China - Japan 60-53 China defended their U18 Asian Championship title. They overcame Japan in the title game in Amman today. The victory marked the third straight success for China in the championship. They have also won nine out of the last ten editions of the tournament. Zhang Tingting (177-F/G-96) and Liu Shuai (194-C/F-96) scored 14 points each to pace the winners. China jumped at 39:22 halftime lead. Japan cut the deficit in the second half. They pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. Japan held China to just 10 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Huang Sijing (192-F-96) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Nao Sogabe (165-PG-96) and Himawari Akaho (181-C-98) responded with 13 points each for Japan.
South Korea - Taiwan 57-54 South Korea stepped onto the pedestal in Amman. They nipped Taiwan to finish third at the championship. Park Ji-Su (188-C-98) stepped up with 20 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Korean team. South Korea eked out a 30:29 halftime advantage. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third term. South Korea entered the final period up by a single point. They held Taiwan to just 9 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. An Heji (164-PG-97) accounted for 12 points in the victory. Yu Yi-Wen (174-SF-96) responded with 20 points for Taiwan.
China and Japan advance into Final in Amman - Oct 16, 2014
Japan - South Korea 83-50 Japan advanced into the title game in Amman. They saw off South Korea in the semifinal battle tonight. Nao Sogabe (165-PG-96) provided 17 points to lead the winners. Japan jumped at 29:11 lead after the opening frame. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the interval 47:26. Japan never looked back afterwards breezing to the victory. Mai Kawai (170-PG-96) netted 15 points for Japan. Park Ji-Su (188-C-98) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for South Korea.
China - Taiwan 80-52 China cruised past Taiwan into the championship game at the tournament. Huang Sijing (192-F-96) stepped up with 23 points and 9 rebounds to lead the defending champions. China were up by just 5 points at the interval 35:30. But they used a 22:5 run in the fourth frame to clear off for good. Liu Shuai (194-C/F-96) delivered 19 points and 7 rebounds for China. Lo Pin (170-G-96) responded with 15 points for Taiwan.
Level I Qual.Round
India - Malaysia 81-76 India secured their stay in Level I of the U18 Asian Championship. They protected the spot by edging ambitious Malaysia in Amman today. Poojamol Kochuparambu (185-C-96) nailed game-high 29 points to pace India. Barkha Sonkar (156-PG-96) added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. India built a 41:26 halftime lead. Malaysia cut the deficit at 9-point mark heading into the fourth frame. They pulled closer in the fourth frame but India held on to escape with the crucial win at the tournament. Chai Qian (167-F-96) responded with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Malaysia.
Thailand - Hong Kong 73-41 Thailand held off Hong Kong to keep their Level I place. Rujiwan Bunsinprom (173-F-98) scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Thailand grabbed a 44:19 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 33-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory afterwards. Jirawan Rungrueang (164-F-97) had 11 points for the winners. Tsz Yan Fong responded with 10 points for Hong Kong.
China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan advance into semifinal stage in Amman - Oct 14, 2014
Japan - China 64-80 China registered the fifth straight victory in Amman. The defending champions outgunned Japan to enter the semifinal stage undefeated. Huang Sijing (192-F-96) accounted for 26 points and 11 rebounds for China. They built a 45:29 halftime lead. Japan cut the deficit at 9-point mark at the final intermission but China dropped 23 points in the fourth period and sealed the win. Xing Jinbo (181-F-96) had 13 points in the victory. Shizuka Takada (168-PG-96) responded with 18 points for Japan.
India - South Korea 77-90 South Korea outgunned India for the third victory in Level I action. Park Ji-Su (188-C-98) stepped up with 16 points and impressive 18 rebounds to lead the Korean team. South Korea unleashed 52 points in the first half to take a 12-point halftime lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Kim Yejin (173-F-97) had 12 points in the win. Barkha Sonkar responded with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for India. Poojamol Kochuparambu (185-C-96) had 25 points in the loss.
Taiwan - Thailand 87-49 Taiwan outgunned Thailand to gain the second victory at the tournament. The victory propelled Taiwan at 2-3 record in the fourth position in the ladder. They advanced into the semifinal stage. Li Chia-Chieh (170-SF-97) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Taiwan accounted for a 39:18 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Jhang You-Jing (172-C-96) scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners. Yanee Phosut (173-C-97) responded with 12 points for Thailand.
