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Asian Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. China
 2. Iran
 3. S.Korea
 4. Taiwan
 5. Philippine.
 6. Japan
 7. Malaysia
 8. Kazakhstan.
 9. Qatar
 10. Jordan
 11. Hong Kong
 12. Kuwait
 13. India
 13. Iraq
Points Per Game
 Abdulrahman SAAD
  EGY
  (185-G/F-96)
  Avg: 27
 1. Saad, Al Gharafa27.0 
 2. On, HKG N.18.6 
 3. Hasan, KUW N.17.9 
 4. Jeon, KOR N.16.4 
 5. Tongco, PHI N.15.8 
 6. Zhao, Changsha Ba.15.7 
 7. Ho, HKG N.15.6 
 8. Yousofvand, Qazvin15.4 
 9. Zou, Bayi R.15.3 
 10. Tsuyama, JPN N.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Khaled ABUABOUD
  (198-PF-97)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Abuaboud, JOR N.11.7 
 2. Abdelhaleem, QAT U.11.6 
 3. Hasan, KUW N.10.7 
 4. Alsawalhi, JOR N.10.4 
 5. Yousofvand, Qazvin10.0 
 6. Dyke, PHI N.9.4 
 7. Kyungwon, KOR N.9.1 
 8. Danilchenko, BK Ba.8.5 
 9. Alyahyouh, KUW N.8.4 
 10. Alabedallat, JOR8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jang TAIBIN
  (184-PG-96)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Taibin, KOR N.5.4 
 2. Tsuyama, JPN N.5.1 
 3. Kadyr, BK Bars4.8 
 4. Mahyar, IRI N.4.8 
 5. Minghui, CHN N.4.6 
 6. On, HKG N.4.5 
 7. Lin, TAI N.4.3 
 8. Zhao, Changsha Ba.4.3 
 9. Ide, JPN N.4.2 
 10. Junhyeong, KOR N.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ka Chung ON
  (180-G-97)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. On, HKG N.3.9 
 2. Lin, TAI N.3.3 
 3. Soroodi, IRI N.2.6 
 4. Song, KOR N.2.4 
 5. Saad, Al Gharafa2.4 
 6. Kirilin, BK Bars2.3 
 7. Paras, PHI N.2.3 
 8. Akbar, KUW N.2.3 
 9. Minghui, CHN N.2.1 
 10. Junhyeong, KOR N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Qi ZHOU
  (217-C-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zhou, Liaoning H.2.7 
 2. Kyungwon, KOR N.2.4 
 3. Abuaboud, JOR N.1.6 
 4. Watanabe, JPN N.1.5 
 5. Alsawalhi, JOR N.1.4 
 6. Tsoi, HKG N.1.1 
 7. Maitwali, KUW N.1.1 
 8. Yousofvand, Qazvin1.0 
 9. Alyahyouh, KUW N.1.0 
 10. Hasan, KUW N.1.0 
Asian Championships U18 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. China 5-0 
 2. S.Korea 4-1 
 3. Philippine. 3-2 
 4. Malaysia 2-3 
 5. Qatar 1-4 
 6. Jordan 0-5 
Group F
 1. Iran 5-0 
 2. Taiwan 5-1 
 3. Japan 3-2 
 4. Kazakhstan. 2-3 
 5. Hong Kong 1-4 
 6. Kuwait 0-6 
Group G (Places 13-14)
 1. India 1-2 
 2. Iraq 0-3 


Asian Championships U18 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. China 3-0 
 2. Malaysia 1-2 
 3. Qatar 1-2 
 4. India 1-2 
Group B
 1. S.Korea 2-0 
 2. Philippines 1-1 
 3. Jordan 0-2 
Group C
 1. Iran 2-0 
 2. Kazakhstan 1-1 
 3. Kuwait 0-2 
Group D
 1. Taiwan 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Hong Kong 1-2 
 4. Iraq 0-3 

China celebrate title in Doha (Photo: FIBA Asia)

