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U16 Asia Championship. Day 1 - Nov 19, 2009


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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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Asian Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. China
 3. N.Zealand
 4. Philippine.
 5. S.Korea
 6. Japan
 7. Iran
 8. Lebanon
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matin AGHAJANPOUR
  (199-PF-1)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Aghajanpour, IRI23.2 
 2. Singh, IND22.7 
 3. Sun, CHN20.6 
 4. Zanbaka, LEB20.1 
 5. Lin, TAI17.7 
 6. Tominaga, JPN17.5 
 7. Sotto, PHI16.8 
 8. Moon, KOR15.9 
 9. Dance, NZL15.8 
 10. Bhati, IND15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kai SOTTO
  (216-C-2)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Sotto, PHI13.5 
 2. Singh, IND13.0 
 3. Jackson, AUS10.8 
 4. Tomar, IND10.0 
 5. Chen, TAI9.7 
 6. Moon, KOR8.9 
 7. Liang, MAC8.7 
 8. Lin, TAI8.7 
 9. Aghajanpour, IRI8.4 
 10. Cha, KOR8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Junseok YANG
  (179-G-1)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Yang, KOR5.4 
 2. Vahedi, IRI5.2 
 3. Kawamura, JPN4.3 
 4. Padrigao, PHI4.2 
 5. Derakhshi, IRI3.8 
 6. Wigness, AUS3.8 
 7. Yokochi, JPN3.7 
 8. Nakamura, JPN3.7 
 9. Travers, AUS3.6 
 10. Chen, CHN3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Lin LIN
  (180-PG-1)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Lin, TAI4.3 
 2. Derakhshi, IRI3.3 
 3. Wigness, AUS3.0 
 4. Vahedi, IRI2.8 
 5. Chang, TAI2.7 
 6. Sun, CHN2.6 
 7. Bahram, IRI2.6 
 8. Kim, KOR2.4 
 9. Zanbaka, LEB2.3 
 10. Noroozi, IRI2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kai SOTTO
  (216-C-2)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sotto, PHI2.5 
 2. Travers, AUS1.6 
 3. Yokochi, JPN1.2 
 4. Williamson, AUS1.2 
 5. Bhati, IND1.0 
 6. Singh, IND1.0 
 7. Agha, IRI1.0 
 8. Lazaro, PHI1.0 
 9. Swaka, AUS0.8 
 10. Cortez, PHI0.8 
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