China - Lebanon 96-74 China wins Group A campaign at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team overcame Lebanon 96:74 for the top position in the group. Lebanon meanwhile suffered the first lost and finished the group with 2-1 record. It was the game for the first place in the group as both teams won the first two games. China started with 22-18 and added massive 29-14 in the second frame. China never looked behind in the game and had also 19-13 surge in the third quarter. Lebanon scored 29 points in the last period, while China produced 26. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) and Bai Bing (200-F-95) netted 13. Wu Qian followed them with 10 points each. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) ended up with 28 points in the losing effort and Hadidian Gerard nailed 11. Nemer Hanna scored 8, while Assi Jean had 6.
Hong Kong - India 68-77 India taste the initial success at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team overcame Hong Kong 77:68 and finished with 1-2 record in Group A. Hong Kong remains winless in the tournament. India opened the game with 15:14 and added 18-14 in the second frame. The team also dominated the third quarter and increased the lead to 17 points after three quarters. Hong Kong meanwhile responded with 24-16 in the last stanza and reduced to final 9 points. Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 17 rebounds, while Amit Kanarjee (187-PG-94) added 16. Samina-Than Karthickeyan followed them with 10 points in a win. Leung Shiu Wah (189-SF-94) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Chang Yiu-Fai notched 13. Chung Ho Wa and Ho Chun Kit brought 9 points in defeat.
Japan - Syria 71-73 Syria upset Japan in Group B of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team grabbed 73:71 win to finish on the second place with 2-1 record. Japan meanwhile dropped to the third position with 1-2 record. Both teams nailed 15 points each in the first period and proved the importance of the game. They added 19 points each in the second frame as the board showed even numbers at the halftime. Japan seemed to have a better break and won the third period 24-20, but could not seal the victory. Terazono Shuto scored for 70:70 with 1 minute to go, while SHNNO and Ali Obesi (188-F-94) gave Syria the important win. Ali Obesi top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Mourad Hashim (176-G-95) notched 20. Trub Mahmmoud followed them with 9 points in a win. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) replied with 19 points in the losing effort and Terazono Shuto scored 15. Watanabe Yuta delivered 13, whilst Osaka Yuta nailed 9.
South Korea - Singapore 110-32 South Korea thrash Singapore in Ulaanbaatar to win Group B of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team won over the opponent 110:32 for a perfect 3-0 record. Singapore meanwhile finished with 0-3 record. South Korea opened the game with 18-9 lead and never looked behind after. They erupted with 35-5 in the second frame and enjoyed 53:14 at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to the favorites. They won the third period 23-10 and finished the game with 34-8. Heewon Jung (193-F-94) paced all the winners with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Heo Hoon nailed 19. Sangjae Kang (202-F-94) poured in 17, whilst Choi Jun-Yong collected 16 points and 14 rebounds. Lim Justin (192-C-94) ended up with 9 points in defeat and Loon Tay Ding scored 8.
Taiwan - Bahrain 94-61 Taiwan celebrated the third straight win at the U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Bahrain to clinch the top position in Group C. Bahrain fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Taiwan surged ahead early in the game. They posted a 22:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Bahrain bounced back in the second quarter. They cut the deficit to a single point 36:35 at halftime. But the second half belonged to Taiwan. They fired 25 points in the third quarter to clear off at 13-point mark. Taiwan erupted for 33 points in the final period and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Wu Chia-Chun (178-PG-94), Huang Tsun-Han (193-F-94) and Lin Kuan-Chun (184-G-95) finished with 14 points each for the winners. Shukralla Ali Hassan answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for Bahrain. Mahamed Naser netted 15 points in the loss.
Indonesia - Mongolia 67-73 Mongolia could not advance into the Second Round of U18 Asia Championship. They managed to open win count beating Indonesia in the final game of preliminary round but it was not enough to reach the next stage. Mongolia remained in the fourth place in Group C. Indonesia finished in the third position at 1-2 record. Mongolia started aggressively. The hosts piled up a 16:8 lead after ten minutes. Mongolia maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 38:26 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term as Mongolia entered the final frame up by 12 points. However Indonesia fired 25 points in the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to only 6 points at the end. Munkhnasan Lkhamjav (180-G-94) exploded with 33 points to lead Mongolia. Enkhtaivan Chinzorig (188-C-95) added 13 points for the winners. Jan Panagan (179-G-94) answered with 16 points for Indonesia. Katon Baskoro had 15 points in defeat.
