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Asian Championships U18 Standings
 1. China
 2. S.Korea
 3. Iran
 4. Japan
 5. Taiwan
 6. Philippines
 7. Lebanon
 8. S.Arabia
 9. Syria
 10. India
 11. Indonesia
 12. Bahrain
 13. Mongolia
 14. Singapore
 15. Hong Kong
 16. Kazakhstan
Points Per Game
 Zhelin WANG
  (215-PF-94)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Wang, Fujian QB24.1 
 2. Lkhamjav, MGL N.22.2 
 3. Brar, Punjab21.5 
 4. Narita, JPN N.20.7 
 5. Arakji, Al Riyadi20.3 
 6. Jonghyun, KOR N.18.9 
 7. Yakhchali, Petroch.17.0 
 8. Gao, Changan Group16.6 
 9. Dai, CHN N.16.2 
 10. Chinzorig, MGL N.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ali Hassan SHUKRALLA
  (-F-)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Shukralla, BHR N.12.3 
 2. Marchuk, BC Astana11.2 
 3. Jonghyun, KOR N.10.9 
 4. Wang, Fujian QB10.8 
 5. Singh, Delhi10.1 
 6. Abojalas, KSA N.9.0 
 7. Brar, Punjab8.6 
 8. Doniddembere., MGL8.6 
 9. Ng, HKG N.8.4 
 10. Chinzorig, MGL N.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cheon GIBEOM
  (187-G-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibeom, KOR N.6.0 
 2. Sistani, Esteghlal4.9 
 3. Chang, HKG N.4.6 
 4. Baghajati, SYR N.4.5 
 5. Khureltogoo, MGL N.4.2 
 6. Terazono, JPN N.4.2 
 7. Wu, Zhejiang CB3.6 
 8. Alhosawe, KSA N.3.6 
 9. Lkhamjav, MGL N.3.6 
 10. Luo, DongGuan L.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ali Hassan SHUKRALLA
  (-F-)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Shukralla, BHR N.3.8 
 2. Sistani, Esteghlal3.7 
 3. Marchuk, BC Astana3.4 
 4. Lkhamjav, MGL N.3.2 
 5. Wu, Zhejiang CB2.9 
 6. Gibeom, KOR N.2.6 
 7. Lin, TAI N.2.6 
 8. Mezher, LEB N.2.4 
 9. Yakhchali, Petroch.2.2 
 10. Baba, JPN N.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Palpreet Singh BRAR
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Brar, Punjab4.0 
 2. Marchuk, BC Astana3.6 
 3. Jonghyun, KOR N.3.4 
 4. Foroutannik, Azad2.7 
 5. Atle, SYR N.1.9 
 6. Zhou, Liaoning H.1.8 
 7. Shukralla, BHR N.1.6 
 8. Mohammed, KSA N.1.6 
 9. Wang, Fujian QB1.3 
 10. Nyamkhuu, MGL N.1.2 
Asian Championships U18 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. China 5-0 
 2. S.Korea 4-1 
 3. Japan 2-3 
 4. Lebanon 2-3 
 5. Syria 2-3 
 6. India 0-5 
Group F
 1. Iran 4-1 
 2. Taiwan 4-1 
 3. Philippines 4-1 
 4. S.Arabia 1-4 
 5. Indonesia 1-4 
 6. Bahrain 1-4 
Group Places 13-16
 1. Mongolia 1-2 
 2. Singapore 0-3 
 3. Hong Kong 0-3 
 4. Kazakhstan 0-3 

China defend their title in Ulaanbaatar (Photo: fibasia.net)
Asian Championships U18 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. China 3-0 
 2. Lebanon 2-1 
 3. India 1-2 
 4. Hong Kong 0-3 
Group B
 1. S.Korea 3-1 
 2. Syria 2-1 
 3. Japan 1-2 
 4. Singapore 0-3 
Group C
 1. Taiwan 3-0 
 2. Bahrain 1-2 
 3. Indonesia 1-2 
 4. Mongolia 1-2 
Group D
 1. Iran 3-0 
 2. Philippines 2-1 
 3. S.Arabia 1-2 
 4. Kazakhstan 0-3 
Chinese 2012 U18National Team
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
Hanchen Luo
Luo
Delong Han
Han
Zhelin Wang
Wang
Qi Zhou
Zhou
4 Luo Hanchen 188-G-94 DongGuan L. China
5 Wu Qian 190-G-94
6 Yang Jinmeng 190-G-95
7 Li Qi 198-F-95
8 Han Delong 194-F-95
9 Li Jinglong 195-F-95
10 Gao Shang 198-F/G-94 Changan Group China
11 Bai Bing 200-F-95
12 Shao YingLun 200-F-96
13 Dai Huaibo 205-C/F-94
14 Wang Zhelin 215-C/F-94 Fujian QB China
15 Zhou Qi 217-C-96 Liaoning H. China

Wang Huaiyu Head Coach

Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U18 Championships Awards 2012 - Aug 28, 2012

Asia-Basket.com All-Tournament 1st Team
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Zhelin Wang
Wang
Hanchen Luo
Luo
Jun-Yong Choi
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Vahid Dalirzahan
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Lee Jonghyun
Jonghyun
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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

1st Team
PG: Luo Hanchen (188-94) of China
SG: Choi Jun-Yong (200-94) of S.Korea
SF: Vahid Dalirzahan (199-95) of Iran
PF: Wang Zhelin (215-94) of China
C: Jonghyun Lee (206-94) of S.Korea

