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Asian Championships 2007 - Women Basketball


Play-Off bracket
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ASIAN CHAMPS(W) Final Standings
1. Korea
2. China
3. Japan
4. Taiwan
5. Thailan.
6. Malaysi.
7. India
8. Hong Ko.
9. Uzbekis.
10. Vietnam
11. Singapo.
12. Sri Lan.

ASIAN CHAMPS(W) Standings
Group A
1. Korea 5-0
2. Japan 4-1
3. China 3-2
4. Taiwan 2-3
5. Thailan. 1-4
6. Malaysi. 0-5
Group B
1. India 5-0
2. Hong Ko. 4-1
3. Uzbekis. 3-2
4. Vietnam 2-3
5. Singapo. 1-4
6. Sri Lan. 0-5

Asian Championships Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. G. Jose (IND) 32.8
2. Beruwalage (SRI) 21.2
3. Nguyen Thi (VIE) 16.8
4. S. Jung (KOR) 15.7
5. Lei ZHOU (SIN) 15.6
Rebounds Per Game
1. G. Jose (IND) 14.8
2. G. silva (SRI) 10.8
3. P. Aroon (THA) 10.0
4. Kildyusheva (UZB) 9.4
5. Krasovskaya (UZB) 9.2
Assists Per Game
1. S. Jung (KOR) 4.1
2. Yuko OGA (JPN) 3.6
3. Beruwalage (SRI) 2.8
4. V. Titova (UZB) 2.4
5. Y. Bron (KOR) 2.3
Steals Per Game
1. G. Jose (IND) 3.7
2. S. Jung (KOR) 3.1
3. K. Yau (HKG) 3.0
Blocks Per Game
1. G. Jose (IND) 4.0
2. Yui Lam (HKG) 1.3
3. Wei Wei (CHN) 1.2
2FGP
1. K. Cho (HKG) 69.2
2. Wei Wei (CHN) 65.4
3. Chi Wen (TPE) 64.3
3FGP
1. H. Zhang (CHN) 70.8
2. R. Utsumi (JPN) 52.9
3. E. Isoyama (JPN) 50.0
Free Throws
1. S.Chow (MAS) 91.3
2. Khusnitd. (UZB) 87.0
3. C. Liu (TPE) 84.0

Beon YeonHa nailed 20 points over Chinese Taipei (Photo: FIBA)

KOREA


Jung


Beon


Kim


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Choi
4 Choi Youn Ah (170-G-85)
5 Kim Ji Hyun (180-G-85) of Kumho Life Falcons
6 Kim Se Long (177-G-86) of Samsung Life Bichumi
7 Kim Eun Hye (182-F-82) of Woori Bank Hansae
8 Jin Mi Jung (173-G/F-78) of Shinhan Bank S-Birds
9 Jung Sun Min (186-C-74) of KB Kookmin Savers
10 Beon Yeon Ha (182-F-80) of Samsung Life Bichumi
11 Park Jung Eun (180-F-77) of Samsung Life Bichumi
12 Eun Joo Ha (200-C-83) of Los Angeles Sparks (USA)
13 Kim Jung Eun (181-F-87) of Shinsegae Cool Cats
14 Kim Kwe Ryong (191-C-79) of Woori Bank Hansae
15 Sin Jung Ja (185-C-80) of KB Kookmin Savers
Head Coach: Yoon Soo Young
Coach Assistants: Lee Ock Ja , Jung Sang Il

