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Asian Championships U18 2010 - Men Basketball





Asian Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. China    
 2. S.Korea    
 3. Taiwan    
 4. Iran    
 5. Philippines    
 6. Yemen    
 7. Lebanon    
 8. Japan    
 9. Syria    
 10. Iraq    
11. Kazakhstan    
12. Malaysia    
13. India    
14. Sri Lanka    
15. S.Arabia    
16. Qatar    
Points Per Game
 Arjun SINGH
  (188-F-92)
  Avg: 26
 1. Singh, IND26.0 
 2. Ando, JPN23.4 
 3. Ibrahim, LEB20.3 
 4. Yaeesh, YEM18.7 
 5. Guo, CHN18.6 
 6. Ravena, PHI18.6 
 7. Otabachi, SYR17.8 
 8. Sadaqah, YEM16.6 
 9. Hu, TAI15.8 
 10. Ismael, IRQ15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amer AL SATI
  (203-C-92)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Al Sati, SYR14.8 
 2. Wang, CHN8.6 
 3. Abdullah, YEM8.6 
 4. Jalas, KSA7.4 
 5. Lee, KOR7.3 
 6. Ismael, IRQ6.9 
 7. Dynnik, KAZ6.9 
 8. Yeo, MAS6.9 
 9. Otabachi, SYR6.9 
 10. Moqbel, YEM6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Giyun KIM
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Kim, KOR5.2 
 2. Sirjieh, SYR4.0 
 3. Saif, YEM4.0 
 4. Al-Jashaami, IRQ3.7 
 5. Luo, CHN3.4 
 6. Perera, SRI3.0 
 7. Ravena, PHI2.9 
 8. Mashayekhi, IRI2.9 
 9. Ghahraman, IRI2.8 
 10. Alolino, PHI2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ahmed Mankhi Talaq AL-JASHAAMI
  (171-G-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Al-Jashaami, IRQ2.9 
 2. Ravena, PHI2.6 
 3. Ismael, IRQ2.3 
 4. Hu, TAI2.3 
 5. Mashayekhi, IRI2.1 
 6. Sasayama, JPN2.0 
 7. Lee, KOR1.9 
 8. Ghahraman, IRI1.8 
 9. Yagodkin, KAZ1.8 
 10. Sirjieh, SYR1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Samer ABDULLAH
  (--92)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Abdullah, YEM3.4 
 2. Al Sati, SYR2.9 
 3. Lee, KOR1.4 
 4. Kim, KOR1.3 
 5. Aljaizani, KSA1.2 
 6. Meisam, IRI1.0 
 7. Wang, CHN0.9 
 8. Aby Khers, LEB0.9 
 9. Orazov, KAZ0.9 
 10. Shah, IND0.8 
Asian Championships U18 Classification Standings
Group E
 1. Iran 4-1 
 2. S.Korea 4-1 
 3. Taiwan 3-2 
 4. Lebanon 2-3 
 5. Kazakhstan 2-3 
 6. Malaysia 0-5 
Group F
 1. China 5-0 
 2. Japan 3-2 
 3. Philippines 3-2 
 4. Yemen 3-2 
 5. Syria 1-4 
 6. Iraq 0-5 
Classification
 1. India 2-0 
 2. Sri Lanka 1-1 
 3. S.Arabia 1-1 
 4. Qatar 0-2


China is the Gold Medalist at Asian Championship U18 (Photo: Fibaasia.net)
Asian Championships U18 Round One Standings
Group A
 1. Iran 3-0 
 2. Taiwan 2-1 
 3. Malaysia 1-2 
 4. Sri Lanka 0-3 
Group B
 1. Lebanon 2-1 
 2. S.Korea 2-1 
 3. Kazakhstan 2-1 
 4. Qatar 0-3 
Group C
 1. China 3-0 
 2. Philippines 2-1 
 3. Syria 1-2 
 4. S.Arabia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Japan 3-0 
 2. Yemen 2-1 
 3. Iraq 1-2 
 4. India 0-3 


The Bronze belongs to Taiwan (Photo: Fibaasia.net)

 

Starting five
#s#
Zirui Wang
Wang
Ailun Guo
Guo
PengFei Yan
Yan
Tao Xu
Xu
Hanchen Luo
Luo
#e#5
4 Luo Hanchen 186-G-94 DongGuan China
5 Wu Qian 189-G-94
6 Wang Zirui 190-G-93 Zhejiang G.L. China
7 Guo Ailun 193-G-93 Liaoning China
8 Wang Pu 198-F-93 Changan Group China
9 Zhai Xiaochuan 205-F-93 Beijing China
10 Zhu Xuhang 207-F-93 Changan Group China
11 Sun TongLin 208-C-92 DongGuan China
12 Yan PengFei 208-C-93 Shanxi Zh. China
13 Xu Tao 211-C-93 Shandong China
14 Wang Zhelin 213-C-94 Fujian China
15 Li Muhao 218-C-92 DongGuan China

Stefann Robinson Head Coach Prairie View A&M USA


Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U18 Championships Awards 2010 - Oct 3, 2010

1st Team
#s#
Zhelin Wang
Wang
Giyun Kim
Kim
Ailun Guo
Guo
Kiefer Isaac Ravena
Ravena
Amer Al Sati
Al Sati
#e#5

MVP: Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) China
Best Guard: Kim Giyun (184-G-92)
Best Forward: Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93)
Best Center: Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) China
Best Defensive Player: Amer Al Sati (203-C-92)
Best Coach: Stefann Robinson China

1st Team
G: Kim Giyun (184-92)
G: Guo Ailun (193-93) China
G/F: Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-93)
C: Amer Al Sati (203-92)
C: Wang Zhelin (213-94) of Fujian China

2nd Team
G: Seiya Ando (184-92)
G/F: Ahmad Ibrahim (201-92) USA
F: Muhammad Otabachi (192-92)
F: Moon SeongGon (193-93)
C: Samer Abdullah (92)

Honorable Mention
Abdullah Aljaizani (192-F-92)
Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92)
Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) of BK Almaty Kazakhstan


China triumph in Yemen - Oct. 1, 2010 

3-4 place
Taiwan - Iran 65-60
Taiwan earned the spot on the pedestal at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off Iran in the consolation final tonight. Hung Kang-Chiao (191-F-92) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Taiwan quickly posted a 10:3 lead. They maintained the advantage and earned a 17:13 cushion at the first break. Iran went on a 10:4 run at the start of the second quarter and pulled in front. But Taiwan regained control pretty quickly and ensured a 34:30 advantage at halftime. Taiwan tipped off the second half with eight points in a row to enlarge the lead. They rallied to a 48:35 buffer at the final break. Saimak Torabikhah organized a 10:2 run from Iran that put them as close as 5 points 47:52. Moradinasab Mahdi (92) and Ghahraman Omari leveled things up at 57 with just over two minutes to go. However Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) and Chen Kuan-Chuan (195-F-93) nailed four points in a row as Taiwan cleared off for good in this one. Hu Lung-Mao produced 17 points for the winning team. Chien Wei-Ju (188-G/F-92) netted 10 points and pulled down 9 caroms for Taiwan. Torabikhah Siamak (92) responded with 13 points for Iran. Moradinasab Mahdi accounted for 13 points in the loss.

5-6 place Philippines - Yemen 97-48
Philippines finished the U18 Asia Championship in the fifth position. They shot down hosting Yemen on the final day of the tournament. Joshua Angelo Alolino (181-G-94) produced 18 points and 8 assists to lead the winners. Philippines turned out to have more energy for the final game. They grabbed control right from the start. Yemen accounted for only 10 points in the first period allowing their opponents to clear off. Philippines posted a 22:10 advantage at the first break. Philippines opened the second term on a 10:2 run to boost the lead. They controlled the tempo and piled up a comfortable 47:26 halftime advantage. The visitors continued to dictate the rhythm in the third stanza. They fired 34 points to accumulate a massive 43-point lead heading into the final quarter. Yemen managed ten points in the fourth stanza and had to give up at the end. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Raphael Banal (186-G-92) nailed 15 points each for Philippines. Cris Michael Tolomia (191-G-93) and Jeth Troy Rosario (200-C-92) had 10 points each in the victory. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) notched 16 points for Yemen. Abdulaziz Moqbel (188-F-93) chipped in 9 points in defeat.