2nd Team
G: Gibeom Cheon (187-94) of S.Korea
G: Mohammad Sistani (181-86) of Iran
F/G: Gao Shang (198-94) of China
SF: Masahiro Narita (185-94) of Japan
C: Palpreet Singh Brar (204-94) of India

3rd Team
G: Behnam Yakhchali (191-95) of Iran
G: Wael Arakji (192-94) of Lebanon
F/G: Maxim Marchuk (195-94) of Kazakhstan
F: Ali Hassan Shukralla () of Bahrain
F/C: Saleh Foroutannik (203-94) of Iran

Honorable Mention
Munkhnasan Lkhamjav (180-G-94) of Mongolia
Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) of China
Fang Shih-En (199-C-94) of Taiwan
Rodolfo Alejandro (180-G-95) of Philippines
Sangjae Kang (202-F-94) of S.Korea
Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) of Syria
Nassir Abojalas (195-F-94) of S.Arabia
Rakesh Singh (198-PF-95) of India


China defend their title in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 26, 2012

FINAL
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.
3-4 Place
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.

5-6 Place
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.

7-8 Place
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

Semifinals
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.
5-8 Place
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.
9-10 Place
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.
11-12 Place
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.


Iran, China, South Korea and Japan reach semis in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 24, 2012

QUARTEFINALS
Saudi Arabia - China 33-76
China had little problems at the quarterfinal stage of U18 Asia Championship. They coasted past Saudi Arabia to reach semis. Yang Jinmeng (190-G-95) came up with 11 points to lead China. Saudi Arabia entered the game confidently. They led midway through the opening quarter. But the defending champions denied the deficit and pulled ahead for an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew deeper in the second term. China ensured a 40:20 lead at halftime. They controlled the tempo after the big break. China kept their opponents at 18% from the field and eased to a 28-point lead heading into the fourth frame. They never looked back marching to the victory. Li Qi (198-F-95), Li Jinglong (195-F-95) and Bai Bing (200-F-95) finished with 9 points each for the winners. Nassir Abo Jalas (192-F-94) answered with 9 points for Saudi Arabia. Asslam Bafarat and Safwan Mohammed netted 6 points each in the loss.

South Korea - Philippines 90-77
South Korea will play at the semifinal stage of U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Philippines in the quarterfinal battle today. Jonghyun Lee (206-C-94) led the effort with 26 points and 18 rebounds. South Korea pulled ahead early in the encounter. They piled up a 22:19 lead after ten minutes. Philippines drew things level midway through the second quarter however South Korea managed to regain the lead. They ensured a 47:41 advantage at halftime. South Korea pulled away in the third quarter. The Korean side stretched the gap to as many as 14 points at the final intermission 69:55. Philippines failed to threaten the deficit in the final minutes. Choi Jun-Yong (200-F-94) delivered 17 points, while Heo Hoon added 15 points for the winners. Jerie Pingoy (175-G-94) answered with 19 points for Philippines. Rey Nambatac had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon - Iran 47-84
Iran advanced into semifinal stage of U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Lebanon to complete semifinal picture. Iran will now battle South Korea for the championship game birth. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) scored 22 points to lead the winners. Iran held their opponents to 11 points in the opening quarter to jump ahead. Iran entered the second quarter up by 7 points. Iran maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They posted a 34:26 halftime lead. Iran increased the tempo in the third term. They unleashed 31 points and ensured a comfortable 31-point buffer before the final stanza. Iran stayed in charge in the final period and cruised to the victory at the end. Behnam Yakhchali (191-G-95) produced 17 points, while Saleh Foroutannik and Mohammad Yousof Vand contributed 10 points each for the winners. Ziad Ali (197-F/C-94) answered with 10 points for Lebanon. Gerard Hadidian and Ali Mezher netted 8 points each in the loss.

Taiwan - Japan 67-68
Japan is the first Semifinalist of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team grabbed 68:67 win over Taiwan in the first Quarterfinal game of the day. Japan won the first period 27:16 and but could take only 1-point lead at the halftime. Taiwan responded with 24-14 and reduced to 41:40 after the first 20 minutes of the game. In the third period Japan produced 15-13 and led 56:53 after three quarters. Chin Ming-Ching gave Taiwan 65:63 lead with 3 minutes to go and he also brought 67:65. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) however nailed three for Japan to bring the important victory at the tournament. Masahiro Narita erupted with 31 points for the winners and Kazushi Mori (192-SF-94) notched 15. Terazono Shuto followed them with 11 points in a win. Fang Shih-En (199-C-94) replied with 18 points and 17 rebounds in defeat. Chiu Jih-Cheng and Chin Ming-Ching scored 9 points each.
9-12 places
Syria - Bahrain 80-70
Syria beat Bahrain at the start of the Classification games for 9-12 places. Syria won 80:70 and will play for the 9th place against India. The play-offs are scheduled for Saturday. Syria started the game with 16-14 and added 19-17 in the second frame. Both teams scored 23 points each in offensive third period as the board showed 58:54 after three quarters. Syria came up with 22-16 in the last stanza and sealed the victory. Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ali Obesi (188-F-94) nailed 20. Baghajati Okba delivered 14, while Atle Mohamad added 8. Ali Hassan Shukralla finished the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds in defeat and Ali Sayed Hasan also scored 20. Buallay Mohammed posted 12, whilst Naser Mahamed chipped in with 9.

