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Asian Championships U16 2009 - Men Basketball



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Asian Championships U16 Standings
 1. China
 2. S.Korea
 3. Iran
 4. Philippines
 5. Taiwan
 6. Japan
 7. Syria
 8. Jordan
 9. Kazakhstan
 10. India
 11. Malaysia
 12. Bahrain
 13. Kuwait
 14. Singapore
 15. S.Arabia
 16. Thailand

Asian Championships U16 Standings
Group E
 1. China 2-0 
 2. S.Korea 1-1 
 3. Taiwan 1-1 
 4. Japan 0-2 
Group F
 1. Iran 3-0 
 2. Philippines 2-1 
 3. Jordan 1-2 
 4. Syria 0-3 
Group G
 1. India 2-1 
 2. Bahrain 2-1 
 3. Singapore 1-2 
 4. Thailand 1-2 
Group H
 1. Kazakhstan 2-1 
 2. Malaysia 2-1 
 3. Kuwait 2-1 
 4. S.Arabia 0-3

Asian Championships U16 Standings
Group A
 1. China 3-0 
 2. Jordan 2-1 
 3. India 1-2 
 4. S.Arabia 0-3 
Group B
 1. Philippines 3-0 
 2. Japan 1-2 
 3. Bahrain 1-2 
 4. Kazakhstan 1-2 
Group C
 1. S.Korea 3-0 
 2. Syria 2-1 
 3. Singapore 1-2 
 4. Kuwait 0-3 
Group D
 1. Iran 3-0 
 2. Taiwan 2-1 
 3. Malaysia 1-2 
 4. Thailand 0-3 
 
China Asian U16 Champion (Photo: fiba.malaysia-basketball.com)
   

China claim the crown! - Nov. 27, 2009 
Final
China U16 - South Korea U16 104:69

Chinese U16 selection triumphed at the inaugural Asia Championship. They toppled South Korean counterparts to take the trophy. China looked dominant throughout the tournament and deservedly clinch the title. Xiaochuan Zhai tallied 20 points and 17 boards to pace China in the championship game.
Guo Ailun was pivotal for China in the opening frame. He delivered 12 points allowing his team to earn a 28:21 lead at the first break. China soon unleashed a 12:0 run to open a double-digit lead. China finished the first half up by 10 points 51:41. Korea tried hard after the main intermission but all in vain. China stayed in charge and entered the fourth quarter ahead by as many as 15 points. The champions closed the encounter with 29 points in the fourth stanza and coasted to a well deserved win at the end.
Guo Ailun had 19 points for China. Hanchen Luo contributed 18 points in the winning effort. Choi Chang-Jin answered with 20 points for Korea. Dong Yeop Lee had 14 points in the loss.

China: Xiaochuan Zhai 20+17 boards, Guo Ailun 19, Hanchen Luo 18
South Korea: Choi Chang-Jin 20, Dong Yeop Lee 14

3rd-4th spot
Iran U16 Philippines U16 83:73
Iran climbed on the pedestal at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Philippines in the final game at the tournament to clinch the third position. Philippines finished in the fourth spot.
Philippines were up by three points ten minutes into the encounter. But Iran adjusted their offensive game and bounced back in the second frame. They surged in front to enjoy a 37:31 lead at halftime. Philippines refused to surrender as the roller-coaster action continued in the third period. Philippines outgunned their opponents to trail by just 3 points before the final quarter. Led by Kiefer Isaac Ravena Philippines erased the deficit and tied things up at 70 at the end of regulation. The teams headed into overtime where Iran looked better. They held their opponents to 3 points and snatched a tough victory.
Soheil Yousefi had 18 points for Iran. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi contributed 17 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Von Rolfe Pessumal responded with 13 points for Philippines. Roldan Sara finished with 11 points in defeat.

Iran: Soheil Yousefi 18, Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 17+16 boards
Philippines: Kiefer Isaac Ravena 18, Von Rolfe Pessumal 13, Roldan Sara 11

5th-6th spot
Taiwan U16 - Japan U16 71:66
Taiwan earned the fifth overall position in the U16 Asia Championship that just finished in Malaysia. Taiwan outscored Japan on the final day of the tournament. Yang Hsing-Chih knocked down 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Taiwan.
Taiwan led right from the start as they ensured a 17:10 advantage at the first break. Japan managed just 8 points in the second period and trailed by 19 points at halftime. But the second half belonged to Japan. They went on a comeback rally and almost denied the deficit. Taiwan needed some luck to escape with a narrow win at the end. Kao Po-Yu had 19 points and 11 boards in the win. Ryo Tawatari responded with 18 points for Japan. Tsukasa Tano notched 13 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the victory.

Taiwan: Yang Hsing-Chih 20, Kao Po-Yu 19+11 boards
Japan: Ryo Tawatari 18, Tsukasa Tano 13

7th-8th spot
Syria U16 - Jordan U16 87:51
Syria wrapped up their U16 Asia Championship campaign with a confident win over Jordan. The victory allowed Syria to finish in the seventh position. Aghyad Rahal knocked down 26 points to lead Syria.
Syrian team led from start to finish. They registered a 48:26 lead at halftime. Syria never loosened the grip in the second half. They dominated every facet of the game and rolled to a comfortable win at the end.
Muhammad Otabachi netted 14 points for the winners. Yousef Abuwazneh responded with 18 points for Jordan. Yazan Altaweel had 10 points in defeat.