7-8 place Japan - Lebanon 65-67
Lebanon finished U18 Asia Championship in the seventh position. They narrowly defeated Japan in the final game of the tournament. Karam Mechref (188-G-92) scored 20 points to pace the winners. Japan used a 6:0 run to take a 16:10 lead midway through the first quarter. They maintained the lead to enter the second frame up by one point 20:19. Lebanon however turned the tables in the second period. They gained a 7-point lead and hung on to win the first half 36:31. But Japan were not about to give up. They triggered a 19:4 rally to establish a 55:46 lead at the final intermission. Lebanon erased the deficit and it all came down to the final seconds in this one. The teams were tied at 65 with 29 seconds remaining. But Karam Mechref scored a basket to put Lebanon in front. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) missed his attempt and Karam Mechref blocked a Hiromichi Fujita one to seal the winning outcome for Lebanon. Mouhamad Bilal Tabbara (195-F-93) scored 15 points for the winners. Cyril Massoud (191-G-92) accounted for 11 points for Lebanon. Takumi Mitsuyama (183-G-92) notched 20 points for Japan. Seiya Ando delivered 15 points in the loss.

FINAL
China - South Korea 103-80
China clinched the U18 Asia Championship title. They topple South Korea in the championship game tonight. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) had another MVP-worth performance for China. He tallied 28 points to lead his team to the triumph. China finished the tournament undefeated and well deserved the success. China opened the game with five points in a row. They were up by 8:2 when South Korea went on a 7:0 rally to surge ahead. The teams traded baskets but China managed to take a narrow 23:21 lead after ten minutes. They opened the second term with six points in a row to enlarge the distance. A 9:0 rally helped China to a 16-point lead midway through the quarter. They established a 49:34 halftime lead. South Korea could not turn things around in the third frame. China erupted for 29 points in the stanza and piled up a comfortable 78:55 lead. South Korea never got closer than 17 points in the final period and China sealed the victory at the end. Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) tallied 27 points and 19 rebounds for China. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) added 17 points for the winners. Kim Giyun (184-G-92) answered with 29 points for South Korea. Han SangHyeok (178-G-93) and Lee Jonghyun (203-C-94) delivered 12 points apiece in the losing effort.



China and South Korea to play for the title in Yemen - Sep. 30, 2010 

11-12 place
Kazakhstan - Malaysia 120-51
Kazakhstan finished the U18 Asia Championship in style. They thumped Malaysia for the 11th-place finish. Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) accounted for 28 points to pace the winners. Kazakhstan opened the game with a 12:2 rally. Malaysia cut the margin to four points but a strong finish from the Kazakhs allowed those to accumulate a 19:10 lead at the first break. Kazakhstan triggered a 16:1 run to open a 24-point lead. They cruised to a 51:19 halftime advantage. Malaysia adjusted their offense scoring 25 points in the third stanza. But defense left much to be desired as Malaysia conceded 31 points to trail by 38 points before the final quarter. Kazakhstan did not loosen the grasp and coasted the victory at the end. Vadim Chsherbak (198-F-95) contributed 23 points and 8 rebounds for Kazakhstan. Vitality Lapchenko (205-F-92) had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Wei Hong Choo (196-C-92) replied with 19 points for Malaysia. Wai Seng Tan (186-F-92) finished with 12 points in the loss.

5-8 place Philippines - Japan 91-86
Philippines earned the victory at the classification round of the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They knocked down Japan in overtime to earn the spot in the game for the fifth position. Philippines will take on Yemen tomorrow. Japan will play against Lebanon for the 7th place. Seiya Ando (184-G-92), Kodai Kimura (190-G/F-92) and Hareyama gave Japan a 20:12 lead late in the opening quarter. Seiya Ando capped the period with two free throws and Japan posted a 22:14 lead. The gap quickly grew at 10-point mark in the second term. Kodai Kimura extended the margin to 14 points midway through the second frame. But Philippines stepped on the gas and narrowed the deficit at 6 points at halftime 30:36. Mitsuyama returned a double-digit lead for Japan midway through the third stanza. But Philippines did not allow their opponents to run away. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Russel Escoto helped the Filipino side to get within 6 points at the final intermission 55:61. Philippines gradually denied the deficit. Alolino drew things level at 70. Kiefer Isaac Ravena knocked down four points in a row to put Philippines in charge 74:70. The teams traded baskets in the dying moments before Takaya Sasayama leveled things up at 82 at the end of regulation. Kiefer Isaac Ravena notched 7 points in the extra period to seal the victory for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena fired 37 points to pace Philippines. Jeron Alvin Teng (181-G-94) contributed 14 points in the victory. Seiya Ando answered with 22 points, 6 boards and 3 assists for Japan. Kodai Kimura accounted for 19 points in defeat.

Yemen - Lebanon 79-75
Yemen recorded an overtime win over Lebanon in the classification round of the U18 Asia Championship. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-G-93) scored 31 points to pace Yemen to the victory. The hosts of the tournament will take on Philippines for the fifth overall place tomorrow. Lebanon will wrap up their campaign against Japan. Lebanon got a narrow lead at the end of the opening quarter. They entered the second stanza up by 4 points 21:17. Yemen opened the second stanza on a 10:2 run to surge ahead. Mohammed Yaeesh helped the home side to stay in charge as Yemen established a 37:35 advantage at halftime. The lead changed hands for several times throughout close third term. Lebanon managed to ensure a 53:51 lead at the final intermission. Constantin Kodsi stretched the lead to 6 points midway through the fourth stanza. However Yemen survived as Samer Abdullah (92) and Mohammed Yaeesh drew things level at the end of regulation 68:68. Samer Abdullah knocked down three points to put Yemen ahead at the start of overtime. Lebanon erased the deficit but Yemen went on a 7:1 run to clear off. Karim Jadayel and Karam Mechref (188-G-92) dragged Lebanon within 4 points but Yemen hung on to the win the game. Samer Abdullah tallied 23 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) accounted for 18 points for Yemen. Samer Ozeir (201-F/C-92) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Lebanon. Karam Mechref delivered 16 points and 10 caroms in the loss.

9-10 place Iraq - Syria 62-86
Syria finished their U18 Asia Championship campaign with victory. They shot down Iraq to occupy the ninth overall position. Amir Sirjieh (179-F-93) and Mhd Yazen Beirakdar (196-F-93) helped Syria to a 13:8 lead early in the encounter. Syria maintained the lead and entered the second quarter ahead 19:14. Iraq tried to stay close early in the second period. But Syria went on an 18:4 rally to post a 47:26 halftime buffer. Syria maintained the margin well enough throughout the third term. They enjoyed a comfortable 61:50 lead heading into the final stanza. Hassan Abdullah (190-F-94) dragged Iraqi team within 9 points early in the final period but Syria quickly bounced back. They scored next seven points and cleared off for good in this one. Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) came up with 19 points and 15 boards for Syria. Amir Sirjieh accounted for 19 points in the winning effort. Hassan Abdullah replied with 16 points for Iraq. Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami notched 13 points in the loss.

SEMIFINALS Taiwan - South Korea 68-79
South Korea advanced into the title game at the U18 Asia Championship. They held off Taiwan in the first semifinal tonight. Kim Giyun (184-G-92) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Taiwan were able to surge ahead midway through the first quarter. Huang Po-wei (177-G-92) gave the team a 17:13 lead. Taiwan earned a 19:16 advantage at the first pause. The margin grew at 6-point mark in the second quarter. Kuan-Chuan Chen gave Taiwan a 35:26 advantage. But South Korea capped the first half with 8 points in a row to narrow the deficit at just one point 34:35. South Korea opened the second half with four points in a row to surge in front. They completed a 17:2 rally to establish a 51:37 buffer midway through the third term. The Korean team entered the final quarter up by 12 points 57:45. South Korea quickly boosted the margin to 19 points in the final frame. Taiwan did not surrender as they narrow the deficit at 9 points late in regulation but South Korea survived the challenge and celebrated the victory at the end. Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) posted 17 points and 14 rebounds for South Korea. Lee Jonghyun (203-C-94) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds for Taiwan. Huang Po-wei and Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) accounted for 13 points each in the loss.

Iran - China 52-63
Iran stopped just a step away from the Final at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They surrendered against undefeated China in the semifinal tonight. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) fired 22 points to lead the Chinese team to the eighth straight win at the tournament. China opened the game with four points in a row. But Iran did not allow their opponents to run away. Moradinasab Mahdi (92) knocked down a jumper to give Iran a 10:9 lead late in the starting frame. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) ensured a narrow 11:10 lead for China at the first break. China went on a 12:4 run at the start of the second quarter to clear off. Tao Xu gave his team a 27:18 advantage midway through the period. China established a 27:22 cushion at the interval. They maintained the lead well throughout the third frame. China entered the fourth quarter up by 10 points 47:37. Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) stretched the margin to 12 points but Iran did not surrender. Sina Hadizadeh scored four points in a row to put the Iranian them as close as 6 points. Sajjad Mashayekhi trimmed the distance to only 5 points 50:55 with two minutes to go in the game. But China went on an 8:2 rally in the dying moments and sealed the positive outcome at the end. Wang Zhelin produced 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guo Ailun had 9 points for China. Mohammadi Saeid (92) replied with 9 points for Iran. Omari Ghahraman (92) and Moradinasab Mahdi netted 7 points each in the loss.