India - Indonesia 67-53
India roll over Indonesia at the Classification games for 9-12 places. India won 67:53 and will play for the 9th place against Syria. The play-offs are scheduled for Saturday. Both teams wanted to play for the higher place and showed great game and effort. Indonesia started with 16-14, but India replied with 18-8 in the second frame. Moreover India added 14-13 in the third period for 46:37 at the end of three quarters. Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) increased the lead to 16 points and he also closed the game from the free throw line for 14-point victory. Palpreet Singh Brar paced all the winners with 24 points and Amit Kanarjee (187-PG-94) added 12. Sunder Shyam delivered 9, while Singh Rakesh had 8 points and 14 rebounds. Kristianto Halim (201-C-94) finished the game with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Adrianno Andre had 10.


The Quarterfinals are set in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 22, 2012

Group E
Lebanon - Japan 82-94
Japan beat Lebanon, both advance to the Quarterfinals of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Japan needed 94:82 win for 2-3 record in Group E on the third place. Lebanon closed the Quarterfinal picture with the same record. It was a decisive game in the group for the Quarterfinal picture. Both teams scored 12 points each in the first 5 minutes and then Japan gabbed 22-18 advantage at the end of the quarter. They increased to 10 points midway through the second frame and led 50:36 at the halftime. Japan grabbed 58:43 with 5 minutes to go in the third quarter, while the difference remained the same at the end of the period. Lebanon tried hard at the end of the game and reduced to 12 points for the final success for both teams. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) led the way with 26 points and Watanabe Yuta collected 21 points and 11 rebounds. Yudai Baba (193-SF-95) and Shuto Terazono (165-PG-94) collected 18 points and 12 assists. Salem Jimmy finished the game with 15 points and Ali Mezher (182-PG-94) as well as Arakji Wael had 12 points. Chamoun Elie followed with 10 points in a loss.

India - Syria 57-69
Syria overcame India, as both of them will play for 9-12 places at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Syria won 69:57 and finished the 2-3 record in Group E as well as Lebanon and Japan. It was not however enough to advance to the Quarterfinals due to the games between each other. India finished the group with 0-5 record on the last place. India won the first period 17-14 and then scored another 17 points in the second frame. Syria also scored 17 and trailed 3 points at the halftime. Syria however dominated the second half. They produced 22-10 in the third period and finished the game with 16-13 in the last stanza. Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Obesi Ali had 17. Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) ended up with 19 points and 13 rebounds in defeat, while Singh Rakesh added 14. Amit Kanarjee (187-PG-94) brought 12 and Shyam Sunder (179-PG-94) scored 8.

China - South Korea 107-102 OT
China wins Group E after two-overtime-thriller over South Korea in one of the best games so far at the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. China grabbed 107:102 win for 5-0 record on top. South Korea meanwhile suffered their first loss and finished second with 4-1 record. China won the first period 20-19, but South Korea replied with 25-16 in the second period. It was again China to win the third and the fourth periods to tie the game at the end of 40 minutes. Only at the end of the second overtime Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94), Yang and Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) brought the victory for the Chinese team. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) erupted with 33 points and 15 rebounds, while Gao Shang had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Luo Hanchen produced 21 points and Dai Huaibo added 10. Gibeom Cheon (187-G-94) answered with 21 points in the losing effort and Jonghyun Lee nailed 19. Seongmo Choi (187-G-94) followed them with 15 points in a loss.

Group F
Indonesia - Saudi Arabia 67-73
Saudi Arabia grabs the last Quarterfinal ticket at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team overcame Indonesia 73:67 and finished with 1-4 record as well as Indonesia and Bahrain. Due to the better difference in the games between each other Saudi Arabia will face China in Finals. Indonesia and Bahrain will play in the games for 9-12 places. Saudi Arabia produced 17-10 in the first period, but could not win the half. Indonesia needed 20-10 in the second frame for 30:27 halftime advantage. The second half however belonged to Saudi Arabia that won the third and the last quarters. Faqihi Waheed top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Mohammed Alhosawe (173-G-94) notched 12. Khalid Sufyani (170-PG-94) brought 11, while Abojalas Nassir scored 9. Juan Kokodiputra (193-C/F-95) finished the game with 21 points in defeat and Andre Adrianno (175-G-94) chipped in with 18. Jan Panagan (179-G-94) scored 8, whilst Lapian Jeff and Pangesthio Rivaldo added 7 apiece.

Bahrain - Philippines 72-99
Alejandro Rodolfo leads Philippines over Bahrain at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The winning side improved to 4-1 record however finished only third in the group. Iran and Taiwan took the top places in Group F with the same records due to the better difference. Bahrain finished with 1-4 record on the last spot with the same situation between three teams. Bahrain surprised the favorites with 22-13 in the first period and added 24-22 in the second frame. The third quarter was however decisive in the game as Philippines erupted with 38-15 in it to take the lead in the game. They finished the campaign with 26-11 in the last stanza for the final success. Alejandro Rodolfo paced all the winners with 23 points and Pingoy Jerie nailed 19. Cani Janhubert and Rey Nambatac (179-G-94) followed them with 11 points each in a win. Shukralla Ali Hassan finished the game with 32 points and 12 rebounds in defeat, while Mohammed Buallay (185-F-95) scored 16.