Starting five
#s#
Rui Zhao
Zhao
YingLun Shao
Shao
Bo Liu
Liu
Zhengbo Wang
Wang
Xiaolei Zhang
Zhang
#e#5
4Shi YI 182-PG-96
5Minghui Sun 192-SG-96
6Wang Zhengbo 187-G-96
7Zhang Xiaolei 208-C-97 Jiangsu D. China
8Zhao Rui 193-F-96 Changsha Bank China
9Wu Yucheng 194-F-97 Jiangsu D. China
10Yang Kai 197-F-96
11Zuo Zhennian 199-F-96
12Shao YingLun 203-F-96
13Liu Bo 205-F-96 DongGuan L. China
14Zou Yuchen 197-F-96 Bayi R. China
15Zhou Qi 217-C-96 Liaoning H. China


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Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Championships U18 Awards 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Championships U18 1st Team 2014
Shota Tsuyama
Tsuyama
Rezayifar Navid
Navid
Rui Zhao
Zhao
Yuchen Zou
Zou
Mohammad Yousofvand
Yousofvand

Best Player: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China
Best Guard: Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) of Iran
Best Forward: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China.
Best Center: Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) of Iran

1st Team
PG: Shota Tsuyama (178-PG-96) of Japan
SG: Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) of Iran8
F: Rui Zhao (193-F-96) of China
F: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China
C: Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) of Iran

2nd Team
G/F: Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) of Qatar
SG: Po-Yu Tseng (183-SG-96) of Taiwan
SF: Hyunwoo Jeon (191-SF-96) of Korea
F: Abdelrahman Yehia Abdelhaleem (201-F-96) of Qatar
C: Qi Zhou (217-C-96) of China

3rd Team
SG: Sun Minghui (192-SG-96) of China
SG: Abdolsammad Soroodi (187-SG-96) of Iran
G: Ka Chung On (180-G-97) of Hong Kong
PG: Hamad Hasan (191-PG-97) of Kuwait
C: Kim Kyungwon (199-C-96) of Korea

Honorable Mention
Ming-Yi Lin (175-PG-96) of Taiwan
Akito Uchida (180-PG-96) of Japan
Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) of Kazakhstan
Khaled Abuaboud (198-PF-97) of Jordan



China celebrate title in Doha - Aug 28, 2014

FINAL
Iran - China 48-66
China regained their U18 Asian Championship title. They overcame Iran in the championship game in Doha tonight. The victory marked the third consecutive title for the Chinese team. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) stepped up with 16 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. China piled up a 36:19 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 27-point mark at the final break. Iran narrowed the margin in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) netted 15 points and collected 7 rebounds for the winners. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) answered with 13 points for Iran. Abdolsammad Soroodi had 9 points in teh loss.
3-4 Place
South Korea - Taiwan 70-58
South Korea clinched the Bronze medals at the championsip. They defeated Taiwan in the consolation final today. Kyungwon Kim (199-C-96) stepped up with 26 points and 17 rebounds to pace the winners. South Korea also punched their U19 World Championship ticket with the victory. Taiwan grabbed an 18:10 lead after the opening frame. They ensured a 30:28 halftime advantage. But South Korea went on a 26:10 run in the third term to spur ahead for good. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) netted 11 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 7 assists in the victory. Tseng Po-Yu (183-SG-96) responded with 12 points for Taiwan.

5-6 Place
Japan - Philippines 105-113 OT
Philippines came from behind in the fourth frame to force overtime and eventually edged Japan to clinch the fifth position in Doha. Kobe Paras (197-F/C-97) tallied 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. Japan ensured an 8-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Philippines unloaded 28 points in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. Philippines knocked down 20 points in the extra period to seal the winning outcome. Jose IV Go (183-G-97) had 24 points for Philippines. Akito Uchida (180-PG-96) responded with 36 points for Japan.

7-8 Place
Malaysia - Kazakhstan 86-74
Malaysia finished seventh at the championship. They overcame Kazakhstan in the final game at the tournament. Wing Jet Tan (180-PG-96) came up with 16 points to pace Malaysia. Kazakhstan piled up a 44:34 halftime lead. Malaysia cut the distance at 3-point mark before the final stanza. They went on a 30:15 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Yee Tong Heng (170-PG-98) netted 15 points for the winners. Andrey Litvinenko (191-SF-97) responded with 15 points for Kazakhstan.