Day: 7 (Quarter-Finals) - Sep. 29, 2010 

9-12 place
Kazakhstan - Iraq 67-71
Iraq held off Kazakhstan at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. Ali Muayad Ismael (201-C-94) knocked down 21 points to pace the winners. Kazakhstan will take on Syria for the ninth overall position. Kazakhstan will take on Malaysia for the 11th overall spot at the tournament. Iraq opened the game with nine points in a row. They maintained the lead and posted a 21:11 advantage at the first intermission. The margin grew at 15-point margin early in the second period. Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) and Alexey Kurochka drained triples late in the half as Kazakhstan dragged within three points 36:39. Iraq restored a double-digit lead midway through the third stanza. They ensured a 61:51 advantage at the final intermission. Kazakhstan did not surrender as they got back into the contest. Alimbek Orazov (200-F/C-93) notched a jumper to narrow the deficit at four points midway through the fourth period. However Safaa Al Saedi and Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami went deadly from the stripe and Iraq escaped with a tough win at the end. Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami came up with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists for Iraq. Hassan Abdullah (190-F-94) added 15 points in the victory. Azim Yagodkin replied with 18 points for Kazakhstan. Alimbek Orazov had 12 points in the loss.

Malaysia - Syria 75-95
Syria recorded a comfortable win over Malaysia at the classification round of U18 Asia Championship. Syria will now take on Iraq for the ninth overall position. Malaysia will wrap up their campaign against Kazakhstan. Muhammad Otabachi (192-F-92) nailed 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Syria pulled ahead right from the start and maintained the lead throughout the opening frame. Syria earned a 24:17 advantage at the first intermission. They quickly boosted the lead to as many as 13 points in the second quarter. Malaysia used five points in a row to narrow the distance within four points at halftime. Wai Seng Tan (186-F-92) put Malaysia within two points but Syria stepped on the gas and ensured a 59:54 buffer into the fourth stanza. Malaysia could not get any closer in the fourth period. Syria marched to the victory in the final minutes. Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) produced 18 points and 10 rebounds for Syria. Obida Al Samman (184-F-92) added 15 points for the winning team. Wai Seng Tan notched 21 points for Malaysia. Kok Chun Ng (183-F-92) and Ivan Yeo (193-F-93) had 16 points apiece in defeat.

Quarterfinals Iran - Yemen 80-45
Iran became the fourth semifinalists at the U18 Asia Championship. They silenced hosting Yemen for the spot in the semis. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-G-94) tallied 21 points, 6 boards and 4 assists to pace the winners. Iran will now take on undefeated China tomorrow. The teams traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. Neither side was able to clear off. Iran and Yemen entered the second quarter tied at 16. Iran opened the frame with eight points in a row to finally break in charge. Iran gradually took over and rolled to a 38:25 lead at halftime. Yemen struggled to pick up their offensive rhythm in the third term. Iran capitalized piling up a comfortable 21-point lead. The visitors stretched it to 23 points at the final intermission 56:33. Offensive woes continued for the home side in the final quarter. Yemen accounted for only 12 points and had to surrender at the end. Mirfattahi Mirmohammad (93) contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds for Iran. Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza (92) accounted for 10 points in the win. Samer Abdullah (92) answered with 13 points for Yemen. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) finished with 11 points in the loss.

Philippines - Taiwan 64-81
Philippines stopped at the quarterfinal stage of the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They surrendered against Taiwan tonight. Philippines and Taiwan stayed close in the opening quarter. Taiwan managed to pull ahead late in the period and posted a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Philippines bounced back in the second stanza. They went on a 10:0 run to take a 35:29 lead with just over three minutes left in the half. The Filipino team secured a narrow 41:38 advantage before at halftime. The teams were tied at 45 before Taiwan unleashed a 10:2 rally to clear off. They ensured a 55:49 buffer heading into the fourth term. Taiwan scored six straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to open a double-digit lead. They did not look back en route to the victory afterwards. Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) and Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) scored 13 points each for Taiwan. Chien Chao-Yi (180-G-93) accounted for 12 points in the win. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Joshua Angelo Alolino (181-G-94) replied with 15 points apiece for Philippines. Jeron Alvin Teng (181-G-94) netted 8 points in the losing effort.

Japan - South Korea 73-86
South Korea will play at the semifinal stage of the U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Japan in the quarterfinal today. Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) fired 26 points to lead the Korean team to the victory. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) opened the scoring in this one but South Korea quickly stole the lead. They posted an 18:11 advantage and rallied to a 25:13 buffer at the first break. Dong Yeop Lee helped the Korean side to a 33:20 lead early in the second quarter. They kept Japan at bay and posted a 42:33 halftime advantage. Japan went off the dressing room recharged. They exploded with 11 points in a row to pull in front. South Korea were ready for the challenge. They ward off Japan to take a 58:51 lead into the fourth quarter. South Korea went on an 8:0 run and secured a comfortable 54:68 lead midway through the final stanza. They refused to surrender the advantage and rolled to the victory at the end. Lee Dong-Yeop (194-F-94) scored 19 points for South Korea. Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) added 15 points and 9 caroms for the winning side. Seiya Ando answered with game-high 29 points and 8 rebounds. Takaya Sasayama (178-G-93) delivered 15 points in the loss.

China - Lebanon 87-56
Lebanon gave up their quarterfinal clash against China. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) knocked down 17 points to lead the Chinese team to the seventh straight win at the tournament. China used a 12:1 run late in the opening quarter to clear off. They posted a 24:14 advantage at the first period. The hopes started to dim for Lebanon in the second stanza. China rallied to a 47:28 halftime advantage. The Lebanese team conceded seven points in a row at the start of the third quarter as China boosted the lead. Lebanon faced a massive 28-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter. China limited their opponents to just 12 points in the final quarter and celebrated a confident win at the end. Wang Pu (198-F-93) nailed 14 points for the winners. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93), Luo Hanchen (186-G-94) and Yan PengFei (208-C-93) delivered 8 points each in the victory. Karam Mechref (188-G-92) answered with 15 points for Lebanon. Ramzy Al-Amine (180-G-92) accounted for 14 points in the loss. Lebanon will now fight for the 5th-8th place in Sanaa.


Day: 6 (Qualifying Round) - Sep. 27, 2010 

Group E

Taiwan - Kazakhstan 79-61

Taiwan made it to the U18 Asia Championship Quarterfinals. They shot down Kazakhstan to earn the spot in the playoffs. Taiwan improved at 3-2 record in Group E. Kazakhstan slipped at 2-3 record after the loss. Huang Po-wei (177-G-92) nailed 19 points to lead the winners. Taiwan stressed defense in the starting quarter. They limited their opponents to only 13 points in the first period to take a 25:13 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan stayed in charge in the second period. They accumulated a 44:28 advantage at the main break. However Kazakhstan revived the intrigue early in the second half. They went on a 16:6 run to narrow the gap. Taiwan stopped the rot and posted a 56:47 lead into the fourth frame. Taiwan began the final stanza with a 9:1 run and ran away for good in this one. Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) accounted for 16 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for Kazakhstan. Hung Kang-Chiao (191-F-92) had 15 points in the win. Alimbek Orazov (200-F/C-93) answered with 17 points for the Kazakhs. Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) nailed 12 points in the loss.

Malaysia - South Korea 59-92
South Korea earned a confident win over Malaysia at the U18 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. The win gave the Korean team a 4-1 record on top of Group E. South Korea will now take on Japan at the quarterfinal stage. Malaysia will play versus Syria for the 9th-12th place. South Korea stunned their opponents at the start of the encounter. They opened the game with 15 points in a row. South Korea stayed in charge and posted a 26:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Malaysia finally found the offensive rhythm and managed to trade baskets with South Korea. The scoreboard read 48:27 at halftime. South Korea coasted in the second half. They recorded a 26-point buffer at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Lee Dong-Yeop (194-F-94) and Kim HyeongJun (196-F-93) nailed 16 points each for South Korea. Choi SeungWook (193-F-93) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Wei Hong Choo (196-C-92) replied with 18 points and 12 boards for Malaysia. Wen Keong Tong (180-G-92) had 7 points in the loss.