Syria: Aghyad Rahal 26, Muhammad Otabachi 14
Jordan: Yousef Abuwazneh 18, Yazan Altaweel 10

9th-10th spot
Kazakhstan U16 - India U16 59:49

Kazakhstan knocked down India on the final day of the U16 Asia Championship. The victory allowed Kazakh team to occupy the ninth position in the ladder. India grabbed the tenth place in the final rankings.
The teams were well-matched in the opening frame as Kazakhstan grabbed a narrow 15:14 lead. India quickly denied the deficit and posted a 34:31 lead at halftime. The third frame was a low scoring affair as the teams teamed up for just 14 points. Kazakhstan managed to retain the advantage as they entered the fourth period up by one 40:39. Kazakhstan continued to keep their defence untraceable and allowed India to score just 10 points in the final period running away for the win.
Alexandr Zhigulin scored 24 points and grabbed 16 boards for Kazakhstan. Alimbek Orazov had 15 points and 10 boards in the win. Shyam Sunder answered with 19 points for India. Ajay Pratap Singh contributed 10 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 24+16 boards, Alimbek Orazov 15+10 boards
India: Shyam Sunder 19, Ajay Pratap Singh 10

11th-12th spot
Malaysia U16 - Bahrain U16 83:73

Malaysia grabbed the eleventh position at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Bahrain in the last game of the home tournament. Malaysia got to energetic start. They outscored their opponents 19:8 in the opening frame. Malaysia continued to dominate building a 44:18 lead at halftime. The game seemed to have been practically over but Bahrain managed to trigger the intrigue. They poured in 34 points in the fourth frame and nearly erased the deficit before losing the game at the end.
Shee Weng Loh tallied 27 points and 18 rebounds to lead Malaysia. Hui Kee Tan netted 16 points for the winners. Ali Ahmed Jamal responded with 22 points for Bahrain. Subah Husain Hanafi had 21 points and 13 boards in defeat.

Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 27+18 boards, Hui Kee Tan 16
Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 22, Subah Husain Hanafi 21+13 boards


Semifinals. Day 7 - Nov. 26, 2009 
Semifinals
China U16 - Philippines U16 85:66
China became the first finalist of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off brave Philippines in the first semifinal clash tonight. China thus guaranteed their ticket to the 2010 U17 World Championship.
Philippines threw all they had to challenge undefeated China in this one. Philippines managed to get to the fast start as they grabbed a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. China reacted stiffing their defence in the second period. They limited Philippines to 13 points and earned a 36:32 lead at halftime. The teams kept it close throughout the third frame however China arrived at the final break ahead by 8 points. Philippines ran out of steam in the fourth stanza. China poured in 30 points in the last ten minutes and celebrated a comfortable success at the end.
Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) top-scored with 18 points and 7 boards. Xiaochuan Zhai had 15 points and 14 boards for the winners. Jeron Alvin Teng responded with 18 points for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena finished with 17 points in the loss.

China: Ju Mingxin 18, Xiaochuan Zhai 15+14 boards, Zirui Wang 13
Philippines: Jeron Alvin Teng 18, Kiefer Isaac Ravena 17

South Korea U16 Iran U16 82:81
South Korea eked out a heart-breaking late win over Iran in the second semifinal at the U16 Asia Championship. Lee Jong-Hyun scored a bucket late in regulation propelling South Korea into the championship game. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had a chance to save the day for Iran but wasted his attempt. South Korea entered the Final and booked the spot at the 2010 U17 World Championship at the same time.
South Korea grabbed the lead in the opening quarter. They enjoyed a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Iran slowed down their opponents in the second frame but could not get closer. Korea earned a 42:35 lead into the main break. But Iran were not about to surrender. They unloaded 30 points in the third quarter erasing the deficit and heading into the fourth frame up by 2 points. It all came down to the final seconds when Jonghyun Lee stepped up with his heroics to win the battle for South Korea.
Jong-Hyun Lee finished with 19 points and 10 boards to pace Korea. Hyo-Sub Shin added 14 points in the winning effort. Amir Sedighi knocked down 30 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Iran. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi had 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Lee Jong-Hyun 19+10 boards, Hyo-Sub Shin 14, Seung-Wook Choi 13
Iran: Amir Sedighi 30+18 boards, Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 21+12 boards

5th-8th spot
Japan U16 - Jordan U16 100:57
Japan recorded a confident win over Jordan at the U16 Asia Championship. Japan will now face Taiwan for the fifth overall position. Jordan will play against Syria for the seventh spot.
Japan stunned their opponents in the opening quarter winning it by 17 points 26:9. Jordan never came back to life in the reminder of the contest lacking defensive aggressiveness. Yuto Aratani scored 28 points to pace Japan. Taiki Uehara and Ryo Tawatari added 18 points each for the winners. Majdi Al-Ghzawi responded with 19 points for Jordan.

Japan: Yuto Aratani 28, Taiki Uehara 18, Ryo Tawatari 18
Jordan: Majdi Al-Ghzawi 19

Taiwan U16 - Syria U16 75:50
Taiwan overcame Syria in the last but one game at the U16 Asia Championship. Thus Taiwan set up the clash with Japan for the fifth overall spot at the tournament. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and dished out 4 assists to pace Taiwan.
Taiwan built a 12-point lead ten minutes into the game and extended the gap at 19 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the major break as Taiwan maintained their pressure and rallied to the victory at the end.
Yang Hsing-Chih contributed 14 points for the winners. Muhammad Otabachi delivered 15 points and 9 rebounds for Syria.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 18, Yang Hsing-Chih 14
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 15

13th-14th spot
Kuwait U16 - Singapore U16 66:60

Kuwait U16 National Team recorded victory in their final game at the Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to wrap up the tournament in the 13th position. Kuwait took the lead right from the start. They won the opening quarter by 5 points 13:8. The margin grew at 10 points at the interval. Singapore managed just nine points in the third frame allowing Kuwait to clear off beyond reach.
Hussain Shuaib scored 18 points, grabbed 7 boards and issued 4 assists for Kuwait. Mashari Abu Dhom and Mohammad Aloun added 17 points each for the winners. Russel Low responded with 14 points and 12 boards for Singapore.

Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 17, Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Mohammad Aloun 17
Singapore: Russel Low 14+12 boards

15th-16th spot
Saudi Arabia U16 - Thailand U16 72:61
Saudi Arabia finally snapped the losing skid posting the initial win at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Thailand to finish the competition at the 15th spot. Thailand slipped at the very bottom of the ladder taking the 16th position.
Saudi Arabia opened the game with a 9:0 surge and built a 22:12 lead at the first break. Thailand refused to fold as they answered with a 15:0 run in the second quarter to level things up 34:34 at halftime. Saudi Arabia stepped back in charge in the third quarter and eked out a tough win at the end. Ahmed Almukhtar delivered 22 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas added 16 points for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee had 22 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for Thailand.

Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 22, Nassir Abo Jalas 16
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 22


Qualifying Round. Day 6 - Nov. 24, 2009 
Group E
China U16 - Japan U16 115:65
Chinese U16 National Team recorded the sixth straight win at the Asia Championship. They breezed past Japan to claim the top place in Group E of the tournament. They will now face Philippines in the semifinal.
Japan got to a surprisingly good start to the game. They outscored China in the first frame to enjoy a 28:27 lead at the first break. But China showed why they are considered #1 favorite of the championship in the second quarter. They overwhelmed Japan 35:8 to earn a comfortable 26-point lead at the interval. From now on China stayed in charge rolling to another confident win in Johor Bahru.

China: Guo Ailun 34, Xiaochuan Zhai 20
Japan: Ryo Tawatari 29

South Korea U16 - Taiwan U16 71:39
South Korea booked the last spot available at the semifinal stage of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off Taiwan on the final day of the Qualifying Round to reach the semis.
It was the decisive game for both teams but Korea seemed to have readied themselves better. They grabbed the initiative right from the start and slipped past Taiwan to a 31:18 lead at halftime. Taiwan could not change the complexion of the encounter in the second half. They accounted for just 9 points in the third stanza to trail by as many as 28 points entering the fourth frame. South Korea marched to the win at the end.
Changjin Choi scored 16 points and pulled down 6 boards to lead Korea.

South Korea: Changjin Choi 16, Dong Yeop Lee 14
Taiwan: Wang Jen-Chieh 13

Group F
Philippines U16 - Jordan U16 60:45

Philippines paved their way into U16 Asia Championship semifinals. They held of Jordan in the decisive clash in Group F to book the ticket. The first half made it possible for Philippines. They outscored Jordan 17:8 in the opening stanza and maintained the gap in the second frame. Building a 31:18 lead at halftime Philippines managed to keep Jordan at safe distance throughout the rest of the game recording a vital success.
Keifer Isaac Ravena scored 13 points to lead balanced effort. Von Rolfe Pessumal and Roldan Sara had 10 points each in the win. Majdi Al-Ghzawi responded with 18 points for Jordan.

Philippines: Kiefer Isaac Ravena 13, Von Rolfe Pessumal 10, Roldan Sara 10
Jordan: Majdi Al-Ghzawi 18

Iran U16 - Syria U16 69:58
Iran recorded the sixth straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Syria to claim the top spot in Group F of the Qualifying Round of the tournament. Syria remained at the bottom of the ladder at 0-3 record.
The teams looked evenly matched in the first half. Iran secured a narrow 31:30 lead at halftime. The third quarter brought little changes into the game as Iran remained ahead by a single point 43:42. But they managed 26 points in the fourth term and rallied away for good in this one. Soheil Yousefi notched 23 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Iran. Amir Sedighi contributed 18 points for the winners. Aghyad Rahal came up with 19 points for Syria.

Iran: Soheil Yousefi 23, Amir Sedighi 18
Syria: Aghyad Rahal 19

Group G
India U16 - Bahrain U16 58:40

India clinched the top position in Group G of the Qualifying Round at U16 Asia Championship. They held off Bahrain in the final game in the pool to claim the spot. India will now fight against Kazakhstan for the 9th overall place. Bahrain will wrap up their campaign against hosting Malaysia.
Bahrain led by one point 10:9 at the first break. But India gradually took over. They surged ahead in the second frame and posted a 5-point lead at the interval. India kept on pushing and ensured a 14-point lead before the fourth quarter. Bahrain could not recover and had to surrender at the end.
Shyam Sunder nailed 19 points for India. Sukhjeet added 13 points in the win. Subah Husain Hanafi finished with 16 points and 11 boards for Bahrain.

India: Shyam Sunder 19, Sukhjeet 13
Bahrain: Subah Husain Hanafi 16+11 boards

Singapore U16 - Thailand U16 92:52
Singapore finished their campaign in Group G of the U16 Asia Championship with a confident win. They rallied past Thailand to clinch the third spot in the pool. Singapore will now face Kuwait for the 13th overall spot in the tournament. Thailand will take on Saudi Arabia on the final day of the competition.
Singapore gave no chance for their opponents in this one. They exploded with 56 points in the first half avalanching to a 33-point halftime advantage. Singapore loosened the grip in the third frame a bit but finished off their counterparts in the final stanza. Jabez Su scored 27 points for Singapore. Delvin Goh added 17 points for the winners. Sarun Buranachan replied with 18 points for Thailand.

