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Asian Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. China 5-0 
 2. Japan 4-1 
 3. Taiwan 3-2 
 4. S.Korea 2-3 
 5. Thailand 1-4 
 6. Malaysia 0-5 
Group B
 1. India 5-0 
 2. Hong Kong 4-1 
 3. Kazakhstan 3-2 
 4. Singapore 2-3 
 5. Sri Lanka 1-4 
 6. Uzbekistan 0-5 
Points Per Game
 Ka Yee WONG
  (172-F-94)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Wong, HKG20.4 
 2. Jeena, IND20.2 
 3. Kawamura, JPN14.6 
 4. Li, HKG14.4 
 5. Lin, TAI13.0 
 6. Kianbut, THA12.2 
 7. Huang, CHN12.1 
 8. Ng, MAS11.7 
 9. Nakamura, JPN11.4 
 10. Kaur, IND11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 P.S. JEENA
  (178-F-94)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Jeena, IND13.6 
 2. Chan, HKG11.0 
 3. Radhakrishna., IND9.8 
 4. Kawamura, JPN9.6 
 5. Limaye, IND9.4 
 6. Wong, HKG8.0 
 7. Ng, MAS7.8 
 8. Li, HKG7.8 
 9. Iam-U-Tama, THA7.3 
 10. Kang, KOR6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Yu-Ting HUANG
  (160-G-94)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Huang, TAI7.3 
 2. Kaur, IND6.0 
 3. Limaye, IND4.6 
 4. Wong, HKG4.2 
 5. Fujioka, JPN3.9 
 6. Iam-U-Tama, THA3.5 
 7. Zhang, CHN2.8 
 8. Li, HKG2.8 
 9. Tamura, JPN2.7 
 10. Kim, KOR2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shireen Vijay LIMAYE
  (187-C-95)
  Avg: 5
 1. Limaye, IND5.0 
 2. Li, HKG4.2 
 3. Iam-U-Tama, THA4.0 
 4. Wong, HKG3.0 
 5. Fujioka, JPN2.7 
 6. Huang, TAI2.4 
 7. Kang, KOR2.4 
 8. Kaur, IND2.4 
 9. Kawakami, JPN2.0 
 10. Daenkaewmoon, THA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Smruthi RADHAKRISHNAN
  (175-G-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Radhakrishna., IND2.0 
 2. Kawamura, JPN1.4 
 3. Ng, MAS1.3 
 4. Jeena, IND1.2 
 5. Li, HKG1.2 
 6. Chaturvedi, IND1.0 
 7. Hatakenaka, JPN1.0 
 8. Huang, CHN0.9 
 9. Gong, CHN0.9 
 10. Hu, CHN0.7 

China defend title in Johor Bahru (Photo: fibasia.net)
Starting five
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Xin Xu
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Meng Li
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4Xu Xin 176-G-94 Henan China
5Yang LiWei 175-G-95 Guangdong China
6Zhang WangLai 172-G-94 Yunnan China
7Zhang Jiahe 182-F-94
8Gong Li 187-F-95
9Li Meng 185-F-95 Shenyang China
10Huang Jing Shanxi China
11Huang Sijing 190-F-96
12Hu Yaoming 191-F/C-95
13Qiang Yi 193-F-94 Jiangsu China
14Yang Hengyu 194-F/C-95
15Zhang Liting 199-C-94 Bayi China


Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U18 Championships Awards 2012 - Oct 9, 2012

MVP: Yang LiWei (175-G-95) of China
Best Guard: Yang LiWei (175-G-95) of China
Best Forward: Huang Sijing (190-F-96) of China
Best Center: Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) of Japan
Best Coach: Xin Li of China

1st Team
G: Huang Yu-Ting (160-94) of Taiwan
G: Yang LiWei (175-95) of China
F: Kang Leeseul (180-94) of South Korea
F: Huang Sijing (190-96) of China
C: Miyuki Kawamura (183-94) of Japan

2nd Team
G: Manami Fujioka (168-94) of Japan
G: Panparin Iam-U-Tama (162-95) of Thailand
C: Shi yeng Ng (186-94) of Malaysia
PF: Yunika Nakamura (177-95) of Japan
C: Supira Kianbut (175-94) of Thailand