Iran - Lebanon 79-54
Iran wrapped up the Qualifying Round campaign at the U18 Asia Championship with victory. They knocked down Lebanon to climb at 4-1 record in the second spot in Group E. Lebanon fell at 2-3 record but still made it into the quarterfinal stage. Iran will face Yemen, while Lebanon will take on China in the playoffs. The teams stayed close early in the game. Iran proved bit more consistent offensively in the first quarter and recorded a 15:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead well throughout the second quarter. Iran enjoyed a 36:29 advantage at halftime. Iran boosted the gap at 12-point mark early in the third quarter. They rallied confidently and ensured an 18-point buffer heading into the fourth term. Lebanon scored only 15 points in the fourth quarter and had to give up at the end. Torabikhah Siamak (92) nailed 14 points to lead Iran. Mirfattahi Mirmohammad (93) accounted for 13 points in the win. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) answered with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Lebanon. Samer Ozeir (201-F/C-92) finished with 19 points in defeat.

Group F
 Philippines - Iraq 68-59
Philippines earned the spot at the quarterfinal stage of the U18 Asia Championship. They held off Iraq tonight to climb at 3-2 record in Group F. Iraq slipped at 0-5 record and fell out of the title quest. The Filipino team got to the better start. They held their opponents to 11 points in the first quarter and posted a 17:11 lead at the first break. The margin grew at 8-point mark midway through the second period but Iraq managed to respond. They capped the half on an 11:2 run to take a 31:30 lead. Philippines and Iraq stayed close in the third term. The teams traded baskets but Philippines were able to ensure a narrow 52:50 advantage at the final intermission. Iraq drew things level early in the final quarter but Philippines went on a rally that gave them a 10-point lead with under a minute to go and they eventually sealed the positive outcome at the end. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) came up with 23 points to lead Philippines. Cris Michael Tolomia (191-G-93) added 8 points for the winners. Hassan Abdullah (190-F-94) replied with 12 points for Iraq. Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami accounted for 12 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the loss.

China - Japan 84-59
China posted the sixth straight win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. This time they knocked down Japan to win Qualifying Round Group F. China will now take on Lebanon in the quarterfinal. Japan will face South Korea in their title quest. China used a 13:5 run late in the first quarter to clear off. They ensured a 25:16 advantage after ten minutes. Japan outscored their opponents in the second period. They got within 6 points at halftime 32:38. China tipped off the second half on a stunning 21:0 run. Japan all off a sudden trailed by as many as 27 points at the final pause. China did not loosen the grasp in the fourth quarter. They dominated and rolled to a well-deserved win at the end. Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) knocked down 22 points for China. Sun TongLin (208-C-92) added 11 points in the victory. Takahiro Takahashi (183-G-92) replied with 15 points for Japan. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) finished with 10 points in the loss.

Syria - Yemen 62-67
Yemen completed the quarterfinal picture at the U18 Asia Championship. The hosts of the tournament held off Syria to climb at 3-2 record in the third place in Group F. Yemen will take on Iran in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Syria will play for the 9th-12th place. They are scheduled to face Malaysia next. Yemen dominated in the opening frame. Their defense worked smoothly as Syria accounted for only 5 points in ten minutes and faced a massive 19-point deficit. The second quarter however belonged to Syria. They exploded with 24 points and cut the margin to only 6 points at halftime. Yemen returned into the drivers seat in the third term. They earned an 11-point advantage at the final intermission. Syria got closer late in regulation but Yemen stayed calm and drove to the win at the end. Mohamed Yaeesh scored 25 points to lead Yemen. Samer Abdullah (92) added 20 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Obida Al Samman (184-F-92) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Syria. Muhammad Otabachi (192-F-92) delivered 14 points in defeat.


Day: 5 (Qualifying Round) - Sep. 26, 2010 

13-14 place
Sri Lanka - India 34-68
India finished their U18 Asia Championship campaign in style. They fired past Sri Lanka to ensure the 13th overall place. Sri Lanka earned the 14th spot at the tournament. Rajan Sharma (184-G-92) stepped up with 19 points for India in this one. India shocked their opponents early in the encounter. Sri Lanka could not score for five minutes as India accumulated a 14:0 lead. India rolled to a 24:7 advantage at the break. Sri Lanka failed to tune up their offense. They managed only 9 points in the second period to trail by as many as 25 points at halftime 16:41. India opened the third quarter on a 9:0 run to clear off for good. They coasted to the victory in the final period. Rakesh Kumar Yadav (198-C-92) accounted for 9 points and 6 boards for the winning side. Sunny Raut (184-G-92) and Gill had 7 points each for India. Shehan Mahawaduge (193-F/C-92) replied with 13 points for Sri Lanka. Randeel Senevirathne (186-F-92) finished with 6 points in the loss.

15-16 place Qatar - Saudi Arabia 60-89
Saudi Arabia finally posted the victory at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They wrapped up their campaign with comfortable rout of Qatar. The victory secured the 15th overall position for Saudi Arabia. Qatar finished the competition winless at the 16th spot. Abdullah Aljaizani (192-F-92) notched 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the victors. Saudi Arabia stormed into the game. They exploded with 34 points in the first quarter building a 24-point lead after ten minutes. Qatar came back to life in the second quarter and matched their opponents. The teams traded baskets as Saudi Arabia enjoyed a 21-point lead at halftime 51:30. Saudi Arabia increased the tempo late in the third term and ran away to a 31-point lead with ten minutes to go. They stayed calm and strolled to the victory in the fourth period. Abdullah Alyami (182-F-92) and Nassir Abo Jalas (192-F-94) had 13 points each in the win. Ali Al-Kuwari (92) answered with 18 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for Qatar. Bader Ba-Sulaiman (93) netted 15 points in the losing effort.

Group E
 Taiwan - Lebanon 87-79
Taiwan earned the win at the U18 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. They shot down Lebanon for 2-2 record in Group E. Lebanon slipped at 2-2 record after the defeat. Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) came up with 16 points to lead the winners. Lebanon stunned their opponents early in the encounter. They led 17:4 midway through the opening frame. Lebanon finished the starting term up by 15 points 28:13. Taiwan started to find the right rhythm in the second stanza. They fired 27 points to narrow the distance at 8 points at halftime. Lebanon maintained the lead throughout the third quarter but Taiwan gradually got closer. They trailed by just three points with ten minutes to go. Taiwan finally pulled ahead midway through the fourth term. They limited Lebanon to five points in the final five minutes of the game and celebrated a tough win at the end. Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) notched 14 points for Taiwan. Wej-ju Chien had 13 points in the victory. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) answered with 31 points and 7 rebounds for Lebanon. Samer Ozeir (201-F/C-92) netted 16 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Malaysia 98-66
Kazakhstan boosted their U18 Asia Championship title ambitions with a comfortable win over Malaysia. The victory propelled the Kazakh team to a 2-2 record in Group E at the Qualifying Round of the tournament. Alexey Verechshagin (197-F-92) knocked down 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Kazakhstan quickly surged ahead in this one. They exploded with 33 points in the opening frame to pile up an 18-point lead at the first intermission. Malaysia adjusted their offense in the second period. They were able to cut the deficit at 13-point mark at halftime. Kazakhstan opened the third term on a 15:5 run to clear off. They accumulated a massive 82:49 lead at the final intermission. Malaysia tipped off the fourth period with a 7:2 run but it was too little too late to save the game. Pavel Dynnik (201-C-92) notched 13 points and 7 rebounds for Kazakhstan. Vitality Lapchenko (205-F-92) added 12 points in the win. Wei Hong Choo (196-C-92) replied with 12 points for Malaysia. Ivan Yeo (193-F-93) and Sim had 9 points each in the loss.

South Korea - Iran 79-62
South Korea posted the second straight win at the Qualifying Round of U18 Asia Championship. They held off Iran for 3-1 record on top of Group E. Iran slipped at the second position at 3-1 record. South Korea looked strong right from the start. They poured in 27 points in the opening quarter to establish a 9-point lead after ten minutes. Iran used a 10:4 run at the start of the second quarter to narrow the distance. But South Korea quickly regained control and ensured a 39:31 advantage at the interval. Iran tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third term. They trimmed the gap but Korea survived once again posting a 57:46 lead at the final break. South Korea stepped on the gas in the dying minutes to ensure a safe cushion and the victory. Moon SeongGon (193-F-93) came up with 20 points to lead the effort. Lee Dong-Yeop (194-F-94) contributed 12 points for the winners. Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza (92) and Demneh nailed 10 points each for Iran. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-G-94) had 10 points and 7 assists in the loss.