  The new Champion is Korea!
Korea triumphs at home over China in the Final game of Asia Championship for Women. In the Final game the hosts of the tournament overcame China 79:73. Jung Sun Min (186-C-74) led the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Beon Yeon Ha (182-F-80) ended up with 15, while Ha finished with 14. Ma Zheng Yu (183-F-83) top-scored for China with 19 points. Korea revenged for the last Championship when China celebrated 73:67 win at home.
Japan got the bronze medals of FIBA Asia Championship for Women. In the game for the third place th team overcame ChineseTaipei 73:70. With a 22:13 in the first quarter Japan took a control and never looked back. ChineseTaipei had a great came back in the end of the game, but could not tie the game. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) led the winners with 17 points and 8 assists. Ryoko Utsumi (175-G-85) 12 points, while Mitani and Kumiko Yamada produced 10 points each. Chiang Feng Chun (184-F-81) top-scored ChineseTaipei with 21 points. In 2005 Taiwan grabbed the third place beating Japan 73:62.
So this year there are some changes in the standings if we compare with the last Championship. Korea and Japan improved, while China and Chinese Taipei stepped behind. Moreover Korea earned the only Olympic qualifying berth available from this Championship.

FINAL
Korea-China 79:73

Korea: Jung Sun Min 18+8 rebs, Beon Yeon Ha 15, Ha 14
China: Ma Zheng Yu 19, H Zhang 17, F Zhang 15

Game for the third place
Japan-ChineseTaipei 73:70

Japan: Yuko Oga 17+8 ast, Ryoko Utsumi 12, Mitani 10, Kumiko Yamada 10
ChineseTaipei: Chiang Feng Chun 21, Wen 12, Cheng Jen Wei 12

  Korea and China will find out the winner of Asia Championship
Saturday was the semifinal game for 4 teams as well as the day for the Play-offs. India advanced to Level I for the next Championship, while Malaysia will have to start from Level II. Thailand defended the place in Level I over Hong Kong. The semifinals brought two teams that will face each other in the Final. China and Korea will meet tomorrow in the last game of the Championship. Chinese Taipei and Japan will struggle for the third spot.

Thailand celebrated 71:41, the second and the last win in the Championship and saved the place in Level I for the next Championship. Hong Kong meanwhile lost for the second time and stayed in Level II. Thailand was led 16 points from Naruemol. Nantana ended up with 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Roong-Aroon posted 12 points and 8 rebounds. Yau Ka Wai (-78) finished with 11 points in the losing effort.
India qualified to Level I of the next Championship. In the Play-off game over Malaysia, India celebrated 86:68 win. Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) was unstoppable in this game leading the winners with 47 points and 12 rebounds.
Korea earned the only Olympic qualifying berth available from this Championship. With 22:13 in the third quarter the hosts of the tournament won over Chinese Taipei 80:70. Beon Yeon Ha (182-F-80) led the winners to the Final with 19 points. Park collected 16 points and made 10 rebounds, while Jin and Jung added 11. Chiang top-scored for Chinese Taipei with 20 points.
In the second semifinal game China beat Japan 74:62. A 28:14 benefit in the third quarter allowed them not to worry about the rest of the game. Ma Zheng Yu (183-F-83) paced the winners with 21 points. Ryoko Utsumi (175-G-85) led Japan with 20, while Yuko Oga added 10.
So, tomorrow Chinese Taipei and Japan will struggle for the bronze of the Championship. The Final game between Korea and China is tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Play-offs
Thailand-Hong Kong 71:41
Thailand: Naruemol 16, Nantana 13+7 rebs, Roong-Aroon 12+8 rebs
Hong Kong: Yau Ka Wai 11, Cheung 10

Malaysia-India 68:86 (18:25, 20:24, 15:24, 15:13)
Malaysia: Beng Fong Goh (164-G-82) 15, Chow 13, Low 12
India: Geethu Anna Jose 47+12 rebs+5 blocks+3 steals+2 ast, Channegowda 14

Semifinals
Korea-Chinese Taipei 80:70 (26:20, 15:19, 22:13, 17:18)
Korea: Beon Yeon Ha 19, Park 16+10 rebs, Jin 11, Jung 11
Chinese Taipei: Chiang 20, Wen 15

Japan-China 62:74 (13:16, 9:15, 14:28, 26:15)
Japan: Ryoko Utsumi 20, Yuko Oga 10
China: Ma Zheng Yu 21, Guan Xin 20