China to defend their title against Iran - Aug 27, 2014

SEMIFINALS
China - Taiwan 92-50
China advanced into the championship game in Doha. They fired past Taiwan to set up the clash versus Iran for the title. Six players scored in double digits for China. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) nailed 19 points to pace the defending champions. China and Taiwan were tied at 13 after ten minutes. But China went on a 24:3 run in the second quarter to clear off for good. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) netted 16 points for the winners. Sun Yung-Cheng (187-SF-97) responded with 16 points for Taiwan.

South Korea - Iran 60-78
Iran advanced into the championship title game. They defeated South Korea in the first semifinal in Doha. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) stepped up with 17 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for Iran. South Korea enjoyed a 41:31 halftime lead. But Iran used a 22:8 run in the third term to pull ahead. They finished off their counterparts with a 25:11 rally in the fourth stanza. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) topscored with 18 points for the winners. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) responded with 16 points for South Korea.
5-8 Place
Japan - Malaysia 87-63
Japan outgunned Malaysia to set up the clash versus Philippines for the fifth overall position at the championship. Akito Uchida (180-PG-96) delivered 27 points to lead the charge. Japan accumulated a 42:31 halftime lead. They outscored Malaysia in the second half to march to the victory. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) netted 18 points for Japan. Chun Hong Ting (189-C-96) answered with 17 points for Malaysia.

Kazakhstan - Philippines 74-86
Philippines prevailed against Kazakhstan in the classification round battle. Andres Paul Desiderio (185-F-97) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead well-balanced effort from the winners. Philippines jumped at 54:38 advantage after the first half. Kazakhstan narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the final break. But Philippines limited their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Ranbill Tongco (175-PG-96) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the Kazakh side.
9-10 Place
Qatar - Jordan 52-51
Qatar nipped Jordan to earn the ninth overall position at the tournament. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) stepped up with 31 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Qatar gained an 11:7 lead after ten minutes. Jordan erased the deficit in the second frame and tied things up at 33 at the interval. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 48. But Qatar managed to snatch a narrow victory at the end. Ho Yee Fu (183-G/F-96) netted 7 points in the win. Mohammad Alabedallat (196-SF-97) responded with 16 points for Jordan.
11-12 Place
Kuwait - Hong Kong 79-113
Hong Kong outgunned Kuwait in the battle for the 11th overall position in Doha. Ho Yee Fu (183-G/F-96) stepped up with 32 points to pace the winners. Hong Kong rallied to a 57:33 halftime lead. They unloaded 56 points in the second half to cruise to the win. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) had 20 points and 10 assists for the winners. Hamad Hasan (191-PG-97) answered with 29 points and 11 rebounds for Kuwait.


Iran, China, Taiwan and South Korea reach semifinal stage in Doha - Aug 26, 2014

QUARTERFINALS
Iran - Malaysia 92-36
Iran breezed past Malaysia into the semifinal stage. Abdolsammad Soroodi (187-SG-96) and Ali Allah Verdi delivered 13 points each to pace the winners. Iran gained a comfortable 51:13 halftime lead. They followed with a 26:13 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Nazarian Armi (191-PG-96) and Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) added 12 points each for the winners. Yee Tong Heng (170-PG-98) responded with 10 points for Malaysia.

Taiwan - Philippines 90-86
Taiwan snatched a narrow win over Philippines to pave their way into the semifinal stage. Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Philippines sank 29 points in the first period to gain a 4-point lead. Taiwan responded with a 30-point effort in the second period to secure a 55:51 halftime lead. Philippines pulled within a single point at hte final intermission. But Taiwan held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Lee Kuan-Yi (188-G-96) provided 17 points for the winners. Mark Anthony Dyke (188-PF-97) responded with 26 points and 13 boards for Philippines.

China - Kazakhstan 106-53
China thumped Kazakhstan to punch semifinal ticket in Doha. Shao YingLun (203-F-96) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. China recorded a 55:28 halftime lead. They unloaded 51 points in the second half to seal the victory. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) and Zhou Qi (217-C-96) scored 16 points each for the winners. Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Kazakhstan.