Group F
Iraq - Syria 70-80

Syria earned the first win at the Qualifying Round of the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off Iraq to improve at 1-3 record in Group F. Iraq slipped at 0-4 record after the loss. Muhammad Otabachi (192-F-92) paced Syria with 27 points. The lead changed hands throughout the opening quarter. Syria posted a narrow 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Syria strongly started the second period. They quickly boosted the margin to 14 points and maintained the advantage throughout the period. Syria earned a 44:31 lead at halftime. Iraq managed just 12 points in the third term and saw the game drifting away from them. Syria posted a 65:43 lead at the final intermission. However Iraq went on a 12:2 run midway through the fourth quarter to narrow the gap at just 10 points. Later Iraq scored six points in a row and got as close as 6 points with under two minutes remaining. However Kotiba Akkach (198-C-92) and Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) scored vital points for Syria and sealed the winning effort. Amer Al Sati accounted for 19 points and 18 rebounds for Syria. Amir Sirjieh (179-F-93) added 9 points and 11 assists for the winners. Ali Muayad Ismael (201-C-94) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds for Iraq. Hassan Abdullah (190-F-94) had 17 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Yemen - China 51-77
Yemen surrendered against China at the U18 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. The hosts of the tournament put up a decent fight against the favorites but had to give up at the end. The loss dropped Yemen at 2-2 record in Group F. China stayed undefeated at 4-0 record. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) led balanced effort from China with 16 points. China started aggressively as they limited Yemen to just 3 points in the first five minutes of the encounter. China rallied to a 21:16 lead at the first break. Things went Chinese way in the second frame. They succeeded both offensively and defensively and recorded a 42:29 lead at halftime. China kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. The scoreboard read 61:43 for China at the final break. Yemen scored only 8 points in the fourth period and suffered the defeat at the end. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) scored 12 points for China. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) replied with 13 points for Yemen. Samer Abdullah (92) accounted for 10 points in the loss.

Japan - Philippines 57-75
Philippines recorded the first win at the Qualifying Round at U18 Asia Championship. They shot down Japan to improve at 2-2 record in Group F. Japan suffered the first loss at the tournament and slipped at 3-1 record. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) stepped up with 18 points and 6 assists to pace the Filipino team. Philippines surged ahead right from the start. They posted a 15:7 lead midway through the starting quarter. Japan narrowed the deficit at a single point 15:16 after ten minutes. Philippines quickly restored a 7-point advantage and maintained it for some time. Philippines capped the half on a 10:1 run to post a 44:28 advantage. The gap grew at 19-point mark early in the third term. But Japan were able to trim the distance to 12 points with ten minutes to go. But the Filipino team quickly returned a safe buffer and rallied to the victory at the end. Raphael Banal (186-G-92) accounted for 14 points and 9 assists for Philippines. Cris Michael Tolomia (191-G-93) and Roldan Sara (175-G-93) added 9 points each in the win. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) replied with 22 points for Japan. Takaya Sasayama (178-G-93) and Takahiro Takahashi (183-G-92) netted 9 points apiece in the loss.


Day: 4 (Qualifying Round) - Sep. 25, 2010 

13-16 place
Saudi Arabia - India 75-89
India registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship in Sanaa, Yemen. They knocked down Saudi Arabia in the classification round. India will take on Sri Lanka for the 13th overall position tomorrow. Saudi Arabia will play against Qatar for the 15th place. Saudi Arabia got to the better start as they led midway through the first frame. But India capped the period with a strong run to grab a 19:18 advantage. India stretched their lead in the second quarter. They posted a 51:34 advantage at the interval. India used an 8:2 run at the beginning of the second half to open a 23-point advantage. Saudi Arabia struggled to respond as they faced a massive 29-point deficit at the final break. Saudi Arabia showed character in the fourth term. They narrowed the deficit but could not succeed as India escaped with a tough win at the end. Arjun Singh (188-F-92) accounted for 23 points in the victory. Rakesh Kumar Yadav (198-C-92) notched 15 points and 11 rebounds for India. Nassir Abo Jalas (192-F-94) replied with 20 points and 14 rebounds for Saudi Arabia. Abdullah Aljaizani (192-F-92) had 18 points and 10 caroms in the loss.

Sri Lanka - Qatar 62-48
Sri Lanka posted the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They held off Qatar and set up the clash with India for the 13th place. Qatar will look for the initial win at the tournament when they take on Saudi Arabia tomorrow. Sri Lanka pulled ahead early in the game. They maintained the lead throughout the stanza and posted a narrow 16:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Sri Lanka managed to clear off in the second term. They rallied to a 29:23 halftime advantage. Sri Lanka used an 8:3 run early in the third quarter to open a double-digit advantage. Sri Lanka posted an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Qatar bounced back at the start of the fourth quarter. They exploded with a 14:4 run to narrow the deficit. But Sri Lanka stopped the rot and kept Qatar scoreless throughout the rest of the contest. Clinton Stallon Thevakumar (180-G-93) notched 14 points for Sri Lanka. Madhushanka Rathnayake (185-G-92) contributed 12 points in the winning case. Ali Al-Kuwari (92) and Bader Ba-Sulaiman (93) answered with 14 points each for Qatar. Saeed Al-Hajri (93) accounted for 10 points in defeat.

Group E
 Iran - Kazakhstan 94-78
Iran stayed undefeated at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They knocked down Kazakhstan at the start of the Qualifying Round. Iran improved at 3-0 record, while Kazakhstan slipped at 1-2 record in Group E. Torabikhah Siamak (92) accounted for 24 points in the victory. Iran did not waste too much time to surge in front. They posted a 23:11 lead ten minutes into this one. The Iranian side maintained the advantage throughout the second stanza. They opened a 17-point lead midway through the quarter before Kazakhstan showed some signs of recovery. The Kazakh side cut the deficit at 9-point mark at halftime 38:47. Iran cleared off late in the third term. They went on a 20:5 run to post a 24-point cushion at the final intermission. Kazakhstan could not find a proper answer in the fourth quarter and had to surrender at the end. Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza (92) nailed 13 points for Iran. Amir Sedighi (185-F/G-93) and Moradinasab Mahdi (92) added 10 points each in the victory. Pavel Ilin (202-F-92) replied with 19 points for Kazakhstan. Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) had 18 points in the losing effort.

Malaysia - Lebanon 66-96
Lebanon posted the first win at the Qualifying Round of the U18 Asia Championship. Ghassan Sarkis team prevailed against Malaysia for 2-1 record in Group E. Malaysia fell at 0-3 record after the loss. Lebanon succeeded defensively in the opening quarter. They limited Malaysia to just 7 points in ten minutes to grab a 25:7 advantage. Lebanon marched confidently in the second term. They recorded a 45:25 buffer at halftime. Malaysia could not pick up the slack in the second half. Lebanon stayed aggressive at both ends of the floor and eased to a 69:44 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Lebanon poured in 27 points in the fourth quarter giving no chance for their opponents. Samer Ozeir (201-F/C-92) produced 29 points and 9 caroms to lead Lebanon. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) added 13 points in the win. Yen Yee Fong (185-F-93) replied with 12 points for Malaysia. Wei Hong Choo (196-C-92) delivered 11 points in the loss.

Taiwan - South Korea 90-99
South Korea opened the U18 Asia Championship Qualifying Round with victory. They held off Taiwan to improve at 2-1 record in Pool E. Taiwan in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record. Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) came up with 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. South Korea went on a scoring frenzy in the starting quarter. They fired 38 points in ten minutes to take a 16-point lead. Taiwan stopped the bleeding in the second stanza. They tipped off the frame on a 9:0 run to narrow the deficit. But South Korea quickly regained the tempo and rolled to a 61:40 advantage at halftime. The Korean team maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They ensured a 19-point buffer before the fourth stanza. South Korea were up by 21 points with five minutes to go but Taiwan refused to give up. They wrapped up the regulation on a 20:8 run to come up just short of victory. Moon SeongGon (193-F-93) stepped up with 19 points for South Korea. Kim Giyun (184-G-92) added 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) accounted for 19 points for Taiwan. Hu Lung-Mao had 18 points in the losing effort.

Group F
China - Iraq 84-49

Iraq could not match China at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. China stayed undefeated posting the fourth straight win at the tournament. Iraq slipped at 0-3 record at the bottom of the Qualifying Round Group F. China stepped in front early in the encounter. They paid more attention to defense building a 19:9 lead after ten minutes. China opened the second quarter with an 11:4 run to extend the margin. Iraq accounted for only 6 points in the period to trail by 27 points at the interval. China stayed in charge in the third term. They earned a comfortable 63:36 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) scored 16 points to lead China. Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) accounted for 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Ali Muayad Ismael (201-C-94) replied with game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for Iraq. Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami added 8 points in the loss. Iraq will next face Syria on Sunday.

