within five points late in the third quarter before a string of careless turnovers brought the Zhonghe lead to 54-44 to close out the third quarter. The Tigers at last began to chip away with five minutes remaining in the game as they forced numerous Zhonghe turnovers and converted on the other end. Andrew W. ('21) scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Nicky H. ('21) caught fire from long rang with three of his four 3-pointers coming in the half on his way to a career-high 20 points. Nick T. ('21) was everywhere, grabbing loose balls and rebounds while finishing in the paint to post nine points. Luke H. ('22) was a solid presence inside and finished with 11 points. The Tigers face the varsity team from Kainan Vocational High on Friday, Jan. 18 in the Derryl Franz Middle School Gymnasium to kick off their first of three JV Weekend games.

vs.
Zhonghe Junior High
Win 69-58

The boys got out to a healthy lead early in the first quarter, allowing us to play our bench a great deal over the course of the game. With 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter, the boys had built their lead to 21 points. With our subs playing, Zhong He applied full court pressure and scored 13 quick points in under 2 minutes, so we finished out with our starting five to secure the win. Clint L. ('22) played aggressively on the offensive boards and scored 22 points, mostly from 2nd chances.

vs.
Girls Touch - GR7&8
Other 3-0; 2-2; 1-1

In the first two periods, the JV touch team worked hard to maintain possession and create pressure on the scoreline. Once the team got their driving together they were able to create 2-on-1 situations and score some touchdowns.

In the last period, fatigue really took a toll on the team which caused a lapse in concentration and their handling skills went missing. The JV team dropped the ball five times and were unable to get any momentum to pressure the MS team.

The girls set personal & team goals to work on for next week as the end of the season.

We would like to thank the MS touch teams and their coaches for the opportunity to play every week!

Touchdown assists were:

Hannah H. ('21) & Sydney H. ('22): 2

Laura H. ('22): 1

Touchdown scorers:

Jia A.S. ('22): 3

Hannah H. ('21), Maud Z. ('22) & Sydney H. ('22): 1

MS ATHLETICS

Blue 2 vs Daan Junior High
Loss 26-45

The boys were a bit sluggish coming back from winter break and had trouble bringing intensity against Daan's drive-and-kick game. The TAS boys executed their offense, moving the ball well, but their shooting was a bit cold. Dillon S. ('23) led all scorers with 11 points.

vs.
Girls Touch - JV
Other 0-3; 2-2; 1-1

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue and Gold combined to make one team this week. The holiday break from touch was noticeable in the first game as the girls were caught in 2-on-1 situations on their defensive line. The referee let a few ball handling errors slide to continue the flow of the game. The team picked up their efforts in the second game and made incredible split plays on the wing to score two touchdowns. They also played a better defensive game, pushing back and keeping the JV at bay. In the third game, the girls continued to drive down the field to gain territory and played really well together. Next week is their last game of the season so come out to support them!

vs.
Sanzhi Junior High
Loss 29-32

The Grade 7 & 8 boys admittedly came out rusty and tentative versus Sanzhi and allowed several tries in the opening minutes. While Sanzhi continued to put excellent pressure on the ball, the boys eventually began to build attacking pressure through ball retention and good forward running, finally resulting in two tries before the first intermission. The next 15 minutes were quite even, but ended with TAS taking a lead and maintaining it through an excellent try-saving defensive effort by Daniel P. ('23). In the final stanza, TAS continued to play well and looked to have a secure lead with a few minutes to go, however two late tries snatched victory from their grasp.