South Korea - Japan 90-61
South Korea overcame an early sloppiness and knocked down Japan in the first quarterfinal of the day. Kyungwon Kim (199-C-96) came up with 18 points and 15 boards for the winners. Japan enjoyed a 20:16 lead after the opening frame. But South Korea went on a 28:7 run in the third term to pile up a comfortable 23-point lead at the final break. They knocked down 26 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Taibin Jang (184-PG-96) and Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) added 15 points each for the winners. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) responded with 12 points for Japan.
9-12 Place
Hong Kong - Jordan 64-97
Jordan fired past Hong Kong to earn the first victory at the tournament. Six players scored in double digits for Jordan. Khaled Abuaboud (198-PF-97) produced 16 points and 20 rebounds to lead the winners. Jordan had an impressive advantage on the boards in this game 93-28. Ibrahim Hamati (187-SF-96) chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) responded with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Hong Kong.

Qatar - Kuwait 84-75
Qatar edged Kuwait in the classification round clash. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) stepped up with 36 points to pace the winners. Qatar grabbed a massive 36-point lead at the final break. But Kuwait gave the hosts a scare triggering a 35:8 rally in the fourth frame. But it was not enough as Qatar got away with the victory. Abdelrahman Yehia Abdelhaleem (201-F-96) accounted for 19 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Abdullah Faraj (170-SG-96) responded with 31 points for Kuwait.


Quarterfinals are set in Doha - Aug 24, 2014

Group E
Malaysia - Philippines 69-72
Philippines snatched a narrow win over Malaysia to clinch the third position in Group E. Ranbill Tongco (175-PG-96) stepped up with 22 points to lead the winners. Malaysia ensured a 19:12 lead after the opening frame. Philippines denied the distance in the next two quarters. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 51. But Philippines knocked down 21 points in the final period and sealed the winning outcome. Kobe Paras (197-F/C-97) responded with 12 points for Philippines. Khai Wong (189-C-96) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Malaysia.

Qatar - Jordan 66-48
Qatar recorded the first victory at the Second Stage of the tournament. They held off Jordan for 1-4 record in Group E. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) stepped up with 28 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Qatar gained a 37:30 halftime lead. They held their opponents to just 18 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Mohamed Gameil Abed (195-PF-97) contributed 10 points in the win. Ibrahim Hamati (187-SF-96) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Jordan.

China - South Korea 81-54
China cruised past South Korea to record the sixth straight victory in Doha. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) provided 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. China grabbed an 11:6 lead after the first frame. South Korea erased the deficit and tied things up at 30 after twenty minutes. But China sparked with a massive 29:5 run in the third term to pile up a comfortable lead. They knocked down 22 points in the fourth period and sealed the victory. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) delivered 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Junhyeong Byeon (186-G-96) responded with 13 points for South Korea.

Group F
Iran - Taiwan 74-41
Iran defeated Taiwan in the battle of two previously undefeated sides in Doha. Ali Allah Verdi and Abdolsammad Soroodi (187-SG-96) knocked down 14 points each to pace Iran to the victory. Iran dominated from start to finish in this one. They piled up a 19-point halftime advantage 39:20. Iran went on a 22:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Tseng Po-Yu (183-SG-96) stepped up with 16 points for Taiwan.

Kuwait - Japan 55-86
Japan defeated Kuwait to improve at 3-2 record in Group F. Ryosuke Motomura (184-F-96) delivered 19 points to pace the winners. Kuwait posted a 17:15 lead after ten minutes of action. But Japan quickly shook off sloppiness. They responded with a 27:13 run in the second term to record a 42:30 halftime lead. Japan followed with a 27:8 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) netted 17 points for the winners. Naser Alyahyouh (191-C-96) replied with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Kuwait.

Kazakhstan - Hong Kong 84-51
Kazakhstan outgunned Hong Kong to advance into the quarterfinal stage of the championship. Ruslan Aytkali (193-F-97) stepped up with 21 points and 14 rebounds to pace Kazakhstan to the crucial victory. Kazakhstan went on a 24:12 run in the second term to open a 14-point halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half marching to the victory. Valentin Kirilin (177-PG-97) added 21 points for the winners. Chu Ho Man (175-G-97) replied with 15 points for Hong Kong.


