Where does Hsiao Yu Wen's big game rank among the best in history of the competition?
BENGALURU (India) - It took only a few days after her first big performance for Chinese Taipei at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship to turn heads once again.
In her first game ever representing Chinese Taipei, Hsiao put up 39 points and 15 rebounds. That was good enough to be the most points scored in a U18 Women’s Asian Championship Division A game since Gao Song’s 37 points in the 2010 Final. It was also good enough for an EFF Rating of 48, the highest ever recorded in the past three editions of the competition.
However, that previous performance was not enough for Chinese Taipei to get the win over Japan.
Hsiao outdid herself in the recent game between Chinese Taipei and New Zealand, putting up 20 points, 23 rebounds, 4 assists, 7 steals, and 3 blocks. She ended up with an EFF rating of 45, which is only the second time a player has finished with 40+ EFF. If your keeping track, Hsiao herself is the other player to do that, meaning she’s done it twice… in just a matter of a few days.
More importantly, this massive individual performance resulted in a win for Chinese Taipei this time, granting New Zealand a trip to the Semi-Finals while also clinching them a ticket back to the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup next year in Madrid.
Obviously, Hsiao’s two big games are among the best individual performances ever in the history of the U18 Women’s Asian Championship… but how does her 20-point, 23-rebound performance stack up against the other big-time 20+ rebound performances from stars in the past years?