Kazakhstan - Saudi Arabia 65-76 Saudi Arabia earned the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They held off Kazakhstan to claim the third position in Group D. Kazakhstan remained winless and would play in classification round. Nassir Abo Jalas (192-F-94) posted 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia pulled ahead early in the game. They ensured a 22:15 lead after ten minutes. Saudi Arabia maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 44:35 halftime lead. Kazakhstan revived the intrigue in the third quarter. They cut the deficit at 2-point mark heading into the final stanza. But Saudi Arabia returned into drivers seat in the final quarter. They held their opponents to 9 points and rallied to the victory at the end. Waheed Faqihi (185-F-94) scored 18 points, while Asslam Bafarat had 12 points for the winners. Alexey Kurochka (185-G-94) came up with 19 points for Kazakhstan. Alymzhan Maxutov netted 17 points in the loss.
Iran - Philippines 93-72 Iran clinched the third consecutive win at U18 Asia Championship. They capped the preliminary round campaign with a comfortable win over Philippines. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) scored 21 points to lead Iran as they claimed the top position in Group D. Philippines suffered the first loss at the tournament to finish at 2-1 record. Iran held a 22:17 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the margin in the second quarter. Iran secured a 42:33 halftime lead. Iran stayed dominant after the long break. They aggravated the damage establishing a 65:48 lead at the final break. Iran exploded with 28 points in the fourth term and sealed a comfortable result at the end. Hossein Rahmati (204-C-93) posted 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Rodolfo Alejandro answered with 12 points for Philippines. Janhubert Cani netted 11 points in defeat.
Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U18 Championships Awards 2012 - Aug 28, 2012
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MVP: Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) of China
Best Point Guard: Luo Hanchen (188-PG-94) of China
Best Shooting Guard: Choi Jun-Yong (200-SG-94) of S.Korea
Best Small Forward: Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) of Iran
Best Power Forward: Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) of China
Best Center: Jonghyun Lee (206-C-94) of S.Korea
Best Coach: Wang Huaiyu of USA
PG: Luo Hanchen (188-94) of China
SG: Choi [read more]
China defend their title in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 26, 2012
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China - South Korea 93-91
China repeated as U18 Asia Championship winners. They overcame South Korea in the dramatic Final to claim the trophy. Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) knocked down a winning jumper with four seconds to go in regulation and China celebrated Gold. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winning side. South Korea led by two points 26:24 ten minutes into the game. China denied the deficit and pulled ahead in the second quarter [read more]
China - South Korea 93-91 China repeated as U18 Asia Championship winners. They overcame South Korea in the dramatic Final to claim the trophy. Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) knocked down a winning jumper with four seconds to go in regulation and China celebrated Gold. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winning side. South Korea led by two points 26:24 ten minutes into the game. China denied the deficit and pulled ahead in the second quarter. They accumulated a 47:44 halftime advantage. South Korea returned the lead in the third term. They went on a 16:5 run late in the third quarter to gain a 71:61 advantage. South Korea were up by five points 89:84 with just over two minutes remaining. Wang Zhelin put China within one 88:89 with 39 seconds to go. Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) sank two free throws but Wang Zhelin drained a triple to level things up at 91. Then Gao Shang took the floor. His late jumper put China in front and South Korea simply had no time for the answer. Gao Shang accounted for 28 points and 9 rebounds for China. Dai Huaibo added 18 points in the victory. Lee Jong-Hyun answered with 24 points and 7 rebounds for South Korea. Choi Jun-Yong added 21 points in the loss.