Japan - Syria 77-69
Japan posted the third straight win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off the hosts to win preliminary Group D. Yemen suffered the first defeat at the tournament and advanced into the Qualifying Round from the second spot in the pools ladder. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) was impressive with 31 points for Japan. The teams stayed close in the starting moments but Japan soon took off. They went on a 12:3 rally to post a 21:11 lead at the first break. Yemen managed to get within four points midway through the second term. Kodai Kimura (190-G/F-92) crowned the half with two free throws and Japan recorded a 38:30 lead. Yemen put up a fierce fight in the third stanza. The home team put the fans to their feet as they got within just one point 49:50 with ten minutes to go. Abdulaziz Moqbel finally drew things level at 60 with just over two minutes to go. However Seiya Ando and Takumi Mitsuyama (183-G-92) came up with key points for Japan as they escaped with a narrow win at the end. Takumi Mitsuyama knocked down 13 points in the win. Kodai Kimura added 6 points for Japan. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-G-93) responded with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Yemen. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) contributed 14 points and 9 boards in the loss.


Day: 3 (Preliminary Round) - Sep. 24, 2010 

Group A
 Sri Lanka - Taiwan 49-102
Taiwan posted the second win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They bruised Sri Lanka to finish the preliminary round in the second place in Group A. Sri Lanka in the meantime suffered the third loss in a row and failed to advance into the Qualifying Round. Hung Kang-Chiao (191-F-92) knocked down 25 points to pace Taiwan to the victory. Taiwan opened the game with an 8:2 run and stayed in charge throughout the starting quarter. They ensured a 26:12 advantage at the first break. Taiwan quickly boosted the margin to 20 points in the second stanza. The gap reached a 29-point mark at halftime. Sri Lanka continued to struggle offensively in the second half. They teamed up for just 13 rebounds in the game and hit miserable 35% from the stripe. These did not allow the team to threaten the margin as Taiwan rolled to the victory at the end. Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) knocked down 15 points for Taiwan. Chen Ying-Chun (181-G-93) added 11 points for the winners. Kanishka Perera (167-G-92) answered with 20 points for Sri Lanka. Madhushanka Rathnayake (185-G-92) accounted for 8 points in defeat.

Malaysia - Iran 57-103
Iran finished the preliminary round action at U18 Asia Championship unbeaten. They posted the third straight win at the tournament today. Nasser Omari (G) and Amir Sedighi (185-F/G-93) scored 16 points each to lead Iran to a confident win over Malaysia. Malaysia slipped at 1-2 record after the defeat. The teams got to a slow start. Defense prevailed in the opening quarter as Iran succeeded. They limited Malaysia to 11 points and posted a 17:11 lead after ten minutes. Iran gradually cleared off in the second quarter. They posted a 41:29 advantage at the interval. Malaysia cut the deficit at 8-point mark midway through the third stanza but Iran quickly rebounded. They restored a safe 14-point cushion before the fourth term. Iran opened the final stanza on a 20:2 rally and never looked back en route to the win. Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza (92) contributed 14 points for the Iranian team. Mohammad Ojaghi (180-F-93) accounted for 11 points in the victory. Yen Yee Fong (185-F-93) responded with 15 points for Malaysia. Kok Chun Ng (183-F-92) had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
 Kazakhstan - Qatar 105-42
Kazakhstan earned the second win at the U18 Asia Championship in Sana'a. They fired past Qatar for 2-1 record in Group B. Qatar suffered the third straight loss and got eliminated from the title race. Pavel Ilin (202-F-92) came up with 24 points to lead the Kazakh side. Qatar led 3:2 early in the encounter but it was the team's only lead in the game. Kazakhstan soon went on a 9:0 run to spur in front. They dominated from now on building a 21:9 lead at the first break. Qatar accounted for only 18 points in the first half and faced a massive 27-point deficit at halftime. Kazakhstan used a 14:2 run midway through the third quarter to clear off for good in this one. They marched to a 72:28 advantage at the final intermission. The Kazakhs exploded with 33 points in the fourth period and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Pavel Dynnik (201-C-92) contributed 16 points for Kazakhstan. Vitality Lapchenko (205-F-92) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the winning effort. Jassim Al-Jaber (92) replied with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Qatar. Ali Al-Kuwari (92) netted 9 points in defeat.

Lebanon - South Korea 66-74
South Korean U18 team posted the second win at the Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off Lebanon to climb at the second position in Group B. Lebanon suffered the first defeat at the tournament but it did not prevent them from taking the top place in the ladder. Lebanon surged ahead early in the encounter and posted a 13:8 lead. But South Korea capped the period with a 14:2 run to establish a 22:15 lead. South Korea exploded with 31 points in the second stanza and pulled away. They posted a 53:25 advantage at the interval. South Korea did not allow Lebanon to get too close in the third period. The Koreans entered the final stanza up by 14 points 63:49. Lebanon tried hard to deny the deficit in the fourth stanza but came up short at the end. Kim Giyun (184-G-92) knocked down 20 points and issued 6 assists to lead South Korea. Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) replied with 32 points and 10 caroms for Lebanon. Constantin Kodsi (177-G-92) had 8 points in the loss.

Group C
Philippines - China 75-83

China wrapped up U18 Asia Championship preliminary round on a high note. They held off Philippines to clinch the top spot in Group C. Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) stepped up with 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead China. Philippines suffered the first defeat at the tournament and occupied the second position in the ladder. The teams stayed close in the starting quarter. The lead changed hands for several times before Sun TongLin (208-C-92) made it 23:23. The seesaw action continued in the second period. Neither side dominated however Guo Ailun (193-G-93) and Zhu Xuhang gave China a narrow 41:38 advantage at halftime. China eventually managed to clear off. They limited Philippines to 14 points in the third term and posted a 60:52 lead with ten minutes to go. The margin grew at 15-point mark early in the fourth quarter and China held on to win this one. Guo Ailun provided 19 points for China. Sun TongLin added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Raphael Banal (186-G-92) answered with 19 points for Philippines. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) accounted for 12 points in defeat.

Saudi Arabia - Syria 68-70
Syria punched the late ticked into the Qualifying Round at the U18 Asia Championship. They narrowly defeated Saudi Arabia in the key game in preliminary Group C. Syria thus occupied the third position, while Saudi Arabia left with no title hopes as they dropped at 0-3. Muhammad Otabachi (192-F-92) opened the scoring in this one setting the tone for Syria. They stayed in front throughout the opening quarter despite pesky attempts from Saudi Arabia to take over. Syria entered the second quarter with a 20:19 lead but Saudi Arabia quickly denied the deficit. They tipped off the period with a 9:2 run to grab a 28:22 advantage. Saudi Arabia stretched the margin to 8 points midway through the quarter. They stayed in charge and posted a 38:31 lead at the big break. The gap grew at 9-point mark but Syria recovered. They capped the period on a 10:5 run to get within just one point 52:53. The teams stayed close throughout the final period. It all came down to the final seconds. Mathna Al Marwani gave Saudi Arabia a 4-point lead 65:61 with just over two minutes remaining. However Muhammad Otabachi and Obida Al Samman came up with quick four points to draw things level. Amir Sirjieh (179-F-93) gave Syria a 67:65 advantage with 51 seconds remaining. Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) extended the margin to three points but Saudi Arabia did not give up and leveled things up once again 68:68. Amer Al Sati stepped up for Syria as he drained a bucket with one second left sealing the victory. Muhammad Otabachi fired 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Syria. Amir Sirjieh added 13 points in the victory. Marzouq Almuwalled (177-G-92) answered with 21 points for Saudi Arabia. Abdullah Aldossary (192-F-93) finished with 13 points in defeat.

Group D
 Yemen - Japan 64-68
Japan posted the third straight win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off the hosts to win preliminary Group D. Yemen suffered the first defeat at the tournament and advanced into the Qualifying Round from the second spot in the pools ladder. Seiya Ando (184-G-92) was impressive with 31 points for Japan. The teams stayed close in the starting moments but Japan soon took off. They went on a 12:3 rally to post a 21:11 lead at the first break. Yemen managed to get within four points midway through the second term. Kodai Kimura (190-G/F-92) crowned the half with two free throws and Japan recorded a 38:30 lead. Yemen put up a fierce fight in the third stanza. The home team put the fans to their feet as they got within just one point 49:50 with ten minutes to go. Abdulaziz Moqbel (188-F-93) finally drew things level at 60 with just over two minutes to go. However Seiya Ando and Takumi Mitsuyama (183-G-92) came up with key points for Japan as they escaped with a narrow win at the end. Takumi Mitsuyama knocked down 13 points in the win. Kodai Kimura added 6 points for Japan. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-G-93) responded with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Yemen. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) contributed 14 points and 9 boards in the loss.