Taiwan - Iran 78-77
Taiwan overcame Iran in overtime thriller as both teams finish on top of Group F. Taiwan grabbed the second place after a 78:77 victory. Iran meanwhile suffered their first loss and kept the top position. Iran took 24:22 lead after the first period and added defensive 15-11 in the second frame. Taiwan meanwhile dominated the second half including the extra time as well. They produced 20-14 in the fourth period to tie the game and then needed 9-8 in extra time to seal the victory. Lee Chia-Jui (200-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Wang Chih-Chun nailed 16. Lin Yu-Ping followed them with 11 points. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) ended up with 22 points, while Hossein Rahmati collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Mohammad Sistani had 13, whilst Saleh Foroutannik (203-F/C-94) brought 8 points and 16 rebounds.


Results and Stats from Day 2 of Second Stage in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 21, 2012

Group E
South Korea - Lebanon 95-63
South Korea registered the fifth straight win at U18 Asia Championship. They defeated Lebanon to improve at 4-0 record at the Second Stage Group E. Sangjae Kang (202-F-94) came up with 28 points to lead the Korean side. Lebanon fell at 2-2 record after the loss. South Korea left Lebanon far behind after the opening quarter. They ensured a 24:10 lead after ten minutes of action. South Korea maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 50:27 halftime lead. South Korea did not loosen the grasp in the third quarter. They piled up a 64:48 lead at the final break. The Korean side kept their opponents at bay throughout the final frame and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Gibeom Cheon (187-G-94) notched 21 points and 11 rebounds for South Korea. SeunGook Choi added 21 points in the victory. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) answered with 16 points for Lebanon. Ali Mezher had 10 points in the loss.

Japan - India 100-71
Japan clinched the first win at the Second Stage of U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down India for 1-3 record in Group E. India in the meantime fell at 0-4 record in the ladder. Japan unleashed 29 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They posted a 12-point lead at the first break. Japan stayed aggressive offensive in the second quarter. They piled up a 56:35 halftime buffer. Japan kept India at safe distance throughout the third term. They ensured a 31-point buffer before the final term. Japan did not look back in the fourth quarter and coasted to the victory. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) accounted for 23 points to lead the charge. Yuta Osaka (179-PG-94) netted 20 points for the winnners. Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) answered with 31 points for India. Rakesh Singh had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Syria - China 71-101
China delivered another victory at U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Syria for the fifth win in a row at the tournament. They share the top place in Group E with South Korea. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) accounted for 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge. China eked out an 18:11 lead to take a 7-point lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 20-point mark midway through the second quarter. China established a 45:25 halftime advantage. China stayed in charge throughout the third term. They recorded a 76:49 lead at the final intermission. China did not slow down in the fourth quarter rolling to a comfortable win at the end. Li Jinglong (195-F-95) netted 19 points, while Li Qi added 17 points for the winners. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) answered with 22 points for Syria. Mouhammad Shahin had 12 points and 8 boards in defeat.

Group F
Saudi Arabia - Bahrain 72-75
Mahamed Naser (191-F-97) leads Bahrain over Saudi Arabia in Day 5 of the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. He nailed 25 points as Bahrain grabbed important 75:72 win over the opponents. Bahrain improved to 1-3 record to keep the chances alive for the Quarterfinals, while Saudi Arabia fell at 0-4 record. It was a real battle for the initial win in Group F. Both teams scored 15 points each in the first period, but then Bahrain erupted with 26-11 in the second frame for 15-point advantage at the halftime. Moreover they added 26-18 in the third period but could hardly win the game. Mohammed Safwan reduced to 3 points at the end, while Faqihi Waheed could not tie the game. Mohammed Buallay (185-F-95) poured in 18 points and Ali Sayed Hasan scored 13. Shukralla Ali Hassan collected 10 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Nassir Abojalas (195-F-94) finished the game with massive 25 points and 20 rebounds, whilst Mohammed Safwan had 16 points and 11 boards. Faqihi Waheed notched 11 and Alhosawe Mohammed poured in 10

Philippines - Taiwan 88-83
Philippines edge Taiwan to take the second place in Group F of the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. Philippines needed 88:83 win to tie both records at 3-1. Philippines won the first period 17-14 and added 26-20 in the second frame. Taiwan however dominated the third period and grabbed 1-point lead after thirty minutes. With the game poised at 83:82 Jerie Pingoy (175-G-94) finished a 3-point play to nudge his team ahead. Lee Chua-ji converted one of the two free-throws to cut the deficit for Taipei, while Alejandro Rodolfo sank both his attempts from the foul-line to firm up the win. Jerie Pingoy stepped up with 25 points for the winners and Alejandro Rodolfo nailed 22. Rey Nambatac (179-G-94) delivered 10, while Javelosa Michael and Suarez Janus brought 6 each. Lin Kuan-Chun (184-G-95) ended up with 25 points in the losing case and Fang Shih-En as well as Lin Yu-Ping had 16 each. Huang Hung-Han delivered 9 points each in a loss.