Time Trial
Other

The Grade 7 & 8 boys and girls Blue swimming teams participated in time trials last Friday evening. It was individual medley day, so all participants swam a 200m and 100m version of the event. The team swam plenty of personal best times in the 200m individual medley, and although it was tough to back up shortly afterwards, plenty of quality simes in the 100m I.M. Results are as follows:

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Amelie N. (‘23)

3rd: Kylie T. (‘23)

100m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Kylie T. (‘23)

3rd: Amelie N. (‘23)

Time Trial
Other

The Grade 7 & 8 boys and girls Blue swimming teams participated in time trials last Friday evening. It was individual medley day, so all participants swam a 200m and 100m version of the event. The team swam plenty of personal best times in the 200m individual medley, and although it was tough to back up shortly afterwards, plenty of quality simes in the 100m I.M. Results are as follows:

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Amelie N. (‘23)

3rd: Kylie T. (‘23)

100m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Kylie T. (‘23)

3rd: Amelie N. (‘23)

US ATHLETICS

Basketball

vs.
Juangjing Vocational High School
Win 72-55

After a hot start and a sloppy middle of the game, the varsity boys pulled away with a 22-8 fourth quarter run to return to their winning ways and take down Juangjing Vocational 72-55. The Tigers pulled out to a 14-5 lead early, led by six points from Jonathan H. ('19), only to let it all slip away and trail by one after the first quarter. The team fell behind by as many as eight points in the second quarter, but regained the lead in the third quarter and pulled away late. Andrew Ch. ('19) spearheaded a strong defensive effort, snagging three steals to go with five points, three assists, and eight rebounds. Curtis H. ('19) had another double double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Cha. ('19) turned in a balanced performance of eight points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Jonathan H. finished with 12 points, Ethan H. ('21) had 10 points including two 3-pointers, and Ambrose K. ('19) scored seven points. The Tigers head to Okinawa with a record of 14-5. They will face Kubasaki and Kadena twice each this weekend before returning home for senior night on Friday, January 25th at 4 pm in the USG.

vs.
Chihping Senior High
Loss 70-74

The varsity boys basketball team finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, moving their overall record to 13-5 despite suffering their first home loss of the season. The team is back in action on Tuesday in the MSG vs. Juangjing VHS before heading to Okinawa to face Kubasaki and Kadena next weekend.

Chihping 74, TAS 70 (OT)
The Tigers home-court magic ran out Saturday afternoon with a disappointing 74-70 loss to a very physical Chihping squad. The boys were playing their second game of the day and third in under 24 hours, which may explain the late fade against a fresher Chihping squad. The Tigers started off a bit slowly and trailed 14-11 after the first quarter, but a strong second quarter found the team with a 38-26 halftime lead. The third quarter went back and forth, but the boys led 55-41 going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, a combination of turnovers and missed shots, including four missed free throws, allowed Chihping to come all the way back. They tied the game with a three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining, then stole the ball and hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 20 seconds to go. Martin L. ('19) hit a three-pointer to send the game to overtime as the buzzer sounded, but the Tigers were unable to muster enough offense in the extra frame to hang with Chihping. Martin again led all scorers with 29 points as well as four steals in a losing effort, while Andrew Ch. ('19) had one of his best games of the year, finishing with 11 points, nine rebounds, and some excellent defensive play. Curtis H. ('19) had one more monster rebounding game, finishing with 14 rebounds to give him a monstrous 48 on the weekend, while also scoring 13 points. Andrew Cha. ('19) also had another strong game with seven points while running the offense. The Tigers look to start a new home winning streak on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the MSG vs. Juangjing VHS.

vs.
Chihping Senior High
Loss 50-69

Fatigue and the long winter break perhaps caught up to the Tigers in the third game of the weekend as the Tigers would lose a first-quarter lead to eventually fall to a talented and sharp-shooting Chiping Senior High 50-69 in the final game of the weekend. The Tigers once again proved that at times they have one of the best man-to-man defenses around as they were able to hold the high-scoring Chihping team to only three first quarter points and take an 8-3 lead into the second quarter. However in this second quarter Chihping's guards were able to get more open and drained several 3-pointers time after time on their way to a 27-point second quarter outburst and take a 30-18 halftime lead.