Day: 2 (Preliminary Round) - Sep. 23, 2010 
Group A
 Taiwan - Malaysia 96-47
Taiwan posted the initial victory at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They shot down Malaysia in the second round of action in Group A. Chien Wei-Ju (188-G/F-92) scored 20 points to lead Taiwan. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record. Taiwan limited their opponents to just two points in the opening five points. Taiwan surged ahead and rallied to a 22:8 advantage at the first break. Malaysia continued to struggle offensively in the second quarter. They accounted for 10 points to face a 21-point deficit at the interval. Malaysia stepped on the gas after the big break but Taiwan were ready for the challenge. They easily matched the effort and posted a 67:34 lead at the final intermission. Taiwan maintained the tempo in the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Chien Chao-Yi (180-G-93) and Ko Min-Hao (182-G-92) knocked down 11 points each for Taiwan. Hung Kang-Chiao (191-F-92) accounted for 10 points in the victory. Kok Chun Ng (183-F-92) replied with 9 points for Malaysia. Vui Hang Ang and Yen Yee Fong (185-F-93) had 6 points apiece in the loss.

Iran - Sri Lanka 110-32
Iran celebrated the second straight win at U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They fired past Sri Lanka to remain on top of Group A. Sri Lanka suffered the second consecutive defeat at the tournament. Iran silenced their opponents in the starting quarter. Led by Mirzaeitalarposhti Meisam (92) and Amir Sedighi (185-F/G-93) Iran exploded with 34 points and posted a 28-point lead. Iran tipped off the second quarter with a 15:4 run to boost the distance. Iran arrived at halftime leading by as many as 38 points. Things hardly changed in the second half. Iran dominated every facet of the encounter. They headed into the final quarter enjoying a massive 79:17 buffer and did not look back en route to the victory. Mirzaeitalarposhti Meisam stepped up with 23 points for Iran. Amir Sedighi added 21 points, while Mirfattahi Mirmohammad (93) accounted for 15 points in the winning effort. Madhushanka Rathnayake (185-G-92) answered with 13 points for Sri Lanka. Shehan Vasana Perera (193-F-92) delivered 8 points in the loss.

Group B
 Kazakhstan - Lebanon 67-83
Lebanon ensured the second stage birth at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They toppled Kazakhstan for 2-0 record in Group B. Kazakhstan slipped at 1-1 record after the defeat. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) stepped up with game-high 27 points to pace Lebanon. Danny Ammous team grabbed the initiative in the first quarter. They limited the Kazakh team to 12 points and established a 22:12 lead after ten minutes. Lebanon opened the second stanza on a 15:6 run to boost the distance. They ensured a comfortable 17-point cushion at halftime. Alexey Verechshagin (197-F-92) tried to bring Kazakhstan back to life early in the third stanza. They got within 10 points but Lebanon stayed determined and soon they regained a 17-point lead. Kazakhstan narrowly outscored Lebanon in the final quarter but it did not prevent Danny Ammous team from celebrating the second straight win at the tournament. Constantin Kodsi (177-G-92) scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Karam Mechref (188-G-92) contributed 12 points in the win. Alexey Verechshagin answered with 25 points for Kazakhstan. Pavel Ilin (202-F-92) accounted for 16 points in the loss.

South Korea - Qatar 108-38
South Korea bounced back after the starting loss at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They dismantled Qatar on the second day of the tournament. The victory propelled South Korea at 1-1 record, while Qatar slipped at o-2 in Group B. It was a one-way traffic from start to finish. South Korea unleashed 32 points in the first quarter to take a 24-point lead. Things just kept getting worse for Qatar. They faced a massive 39-point deficit at the interval. South Korea maintained the pressure in the third stanza. They held their opponents to 9 points establishing an unassailable 55-point deficit at the final intermission. Qatar never recovered suffering the second stunning loss in a row. Moon Seong-Gon nailed 17 points to pace the winners. Heo Ung (183-G-93), Kim Jun-Yl (202-C-92) and Lee Dong-Yeop (194-F-94) contributed 12 points apiece for South Korea. Ali Al-Kuwari (92) answered with 12 points for Qatar. Jassim Al-Jaber (92) had 7 points in defeat.

Group C
 Syria - Philippines 60-61
Philippines recorded the second straight win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They narrowly defeated Syria to improve at 2-0 record in Group C. Syria fell at 0-2 record and would face Saudi Arabia for the spot in the qualifying round. The teams stayed close early in the first term. Philippines stepped on the gas late in the quarter as they used a 9:2 run to take a 17:9 lead. Philippines ensured a 24:16 advantage midway through the second term but Syria recovered. They went on a 12:3 rally and ensured a 28:27 lead at halftime. Philippines returned the advantage in the third stanza. They posted a 46:40 lead at the final intermission. Syria did not allow their opponents to run away in the fourth period. The teams stayed neck and neck however Philippines managed to eke out a tough victory at the end. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) produced 19 points for the winners. Raphael Banal (186-G-92) contributed 15 points, while Joshua Angelo Alolino (181-G-94) contributed 13 points for Philippines. Obida Al Samman (184-F-92) answered with 15 points for Syria. Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) had 13 points and 23 rebounds in defeat.

China - Saudi Arabia 115-60
Guo Ailun (193-G-93) scored 23 points to lead China to another confident performance at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. China eased past Saudi Arabia for 2-0 record in Group C. Saudi Arabia suffered the second straight loss and endangered their title ambitions. The teams traded baskets early in the encounter. But China capped the first quarter with a strong spurt to take a 26:14 lead. They opened the second stanza with a 13:4 rally to establish a 21-point advantage. China accounted for 40 points in the second stanza and ensured a 66:24 buffer at halftime. Saudi Arabia continued to struggle defensively in the second half. China scored their points easily as they reached 100-point mark early in the fourth quarter. They never slowed down and coasted to the victory at the end. Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) provided 15 points and 6 rebounds for China. Xu Tao (211-C-93) and Wang Zirui (190-G-93) accounted for 13 points each in the victory. Racan Barnawi (184-F-92), Hadi Alnamer (170-G-94) and Marzouq Almuwalled (177-G-92) replied with 8 points each in the loss. China will next take on Philippines, while Saudi Arabia will look for their first win when they face Syria.

Group D
 Japan - Iraq 78-62
Japan stayed on the winning track at U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off Iraq to climb at 2-0 record in Group D. Shinnosuke Ogaki (184-G-92) stepped up with 19 points to lead the effort. Iraq slipped at 0-2 record after the defeat. Japan did not waste too much time as they surged ahead early. They opened a double-digit lead midway through the starting quarter. Japan finished the first term ahead by 13 points 24:11. Iraq however bounced back early in the second period. They opened the stanza on a 12:6 spurt to narrow the deficit. Japan quickly stopped the bleeding and ensured a 45:30 lead at the interval. Japan wisely kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period ahead by 12 points. Iraq did not threaten the margin in the final quarter and had to give up at the end. Kodai Kimura (190-G/F-92) canned 11 points for the winning side. Takaya Sasayama (178-G-93) accounted for 10 points for Japan. Ahmed Mankhi Talaq Al-Jashaami (171-G-92) responded with 17 points for Iraq. Ali Muayad Ismael (201-C-94) notched 15 points in the loss.

India - Yemen 58-95
Yemeni U18 selection posted the second straight win at the Asia Championship. The hosts battered India for 2-0 record in Group D. India suffered the second loss in a row. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-G-93) and Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) came up with 27 points apiece for Yemen in the victory. Yemen limited their opponents to 13 points in the first quarter to step in front. The home team posted an 18:13 advantage after ten minutes. Yemen went on a 16:3 run at the start of the second frame to stretch the gap. The hosts controlled the tempo and secured a 46:22 lead at the interval. Yemen stayed aggressive defensively in the third stanza. India did not get open looks and had to deal with a 33-point deficit at the final break. Yemen did not slow down in the fourth stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. Samer Abdullah (92) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Abdulaziz Moqbel (188-F-93) contributed 14 points and 15 rebounds for Yemen. Arjun Singh (188-F-92) replied with 27 points for India. Rajan Sharma (184-G-92) had 8 points in defeat.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Yemen - Sep. 22, 2010 

Group A
Malaysia U18 - Sri Lanka U18 86:52

Malaysia opened win count at U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They held off Sri Lanka in preliminary Group A. Wei Hong Choo (196-C-92) knocked down 18 points to pace the effort.
Malaysia surged ahead right from the start. They maintained the lead throughout the opening stanza and recorded a 20:17 lead at the first break. Malaysia increased the margin early in the second quarter. They rallied to an 8-point halftime advantage 43:35. Malaysia tipped off the second half with 12:5 run to boost the gap. The margin kept on growing and reached a 28-point mark at the final intermission. Sri Lanka could not recover in the fourth stanza as Malaysia posted a comfortable win at the end.
Chee Huei Liaw (187-F-93) produced 12 points for Malaysia. Wen Keong Tong (180-G-92) and Ivan Yeo (193-F-93) delivered 10 points each in the win. Clinton Stallon Thevakumar (180-G-93) notched 12 points for Sri Lanka. Shehan Vasana Perera (193-F-92) accounted for 8 points in the loss.