Iran - Indonesia 97-26
Iran stormed past Indonesia in Day 5 of the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. Iran improved to 4-0 record in Group F after an easy 97:26 victory. Iran started with 29-9 and did not slow down even until the end of the game. They added massive 20-1 surge in the second frame and led 49:10 at the halftime. Indonesia managed to score 13 maximum 13 points in the third quarter, but got 21 from Iran. Moreover the latter added 27-3 in the last stanza to prove their ambitions for the top places. Saeid Bagheri (203-PF-94) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Mohammad Yazdanpanah (201-F-95) notched 16. Foroutannik Saleh and Rahmati Hossein followed them with 13 points apiece. Yerikho Tuasela (178-G-94) posted 9 in defeat and Adrianno Andre brought 6.
13-14 Place
Hong Kong - Mongolia 98-81
Hong Kong beat Mongolia to finish 13 th at the 22nd Asia U18 Championship. Hong Kong overcame the home side 98:81 to send Mongolia to 14th position. Mongolia actually started better and won the first period 26-23. The second quarter however was decisive in the game and brought 30-14 burst for the guests. Hong Kong grabbed 53:40 at the halftime and never looked behind after. Moreover they won the third period 20-19 and finished the game with 25-22. Tong Ho Man was the last to score for the winners to seal the last victory. Chung Ho Wa (181-G-94) stepped up with 21 points and Chang Yiu-Fai (168-PG-94) nailed 17. Leung Shiu Wah delivered 16, while Ho Chun Kit and Ng Chun Yan scored 9 each. Munkhnasan Lkhamjav (180-G-94) erupted with 31 points in the losing effort, whilst Chinzorig Enkhtaivan had 23 points and 10 rebounds.

15-16 Place
Singapore - Kazakhstan 59-76
Kazakhstan celebrated the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. It happened in the final game for the Kazakh team at the tournament. They held off Singapore to claim the 15th overall position at the tournament. Maxim Marchuk (195-F/G-94) tallied 15 points, 14 boards and 7 assists to lead the winners. Kazakhstan snatched a 22:15 lead after ten minutes of action. They managed to clear off in the second quarter. Maxim Rakhimov team gained a 39:23 halftime advantage. The margin grew at 25-point mark at the final break. Singapore could not recover and Kazakhstan cruised to the victory. Maxim Nalagov (196-C-94) accounted for 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Birzban Zhumabek added 13 points for the winners. Loon Tay Ding (185-PF-94) answered with 14 points for Singapore. Koh En Jia had 10 points in the loss.


Second Stage starts in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 20, 2012

Group E
Lebanon - Syria 91-72
Lebanon opened win count at the Second Stage of U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Syria in Group E to improve at 2-1 record. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) stepped up with 33 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Lebanon cleared off to a 7-poitn lead after ten minutes 20:13. Syria narrowed the gap in the second quarter. They got within just five points at halftime 34:39. But Lebanon managed to boost their lead in the third term. They held Syria to 14 points in the quarter and ensured a 12-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Lebanon fired 31 points in the final stanza to seal the victory. Jimmy Salem and Hanna Nemer contributed 11 points each for the winners. Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) responded with 23 points for Syria. Mourad Hashim had 12 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

India - South Korea 73-123
South Korea kept their spotless record at U18 Asia Championship. They outgunned India at the start of the Second Stage of the tournament today. Jonghyun Lee (206-C-94) delivered 29 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. South Korea unloaded 35 points in the opening quarter to take off. They grabbed a 12-point lead and stretched the margin in the second quarter. The Korean team ensured a 32-point lead at the interval 64:32. South Korea kept India at bay throughout the third term. The margin grew at 37-point mark at the final intermission. South Korea did not slow down in the fourth period and raced to the victory at the end. Gibeom Cheon (187-G-94) netted 17 points, while Sangjae Kang and Seongmo Choi provided 15 points each in the win. Amit Kanarjee (187-PG-94) replied with 25 points for India. Rakesh Singh had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

China - Japan 138-73
China recorded another victory at U18 Asian Championship. They opened Second Stage with a confident win over Japan. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) came up with 36 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners. China surged ahead early in the game. They posted a 29:10 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 28-point mark at halftime 64:36. China opened the second half on a 26:5 rally and cruised at 102:53 lead at the final intermission. Japan never came back to life allowing China to breeze to the victory. Yang Jinmeng, Li Qi and Dai Huaibo finished with 15 points each for the winners. Yusei Suguira (194-PF-95) answered with 17 points for Japan. Masahiro Narita had 11 points in the loss.

Group F
Taiwan - Saudi Arabia 82-41
Taiwan successfully started Group F campaign as the team smashed Saudi Arabia in the opener of Day 4. Taiwan looked too good for the opponents and won 82:41. Taiwan improved to 3-0 record in Group F, while Saudi Arabia fell at 0-3 record. Taiwan won the opening period 21-7 and added 17-13 in the second frame. The second half also belonged to the winning side that produced two victories in the last two quarters. Taiwan won the third period 21-11 and finished the game with 23-10 in the last stanza. Huang Tsun-Han (193-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 14 points, while Lin Kuan-Chun and Huang Hung-Han had 11 each. Lee Chia-Jui followed them with 10 points in a win. Mohammed Alhosawe (173-G-94) replied with 14 points in the losing effort and Abojalas Nassir collected 10 points and 11 rebounds. Mohammed Safwan and Bafarat Asslam delivered 6 points apiece.