Honorable Mention
P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) of India
Shireen Vijay Limaye (187-C-95) of India
Smruthi Radhakrishnan (175-G-92) of India
Sharanjeet Kaur (165-F-96) of India
Li Tsz Kwan (169-F-95) of Hong Kong
Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) of Hong Kong


China defend title in Johor Bahru - Oct 6, 2012

FINAL
China - Japan 66-60
China regained their U18 Asia Championship title. They defeated Japan in the remake of 2010 Final to clinch Gold once again. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) delivered 20 points to lead the winners. It was a close battle from the start. China eked out a 16:15 lead after ten minutes. Japan shifted the gear and surged ahead in the second quarter. They secured a 38:30 halftime advantage. But China turned things around in the third frame. China capped the period with an 8:0 run to secure a 50:47 advantage. The margin grew at 8-point mark midway through the fourth quarter 60:52. Japan managed to cut the deficit to only 2 points 60:62 with 13 seconds remaining. But Sijing Huang and Gong Li (187-F-95) scored four points in a row to seal the victory for China. Gong Li posted 11 points, while Qiang Yi added 9 in the winning case. Saori Miyazaki (165-SG-95) answered with 13 points for Japan. Yunika Nakamura had 11 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
South Korea - Taiwan 61-42
South Korea U18 claimed the place at the U18 Asia Championship pedestal. They overcame Taiwan in the consolation final tonight to clinch Bronze medals. The victory also means South Korea will play at the U19 World Championship in Lithuania next year. South Korea capitalized on a sloppy start from Taiwan to take a 13:7 lead after ten minutes. The teams stayed in a low-scoring mood throughout the second frame. South Korea secured a 24:18 halftime advantage. The Korean side managed to boost the gap in the third term. They entered the final quarter up by 8 points 38:30. Taiwan could not change the complexion of the game in the fourth frame. South Korea went on a 23:12 run and celebrated victory. Ku Seul (183-C-94) posted 20 points and 12 boards for the winners. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) added 11 points, while Leeseul Kang grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory. Huang Yu-Ting (160-G-94) answered with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Taiwan. Lin Yu-Ting netted 9 points in the losing effort.


China and Japan to play for the title in Johor Bahru - Oct 5, 2012

SEMIFINALS
China - South Korea 72-46
China became the first finalists of U18 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They defeated South Korea to reach the title game. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) scored 15 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 4 assists to lead the charge. China dominated from the opening minutes. They posted a 20:10 lead ten minutes into the game. China cruised in the second quarter. They established a comfortable 43:20 halftime advantage. South Korea however turned things around in the third term. They limited their opponents to 8 points to narrow the deficit 15-point mark before the final frame. China made necessary arrangements in the final break and shifted the gear in the fourth period. They outgunned the Korean side 21:10 in the final ten minutes to celebrate a well-deserved win at the end. Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) accounted for 12 points, while Zhang Jiahe added 9 points for China. Ku Seul (183-C-94) registered 12 points for South Korea. Kim Minjeong delivered 8 points in the loss.

Japan - Taiwan 113-55
Japan joined China in the U18 Asia Championship Final. They held off Taiwan in the second semifinal clash today. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) and Saori Miyazaki (165-SG-95) posted 16 points each to lead the effort. Japan fired 27 points in the opening quarter to take a 6-point lead. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Japan dominated at every end of the floor posting a 51:32 halftime lead. Japan exploded with 32 points in the third frame to take a 38-point advantage at the final intermission. Japan dropped 30 points in the fourth frame to clinch a comprehensive victory. Kanako Masuoka and Yunika Nakamura delivered 13 points each in the winning effort. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) answered with 11 points for Taiwan. Chen Wei-An and Chen Yen-Yu netted 8 points apiece in the losing effort.
Qual. Round
Thailand - Hong Kong 55-47
Thailand secured their Level I spot for another season. They overcame Hong Kong in the Qualifying Round to stay in the top division. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) came up with 16 points and 12 rebounds to pace the winners. Hong Kong started the game aggressively. They registered a 14:12 lead after ten minutes. But Thailand paid much stress to defence in the second quarter and held Hong Kong to only 7 points. Thailand surged ahead to pile up a 30:21 halftime lead. Thailand kept Hong Kong at bay throughout the third frame. They registered a 12-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Hong Kong fought bravely until the final buzzer but could not avoid the loss at the end. Panparin Iam-U-Tama (162-G-95) had 13 points, while Varitta Srijunvong added 12 points for the winners. Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) answered with 18 points and 9 boards for Hong Kong. Li Tsz Kwan netted 12 points and 9 caroms in the loss.