Singapore: Jabez Su 27, Delvin Goh 17
Thailand: Sarun Buranachan 18

Group H
Kazakhstan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 64:38

Kazakh U16 selection recorded a comfortable win over Saudi Arabia at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The victory propelled Kazakhstan to the top spot in Group H. They will now face India for the 9th overall spot at the tournament. Saudi Arabia will look for their first win in Johor Bahru when they take on Thailand on Friday.
Saudi Arabia struggled offensively in this one. They managed just 17 points in the first half trailing by as many as 13 points at halftime. Kazakhstan did not allow their opponents to threaten the margin seriously in the second half and drove to the victory at the end.
Vyacheslav Raguyev notched 15 points for the winners. Roman Morozov had 11 points for Kazakhstan. Ahmed Almukhtar delivered 14 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Kazakhstan: Vyacheslav Raguyev 15, Roman Morozov 11
Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 14+11 boards

Malaysia U16 - Kuwait U16 73:53
Malaysia prevailed against Kuwait at the U16 Asia Championship. The victory ensured the second-place finish for the hosts in Group H. Malaysia will now play against Bahrain for the 11th overall position. Kuwait will face Singapore in the final game at the tournament.
Kuwait got to the better start to the game as they enjoyed a 4-point lead at halftime. But Malaysia used a 27:9 rally in the third quarter to clear off for good in this one. Yen Yee Fong exploded with game-high 30 points to pace Malaysia. Shee Weng Loh contributed 14 points for the winners. Mashari Abu Dhom answered with 17 points for Kuwait. Hussain Shuaib netted 15 points and made 8 steals for Kuwait.

Malaysia: Yen Yee Fong 30, Shee Weng Loh 14
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 15



Qualifying Round. Day 5 - Nov. 23, 2009 
Group E
China U16 - South Korea U16 121:51

Chinese U16 team posted the fifth straight win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They overcame South Korea in the second round of action of the Qualifying Round.
The game turned into another vivid proof of the dominance of China at the tournament. They scored eagerly and Korea struggled to slow their opponents down. China earned a 60:32 lead at halftime and continued to the final comprehensive success in the second half. Guo Ailun scored 25 points to pace the charge. Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) added 20 points in the winning effort. Hyeongjun Kim responded with 11 points for South Korea.

China: Guo Ailun 25, Ju Mingxin 20
Korea: Hyeongjun Kim 11

Taiwan U16 - Japan U16 75:67
Taiwan posted the first win at the U16 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. They shot down Japan to improve at 1-1 record in Group E. Japan in the meantime slipped at 0-2.
Chen Kuan-Chuan knocked down 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Taiwan. Japan got to the better start to the game as they were up 25:23 at the first break. Japan maintained the lead in the second quarter and they piled up a 5-point advantage at halftime. But Taiwan bounced back after the main break and erased the deficit. They limited Japanese youngsters to just 7 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win at the end.
Chen Ying-Chun had 17 points, 7 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Ryo Tawatari responded with game-high 28 points for Japan. Yuto Aratani finished with 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Chen Kuan-Chuan 18+10 boards, Chen Ying-Chun 17
Japan: Ryo Tawatari 28, Yuto Aratani 12

Group F
Jordan U16 - Syria U16 77:70

Jordan recorded an important win against Syria in Group F of the Qualifying Round at the U16 Asia Championship. They improved at 1-1 record and remained in the race for the semifinal birth. Jordan will now face Philippines on the final day of the Qualifying Round. Syria in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record in the pool.
Jordan built a 9-point lead at the interval. Jordan maintained the pressure after the main break and did not allow Syria to threaten the margin. Malek Kanaan scored 28 points to pace Jordan. Majdi Al-Ghzawi netted 12 points and grabbed 6 boards in the win. Muhammad Otabachi responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Syria.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 28, Majdi Al-Ghzawi 12
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 27

Iran U16 - Philippines U16 76:70
Iran posted the fifth straight win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. Iran toppled Philippines in Group F of the Qualifying Round. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi tallied 20 points and 17 boards to lead Iran. Soheil Yousefi notched 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists in the victory.
Philippines enjoyed a 19:15 lead after the starting quarter. But Iran used a 23:7 rally in the second term to build a 12-point halftime advantage. Philippines came back into the game in the third stanza to cut the deficit to 4 points heading into the fourth quarter. Iran did not loosen the grip in the final term and ran away to the victory.
Kiefer Isaac Ravena notched 26 points for Philippines. Von Rolfe Pessumal had 13 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 20+17 boards, Soheil Yousefi 15
Philippines: Kiefer Isaac Ravena 26, Von Rolfe Pessumal 13

Group G
India U16 - Singapore U16 65:51

India registered the first win at the Qualifying stage of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to improve at 1-1 record in Group G. Singapore in the meantime suffered the second straight defeat in the pool.
India led by just one point at halftime 26:25. They shifted the gear in the third stanza to clear off to a 12-point lead at the final break. Singapore did not recover and could not avoid the defeat at the end.
Shyam Sunder nailed 15 points to lead the way for India. Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) had 12 points in the victory. Wei Xiang Ng notched 15 points for Singapore.

India: Shyam Sunder 15, Ankit Panigrahi 12
Singapore: Wei Xiang Ng 15

Bahrain U16 - Thailand U16 80:60
Bahrain overcame Thailand in Group G of the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The victory meant the second straight success for Bahrain at the classification stage of the competition. Ali Ahmed Jamal knocked down 25 points to pace Bahrain to the victory.
Bahrain grabbed a 9-point lead ten minutes into the game. They kept Thailand at bay in the next three quarters and ensured a confident win at the end.
Subah Husain Hanafi had 9 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Torpong Mattayamanan responded with 18 points for Thailand. Loephong Kongtawee and Sarun Buranachan netted 11 points each in defeat.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 25, Subah Husain Hanafi 9
Thailand: Torpong Mattayamanan 18

Group H
Malaysia U16 Kazakhstan U16 59:75
Kazakhstan snapped losing skid to silence Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. The victory lifted Kazakhstan to 1-1 record in Pool H. Alimbek Orazov scored 18 points and collected 9 rebounds to lead the Kazakh team.
Kazakhstan grabbed an 8-point lead at the first break. Malaysia tried to get back into the game as they cut the distance to 6 points at halftime. However Kazakhstan pulled together in the second half and breezed to the win at the end.
Roman Morozov nailed 14 points in the winning case. Shee Weng Loh had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia.