Japan - Iran 83-87 Iran stepped onto the pedestal at U18 Asia Championship. They defeated Japan to clinch Bronze medals. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) came up with a triple-double of 26 points, 12 assists and 11 boards to pace Iran. Iran stormed into the game. They exploded with 31 points in the opening quarter posting a 17-point lead. However Japan were not intimidated by such a start. They responded with 32-point spree in the second quarter to cut the deficit to just three points at halftime 46:49. Iran kept Japan at distance throughout the third term. They established a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Yuta Watanabe, Baba and Mori pulled Japan within just two points 83:85 with 26 seconds remaining in regulation. But Dalirzahan sank two free throws in the dying seconds to seal the victory for Iran. Behnam Yakhchali (191-G-95) finished with 24 points, while Saleh Foroutannik added 21 points for the winners. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) answered with 25 points for Japan. Yuta Watanabe had 23 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Philippines - Taiwan 85-89 Taiwan clinches 5th place in Ulaanbaatar of the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. The team outscored Philippines 89:85 in the game for the 5-6 places. It was the last game for both teams and they both tried hard to finish on a higher place. At first Taiwan won the first period 22-20, but then Philippines produced 14-13 in the second quarter. Taiwan had 25-14 in the third period for 12-point advantage with 10 minutes to go, however Philippines played tough until the end. They erupted with 37-29 surge in the last stanza and managed to reduce to final 4 points. Fang Shih-En (199-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Lin Kuan-Chun (184-G-95) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds. Wang Chih-Chun notched 16 and Lu Kuan-Hsuan brought 10. Rodolfo Alejandro (180-G-95) replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Bonleon Mario as well as Pingoy Jerie poured in 15 each. Nambatac Rey delivered 7 in the losing case.
Lebanon - Saudi Arabia 89-78 Lebanon ended up on the 7th place at the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. The team overcame Saudi Arabia U18 89:78 in the first game of the Final Day. Lebanon started the game with 21-16, but Saudi Arabia replied with 22-15 in the second frame to take the lead at the halftime. Only due to the second half the Lebanese team managed to seal the victory. They produced 26-14 in the third period and finished the game with 27-26. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) made the last two free throws for the final success. Wael Arakji top-scored for the winners with 31 points, while Hanna Nemer (177-G-94) and Elie Chamoun (193-F-94) posted 16 each. Mezher Ali followed them with 9 points in a win. Waheed Faqihi (185-F-94) and Nassir Abojalas (195-F-94) finished the game with 19 points each. Mohammed Safwan notched 14, whilst Alhosawe Mohammed and Bafarat Asslam had 10 each.
China and South Korea set up exciting Final - Aug 25, 2012
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Japan - China 80-103
China became the first U18 Asia Championship finalists. They defeated Japan in the first semifinal of the day in Ulaanbaatar. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) delivered 23 points to lead the reigning champions. China jumped to an early lead however Japan did not allow their opponents to clear off. Japan trailed by just one point after ten minutes 23:24. China managed to pull away late in the first half. They went on a 14:2 run to ensure a 16-point lead at halftime [read more]
Japan - China 80-103 China became the first U18 Asia Championship finalists. They defeated Japan in the first semifinal of the day in Ulaanbaatar. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) delivered 23 points to lead the reigning champions. China jumped to an early lead however Japan did not allow their opponents to clear off. Japan trailed by just one point after ten minutes 23:24. China managed to pull away late in the first half. They went on a 14:2 run to ensure a 16-point lead at halftime. China maintained the lead throughout the third term. They secured a 71:54 advantage at the final intermission. China kept Japan at distance throughout the fourth term and rallied to the victory at the end. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) provided 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Li Jinglong (195-F-95) added 15 points for the winning side. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) answered with 17 points for Japan. Yuta Osaka had 14 points in the loss.
South Korea - Iran 96-93 South Korea prevailed against Iran in the semifinal thriller tonight to enter the title game at U18 Asia Championship. The Korean team will take on China in the remake of 2010 Final. Choi Jun-Yong (200-F-94) exploded with 38 points to lead the winners. Iran strongly entered the game. They grabbed control and rallied to a 25:15 lead after ten minutes. South Korea picked up the tempo in the second frame. They fired 27 points to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 48:42. South Korea stayed red hot in the third quarter. They knocked down 26 points to trim the deficit to 3-point mark at the final break. Iran were up by five points with just over three minutes remaining. However South Korea scored six points in a row to take an 86:85 lead. Rahmati returned the lead for Iran however Kang and Heo made it 94:91 for South Korea. Heo then dropped a jumper and sealed the victory for South Korea. Gibeom Cheon (187-G-94) accounted for 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Jonghyun Lee added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Iran. Behnam Yakhchali netted 19 points in the loss.