Malaysia - India 59-60
India recorded the crucial win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame hosting Malaysia in a tightly-contested battle to secure the place in Level I for the next edition of the tournament. Jeena Skaria (94) came up with 24 points and 11 boards to pace the visitors. India grabbed a 15:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. India enjoyed a 34:26 halftime buffer. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. India entered the fourth stanza up by 8 points 46:38. But the hosts refused to give up. Malaysia narrowed the deficit to a single point with just over a minute remaining. But several misses in the dying stages did not allow Malaysia to snatch the victory. They will have to start from Level II in the next edition of the competition. Anjana Geetha (177-F-94) had 10 points for the winners. Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Malaysia. Chiew Yen Lee had 17 points in the loss.


Preliminary Round ends in Johor Bahru - Oct 3, 2012

Level I
Thailand - China 37-81
China remains undefeated at the U18 Asia Championship. The team won over Thailand 81:37 to finish Group A with 5-0 record. Thailand could not make it to the Semifinals as they finished 5th with 1-4 record. China started with 19-10 and added massive 20-9 in the second frame. The favorites dominated also the second half and never slowed down. They won the third period 22-14 and led 28 points after 3 quarters. Moreover China won the last stanza 20-4 and increased to the final 81:37 win. Gong Li (187-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) nailed 12. Yang LiWei followed them with 11, while Yang Hengyu added 9. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) and Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) answered with 10 points each in the losing effort.

Japan - Malaysia 84-29
Japan recorded the fourth victory at U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Malaysia for 4-1 record in the second position in Level I group. Kanako Masuoka (173-G-94) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners. Japan ensured a quick start. They cleared off to a 24:10 lead after ten minutes. Japan boosted the gap in the second term. They established a comfortable 46:15 halftime advantage. The margin grew deeper in the third period. Japan accounted for a massive 67:22 lead heading into the fourth term. They did not slow down and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) and Mirai Tamura (164-PG-94) accounted for 13 points each for the winners. Michelle Lee (165-G-88) answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Chu Yun Teo had 6 points in the loss.

Taiwan - South Korea 88-71
Taiwan registered the third victory at U18 Asia Championship preliminary round. They knocked down South Korea to clinch the third position at Level I ladder. South Korea finished at 2-3 record in the fourth spot. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) came up with 22 points to lead the winners. Taiwan dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 42:32 halftime lead. South Korea could not change the complexion of the game in the second half. Taiwan boosted the gap to as many as 16 point at the final intermission. They outscored South Korea in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) scored 20 points, while Chen Wei-An contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) answered with 18 points for South Korea. Kang Leeseul netted 16 points in the loss.

Level II
India - Sri Lanka 114-27
India wins Level II with 4-0 record as they stormed past Sri Lanka in the start of the last day of the Preliminary Round. The team won 114:27 and remained undefeated. Sri Lanka meanwhile finished with 0-4 record. India won the first period 25-13 and added massive 33-6 in the second period. Moreover the favorites limited Sri Lanka to just two points in the third period. They erupted with 27-2 and enjoyed 85:21 after 30 minutes. They added 29-6 in the last stanza for a comfortable win. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Anjana Geetha (177-F-94) and Anjana Ekka (174-F-95) scored 15 each. Kaur Sharanjeet followed them with 11 points in a win. Chamodi Liyanaralalage (164-F-95) nailed 13 points in defeat and Ravindran Anne added 6.

