Qingdao Eagles 86 – Shanghai Sharks 83

“I’d expect the Sharks to get a victory but equally I can already hear myself writing a “what-was-I-thinking?” introduction to this Sunday’s match report”- sharkfinhoops.com (November, 16th, 2011)

I had to say it, didn’t I?

An occasionally vibrant Shanghai side lost at the death in a game that the Sharks players will look back ruefully on as a missed opportunity to start their season in winning fashion. Continue reading “Qingdao Eagles 86 – Shanghai Sharks 83”

Scouting Notes: Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles

Shanghai Sharks open their 2011-2012 campaign with a visit to Shangdong Province to play the hyphen shunning Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles.

Shanghai will have harder away trips this season and will be pleased to open their season with an eminently winnable fixture. Qingdao have a history of sustained mediocrity and finished third-from-bottom in the last CBA with 10-22 record, although it should be noted that the equally underwhelming Sharks lost to them, 98-91 at home last season before returning the favour by┬ábeating the Eagles, 113-109 in Febuary. Continue reading “Scouting Notes: Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles”

Qingdao Eagles: 61 – Shanghai Sharks: 76

Hurricanes begin with a breeze, and following a tepid first game against Guandong, the Sharks finished strongly in the final bout of their preseason tournament, going toe-to-toe with a zesty Shandong outfit for the first two quarters before emphatically demolishing Qingdao in a pulsating second half finish. Lovely stuff. Continue reading “Qingdao Eagles: 61 – Shanghai Sharks: 76”