Malaysia: Alimbek Orazov 18, Roman Morozov 14
Kazakhstan: She Weng Loh 22

Kuwait U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 60:40
Kuwait recorded the second win in a row at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Saudi Arabia in Group H of the classification round of the tournament. Mashari Abu Dhom knocked down 17 points to lead the charge.
The teams were well-matched in the first frame. The scoreboard read 12:12 after ten minutes. But Saudi Arabia scored just 15 points in the next two periods and entered the fourth frame down by 17 points. Kuwait cruised to the win in the fourth quarter. Abdulrahman Alshammari had 13 points and 14 boards in the victory. Ahmed Almukhtar netted 10 points in defeat.

Kuwait: Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Abdulrahman Alshammari 13+14 boards
Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 10


U16 Asia Championship Day 4. Qualifying Round - Nov. 22, 2009 
Group E
South Korea U16 Japan U16 93:56

South Korea eased past Japan at the start of the Qualifying Round at the U16 Asia Championship. Jonghyun Lee scored 21 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead Korea.
Japan got the last train to the Qualifying Round but could not match the Korean team. South Korea built a 22-point lead at halftime. Japan stopped the bleeding in the second half but could not threaten the margin till the final buzzer.
Seungwook Choi delivered 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Yuto Aratani replied with 11 points for Japan.

South Korea: Jonghyun Lee 21+12 boards, Seungwook Choi 16
Japan: Yuto Aratani 11

China U16 - Taiwan U16 108:61
Chinese U16 selection recorded the fourth straight win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. Today they thumped Taiwan at the start of the Qualifying Round in Group E. Taiwan had little chance to stop the impressive Chinese team. China fired 60 points in the first half building a 35-point lead at halftime. The second half turned into simple formalities as China cruised to the victory.
Guo Ailun had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for China. Zhu Xuhang added 18 points for the winners. Wang Jen-Chieh tallied game-high 25 points for Taiwan.

China: Guo Ailun 21, Zhu Xuhang 18
Taiwan: Wang Jen-Chieh 25

Group F
Iran U16 - Jordan U16 70:51

Iran made another step towards reaching the semifinal stage at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They rolled past Jordan at the start of the Qualifying Stage of the tournament. Amir Sedighi scored 20 points and pulled down 15 boards to lead Iran on top of Group F.
Iran led right from the start. They earned a 20:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Iran continued to dominate and ensured a 44:21 advantage at halftime. Jordan slowed down their opponents in the second half but could not avoid the defeat.
Soheil Yousefi had 17 points, 7 steals and 5 assists for Iran. Malek Kanaan responded with 20 points for Jordan.

Iran: Amir Sedighi 20+15 boards, Soheil Yousefi 17
Jordan: Malek Kanaan 20

Philippines U16 - Syria U16 71:57
Philippines recorded the first win at the U16 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. They held off Syria in Group F. Jeron Alvin Teng knocked down 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
The teams were tied at 16 after ten minutes of action. Syria put their noses in front in the second quarter taking a narrow 30:29 lead at halftime. But Philippines surged in charge in this seesaw action heading into the fourth quarter ahead by one 45:44. Philippines scored 26 points in the fourth term and celebrated a confident win at the end.
Roldan Sara accounted for 14 points in the victory. Muhammad Otabachi answered with 20 points and 13 boards for Syria. Aghyad Rahal netted 14 points in the losing case.

Philippines: Jeron Alvin Teng 16, Roldan Sara 14
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 20+13 boards

Group G
Thailand U16 - India U16 55:52
Thailand celebrated the first win at the second stage of the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They shot down India in Group H. Thailand got to the better start as they grabbed a 16:10 lead after ten minutes. India recovered in the second frame taking a 34:24 lead at halftime. But Thailand found the way to recover in the second half. They stepped on the gas in the fourth term and eked out a difficult win at the end.
Sarun Buranachan scored 18 points to pace Thailand. Udomsak Rattanapansri had 16 points in the winning effort. Ankit Panigrahi responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Thailand: Sarun Buranachan 18, Udomsak Rattanapansri 16
India: Ankit Panigrahi 21+10 boards

Bahrain U16 - Singapore U16 64:58
Bahrain posted the first win in Group G of the Classification stage at the U16 Asia Championship. Ali Ahmed Jamal fired 30 points to pace Bahrain past Singapore.
Singapore scored 20 points in the first term and enjoyed a 5-point lead at the first intermission. But Bahrain shifted the gear in the second quarter and thrashed their opponents in the next two quarters. Bahrain headed into the fourth quarter ahead by 9 points and sealed the deal at the end.
Sayed Hasan Ali notched 16 points for Bahrain. Delvin Goh and Larry Liew answered with 15 points each in defeat.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 30, Sayed Hasan Ali 16
Singapore: Delvin Goh 15, Larry Liew 15

Group H
Kuwait U16 - Kazakhstan U16 66:63

Kuwait posted the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Kazakhstan in Group H of the Classification Round of the tournament. Kuwait finished the preliminary round winless but managed to adjust the rhythm in the fourth encounter in Johor Bahru.
Kazakhstan got to the better start. They enjoyed a 22:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Kuwait stopped the bleeding in the second frame and got within 5 at halftime. The teams traded baskets in the third quarter and headed into the fourth stanza with the Kazakh team up by 5 points. However Kuwait came from behind and raced to the victory at the end.
Hussain Shuaib notched 25 points and 6 boards for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari netted 17 points and collected 7 rebounds for the winners. Alexandr Zhigulin responded with 23 points and 13 boards for Kazakhstan.

Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 26, Abdulrahman Alshammari 17
Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 23+13 boards

Malaysia - Saudi Arabia 84:77
Malaysia opened their U16 Asia Championship Classification Round campaign with a tough win over Saudi Arabia. Shee Weng Loh scored 27 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead the hosts. Saudi Arabia on the other hand suffered the fourth straight defeat at the tournament.
The teams looked well-matched in the starting quarter. Malaysia led by just a single point at the first break 21:20. But the home team limited Saudi Arabia to only 5 points in the second quarter building a 12-point halftime lead. Malaysia exploded with 30 points in the third quarter to keep Saudi Arabia at bay. The Arab team fought bravely in the fourth quarter cutting the deficit but could not erase the deficit.
Hui Kee Tan finished with 16 points for Malaysia. Nassir Abo Jalas answered with 31 points for Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 27+12 boards, Hui Kee Tan 16
Saudi Arabia: Nassir Abo Jalas 31


U16 Asia Championship. Day 3 - Nov. 21, 2009 
Group A
China U16 - India U16 121:47

China rolled past India to post the third consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The team won action in preliminary Group A and entered quarterfinal stage. India on the other hand suffered the second defeat and did not make it to the playoffs. China led from start to finish. They earned a 64:21 lead at halftime and drove to yet another comfortable win at the end.
Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) and Guo Ailun notched 23 points each for China. Shi Hongfei added 20 points for the winners. Ajay Pratap Singh responded with 9 points for India.

China: Zhu Xuhang 23, Guo Ailun 23, Shi Hongfei 20
India: Ajay Pratap Singh 9

Jordan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 59:36
Jordan knocked down Saudi Arabia reaching the quarterfinal stage at the U16 Asia Championship. The win propelled the team to 2-1 record in Group A. Saudi Arabia finished the preliminary action winless.
Jordan built a 28:17 lead at halftime. Saudi Arabia struggled in offense scoring just 19 points in the second half and losing the battle. Malek Kanaan nailed 20 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists for Jordan. Fakhri Al-Syouri netted 10 points for the winners. Abdullah Aldossary had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in the loss.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 20, Fakhri Al-Syouri 10
Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Aldossary 8

Group B
Philippines U16 - Bahrain U16 62:45

Philippines posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Bahrain to clinch the top spot in preliminary Group B. Bahrain slipped at 1-2 record in the pool after the defeat.
Bahrain got to the perfect start to the game. They were up by 6 points at the first break but could not capitalize. Philippines came from behind in the second quarter and earned a 3-point halftime advantage. The initiative belonged to Philippines in the second half. They limited their opponents to 17 points after the main break and rallied to the win at the end.
Cris Michael Tolomia knocked down 27 points to lead the charge. Jeron Alvin Teng netted 9 points in the victory. Buti Mohammed Fadhel responded with 15 points for Bahrain.

Philippines: Cris Michael Tolomia 27, Jeron Alvin Teng 9
Bahrain: Buti Mohammed Fadhel 15

Japan U16 - Kazakhstan U16 78:66
Japan won a three-team tie in Group B of the U16 Asia Championship and clinched the second spot in the pool. They outscored Kazakhstan on the final day of the preliminary round to celebrate the first win in the tournament.
Ryo Tawatari scored 28 points and made 7 steals to lead the charge for Japan. The Japanese juniors were up by 5 points at halftime. They stepped on the gas in the third quarter and ran away to a 13-point distance. Kazakhstan could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Taiki Uehara notched 14 points in the winning effort. Alexandr Zhigulin replied with 23 points and 22 boards for Kazakhstan. Alexey Kurochka netted 15 points in the loss

Japan: Ryo Tawatari 28, Taiki Uehara 14
Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 23+22 boards, Alexey Kurochka 15

Group C
South Korea U16 - Syria U16 103:61

Korea posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Syria to improve at 3-0 record in Group C. Syria made it to the quarterfinal despite loss as they claimed the second position in the table.
The game of Group C leaders turned into a rather one-way traffic. South Korea scored eagerly in the starting quarter accounting for massive 49 points and piling up a 29-point lead. The intrigue was dead for now and Korea coasted to the win at the end. Hyosub Shin knocked down 22 points to pace Korea. Seungwook Choi dropped 18 points in the victory. Aghyad Rahal finished with 11 points in defeat.

South Korea: Hyosub Shin 22, Seungwook Choi 18
Syria: Aghyad Rahal 11

Singapore U16 - Kuwait U16 61:45
Singapore wrapped up the action in Group D of the U16 Asia Championship with a confident win against Kuwait. It marked the first success for Singapore at the tournament, while Kuwait finished the action winless.
Singapore limited Kuwait to 5 points in the starting frame earning a 7-point lead. Kuwait struck back in the second quarter taking a 20:19 lead at halftime. But Singapore adjusted in the second half and held off Kuwait for the initial win in Malaysia.
Wenqiang Russel Low notched 28 points and 6 boards for Singapore. Hussain Shuaib responded with 21 points for Kuwait.

Singapore: Wenqiang Russel Low 28
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 21

Group D
Iran U16 - Malaysia U16 97:52

Iran clinched the top spot in preliminary Group D at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against the hosts on the final day of the group stage. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi and Amir Sedighi scored 22 points each to lead Iran. Fattahi added 18 rebounds to his tally. Malaysia in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and stopped just outside the playoffs.
Iran was dominant right from the start. They outscored Malaysia 23:11 in the opening quarter. Malaysia struggled to slow down their opponents defensively conceding 29 points in the second frame. Iran eased to a 31-point halftime advantage and never looked back in the second half. Vui Hang Ang responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia as they finished in the third position in the pool.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 22+18 boards, Amir Sedighi 22
Malaysia: Vui Hang Ang 15

Taiwan U16 - Thailand U16 92:34
Taiwan booked the spot at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They cruised past Thailand on the third day of the preliminary action. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 22 points and dished out 6 assists to lead the way for Taiwan.
Winless Thailand shocked their opponents in the starting frame. They outgunned Taiwan 16:7 controlling the game. But Taiwan quickly woke up and fired right back in the second quarter. They poured in 35 points and ensured a 42:19 lead at halftime. Taiwan stayed in charge in the second half and coasted to the victory at the end.
Wang Jen-Chieh nailed 14 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee and Paramet Kongsang answered with 8 points each for Thailand.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 22, Wang Jen-Chieh 14
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 8, Paramet Kongsang 8



U16 Asia Championship. Day 2 - Nov. 20, 2009 
Group A
China U16 - Jordan U16 117:44

Chinese U16 selection recorded the second straight victory at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. China thrashed Jordan to stay on top of Group A. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) knocked down 16 points to pace China.
China earned a 21-point lead after ten minutes of action. They dominated the reminder of the contest and posted a well-deserved victory at the end.
Ailun Guo notched 15 points for China. Malek Kanaan answered with 17 points for Jordan as they slipped at 1-1 record.