Recap of Day 2 of Second Stage in Doha - Aug 23, 2014

Group E
Philippines - China 49-91
China remained unbeaten in Doha. They knocked down Philippines to improve at 4-0 record in Group E. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) came up with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to pace teh winners. China piled up a 44:25 halftime lead. China stayed in charge after the big break and cruised to the victory. Yang Kai (197-F-96) netted 14 points for the winners. Brandrey Bienes (191-SF-96) responded with 9 points for Philippines.

South Korea - Qatar 102-49
South Korea outgunned Qatar to gain 4-0 record in Group E. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) came up with 27 points to pace the Korean team. South Korea piled up a 46:18 halftime lead. They unloaded 56 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Park Junyoung (195-F/G-96) delivered 13 points for the winners. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) responded with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Qatar.

Jordan - Malaysia 57-64
Malaysia gained the first victory at the Second Stage. They upset Jordan to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Wing Jet Tan (180-PG-96) nailed 21 points to pace the winners. Jordan eked out a 9:8 lead after ten minutes. Jordan still led by a single point after three quarters of action. But Malaysia used a 23:15 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Yi Hou Wong (191-G/F-96) netted 15 points, while Yee Tong Heng (170-PG-98) added 13 points for the winners. Yazeed Hijazi (180-G-97) responded with 15 points for Jordan.

Group F
Japan - Iran 65-72
Iran outgunned Japan to stay undefeated at the tournament. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) connected for 23 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winning team. Iran opened a 21:9 lead after the starting quarter. Japan cut the distance at 5-point mark at the interval. But Iran restored an 8-point lead heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Abdolsammad Soroodi (187-SG-96) netted 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) responded with 17 points for Japan.

Taiwan - Kazakhstan 73-60
Taiwan held off Kazakhstan for the fifth straight win in Doha. Taiwan dominated throughout the first half. They ensured a comfortable 49:26 halftime lead. Kazakhstan cut the deficit in the second part of the game but could not threaten the opponents. Tseng Po-Yu (183-SG-96) netted 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Taiwan. Lin Ming-Yi (175-PG-96) accounted for 17 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds in the victory. Valentin Kirilin (177-PG-97) replied with 13 points for Kazakhstan.

Hong Kong - Kuwait 78-70
Hong Kong outgunned Kuwait to take the first win in Group F. Chu Ho Man (175-G-97) stepped up with 20 points and 7 assists for the winners. Kuwait enjoyed a 40:29 halftime lead. But Hong Kong unloaded 32 points in the third term to pull ahead for good. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) delivered 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Hamad Hasan (191-PG-97) responded with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for Kuwait.


Second Stage starts in Doha - Aug 22, 2014

Group E
Malaysia - South Korea 61-107
South Korea outscored Malaysia to stay perfect in Doha. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) scored 22 points to lead the Korean team to the first win at the Second Stage of the championship. South Korea unleashed 51 points in the first half to build a 12-point lead. They added 56 points in the second half to seal a comfortable victory. Song Kyochang (200-F-96) and Yang Jae Hyuk (191-F-97) added 14 points each for the winners. Yee Tong Heng (170-PG-98) responded with 14 points for Malaysia.

Qatar - Philippines 79-82
Philippines snatched a narrow victory over hosting Qatar at the start of their Second Stage campaign. Dave Wilson Yu nailed 16 points to pace Philippines at 2-1 record in Group E. Qatar secured an 11-point lead at the final intermission. But Philippines unloaded 29 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Ranbill Tongco (175-PG-96), Kobe Paras (197-F/C-97) and Andres Paul Desiderio (185-F-97) accounted for 13 points each in the win. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) responded with 35 points and 12 rebounds for Qatar.

China - Jordan 97-55
China recorded the fourth straight victory in Doha. They knocked down Jordan at the start of the Second Stage. Six players scored in double figures for China. Minghui Sun (192-SG-96) led the effort with 17 points. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. China recorded a 43:24 halftime lead. They kept Jordan at distance throughout the second half. Zeyad Elayan (185-SG-96) responded with 13 points for Jordan.