  Play-off and semifinal time
As the Preliminary round is over, 4 best teams have qualified to the semifinal of Fiba Asia Championship for Women. Four other teams made up the Play-off and will find out 2 teams that will stay in Level I in the next Championship.
Let us start with the semifinals. The hosts of the Fiba Asia Championship for Women will meet Chinese Taipei in the semifinal game that will start at 16:00 local time. Both teams met each other in Day 2 of the Group A. That time Korea overcame Chinese Taipei 74:65. The winner ended up with 5-0, while the latter as 4th with 2-3 record.
Japan and China will meet each other in the semifinal game of the Fiba Asia Championship for Women right after the first semifinal. The second and the third teams of the group A will find out the finalist of the Championship. Japan finished the Preliminary Round with 4-1 record. The team lost only one game to the winner of the group and the host country, Korea. In the game between each other Japan upset China 72:65 in the Preliminary Round.
India and Malaysia will face each other in the Play-off game. India won all the games in Group B and finished with 5-0 record. Meanwhile Malaysia lost all the games in Group B. The question however still opened of whether Malaysia will get the first win or India stays unbeaten and stay in Level I for the next Championship.
Hong Kong and Thailand will start the game Day tomorrow. They will meet each other in the Qualifying Round at 12:00 for one ticket to level I in the next Championship.

09.06.2007
Play-offs

12:00 Thailand-Hong Kong
14:00 Malaysia-India

Semifinals
16:00 Korea-Chinese Taipei
18:00 Japan- China

   Preliminary Round is over
Day 5 was the last for the teams in Group A and B. The last day results did not bring any sensations, however made some changes in the standings. Korea and India won their groups and stay the only unbeaten teams.
Korea celebrated the win in the Preliminary Round of Group A. In the last day of it the hosts of the Championship overcame China 83:80. Jung Sun Min led the winners with 27 points. Beon Yeon-Ha added 22, while Park Jung Eun had 14. China was led by 23 points from Zhang Han Ian and 17 from Wang Xiao Li (190-F-82). China finishes group A on the third spot with 3-2.
India demolished Sri Lanka 105:56 to finish on top of Group B. India rested center Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85), who anyway topscored the game. She poured in 29 points, while Divya Singh added 16. Japan smashed Malaysia 117:32 and finished second in group A. Yumi Iwamura (168-G-81) led the winners with 22 points, Chan Ying Chee scored 9 in defeat.
Chinese Taipei cantered through to beat Thailand. The winner finished the Group A on the fourth spot with 2-3, while Thailand is fifth with 1-4.
center Asian nation Uzbekistan signed off their campaign in Level II beating Vietnam. Uzbekistan overcame Vietnam 89:50 to end on the third with 3-2. Guzal Burieva (-89) paced the way with 22 points, Irina Averyanova netted 20. Nguyen Thi Le Van top-scored for the visitors with 27 points.
Hong Kong satisfied with 69:60 win over Singapore to grab the second place in Group B. Cho Kit Ying (-81) poured in 21 points and Lo scored 13, while Zhou Lei (187-C-87) was the best in defeat with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Qualifying Round will start on June 9th.

India-Sri lanka 105:56
India: Geethu Anna Jose 29, Divya Singh 16, Anitha Pauldurai 13
Sri Lanka: B Fernando 28, G Silva 15

Korea-China 83:80
Korea: Jung Sun Min (186-C-74) 27, Beon Yeon-Ha 22, Park Jung Eun 14
China: Zhang Han Lan (175-G-79) 23, Wang Xiao Li 17

Japan-Malaysia 117:32
Japan: Yumi Iwamura 22, Hirmoi Suwa 15, Ryoko Utsumi 14, Emi Isoyama 13, Yuka Watanabe 12
Malaysia: Chan Ying Chee 9