Several of the Tigers’ usual leading scorers had to sit considerable minutes due to foul trouble. Cheyenne H. ('19) picked up her third foul in the second quarter and fourth foul quickly in the third quarter, and was thus limited to 13 points in limited minutes. Sabrina C. ('21) therefore had to play point guard for most of the game, but still managed to finish with five points, 12 rebounds, and five assists. Stephanie W. ('19) caught fire in the third quarter and would finish with 11 points and six rebounds, and Sarah J. ('21) and Maya R. ('21) also made strong contributions with each adding eight points and six rebounds. However, the Tigers’ defense showed fatigue in this game and allowed Chihping's sharpshooters to go on several runs on their way to defeating the Tigers 69-50.

Overall the Tigers finished the weekend 2-1 against some of their best competition of the year, and hopefully made great strides towards their IASAS Championship campaign.

vs.
Sanchong Senior High
Win 61-43

TAS 61, Sanchong 43
The Tigers returned to the court early Saturday morning with excellent defensive intensity as they held Sanchong to 17 first-half points on the way to another decisive win. "Saucy" Andrew Cha. ('19) led the team in scoring for the first time this season, pouring in 11 points, dishing out seven assists, and shouldering the offensive load with Martin L. ('19) sitting out the second half with a minor injury. Curtis H. ('19) had another huge game on the glass, snagging 14 rebounds to go along with 10 points, and Ethan H. ('21) had another solid offensive game with 10 points and four assists. Andrew Ch. ('19) had another strong defensive game, while also chipping in five points. Michael W. ('21) finished with seven points while playing well on the defensive end.

vs.
Yongping Senior High
Win 50-42

The Tigers used one of their best defensive performances of the year to stifle a talented Yongping team to an impressive and hard-fought 50-42 win on Saturday morning. Playing inspired man-to-man team defense the entire game, the Tigers never allowed Yongping to get comfortable on the offensive end, and the Tigers used excellent performances by Cheyenne H. ('19) and Sabrina C. ('21) on the offensive side to seal this win. Cheyenne continued her all-star quality play as she would finish with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the game, while Sabrina added 12 points and nine rebounds of her own.

However it was really the entire team defense that was the star of this game as each player contributed to stifling Yongping's scorers. Maya R. ('21) was particularly dominating in the middle of the defense on her way to adding five points and nine rebounds, as also was Sarah J. ('21) contributing four points and six rebounds of her own. This was an overall close, intense, and hard-fought victory that proved the Tigers can win games with either their offense or, in this case, their defense leading the way.

vs.
Taoyuan Jianguo Junior High
Loss 22-50

After nearly a month off the court, the JV girls basketball had a slow start to the final three weeks of the season. A rusty beginning offensively and rough go defensively had the Tigers down 6-28 at the end of the half against Taoyuan Jianguo Junior High. With a change of defense and a fresh look at our teamwork and intensity, the ladies came out ready to redeem themselves. Scoring 16 points in the second half and outscoring their opponent in the fourth quarter, the Tigers walked off the court with their heads high. Christine W. (‘22), Faith H. (‘21), Amanda C. (‘20), Kelly P. (‘20) and Anne M. (‘22) each contributed four points to the scoreboard and Stephanie S. (‘20) added a jumper from the baseline. With only two weeks and five games left in the season, the Tigers take on three opponents for JV weekend this Friday and Saturday.

vs.
Keelung Vocational Senior High
Win 78-59

TAS 80, Keelung VHS 59
The Tigers opened the varsity weekend with a strong performance, controlling the game throughout and cruising to an easy victory. Martin L. ('19) led all scorers with 24 points, while also finishing with nine assists and six rebounds. Curtis H. ('19) had a career-high 20 rebounds to go along with 13 points. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense confidently while also chipping in seven points and five assists. Ethan H. ('21) started out hot, notching seven of his 11 points in the first quarter, while classmate Wayne L. ('21) grabbed eight rebounds and scored seven points. Jonathan H. ('19) had a season-high four steals, and Miles H. ('22) grabbed nine rebounds and scored six points.

vs.
Keelung Vocational Senior High
Win 86-64

The Tigers were eager to begin the season in 2019 after the winter break as they roared out to one of their best offensive games of the year outscoring a talented Keelung team 86-64. Leading the way once again was senior captain Cheyenne H. ('19) with one of her all-time great performances as she finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals on the night. The other two senior captains also had excellent starts to 2019 as Anya L. ('19) finished with 12 points and Stephanie W. ('19) added 11 points on three 3-pointers along with four rebounds and four steals.