Kazakhstan - Singapore 71-59
Kazakhstan registered the third win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Singapore for 3-2 record in Level II group. Singapore fell at 2-3 record after the loss. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Kazakh team. Singapore surged ahead in the opening frame. They established a 15:9 lead after ten minutes. Kazakhstan increased the tempo and easily overcame the deficit. They spurred in front to take a 35:23 halftime lead. Kazakhstan stayed in charge throughout the third term. They established an 18-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Singapore cut the margin but could not challenge the deficit as Kazakhstan rolled to the win. Anastassiya Ovechkina (177-G-95) finished with 15 points, while Xeniya Golod added 8 points in the win. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) answered with 16 points for Singapore. Tok Hui Min had 15 points in the loss.


Day 4 in Johor Bahru - Oct 2, 2012

Group A
Malaysia - Taiwan 40-84
Taiwan celebrate the initial win in Malaysia as they improved to 1-2 record in Group A. Taiwan handed the hosts their third loss after 84:40 victory. Both teams entered the game without victories and did their best to put first W in the record. Taiwan did not waste time and grabbed 26-10 in the first period. Moreover they added 19-12 in the second frame and led 23 points at the halftime. Taiwan did not slow down in the second half as well and dominated the court. The needed 24-10 in the third period and 15-8 in the last quarter to seal the comfortable win. Ou Chieh (180-C-95) paced all the winners with 20 points and Chen Yen-Yu delivered 12. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) posted 10, whilst Cheng Yu-Chieh (175-F/C-95) had 9 points and 11 rebounds. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) nailed 12 points in the losing effort and Lee Phei Ling delivered 9.

China - South Korea 72-66
China closed Day 4 with the win over South Korea at the U18 Asia Championship. The Chinese team needed 72:66 to take 4-0 record on top of Group A. South Korea meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 2-2. It was the game for the top position in Group A. China grabbed 22-12 in the first period, but could not keep the lead at the halftime. South Korea needed 24-11 in the second frame to take 1-point advantage. Moreover the latter won the third period 18-16 and led 3 points entering the last stanza. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) tied the game at 61:61 and then China pushed the tempo for good. They added 23-12 in the last stanza and sealed an important victory. Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Gong Li, Yang LiWei and Zhang Liting (199-C-94) posted 13 points each. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) delivered 17 points in the losing effort and Ku Seul added 14. Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) posted 9, while Park Jieun nailed 8.

Thailand - Japan 38-103
Japan improved to 3-1 record in Group A at the U18 Asia Championship. The team overcame Thailand 103:38 in the start of Day 4. Japan trailed 0-3 in the opening tip but erupted with 32-7 in the first period. They favorites never looked behind after and allowed the opponents to score another 7 points in the second frame. Maria Kawakami (172-G-94) closed the half at 63:14. In the second half Japan posted 20 points in the third and the last quarters. They won the third period 20-14 and finished the game with 20-10 in the last stanza. Maria Kawakami top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) nailed 16. Saki Matsumoto (176-CF-94) collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Hayasaka Akie added 11. Iam-U-Tama Panparin and Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) delivered 8 points each in defeat.

Group B
Hong Kong - Singapore 88-48
Hong Kong ensured the third win at U18 Asia Championship. They shot down Singapore to stay in the second position at Level II ladder. Singapore fell at 2-2 record in the third place. Wong Man Sze (170-G-95) came up with 23 points to lead Hong Kong. Hong Kong cleared off to a 17:11 lead at the first break. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. Hong Kong triggered a 27:12 run to build a comfortable 44:23 halftime advantage. Singapore managed just 9 points in the third quarter as they trailed by 24 points heading into the fourth stanza. Hong Kong did not slow down in the final period and raced to the victory. Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) notched 16 points, while Leung Wai (170-F-96) added 10 points in the victory. Ang Pauline (178-C-94) answered with 11 points for Singapore. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) had 7 points in the loss.