Hong Kong - Malaysia 46-64 Malaysia fired past Hong Kong to remain undefeated at the tournament. Chai Qian (167-F-96) came up with 28 points and 6 steals to pace the winners. Malaysia will now fight against India for the Level I ticket. Malaysia outgunned their opponents in each quarter en route to the win. Ky Lie Hiew (178-C-98) had 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Lui Shuk Yi (171-SF-98) responded with 14 points for Hong Kong.
Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan 35-81 Kazakhstan capped their U18 Asia Championship campaign with victory. They outgunned Kyrgyzstan to record the second win. Five players scored in double digits for Kazakhstan. Anastasia Arzamasceva nailed 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Alexandra Kovalevskaya (170-F/G-97) had 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Kazakhstan dominated from start to finish posting a well-deserved victory. Alla Kolesnichenko responded with 18 points and 20 rebounds for Kyrgyzstan.
Sri Lanka - Jordan 54-24 Sri Lanka outgunned hosting Jordan for the third victory in Level II. Sri Lanka finished in the third position in the ladder. Imesha Dapana (154-G-96) scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 7 assists to lead Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka accumulated a 24:7 halftime lead. They cruised to the victory after the big break. Tamara Mohammad (167-PG-98) responded with 8 points for Jordan.
Recap of Day 4 in Amman - Oct 13, 2014
Thailand - India 68-62 Thailand overcame India for the first victory in Jordan. Amphawa Thuamon (173-F-97) accounted for 20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the Thai team. Kwanchanok Siriphunthanum (175-F-97) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. India secured a 33:31 halftime lead. But Thailand ignited a 21:14 run in the third term to pull ahead for good. Poojamol Kochuparambu (185-C-96) responded with 17 points for India.
China - South Korea 86-46 China registered the fourth consecutive victory at the tournament. They overcame South Korea behind 20 points and 10 rebounds from Huang Sijing (192-F-96). China posted a 37:28 halftime advantage. They went on a 31:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Xing Jinbo (181-F-96) had 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Park Ji-Su (188-C-98) had 10 points and 9 rebounds for South Korea.
Japan - Taiwan 74-61 Japan outgunned Taiwan to stay perfect in Amman. Himawari Akaho (181-C-98) posted 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan gained a 38:34 halftime advantage. Taiwan pulled ahead in the third term but Japan responded with a 27:8 run in the final period to seal the win. Nao Sogabe (165-PG-96) added 15 points for Japan. Lo Pin (170-G-96) responded with 18 points for Taiwan.
Hong Kong - Sri Lanka 42-33 Hong Kong topped Sri Lanka to gain the fourth straight victory in Amman. Lui Shuk Yi (171-SF-98) stepped up with 17 points for the winners. Hong Kong shocked Sri Lanka with a 17:1 run in the first period and coasted to the victory afterwards. Chen Kelly (175-PF-97) had 10 points for Hong Kong. Nirma Samarasinghe (177-C-98) responded with 10 points and 17 rebounds for Sri Lanka.
Malaysia - Kazakhstan 64-55 Malaysia held off Kazakhstan to jump at 4-0 record in Level II group. Chai Qian (167-F-96) scored 22 points and pulled down 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Malaysia trailed by 7 points at halftime. But they picked up the tempo in the third term. Malaysia went on a 23:5 run to spur ahead for good. Ky Lie Hiew (178-C-98) and Chu Yun Teo (165-G/F-96) added 11 points each for the winners. Oxana Bagmet (170-G-96) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds for Kazakhstan.
Jordan - Kyrgyzstan 62-52 Jordan held off Kyrgyzstan to open win count in Amman. The hosts built a 32:21 halftime lead and coasted to the victory in the second half. Liliana Hussein (172-SF-97) delivered 14 points to pace the home team. Farah Bahjat (169-PG-98) added 9 points in the victory. Alla Kolesnichenko (183-F/C-96) responded with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Kyrgyzstan as they suffered the fourth loss in a row.
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