China: Shi Hongfei 16, Ailun Guo 15
Jordan: Malek Kanaan 17

India U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 55:41
India claimed the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They prevailed against Saudi Arabia on the second day of action in preliminary A. Saudi Arabia suffered the second straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the table.
India played some first class defense in the first half. They limited Saudi Arabia to just 14 points and grabbed a 17-point advantage at halftime. Saudi Arabia improved their game after the main break but could not avoid the inevitability.
Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards for India. Shyam Sunder added 11 points for the winners. Nassir Abo Jalas had 14 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in defeat.

India: Ankit Panigrahi 15+10 boards, Shyam Sunder 11
Saudi Arabia: Nassir Abo Jalas 14

Group B
Philippines U16 - Kazakhstan U16 76:50

Kiefer Ravena scored 23 points to lead Philippines past Kazakhstan at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines registered the second straight win, while Kazakhstan fell at 1-1 record in Group B.
Philippines dominated throughout the first half. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Kazakhstan tried hard but failed to threaten the margin after the main break. Philippines rolled to the win and climbed on top of the ladder in the pool.
Von Pessumal had 12 points in the winning case. Alexey Kurochka knocked down 16 points for Kazakhstan. Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) netted 11 points and collected 13 boards in the loss.

Philippines: Kiefer Ravena 23, Von Pessumal 12
Kazakhstan: Alexey Kurochka 16, Alexandr Zhigulin 11+13 boards

Bahrain U16 - Japan U16 85:84
Bahrain celebrated the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. They narrowly outscored Japan in Group B. Japan suffered the second straight loss and slid at the bottom of the standings.
Japan enjoyed a confident start to the game. They piled up an 11-point lead at halftime. Japan maintained the tempo in the third quarter. They earned a comfortable 14-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Bahrain found the right rhythm in the fourth term. They exploded with 31 points and snatched a tough win at the end.
Ali Ahmed Jamal was pivotal with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Sayed Hasan Ali added 18 points for Bahrain. Tsukasa Tano answered with 19 points for Japan. Taiki Uehara finished with 18 points in the losing effort. Bahrain will next take on Philippines, while Japan will test Kazakhstan.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 29, Sayed Hasan Ali 18
Japan: Tsukasa Tako 19, Taki Uehara 18

Group C
South Korea U16 - Kuwait U16 91:50

South Korean U16 selection enjoyed the second win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against Kuwait counterparts in Group C action. Huiwon Han knocked down 17 points to lead the charge. Hyeongjun Kim added 15 points in the winning effort.
Korea stunned their opponents in the opening frame. They won it 27:10 and maintained a flying tempo in the next period. Korea poured in 31 points in the next period leaving Kuwait behind by 40 points. Korea did not look back in the second half and recorded the second straight victory.
Hussain Shuaib had 16 points for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari finished with 14 points and 10 boards in defeat.

South Korea: Huiwon Han 17, Hyeongjun Kim 15
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 16, Abdulrahman Alshammari 14+10 boards

Syria U16 - Singapore U16 71:58
Syria remained on top of Group C at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They defeated Singapore to improve at 2-0 record. Muhammad Otabachi scored 13 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead Syria.
Syria grabbed a 29:22 lead after two quarters of action. They maintained the advantage in the second half and recorded the consecutive success at the tournament. Ockba Baghajati and Aghyad Rahal netted 9 points each for Syria. Larry Hua Sen responded with game-high 36 points for Singapore.

Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 13+12 boards, Ockba Baghajati 9, Aghyad Rahal 9
Singapore: Larry Hua Sen 36

Group D
Taiwan U16 Malaysia U16 114:78

Taiwan shocked hosting Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. Ying-Chun Chen tallied 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to pace Taiwan to the initial win at the tournament. Taiwan silenced the home team with a 28:8 run in the opening quarter. Malaysia recovered in the second period and won it by one point. But Taiwan exploded with 65 points in the second half to stun the hosts.
Jen-Chieh Wang knocked down 19 points for Taiwan. Kuan-Chuan Chen added 18 points in the victory. Shee Weng Loh notched 34 points and 12 boards for Malaysia.

Taiwan: Ying-Chun Chen 24, Jen-Chieh Wang 19
Malaysia: Shee Weng Loh 34+12 boards

Iran U16 - Thailand U16 71:36
Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship. Mirmohammad Fattahi tallied 20 points and 15 boards to lead the Iranian selection past Thailand. Soheil Yousefi added 20 points in the victory.
Iran looked better from start to finish. They built a 26:16 advantage at halftime and eased to the victory in the second half.
Paramet Kongsang nailed 9 points for Thailand. Sarun Buranachan had 8 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Fattahi 20+15 boards, Soheil Yousefi 20
Thailand: Paramet Kongsang 9, Sarun Buranachan 8


U16 Asia Championship. Day 1 - Nov. 19, 2009 
Group A
Jordan U16 - India U16 57:31

Jordan enjoyed a victorious start to their U16 Asia Championship campaign. They toppled India in Group A. Malek Kanaan knocked down 18 points, issued 5 assists and made 5 steals to lead Jordan.
Jordan fired 27 points in the starting quarter earning a 21-point lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage easily throughout the next three quarters and celebrated a confident win at the end. Yazan Altaweel had 9 points for the winners. Ajay Pratap Singh replied with 9 points for India.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 18, Yazan Altaweel 9
India: Ajay Pratap Singh 9

China U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 109:29
China tipped off their U16 Asia Championship campaign with a convincing win over Saudi Arabia in Group A. China gave little chance to their opponents en route to a comprehensive win. They limited Saudi Arabia to just 6 points in the first half ensuring a massive 39-point lead at halftime. China coasted to the win in the second half. Ailun Guo fired 20 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead China. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) contributed 17 points and 11 boards for the winners. Mohammed Alhosawe responded with 10 points for Saudi Arabia.