Indonesia - Philippines 62-88
Philippines rout Indonesia in Ulaanbaatar at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship.The winning side celebrated 88:62 win in the start of the fourth day. Philippines improved to 2-1 record, while Indonesia fell at 1-2 record at a newly created Group F. Philippines started better and reached 23-18 after the first period. They increased to 10 more points at the halftime after 22-12 in the second frame. Moreover the winners scored another 22 points in the third period and grabbed 67:48 advantage after three quarters played. Moreover they finished the game with 21-14 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Jerie Pingoy (175-G-94) paced all the winners with 16 points and Mario Bonleon (183-F-94) netted 15. Nambatac Rey delivered 11, while Rivero Rashleigh-Paolo and Porter Kristoffer scored 8 each. Jan Panagan (179-G-94) ended up with 12 points in the losing effort and Adrianno Andre poured in 11. Pangesthio Rivaldoand Kosasih Vicent followed them with 9 points apiece.

Bahrain - Iran 76-87
Iran beat Bahrain for 3-0 record in Group F at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team celebrated a 87:76 win in Day 4 of the competition. Iran won the first period 21-16 and continued to dominate the court in the second quarter. They added 25-18 in it for 46:34 advantage at the halftime. Bahrain started to play better in the second half and as a result both teams scored 16 points each in the third period.Moreover Bahrain won the last stanza 26-25 and reduced to final 11 points. Mohammad Sistani (181-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Behnam Yakhchali (191-G-95) nailed 17. Najafikharaji Aliyar delivered 10, while Dalirzahan Vahid posted 9. Ali Melad (171-F-94) ended up with 19 points in defeat and Sayed Hasan Ali notched 16. Buallay Mohammed finished the game with 12 points, while Abdulrasool Abbas scored 7.
13-16 Place
Hong Kong - Singapore 75-64
Hong Kong celebrated the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Singapore to set up the clash versus Mongolia for the 13th place at the tournament. Choi kwan Tsai came up with 21 points to lead Hong Kong. Singapore will take on Kazakhstan in the final game at the tournament. Hong Kong eked out an 18:14 lead after ten minutes of action. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Hong Kong ensured a 37:34 halftime advantage. Singapore stayed close throughout the third quarter. They narrowed the margin at one-point mark at the final intermission 51:52. Hong Kong cleared off early in the final stanza. They opened an 8-point lead and marched to the victory at the end. Chang Yiu-Fai (168-PG-94) delivered 15 points for Hong Kong. Ho Chun Kit had 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Low Remus (183-F-94) answered with 17 points for Singapore. Loon Tay Ding had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Mongolia - Kazakhstan 60-52
Mongolia beat Kazakhstan in the start of the Classification Round at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The home side overcame the visiting team 60:52. Mongolia grabbed 10-8 lead in the middle of the first period and enjoyed 20-13 at the end of it. They increased to 8 points midway through the second frame and had 41:27 at the halftime. Kazakhstan reduced to 10 points with 5 minutes to go in the third quarter and trailed 47:39 after three quarters. No matter how hard they tried to step closer, they could not catch up with the opponents. Mongolia took the 8-point victory and satisfied the fans. Enkhtaivan Chinzorig (188-C-95) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Khash-Erdene Doniddemberei (187-F-94) collected 13 points and 16 boards. Munkhnasan Lkhamjav notched 11, while Anar-Erdene Khureltogoo added 10. Alexey Kurochka (185-G-94) replied with 18 points and Maxim Marchuk had 15 points and 18 boards.


The End of Preliminary Round in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 19, 2012

Group A
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.

Group B
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.

Group C
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.

Group D
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.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 18, 2012

Group A
India - China 54-119
China roll over India in Day 2 of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship The Chinese team did not have any difficulties reaching 119:54 win. China erupted with 17-2 surge in the first five minutes and never looked behind after. They led 27:4 at the end of the first period and increased to 44:9 midway through the second frame. The board showed 55:14 when the teams went to the lockers at the halftime. In the second half China continued their dominance and produced two victories in the periods. They led 88:33 with 10 minutes to go and reached three digit number early in the last quarter. Moreover they scored another 19 points for a comfortable win. Gao Shang (198-F/G-94) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Wang Zhelin as well as BA I Bing had 15 each. Dai Huaibo (205-C/F-94) delivered 13, while Wu Qian and Li Qi scored 11 apiece. Rakesh Singh (198-PF-95) ended up with 19 points and 10 rebounds in defeat, while Narender Satyawan (176-PG-96) posted 10. BHA SIN Akash followed them with 9 points in the losing effort.

Hong Kong - Lebanon 70-113
Lebanon outscored Hong Kong in the start of Day 2 at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Lebanon reached the second straight win after 113:70 over the opponents. Lebanon grabbed 16:12 after the first five minutes of the game and increased to 25:18. They led 39:26 midway through the second frame and grabbed 59:29 halftime advantage. The board showed 78:47 after 5 minutes in the third period and then Lebanon finished the third period at 90:52. They reached three digit number with 5 minutes to go and closed the game with 113:70 on the board. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Jimmy Salem nailed 17. Ali Mezher delivered 15, while Georges Choueiry (184-G-95) added 13. CHANG Yiu fai and Ng Chun Yan replied with 14 points each as the latter also grabbed 11 rebounds. Tsai Choi Kwan (186-SF-95) posted 11 and Ho Chun Kit notched 11.