Malaysia U18: Wei Hong Choo 18, Chee Huei Liaw 12, Wen Keong Tong 10, Ivan Yeo 10
Sri Lanka U18: Clinton Stallon Thevakumar 12, Shehan Vasana Perera 8

Iran U18 - Taiwan U18 67:56
Iran opened their U18 Asia Championship campaign with victory. They held off Taiwan in overtime drama in preliminary Group A. Torabikhah Siamak (92) scored 17 points to lead the Iranian team.
Iran looked better in the first term. They played aggressive defense which paid off. Iran established a 13:10 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan leveled things up midway through the second stanza but Iran recovered. They ensured a 32:27 lead at the interval. Iran stayed in charge throughout the third term. They entered the fourth period up by three points 40:37. But Taiwan ensured a stunning start to the fourth stanza. Taiwan tipped off the final term with ten points in a row to take a 47:40 lead. Iran came back to life late in regulation knotting things up at 51. Zadeh Sadegh team struck in the extra frame. They limited Taiwan to five points and eked out a tough win at the end. Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza (92) nailed 12 points for Iran. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-G-94) and Omari Ghahrahman (92) added 10 points each in the victory. Hu Lung-Mao (194-F-92) answered with 14 points for Taiwan. Cheng Tieh (187-F-92) contributed 11 points in defeat.

Iran U18: Torabikhah Siamak 17, Shahbaznejadkanzagh Reza 12, Sajjad Mashayekhi 10, Omari Ghahrahman 10
Taiwan U18: Hu Lung-Mao 14, Cheng Tieh 11

Group B
Lebanon U18 - Qatar U18 123:32
Lebanon got to a sizzling start of their U18 Asia Championship campaign. They blasted Qatar in Group B opener. Five players scored in double-digits for Lebanon in the victory.
Lebanon stormed into this one. They poured in 31 points in the opening quarter to take a 23-point lead. Qatar scored only 10 points in the second frame. They faced a massive 42-point deficit at the interval. Lebanon continued the beating in the third stanza. They held their opponents to only 6 points in the quarter and posted an 80:24 lead. Lebanon easily overcame a 100-point mark and coasted to the victory at the end. Cyril Massoud (191-G-92) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Lebanon. Ahmad Ibrahim (201-G/F-92) contributed 17 points in the winning effort. Bader Ba Sulaiman (93) and Ali Al Kuwari (92) answered with 6 points each for Qatar. Lebanon will next face Kazakhstan, while Qatar will take on South Korea.

Lebanon U18: Cyril Massoud 19, Ahmad Ibrahim 17, Samer Ozeir (201-F/C-92) 16
Qatar U18: Bader Ba Sulaiman 6, Ali Al Kuwari 6

Kazakhstan U18 - South Korea U18 76:69
Kazakhstan celebrated the opening win at the U18 Asia Championship held in Yemen. They fired past South Korea in an exciting clash in preliminary Group B. Pavel Ilin (202-F-92) orchestrated the victory as he tallied 25 points, 5 boards and 3 assists.
South Korea capitalized on a sloppy start from Kazakhstan. They grabbed a 17:5 lead five minutes into the game. The Kazakh team capped the period with 9 points in a row to trailed by three points. South Korea maintained the advantage for some time but soon the Kazakhs stepped in charge. They crowned the half with a 10:2 rally to take a 33:30 lead. Kazakhstan took over in the third stanza. They exploded with 29 points to pile up a comfortable 18-point buffer heading into the fourth stanza. The Korean team went on a desperate rescue run in the dying moments but came up short at the end.
Alexey Verechshagin (197-F-92) produced 18 points for the winners. Azim Yagodkin (182-G-92) accounted for 13 points and 9 caroms for Kazakhstan. Han Sang-Hyeok (178-G-93) answered with 16 points for South Korea. Moon Seong-Gon (193-F-93) netted 12 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan U18: Pavel Ilin 25, Alexey Verechshagin 18, Azim Yagodkin 13
South Korea U18: Han Sang-Hyeok 16, Moon Seong-Gon 12

Group C
China U18 - Syria U18 82:48

China recorded the first win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They fired past Syria to improve at 1-0 record in Group C. Guo Ailun (193-G-93) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winners.
China spurred in front early in the encounter. They rallied to an 18:13 advantage at the first break. Guo Ailun extended the lead to 10 points early in the second stanza. China established a 12-point buffer at the interval. China quickly boosted the margin to 20 points in the third term. They kept the Syrian team at bay posting a 57:38 lead at the final break. The Chinese team poured in 25 points in the final term and cruised to the victory at the end. Zhai Xiaochuan (205-F-93) notched 14 points for China. Luo Hanchen (186-G-94) and Wang Zhelin (213-C-94) added 11 points apiece in the victory. Amer Al Sati (203-C-92) tallied 14 points and 13 boards for Syria. Amir Sirjjieh (179-F-93) finished with 10 points in the loss.

China U18: Guo Ailun 21, Zhai Xiaochuan 14, Luo Hanchen 11, Wang Zhelin 11
Syria U18: Amer Al Sati 14, Amir Sirjjieh 10

Philippines U18 - Saudi Arabia U18 86:68
Philippines posted the first win at the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. They toppled Saudi Arabia in Group C. Jeron Alvin Teng (181-G-94) came up with 20 points to lead the effort. The teams stayed close throughout the starting quarter. Philippines ensured a narrow 22:21 lead at the first break. But they gradually managed to clear off. Philippines strongly finished the first half building an 11-point advantage at halftime. Victor Ycasiano team maintained the pressure in the third stanza. The Filipino team built an 11-point buffer before the final quarter. The margin grew at 16-point mark midway through the fourth frame. Philippines did not slow down and rallied to the victory at the end. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) poured in 11 points and made 6 steals for Philippines. Jeth Troy Rosario (200-C-92) contributed 10 points in the victory. Mathna Almarwani (184-C-92) answered with 17 points for Saudi Arabia. Marzouq Almuwalled (177-G-92) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Philippines U18: Jeron Alvin Teng 20, Kiefer Isaac Ravena 11, Jeth Troy Rosario 10
Saudi Arabia U18: Mathna Almarwani 17, Marzouq Almuwalled 12

Group D
Yemen U18 - Iraq U18 72:42

Yemen confidently tipped off the home U18 Asia Championship. The hosts outscored Iraq in preliminary Group D action. Yemen dominated in the first half to build a decisive margin.
Yemen played aggressive defense right from the start. They limited Iraq to just four points in almost nine opening minutes. Yemen managed to pile up a 13:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Yemen went on a 22:0 run in the second stanza to put their opponents away. Yemen ensured a comfortable 35:14 lead at the interval. Things hardly changed in the third quarter. Yemen stayed impassable defensively as they held the visitors to only 7 points in the period. Yemen entered the fourth quarter up by 37 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-G-93) top-scored with 21 points to pace Yemen. Sabri Sadaqah (188-F-93) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Amjed Awadh knocked down 12 points for Iraq. Safaa Al-Saedi contributed 10 points in defeat.

Yemen U18: Mohammed Yaeesh 21, Sabri Sadaqah 17, Samer Abdullah (92) 11
Iraq U18: Amjed Awadh 12, Safaa Al-Saedi 10

Japan U18 - India U18 89:72
Seiya Ando (184-G-92) exploded with 38 points to lead Japan to the victory at the start of the U18 Asia Championship in Yemen. Japan knocked down India in preliminary Group D. Japan overcame a slow start to celebrate a comfortable victory at the end.
India ensured a brave start. They outgunned Japan to take a 16:14 lead after ten minutes. Japan recovered in the second stanza. The Asian powerhouse posted a 46:35 halftime advantage. Japan stayed in front throughout a low-scoring third term. They entered the final period up by 10 points 54:44. Japan unloaded 35 points in the fourth quarter and did not allow India to spark the intrigue. Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) produced 14 points in the win. Takaya Sasayama (178-G-93) accounted for 7 points for Japan. Arjun Singh (188-F-92) replied with 28 points for India. Dishant Vipul Shah (203-C-92) netted 12 points in the losing effort.

Japan U18: Seiya Ando 38, Kebin Hareyama 14, Takaya Sasayama 7
India U18: Arjun Singh 28, Dishant Vipul Shah 12

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