The Tigers once again used aggressive man-to-man defense right from the start to force several Keelung turnovers and race out to a commanding 27-15 first quarter lead. Sabrina C. ('21) was particularly strong in this first quarter dominating both ends of the court on her way to an eventual 13-point, eight-rebound, and five-block night. Keelung started to warm up in the second quarter and made several outside shots to make the score 42-29 at the half, but the Tigers once again used pressure defense to race out to another strong third quarter sprint to take a 62-37 lead into the final quarter. The Tigers’ substitute players then played exceptionally well in the final fourth quarter and many players added excellent offensive minutes, with Yuri N. ('21) scoring six points in the final quarter and Sarah J. ('21) contributing seven points and seven rebounds as well.

vs.
Zhonghe Junior High
Loss 76-83 (OT)

The JV boys basketball team put forth a stirring fourth-quarter comeback effort to force overtime before eventually falling to Zhonghe Junior High for the second time this season, this time by the score of 83-76. After an energetic week of practice the Tigers—peculiarly—failed to display that same energy until the third quarter after they had spotted Zhonghe a 29-19 halftime lead. The Tigers climbed to within five points late in the third quarter before a string of careless turnovers brought the Zhonghe lead to 54-44 to close out the third quarter. The Tigers at last began to chip away with five minutes remaining in the game as they forced numerous Zhonghe turnovers and converted on the other end. Andrew W. ('21) scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Nicky H. ('21) caught fire from long rang with three of his four 3-pointers coming in the half on his way to a career-high 20 points. Nick T. ('21) was everywhere, grabbing loose balls and rebounds while finishing in the paint to post nine points. Luke H. ('22) was a solid presence inside and finished with 11 points. The Tigers face the varsity team from Kainan Vocational High on Friday, Jan. 18 in the Derryl Franz Middle School Gymnasium to kick off their first of three JV Weekend games.

vs.
Zhonghe Junior High
Win 69-58

The boys got out to a healthy lead early in the first quarter, allowing us to play our bench a great deal over the course of the game. With 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter, the boys had built their lead to 21 points. With our subs playing, Zhong He applied full court pressure and scored 13 quick points in under 2 minutes, so we finished out with our starting five to secure the win. Clint L. ('22) played aggressively on the offensive boards and scored 22 points, mostly from 2nd chances.

Rugby

vs.
Ocean University
Win 33-32

Fielding a full-strength team and looking to avenge their earlier lopsided defeat at the hands of TAS, NTOU came out strong and put points on the board early. As the game went on, however, TAS were able to use their speed and conditioning to gain the lead in the closing minutes. While NTOU scored a try to bring themselves within a conversion of victory in the closing moments, they missed the kick, giving TAS the victory.

vs.
Luodong Vocational High School
Loss

After a strong start, the JV boys were even with Luodong for much of the match. However, cumulative fatigue and a relentless opponent saw the TAS boys fall behind on the scoreboard late.

vs.
Luodong Vocational High School
Win

After shaking off the rust vs. the No. 3 high school team in the country, the varsity boys took on Luodong Vocational High School. Through clever attacking kicks and good pace in attack, the TAS boys were able to score points in bunches to secure the win.

vs.
Tamkang Senior High
Loss 10-25

Unfortunately for the TAS varsity boys, their strongest opponent yet was also their first after the holiday break. Despite a concerted team effort and several great scoring opportunities created, the varsity boys were not able to generate enough points to win.

vs.
Danshui Junior High
Win

Looking to build upon their win before the Christmas holiday, the JV boys came out strong, looking to maintain possession of the ball and wear down their opponent. After several drives of five phases or more, eventually the JV boys started to put points on the board. Through a concerted team effort and much improved defensive communication and organization, they secured the win.