Group B
Japan - Singapore 110-53
Japan celebrated the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They fired past Singapore for 1-1 record in Group B. Ryogo Suntano (193-SF-96) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. Singapore fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Japan started the game confidently. They exploded with 30 points in the opening quarter to take an 18-point lead. Japan stayed in charge throughout the second frame. They unloaded 28 points to stretch the lead to 38-point mark at halftime. Japan delivered another 28-point quarter after the big break and opened a massive 43-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. They did not slow down rallying to a comfortable win at the end. Masahiro Narita accounted for 22 points, while Yudai Baba had 13 points for the winners. Loon Tay Ding (185-PF-94) answered with 15 points for Singapore. Low Remus (183-F-94) chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Syria - South Korea 62-79
South Korea posted the second consecutive win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They defeated Syria for 2-0 record on top of B. Syria suffered the initial loss and slipped at 1-1 record. South Korea gained a 24:21 lead after ten minutes. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. The Korean team boosted the gap to 8-point mark at the interval 45:37. South Korea kept their opponents at bay throughout the third stanza. They extended the margin to as many as 14 points heading into the fourth quarter. Syria scored just 11 points in the fourth term and had to surrender at the end. Gibeom Cheon (187-G-94) scored 24 points to lead the winners. Jonghyun Lee (206-C-94) added 18 points, while Sangjae Kang had 17 points for South Korea. Mouhammad Shahin (192-F-94) and Mohamad Atle produced 11 points each in the loss.

Group C
Mongolia - Taiwan 42-107
Taiwan beat the hosts to close Day 2 at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Taiwan easily rolled over Mongolia 107:42 for 2-0 record. Taiwan started with 26-10 in the first period and never looked behind after. They added massive 31-11 in the second frame and enjoyed 57:21 lead at the halftime. Moreover the second half was also dominated by the guests. Taiwan won the third quarter 29-11 and finished the game with 21-10 in the last stanza. Huang Tsun-Han paced all the winners with 18 points and Lin Yu-Ping as well as Lee Chia-Jui had 12 each. Chen Po-Liang and Lin Kuan-Chun (184-G-95) followed them with 10 points each in a win. Munkhnasan Lkhamjav (180-G-94) answered with 15 points in defeat and Chinzorig Enkhtaivan delivered 11.

Indonesia - Bahrain 72-67
Indonesia earned the first win at the U18 Asian Championship. They overcame Bahrain to improve at 1-1 record in Group C. Jan Panagan scored 17 points to lead the winners. Bahrain slipped at 1-1 record after the loss. Indonesia opened the game aggressively as they jumped to a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. Bahrain however struck right back in the second frame. They fired 26 points in the period to take a 38:25 halftime lead. Indonesia slowed their opponents down in the third quarter. They limited Bahrain to 14 points in the quarter and trimmed the deficit at 4-point mark at the final intermission. Indonesia quickly erased the deficit in the final frame and soon surged in front. They left Bahrain behind and marched to the victory at the end. Juan Kokodiputra and Kristianto Halim posted 14 points each for Indonesia. Mohammed Buallay (185-F-95) answered with 24 points for Bahrain. Sadiq Shukralla had 12 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Group D
Saudi Arabia - Iran 54-86
Iran registered the second straight win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They defeated Saudi Arabia in Group D. Behnam Yakhchali scored 31 points to pace the winners. Iran cleared off in the starting quarter. They grabbed a 23:11 lead ten minutes into the game. Iran maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 40:25 halftime advantage. Iran did not slow after the big break. They opened a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Iran limited Saudi Arabia to just 9 points in the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory at the end. Vahid Dalirzahan posted 15 points, while Hossein Rahmati (204-C-93) added 10 points and 10 boards for the winners. Waheed Faqihi (185-F-94) answered with 18 points for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas netted 17 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Philippines 69-83
Philippines beat Kazakhstan in Buyant-Ukhaa arena in Day 2 of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. They grabbed 2-0 record after 83:69 victory. Kazakhstan grabbed 9:8 in the first five minutes of the game, while the games was tied at 18:18 at the end of the first period. Kazakhstan again took 27:26 midway through the second frame, but failed later in the half. Philippines erupted for 38:30 lead at the halftime, but then again Kazakhstan tied it all at 46:46. Philippines meanwhile managed to take 55:52 after three quarters played. They continued their dominance in the last quarter and reached the victory. Mario Bonleon top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Rodolfo Alejandro (180-G-95) nailed 18. SUAREZ Janus kyle posted 14, while CANI Janhubert angelo scored 10. Alexey Kurochka (185-G-94) and Alymzhan Maxutov replied with 22 points each. Maxim Marchuk (195-F/G-94) nailed 14, while ZHUMA BEK Birzhan scored 5.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Ulaanbaatar - Aug 17, 2012

Group A
Lebanon - India 65-61
Lebanon secured the opening win at the U18 Asia Championship in Ulaanbaatar. They sneaked past pesky India in Group A opener. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) scored 25 points to lead the winners. Lebanon jumped to an 8:2 lead but India quickly rebounded. They narrowed the gap and eventually tied things up at 16 after ten minutes. The lead changed hands throughout intense second quarter. India pulled ahead late in the period and secured a 34:30 halftime lead. Lebanon managed to return in front in the third quarter. They eked out a 51:47 lead heading into the fourth frame. Lebanon kept India at distance throughout the final term. They managed to ensure a narrow but important victory at the end. Jimmy Salem (190-G-95) accounted for 18 points, while Karim Tabaja added 6 points for Lebanon. Palpreet Singh Brar (204-C-94) answered with game-high 28 points for India. Amit Kanarjee finished with 13 points in the loss.

