2011 Hunan International Men's Basketball Tournament kicked off on March 9 in Liuyang. The Beijing Aoshen Olympian, led by Sun Yue, defeatedthe Jersey Express of the United States ABA League with a score of 117 to 97andgot off to a good start. Thousands of fans in Liuyang enjoyed the high level basketball event.
Liuyang Gymnasium at that night was packed to capacity. With remarkable performance, Sun Yue scored nineteen points and got six rebounds. As a strong team of American ABA League, the Jersey Express failed to show its full strength due to jet lag, but the No. 52 player Ai Johnny, the MVP (most valuable player) of ABA All-Star Game, still scored the highest 21 points.
On the evening of March 12, the two teams will meet again in the stadium of Hunan University for the second race.
Translator: Ma Huiqin