Sri Lanka - Kazakhstan 48-77
Kazakhstan tastes first success in Jonor Bahru. The team improved to 1-2 record in Group B of the U18 Asia Championship after a 77:48 win over Sri Lanka. It was the game for the first victory for the both teams. Kazakhstan started with 21-14 and added 18-7 in the second frame. Daria Li (184-C-94) sent the teams to the lockers at 39:21 as she made a free throw. Moreover Kazakhstan dominated the second half as well. They won the third period 19-11 and increased to 26 points after 30 minutes. Another 19-16 in the last stanza allowed them to taste 77:48 win. Anna Zlobina (169-G-95) paced all the winners with 16 points and Oxana Bagmet (170-G-96) added 14. Otepbergen Aigerim collected 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Daria Li nailed 9. Chamodi Liyanaralalage (164-F-95) scored 17 points in the losing effort and Marasinghege Pooja brought 11.


Day 3 in Johor Bahru - Oct 1, 2012

Level I
South Korea - Malaysia 71-55
South Korea posted the second victory at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame hosting Malaysia for 2-1 record in Level I ladder. Malaysia suffered the third loss in a row. Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) came up with 19 points to pace the winners. Malaysia opened the game with five points in a row but South Korea quickly gained necessary tempo. They posted a 15:11 lead after ten minutes. South Korea boosted the margin in the second quarter. They piled up a 37:25 halftime lead. The visitors kept Malaysia at bay throughout the third frame. The Korean team entered the fourth quarter up by 13 points. They limited Malaysia to 15 points in the final stanza to seal the victory. Kim Minjeong (180-C-94) accounted for 15 points, while Choi Eunsil added 14 points for the winners. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) answered with 17 points for Malaysia. Shi yeng Ng had 14 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Japan - China 67-73
China registered the third straight win at U18 Asia Championship. The defending champions held off ambitious Japan to stay undefeated. Gong Li (187-F-95) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. China held their opponents to 12 points in the first quarter to take a 5-point lead. Japan adjusted offensively and struck right back in the second quarter. They fired 25 points to ensure a 37:32 halftime lead. China made necessary arrangements in the big break and turned things around in the third quarter. They limited Japan to 8 points and snatched a 51:45 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Japan drew things level at 56 midway through the final frame. But China went on a 7:0 run to take a 9-point lead with under three minutes remaining. They withheld comeback efforts from Japan to seal the victory at the end. Hu Yaoming (191-F/C-95) posted 14 points, while Zhang Liting added 12 points in the victory. Yuki Kitamura (170-G-94) answered with 26 points for Japan. Mirai Tamura netted 13 points in the loss.

Taiwan - Thailand 74-58
Taiwan registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They knocked down Thailand to catch up with their opponents at 1-2 record in the ladder. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) came up with 24 points to pace the winners. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 19:19 after ten minutes. Taiwan put their noses in front in the second frame. They squeezed out a 35:34 halftime lead. The intensity stayed the same in the second half. Taiwan entered the fourth quarter up by just a single point 50:49. But they finally broke through in the fourth quarter igniting a 24:9 run to win the game. Lin Wen-Yu (178-C-95) notched 12 points, while Huang Ling-Chuan added 10 points for the winners. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) answered with 15 points for Thailand. Supira Kianbut had 13 points in the loss.

Level II
Singapore - Sri Lanka 55-46
Singapore clinched the second win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Sri Lanka to catch up with Hong Kong in the second position at Level II ladder. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) posted 10 points and 12 rebounds to pace Singapore. Singapore jumped to a 12:9 lead after ten minutes. They fired 19 points in the second quarter to boost their lead. Singapore arrived at halftime up by 15 points 31:16. They maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. Singapore entered the fourth period up by as many as 17 points 46:29. Sri Lanka refused to give up and outscored Singapore in the final frame. But the margin proved too deep to overcome as Singapore secured the victory. Han Priscilla (170-F-94) netted 10 points, while Chua Violet and See Shermaine added 8 points each in the win. Anne Ravindran (156-F-96) answered with 18 points for Sri Lanka. Pooja Marasinghege delivered 12 points in the loss.