China - Hong Kong 153-47
U18 Asia Championship reigning champions China opened their title defence in style. They exploded with 153 points to silence Hong Kong in Group A action. Wang Zhelin (215-C/F-94) came up with 28 points to lead China. China started strong as they fired 34 points in the first quarter. They piled up a 19-point lead at the first break. China added 34 more points in the second quarter taking a massive 38-point halftime advantage. The defending champions went on a killer 44:5 run in the third term to leave Hong Kong far behind. China cruised to the victory in the final period. Li Jinglong (195-F-95) posted 20 points, while Gao Shang and Dai Huaibo added 19 points each for the winners. Ng Chun Yan (196-C-12) answered with 18 points for Hong Kong. Tsoi Hung Hing accounted for 8 points in the loss.

Group B
Singapore - Syria 47-78
Syria won the opener of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Syria grabbed a 78:47 win in the first game of the tournament. Singapore, who made a comeback into the competition after a six-year gap began and well and the SEABA team kept pace with their much taller rivals for the entire first half. Syria took 14:13 lead in the opening period but pushed the tempo for good later in the game. They added 19-16 in the second frame and enjoyed 33:29 lead at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Syria erupted with 26-11 in it. Moreover thy closed the game with 19-7 in the last stanza for the final result. Mohamad Atle (199-C-95) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Mahmoud TRAB added 11. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) and Mourad Hashim (176-G-95) delivered 10 points each. Ding Loon TAY posted 14 points in the losing effort. Jun Wei TAN and Low Remus (183-F-94) followed him with 8 each.

South Korea - Japan 91-69
South Korea registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship in Mongolia. They knocked down Japanese counterparts in Group B action. Jonghyun Lee (206-C-94) came up with 19 points to lead the Korean side. South Korea strongly entered the game. They fired 28 points in the opening quarter to post a 12-point lead. South Korea stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They established a 47:31 lead at the interval. The margin grew at 20-point mark early in the third term. South Korea dominated every facet of the game and cleared off to a 74:47 distance at the final break. They never looked back again rolling to the victory. Seongmo Choi (187-G-94) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Yuta Osaka (179-PG-94) answered with 14 points for Japan. Masahiro Narita notched 12 points in the loss.

Group C
Taiwan - Indonesia 99-44
Taiwan celebrated the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Indonesia in Group C. Lu Kuan-Hsuan (180-G-95) and Fang Shih-En (199-C-94) led the charge with 18 points each. Taiwan limited their opponents to just 8 points in the opening quarter to take a 16-point lead. Taiwan opened the second frame on a 19:3 run to clear off. They established a 49:17 lead at halftime. The margin just kept on growing throughout the third quarter. Taiwan ensured a 71:28 lead into the fourth stanza. They did not slow down in the fourth period and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Lee Chia-Jui accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Jan Panagan (179-G-94) and Kristianto Halim (201-C-94) answered with 11 points each for Indonesia.

Bahrain - Mongolia 95-74
Bahrain registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship in Ulaanbaatar. They overcame hosting Mongolia in Group C. Mahamed Naser (191-F-97) came up with 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The hosts started the game aggressively. Mongolia dominated in the opening quarter posting a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Bahrain managed to narrow the gap in the second quarter. The visitors got within a single point at the interval 37:38. Bahrain pulled ahead in the third quarter. They fired 30 points to take a 67:54 lead at the final intermission. Mongolia ran out of steam in the fourth term and could not challenge the deficit in the final minutes. Ali Melad (171-F-94) finished with 18 points, while Jasim Abul and Mohammed Buallay accounted for 10 points each for the winners. Likhamjav answered with 21 points for Mongolia. Chinzorig netted 18 points and collected 9 rebounds in defeat.

Group D
Iran - Kazakhstan 105-46
Iran cruised to the opening win at the U18 Asia Championship. They took on Kazakhstan in Group C and clinched a confident win at the end. Behnam Yakhchali (191-G-95) stepped up with 21 points, 7 steals and 6 boards to pace the winners. Iran led by just six points after the slow first quarter 17:11. But they shifted the gear in the second frame. Iran went on a massive 32:8 run to take a 30-point lead at halftime. The rest of the game was a one-way traffic. Iran stayed in charge and coasted to the victory. Vahid Dalirzahan (199-SF-95) posted 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Hossein Rahmati added 12 points in the win. Maxim Marchuk (195-F/G-94) answered with 16 points for Kazakhstan. Nurlybek Nurkhanov netted 7 points in the losing effort.

Philippines - Saudi Arabia 95-52
Philippines got to the winning start of their U18 Asia Championship campaign. They defeated Saudi Arabia behind 15 points from Janus Suarez. Saudi Arabia led during the opening five minutes of the game but Philippines quickly gained control. They went on a 17:2 run to take a 23:12 lead at the first break. The margin grew at 20-point mark at halftime 49:29. Philippines maintained the pressure in the third quarter. They opened a 31-point lead at the final intermission. Philippines did not slow down in the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Rodolfo Alejandro (175-G-95) netted 14 points, while Mario Bonleon added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Waheed Faqihi answered with 19 points for Saudi Arabia. Nassir Abo Jalas had 11 points in defeat.



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