China: Ailun Guo 20, Zhu Xuhang 17+11 boards, Xiaochuan Zhai 14
Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Alhosawe 10, Abdullah Aldossary 6

Group B
Kazakhstan U16 - Bahrain U16 63:54
Kazakhstan recorded the opening win at the U16 Asian Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against Bahrain in Group B. The teams are fighting for two tickets at the U17 World Championship in Germany to be held in 2010.
Kazakhstan got to the brave start building a 9-point halftime lead. Bahrain cut the distance to 6 points heading into the fourth frame but could not develop on their success. Kazakhstan regained control in the dying minutes and celebrated the initial win at the competition.
Alexandr Zhigulin (202-F-94) came up with 20 points and 15 boards for the winners. Alexey Kurochka contributed 15 points for Kazakhstan. Ali Ahmed Jamal and Sayed Hasan Ali responded with 16 points each in the loss.

Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 20+15 boards, Alexey Kurochka 15, Alymzhan Maxutov 9
Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 16, Sayed Hasan Ali 16

Philippines U16 - Japan U16 64:59
Philippines clinched the opening win at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They held off Japan in Group B. Japan were up by 4 points at halftime. But Philippines stepped up after the main break. Led by Kiefer Ravena Philippines leveled things up at the end of regulation. The teams went into overtime where Philippines eked out a narrow victory. Kiefer Ravena scored 25 points to lead the way. Paolo Romero added 9 points and 7 rebounds for Philippines. Ryo Tawatari and Taiki Uehara had 15 points each in the losing case.

Philippines: Kiefer Ravena 25, Paolo Romero 9
Japan: Ryo Tawatari 15, Taiki Uehara 15

Group C
South Korea U16 - Singapore U16 101:33

South Korea celebrated a confident win on Day 1 of the U16 Asian Championship in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Both teams got into Group C to fight for the quarterfinal birth. Two best teams at the tournament will be granted the tickets to the inaugural U17 World Championship to be held in Germany in 2010.
South Korea wasted little time to prove the strength. They fired 34 points in the first quarter piling up a 24-point lead at the first break. Korea maintained the lead throughout the second frame as they earned a 32-point cushion into the second half. Singapore managed miserable four points in the third quarter and trailed by as many as 57 points before the fourth term. Korea eased to the win in the final minutes. Hyosub Shin scored 25 points to lead the charge. Jonghyun Lee added 16 points for the winners. Russel Wenqiang answered with 10 points and 5 boards for Singapore.

South Korea: Hyosub Shin 25, Jonghyun Lee 16
Singapore: Russel Wenqiang 10

Syria U16 - Kuwait U16 53:52
Syria started their U16 Asia Championship campaign with a hard-fought win over Kuwait. The teams clashed in Group C and Syria snatched a last second win. Kuwait were up by one with twenty seconds remaining. But Mahmmoud Trub converted a lay-up to win the battle for Syria.
Syria seemed heading for a confident win as they won the starting stanza 11:4. But Kuwait gradually came back into the contest. They won the next period to trail by five points at halftime. Syria stepped on the gas in the third frame and enjoyed an 8-point buffer before the fourth term. Kuwait once again bounced back erasing the deficit. Nevertheless Mahmmoud Trub dragged Syria to the victory at the end.
Aghyad Rahal produced 20 points to lead the charge. Ockba Baghajati had 6 points in the victory. Hussain Shuaib responded with 18 points for Kuwait. Abdulrahman Alshammari had 12 points and 14 boards in defeat.

Syria: Aghyad Rahal 20, Ockba Baghajati 6
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 18, Abdulrahman Alshammari 12+14 boards

Group D
Iran U16 - Taiwan U16 87:74

Iran prevailed against Taiwan on the first day of the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The victory propelled Iran on top of Group D. Iran overwhelmed their opponents 30:8 in the first frame and never looked back en route to the win.
Soheil Yousefi poured in 21 points for Iran. Mirmohammad Fattahi and Amir Sedighi nailed 19 points apiece for the winners. Ying-Chun Chen responded with 26 points and 6 steals for Taiwan. Chia-Chun Wu netted 14 points in defeat.

Iran: Soheil Yousefi 21, Mirmohammad Fattahi 19, Amir Sedighi 19
Taiwan: Ying-Chun Chen 26, Chia-Chun Wu 14

Malaysia U16 - Thailand U16 80:44
Malaysia posted the first win at the home U16 Asia Championship. They entertained the home fans in Johor Bahru with a cruising success against Thailand. Loh Shee Weng tallied 34 points and 10 rebounds to pace the home team.
Malaysia earned an 11-point advantage after the starting stanza. The hosts kept their opponents at safe distance throughout the rest of the journey and grabbed the first win at the tournament. Tun Hui Kee secured 8 points and 7 boards for Malaysia. Kongtawee Loephong knocked down 15 points for Thailand.

Malaysia: Loh Shee Weng 34+10 boards, Tun Hui Kee 8
Thailand: Kongtawee Loephong 15



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