India - Hong Kong 76-67
Poonam Chaturvedi (204-C-95) carries India over Hong Kong in the start of Day 3 at the U18 Asia Championship. She erupted with 32 points and 17 rebounds as India beat Hong Kong 76:67. India improved to 3-0 record in Group B, while Hong Kong suffered their first loss and dropped at 2-1 record. India started with 19-13 lead and led 6 points at the halftime. They needed a 20-16 surge in the second frame to take 57:47 lead at the end of the third period. Hong Kong managed to win the last perid 20-19 and reduced to final 9 points. Sharanjeet Kaur (165-F-96) collected 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Jeena added 8 points and 15 boards. Rajguru Sneha followed them with 8 points. Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) erupted with 30 points in the losing effort and Li Tsz Kwan added 14.


Day 2 in Johor Bahru - Sep 30, 2012

Level I
Japan - Taiwan 85-77
Japan celebrated the second consecutive win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Taiwan in a highly contested clash to stay unbeaten. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) stepped up with 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge. Japan ensured a 23:18 lead after ten minutes. But Taiwan adjusted their defence and pulled ahead in the second frame. They established a 35:32 halftime lead. Japan increased the tempo in the third term and it paid off. They accounted for 27 points in the quarter and ensured a one-point lead at the start of the fourth period. Japan outgunned Taiwan 26:19 in the final period to seal the winning outcome at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) notched 20 points, while Kanako Masuoka finished with 14 points in the win. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) responded with 17 points for Taiwan. Lin Yu-Ting had 19 points in the loss.

Thailand - South Korea 64-72
South Korea U18 won over Thailand U18 in Day 2 of the U18 Asia Championship. The team tied both records at 1-1 after 72:64 in Group A. Thailand started with 22-18 in the first period and looked better in the first half of the game. They led however 1 point at the halftime as South Korea responded with 14-11 in the second frame. Moreover Thailand added 16-12 surge for 5-point advantage after three quarters. South Korea needed a strong finish with 28-12 in the last quarter to win the game. Choi Eunsil (183-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) netted 16. Shin Jihyun posted 14 and You Seunghee delivered 13. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) and Panparin Iam-U-Tama (162-G-95) finished the game with 14 points in defeat. Kitraska Warunee added 12, while Daenkaewmoon Sirirak scored 9.

Malaysia - China 20-78
China registered the second straight win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They fired past hosting Malaysia for 2-0 record on top of Level I pool. Zhang Liting (199-C-94) delivered 16 points to lead the winners. The hosts in the meantime suffered the second loss in a row at the tournament. China held their opponents to 4 points in the opening quarter to build an 11-point lead. Malaysia managed just three points in the second frame as China cleared off to a 37:7 distance. China continued their dominance in the second half. They established an insurmountable 58:13 lead heading into the final stanza and never looked back. Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) finished with 12 points, while Zhang WangLai posted 9 points for the winners. Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 8 points for Malaysia. Phey Chi Low and Yu Xin Yap had 3 points each in the loss.

Level II
Sri Lanka - Hong Kong 25-83
Hong Kong smashed Sri Lanka in Malaysia in Day 2 of the U18 Asia Championship. Hong Kong improved to 2-0 record in Group B after an easy 83:25 victory. Hong Kong immediately took the lead, but trailed 0:3 in the opening tip. Later on they needed a 14-0 run to take a massive lead. The first quarter showed 30:7 on the board, while Hong Kong allowed the opponents to score another 7 points in the second frame. Hong Kong nailed 28 points for 58:14 at the halftime. The teams slowed down a bit in the second half, while Hong Kong enjoyed two defensive victories. They won the third period 14-6 and added 11-5 in the last stanza. Li Tsz Kwan (169-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Wong Man Sze (170-G-95) netted 14. Wong Ka Yee posted 13, while Seung Hui Ying added 10. Pooja Marasinghege (169-C-94) delivered 7 points in the losing effort and Ravindran Anne had 6.