Thailand-Chinese Taipei 64:114
Thailand: Naruemol 11, Nomjit Tunsaw (163-G-78) 11
Chinese Taipei: C. Wen 23, H. Lin 23

Uzbekistan- Vietnam 89:50
Uzbekistan: Guzal Burieva 22, Irina Averyanova 20, Alla Krasovskaya 13
Vietnam: Nguyen Thi Le Van 27, Dao Thi Yen Ngoc 10

Hong Kong-Singapore 69:60
Hong Kong: Cho Kit Ying 21, Lo 13
Singapore: Zhou Lei 14+13 rebs, Lee 12

   Korea wins Preliminary Round in Group A
Korea-China 83:80

Korea celebrated the win in the Preliminary Round of Group A. In the last day of it the hosts of the Championship overcame China 83:80. Having 10 points deficit after the first half, Korea however was caught by China in the end. The support of the home team was more than effective as Korea stayed unbeaten and finished Group with 5-0 record. Jung Sun Min (186-C-74) led the winners with 27 points. Beon Yeon Ha (182-F-80) Yeon-Ha added 22, while Park Jung Sun Min (180-F-77) had 14. China was led by 23 points from Zhang Han Lan and 17 from Wang Xiao Li (190-F-82). China finishes group A on the third spot with 3-2.

Korea did not have any difficulties in the first quarter. Supported well by the fans, the hosts won the opening quarter 29:21. The most troublesome player for China was Jung Sun Min who poured in basket after basket. Korea won the second quarter as well to increase at 46:36 at the half.
In the second half the visitors started to reduce the gap. China tied the score at 80 all but the way Korea handled that end-game situation made the difference. Chinese coach Su Fengwu thought that Korea won the battle more in the mind than on the court. A 83:80 win brought Korea the fifth straight win and the first spot in Group A.

Korea: Jung Sun Min 27, Beon Yeon Ha 22, Park Jung Sun Min 14
China: Zhang Han Lan (175-G-79) 23, Wang Xiao Li 17

  Malaysia stays without wins in Korea
Malaysia finished the Preliminary Round in FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Korea without a win. The team did not have any brilliant tasks for the tournament, however could win one game. In the fourth day of the Championship, Malaysia was upset by Thailand 74:75.
In the first game Malaysia lost to Chinese Taipei 54:107. Liu Yi Chun led the winners with 27 points, Lin Mei Hui ended up with 14. Woon Yuen Teo (163-G-85) and Chan Ying Chee collected 10 points in defeat.
In the second game China did not have much difficulties cruising past Malaysia 109:57. Tan See Wah, the Head coach of Malaysian team was not very upset as he thinks that every match here is a learning experience. With 26:12 in the opening quarter China increased to a higher lead in the end. Zhang Han Lan paced the winners with 18 points. Ma Zheng Yu, Wei Wei and Mo Li posted 13 points each. Suik May Kew (171-F-82) May Suik resisted for Malaysia with 22 points.

In Day 3 Malaysia was defeated by the hosts, Korea. Korea did not worry about the game as they thought about the next one against Japan. That is why Malaysia stayed even in the opening quarter and lost only 15:20. Korea increased the lead in the second and already had 21 points deficit at the half. Both squads disappeared for interims with 48:27 for the hosts. It was not a big deal to control the rest of the game. Kim Eung-Jun top-scored for the winners with 29 points. Siao Foong Chow (171-F-76) paced Malaysia with 14 points.

The most important game for Malaysia was in Day 4 when the team met another winless team-Thailand. Only one points loss did not allow our team to celebrate the first win. Thailand staved off Malaysia's remarkable rally to post their maiden victory in Level I on Wednesday. Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong and Nantana Charoenrat led the winners with 21 points. Siao Foong Chow was again on top with 25 points for Malaysia.
Today, in the last day of the Preliminary round Malaysia was upset by Japan 32:117. Malaysia coach Tan See Wah said that the team knew the result before the game itself. Malaysia finished Group A with no wins and 5 losses.