Taiwan - Saudi Arabia 77-38 Taiwan destroy Saudi Arabia at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. They had an easy 77:38 win and will play tomorrow for the 5th place. Saudi Arabia meanwhile will find out later the opponent for the 7th place. Taiwan won the first period 14:10 , but Saudi Arabia stayed tough and replied with 13-12 in the second period. The second half however fully belonged to the winning side. Taiwan won the third period 28-7 and finished with 23-8 in the last stanza. Fang Shih-En (199-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Chin Ming-Ching (194-F-94) posted 10. Lee Chia-Jui notched 9 and Lin Kuan-Chun delivered 8. Nassir Abojalas (195-F-94) answered with 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat, while Ahmedkhalil Mahmoud, Sufyani Khalid and Mohammed Safwan had 5 each.
Philippines - Lebanon 80-69 Philippines will play for the 5th overall place at U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Lebanon in the classification round game tonight. Philippines will face Taiwan in the final game at the tournament. Lebanon will take on Saudi Arabia for the 7th position. Philippines and Lebanon entered the game aggressively. They traded baskets throughout intense first quarter as Philippines eked out a 22:21 lead. They maintained it throughout the second quarter. Olsen Rasela team gained a 41:38 halftime advantage. Philippines stressed their defence in the third quarter. They held Lebanon to 12 points in the period opening a double-digit lead. Philippines headed into the fourth frame up by 11 points 51:40. The Lebanese team were able to narrow the deficit at 7-point mark but could not get closer and had to surrender at the end. Gideon Babilonia (198-C-95) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds for Philippines. Mario Bonleon (183-F-94) added 17 points, while Rodolfo Alejandro and Rashleigh-Paolo Rivero added 11 points apiece in the victory. Jimmy Salem (190-G-95) answered with 18 points for Lebanon. Gerard Hadidian tallied 15 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
Syria - India 86-76 Syria clinches 9th place in Ulaanbaatar at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team overcame India 86:76 as both teams finished the campaign. Syria grabbed 20:17 after the first 10 minutes and added massive 22-12 in the second frame. India was too far to give up and replied with 30-27 in the third period as Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) reduced to 69:59. India managed also to reduce to 8 points, but Okba Baghajati (182-G-94) brought 84:68. SAMINATHAN closed the game from the perimeter for the final result in the campaign. Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) and Okba Baghajati combined for 50 points for the winners. Ali Obesi (188-F-94) nailed 13, while Shahin Mouhammad scored 7. Palpreet Singh Brar finished the game with 27 points in defeat, whilst Singh Rakesh had 17 points and 15 rebounds. Kanarjee Amit scored 16 points and Satyawan Narender collected 9 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.
Bahrain - Indonesia 64-67 Indonesia beat Bahrain to finish on the 11th place at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team needed 67:64 win to clinch the higher place than the opponents. Bahrain started with 14-11 lead, but Indonesia replied with the same result in the second quarter as Kosasih Vicent tied the score at 25:25. Indonesia won the third period 22-21 and led 1 point after three quarters. Sitorus tied the game at 53:53, while Juan Kokodiputra (193-C/F-95) brought 62:55 midway through the fourth period. Naser Mahamed reduced to 66:63 and Shukralla Ali Hassan cut it to 2 points from the free throw line. Juan Kokodiputra meanwhile score also one free throw for the winning team to bring the final result in the game. Kevin Argadiba (195-C-94) paced all the winners with 14 points and Juan Kokodiputra scored 13. Kosasih Vicent and Tuasela Yerikho followed them with 10 points apiece. Mohammed Buallay (185-F-95) replied with 15 points in the losing effort, whilst Shukralla Ali Hassan collected 14 points and 15 rebounds. Naser Mahamed delivered 11 and Abul Jasim had 10.
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