Swimming

vs.
Time Trial
Other

The final phase of IASAS selection for the varsity swimming teams took place last Thursday and Friday. All swimmers swam a 200m individual medley, 200m & 50m freestyle and 100m stroke of their choice. There was some great, fast racing, plenty of personal best times, and a school record! Results are below:

TAS Record: Jason L (‘21) 100m breaststroke

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ethan D. (‘21)

2nd: Justin W. (‘19)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

200m Freestyle:

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Hironori K. (‘21)

3rd: David W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

50m Freestyle

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Nakiah P. (‘20)

100m Butterfly

Boys:

1st: Daolong Y. (‘21)

2nd: Benjamin W. (‘19)

3rd: Ethan W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Nakiah P. (‘20)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

100m Backstroke:

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Cybill L. (‘21)

3rd: Chloe L. (‘22)

100m Breaststroke

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Lucent L. (‘19)

3rd: Justin W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawfong H. (‘21)

2nd: Annabelle W. (‘22)

3rd: Sharon K. (‘19)

vs.
Time Trial
Other

The final phase of IASAS selection for the varsity swimming teams took place last Thursday and Friday. All swimmers swam a 200m individual medley, 200m & 50m freestyle and 100m stroke of their choice. There was some great, fast racing, plenty of personal best times, and a school record! Results are below:

TAS Record: Jason L (‘21) 100m breaststroke

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ethan D. (‘21)

2nd: Justin W. (‘19)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

200m Freestyle:

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Hironori K. (‘21)

3rd: David W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Shawfong H. (‘21)

50m Freestyle

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

3rd: Nakiah P. (‘20)

100m Butterfly

Boys:

1st: Daolong Y. (‘21)

2nd: Benjamin W. (‘19)

3rd: Ethan W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Nakiah P. (‘20)

2nd: Yvonne K. (‘22)

100m Backstroke:

Boys:

1st: Hironori K. (‘21)

2nd: Ethan D. (‘21)

3rd: Hermes L. (‘21)

Girls:

1st: Shawyuan H. (‘19)

2nd: Cybill L. (‘21)

3rd: Chloe L. (‘22)

100m Breaststroke

Boys:

1st: Jason L. (‘21)

2nd: Lucent L. (‘19)

3rd: Justin W. (‘19)

Girls:

1st: Shawfong H. (‘21)

2nd: Annabelle W. (‘22)

3rd: Sharon K. (‘19)

Tennis

vs.
ACC Members
Loss 1-5

JV Boys Tennis 1 vs. ACC Men 5 (Loss).

Today's tennis was an opportunity for the JV Tennis Boys to demonstrate their skill development in a rematch with the ACC Men. Patrick L. ('22) stood out for the pace and confident net play he has developed through the season; together with Tsuyoshi M.'s ('22) reliably strong serve, they claimed a long-anticipated win. Jackie C. ('22) found some blistering form today with his forehand and Dylan C. ('22) did a great job of targeting the wide angled shot that would consistently put his opponent off-balance. Both of these players demonstrated strong communication skills together with their respective doubles partners, and this chemistry clearly enhanced their level of play. Shinji Y. ('20) found his rhythm today and with his partner, Clarence L. ('22), sustained some exciting rallies that brought them close to victory. On average, the JV Boys took more games from their opponents this time around, which was a satisfying affirmation of their efforts and enthusiasm through the season.