Group F
Iran - Hong Kong 107-42
Iran earned the third consecutive victory in Doha breezing past Hong Kong. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) netted 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Iran led from start to finish. They recorded a 53:21 halftime lead and never looked back again. Arash Banimahdidehkordi (195-SF-96) and Nazarian Armi (191-PG-96) accounted for 15 points each in the victory. Chu Ho Man (175-G-97) and Yip Wai Hang (190-C-96) responded with 8 points apiece in the loss.

Kazakhstan - Japan 80-81
Japan escaped with a narrow one-point victory over Kazakhstan at the start of their Second Stage campaign. Shota Tsuyama (178-PG-96) nailed 27 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to lead the winning side. Kazakhstan led by three points following a 28-point outburst in the third term. But Japan spurred ahead in the fourth term and hung on for dear life in the final seconds to avoid the defeat. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) netted 12 points in the victory. Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) responded with 23 points and 11 rebounds for Kazakhstan.

Kuwait - Taiwan 65-94
Taiwan outmuscled Kuwait to stay undefeated at the championship. Lin Ming-Yi (175-PG-96) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Taiwan recorded a 48:38 halftime lead. They used a 29:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Hsu Hsuan-Yu (187-SF-96) recorded 16 points as Taiwan improved at 3-0 record on top of Group F. Hamad Hasan (191-PG-97) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Kuwait.


The End of Preliminary Round in Doha - Aug 21, 2014

Group A
Malaysia - Qatar 78-70
Malaysia claimed a crucial victory over Qatar on the final day of the preliminary round in Doha. The initial win at the tournament propelled Malaysia into the Second Stage of the championship. Joon Lock Wee (181-PG-96) was pivotal with 28 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Qatar gained a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. But Malaysia erased the deficit and jumped at 53:50 lead at the final break. They knocked down 25 points in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Wing Jet Tan (180-PG-96) delivered 13 points for the winners. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds for Qatar.

China - India 100-40
China rolled past India to gain the third straight win in Doha. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) stepped up with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) added 19 points and 9 rebounds for China as they clinched the top position in Group A. China opened a 58:19 halftime lead and cruised to the victory afterwards. Narender Satyawan (176-PG-96) and Gurvinder Singh Gill (200-F/C-96) responded with 13 points each for India.

Group B
Philippines - South Korea 69-87
South Korea outgunned Philippines to claim the top position in Group B. Kyungwon Kim (199-C-96) accounted for 17 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. South Korea used a 26:15 run in the fourth period to clear off for good. Song Kyochang (200-F-96) and Kwon Hyeokjoon (175-PG-97) netted 17 points each for the winners. Ranbill Tongco (175-PG-96) responded with 24 points for Philippines.

Group C
Iran - Kazakhstan 81-56
Iran prevailed against Kazakhstan to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group C. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Iran unloaded 51 points in the first half building a 23-point halftime lead. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) connected for 19 points in the victory. Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) responded with 11 points for Kazakhstan.

Group D
Japan - Taiwan 75-84
Taiwan nipped Japan to remain undefeated at the tournament. Tseng Po-Yu (183-SG-96) chipped in 20 points and pulled down 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan jumped at 25:22 lead ten minutes into the game. But Taiwan went on a strong 29:19 run in the third term to secure a comfortable 12-point lead. Japan cut the distance in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Tseng Pin-Fu (183-PF-96) had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) responded with 20 points for Japan.

Iraq - Hong Kong 86-94
Hong Kong outmuscled Iraq to gain their first victory in Qatar. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) was unstoppable with 31 points and 6 steals for the winners. Iraq accounted for a 54:38 halftime lead. But Hong Kong managed to recover after the big break. They unloaded 56 points in the second half and sealed a tough victory at the end. Ho Yee Fu (183-G/F-96) had 24 points for Hong Kong. Jassam Jabbar (190-F-96) responded with 29 points and 11 rebounds for Iraq. Ihab Ibadi (198-C-98) netted 14 points and 14 boards in the loss.



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