India - Kazakhstan 82-65
India recorded the second victory at the start of U18 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They overcame Kazakhstan to stay on top of Level II group. Sharanjeet Kaur (165-F-96) stepped up with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Kazakhstan slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. India eked out a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout intense second quarter. India ensured a 40:35 halftime lead. They managed to stretch the gap in the third quarter. India pulled in front for a 9-point advantage with one period remaining. India dropped 23 points in the fourth stanza and secured a comfortable win at the end. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Anjana Geetha added 13 points in the victory. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) answered with 21 points for Kazakhstan. Anastassiya Ovechkina netted 15 points in the losing effort.


Day 1 in Johor Bahru - Sep 29, 2012

Level I
China - Taiwan 79-69
China open Johor Bahru campaign with the win over Taiwan. The defending champions beat the opponents 79:69. China won the first period 20:14 and added 20-13 in the second frame. Moreover they needed a 21-17 surge in the third period to take 61:44 lead at the halftime. Taiwan did not give up and did their best to catch up with the favorites. Taiwan won the last stanza 25-18 and reduced to just 10 points. Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Zhang Liting (199-C-94) as well as Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) posted 12 each. Zhang WangLai and Gong Li followed them with 8 points each. Chen Yen-Yu (169-G/F-94) answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Chen Wei-An scored 13. Han Ya-En delivered 12 points in a loss.

South Korea - Japan 81-94
Japan opened win count at U18 Asia Championship. They held off South Korean counterparts in opener. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) stepped up with 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan left South Korea behind in the opening frame. They went on a 25:8 run to take a comfortable lead at the first break. Japan maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The scoreboard read 45:25 for Japan at the interval. Japan unleashed 30 points in the third quarter to ensure a 21-point buffer before the fourth term. South Korea managed to sweeten the pill in the final period cutting the deficit at 13-point mark at the end. Saki Matsumoto (176-CF-94) provided 22 points, while Kanako Masuoka and Manami Fujioka added 11 points each for the winners. Ku Seul (183-C-94) answered with 21 points and 9 boards for South Korea. Kim Leeseul added 13 points in the loss.

Malaysia - Thailand 57-62
Thailand victoriously opened their U18 Asia Championship campaign. They knocked down hosting Malaysia in Johor Bahru for the opening win at Level I. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) came up with 20 points to pace the winners. It was all going Malaysia way in the first quarter. The hosts started strong and posted a 25:9 lead after ten minutes. Thailand stopped the rot midway through the second frame. The visitors were able to cut the deficit at 14-point mark at halftime 26:40. Thailand went on a 19:3 run in the third quarter to surge in front. Malaysia were able to draw things level at 45 heading into the fourth frame. The teams kept it close throughout the final minutes but Thailand proved just more accurate in the dying stages to snatch a valuable win at the end. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) accounted for 12 points, while Jittima Pinkaeng and Sirisup Soonthornsaratool added 8 points each in the victory. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) and Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 17 points apiece for Malaysia.

Level II
Hong Kong - Kazakhstan 93-52
Hong Kong registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Kazakhstan in Level II opener. Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) delivered 25 points to lead the winners. Hong Kong piled up an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They exploded with 30 points in the second quarter to take a 48:24 halftime lead. Hong Kong maintained the lead throughout the third period. They ensured a 68:41 advantage at the final break. Hong Kong did not slow down in the fourth frame and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Li Tsz Kwan (169-F-95) accounted for 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Wai Pang Chan had 12 points in the win. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) replied with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Kazakhstan. Daria Li (184-C-94) netted 12 points in the loss.

Singapore - India 53-93
India roll over Singapore in the second game of the first day at the U18 Asia Championship. India won all the quarters of the game for the final 93:53 win. India started the game with 24-18 and never looked behind. They added 22-12 in the second half and led 46:30 at the halftime. Moreover India won the third period 23-13 and finished the game with 24-10. Anjana Ekka brought the last points for the winning side making the final result in the game. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Rajapriyadharshini RAJAGANAPATHI collected 20 points and 10 boards. Shireen Vijay Limaye (187-C-95) picked up 12 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists, while Anjana Ekka scored 8. See Shermaine (162-G-94) replied with 16 points in defeat and Su Wei NG as well as Tok Hui Min followed her with 7 apiece.



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