#1 Doubles: Tsuyoshi M. ('21) & Patrick L. ('22) W, 8-6

#2 Doubles: Jackie C. ('22) & Luke L. ('22) L, 4-8

#3 Doubles: Nicholas C. ('22) and Tai O. ('22) L, 1-8

#4 Doubles: Andrew H. ('22) and Dylan C. ('22) L, 1-8

#5 Doubles: Shinji Y. ('20) and Clarence L. ('22) L, 6-8

Bonus Doubles: Nicholas C. ('22) and Patrick L. ('22) L, 6-8

Touch

vs.
TAS Faculty
Win 8-2

We played our first game back from the break against some familiar faces from the past. It was a great opportunity to get back onto the field after our long layoff from exams and the winter break. The team executed on offense and were vocal on defense. We were able to break the line with set plays as well as individual brilliance.

vs.
Girls Touch - GR7&8
Other 3-0; 2-2; 1-1

In the first two periods, the JV touch team worked hard to maintain possession and create pressure on the scoreline. Once the team got their driving together they were able to create 2-on-1 situations and score some touchdowns.

In the last period, fatigue really took a toll on the team which caused a lapse in concentration and their handling skills went missing. The JV team dropped the ball five times and were unable to get any momentum to pressure the MS team.

The girls set personal & team goals to work on for next week as the end of the season.

We would like to thank the MS touch teams and their coaches for the opportunity to play every week!

Touchdown assists were:

Hannah H. ('21) & Sydney H. ('22): 2

Laura H. ('22): 1

Touchdown scorers:

Jia A.S. ('22): 3

Hannah H. ('21), Maud Z. ('22) & Sydney H. ('22): 1

MS ATHLETICS

Basketball

Blue 2 vs Daan Junior High
Loss 26-45

The boys were a bit sluggish coming back from winter break and had trouble bringing intensity against Daan's drive-and-kick game. The TAS boys executed their offense, moving the ball well, but their shooting was a bit cold. Dillon S. ('23) led all scorers with 11 points.

Rugby

vs.
Sanzhi Junior High
Loss 29-32

The Grade 7 & 8 boys admittedly came out rusty and tentative versus Sanzhi and allowed several tries in the opening minutes. While Sanzhi continued to put excellent pressure on the ball, the boys eventually began to build attacking pressure through ball retention and good forward running, finally resulting in two tries before the first intermission. The next 15 minutes were quite even, but ended with TAS taking a lead and maintaining it through an excellent try-saving defensive effort by Daniel P. ('23). In the final stanza, TAS continued to play well and looked to have a secure lead with a few minutes to go, however two late tries snatched victory from their grasp.

Swimming

Time Trial
Other

The Grade 7 & 8 boys and girls Blue swimming teams participated in time trials last Friday evening. It was individual medley day, so all participants swam a 200m and 100m version of the event. The team swam plenty of personal best times in the 200m individual medley, and although it was tough to back up shortly afterwards, plenty of quality simes in the 100m I.M. Results are as follows:

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Amelie N. (‘23)

3rd: Kylie T. (‘23)

100m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Kylie T. (‘23)

3rd: Amelie N. (‘23)

Time Trial
Other

The Grade 7 & 8 boys and girls Blue swimming teams participated in time trials last Friday evening. It was individual medley day, so all participants swam a 200m and 100m version of the event. The team swam plenty of personal best times in the 200m individual medley, and although it was tough to back up shortly afterwards, plenty of quality simes in the 100m I.M. Results are as follows:

200m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Amelie N. (‘23)

3rd: Kylie T. (‘23)

100m I.M.

Boys:

1st: Ben W. (‘23)

2nd: Max J. (‘23)

3rd: Peter Z. (‘23)

Girls:

1st: Chloe L. (‘23)

2nd: Kylie T. (‘23)

3rd: Amelie N. (‘23)

Touch

vs.
Girls Touch - JV
Other 0-3; 2-2; 1-1

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue and Gold combined to make one team this week. The holiday break from touch was noticeable in the first game as the girls were caught in 2-on-1 situations on their defensive line. The referee let a few ball handling errors slide to continue the flow of the game. The team picked up their efforts in the second game and made incredible split plays on the wing to score two touchdowns. They also played a better defensive game, pushing back and keeping the JV at bay. In the third game, the girls continued to drive down the field to gain territory and played really well together. Next week is their last game of the season so come out to support them!

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