Chinese Taipei- Malaysia 107:54
Chinese Taipei: Liu Yi Chun 27, Lin Mei Hui 14, Chiang Feng Chun 11, Ma Yi Hung 11
Malaysia: Woon Yuen Teo 10, Chan Ying Chee 10

China- Malaysia 109:57
China: Zhang Han Lan 18, Ma Zheng Yu 13, Wei Wei 13, Mo Li 13
Malaysia: Suik May Kew 22

Korea- Malaysia 97:53
Korea: Kim Eung-Jun 29, Kim Se Long 13, Jin Mi Jung 12, Kim Kwe-Ryong 12
Malaysia: Siao Foong Chow 14

Thailand-Malaysia 75:74
Thailand: Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong 21, Nantana Charoenrat 21, Nomjit Tunsaw (163-G-78) 12, Chirdpetcharat Chonticha 11
Malaysia: Siao Foong Chow 25, Beng Fong Goh (164-G-82) 11

Japan-Malaysia 117:32
Japan: Yumi Iwamura 22, Hirmoi Suwa 15, Ryoko Utsumi 14, Emi Isoyama 13, Yuka Watanabe 12
Malaysia: Chan Ying Chee 9

   Thailand finished the Preliminary round with 1-4 record
The National team of Thailand deserved at least a win in FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Korea. The team made up Group A together with Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and Japan. A 75:74 win over Malaysia allowed Thai women to celebrate the only win.
The tournament started with the game against the hosts, Korea. Thailand was gallant in their efforts. Nantana Charoenrat (175-G-77) worked hard and deservingly top scored for her team, as she poured in 15 points in a 47:108 loss.
In Day 2 Thailand was defeated by Japan 104:44. Thailand coach Kim Jae Wong was rather satisfied about the result as he realized the levels of the teams. Yuka Watanabe and Yumi Iwamura contributed into the win with 15 points. Nantana Charoenrat top-scored for Thailand with 16 points.
China cruised over Thailand in Day 3 with 113:47 win. Our team did not play well, however were preparing for the next game over Malaysia. Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong and Naruemoi nailed 10 points for Thailand over China.
In the most important game for our team probably in the tournament Thailand escaped with 75:74 win over Malaysia. Thailand staved off Malaysia's remarkable rally to post their maiden victory in Level I on Wednesday. Coming against their South East Asian archrivals, Thailand will now have to play the second finishing team in Level II in the play-offs. Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong and Nantana Charoenrat led the winners with 21 points.
And today Thailand lost to Chinese Taipei 64:114. Naruemol and Nomjit collected 11 points in the losing effort.

Korea-Thailand 108:47
Korea: Jung Sun Min (186-C-74) 18, Beon Yeon-Ha 14, Kim Ji-Hyun 12
Thailand: Nantana Charoenrat 15

Japan-Thailand 104:44
Japan: Yuka Watanabe 15, Yumi Iwamura 15, Noriko Sakakibara 13, Ikeda 13
Thailand: Nantana Charoenrat 16, Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong (-73) 9

China-Thailand 113:47
China: Wei Wei 21, Ma Zheng Yu 19, Mo Li 14, Guan Xin 11
Thailand: Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong 10, Naruemoi 10

Thailand-Malaysia 75:74
Thailand: Roong-Aroon Pungkoksoong 21, Nantana Charoenrat 21, Nomjit Tunsaw (163-G-78) 12, Chirdpetcharat Chonticha 11
Malaysia: Siao Foong Chow (171-F-76) 25, Goh Beng Fong 11

Thailand-Chinese Taipei 64:114
Thailand: Naruemol 11, Nomjit Tunsaw 11
Chinese Taipei: C. Wen 23, H. Lin 23

   Day 4 results and stats
Four games out of six had been finished in FIBA Asia Championship for Women, while two more are scheduled for the evening. The day brought the key games of the leaders in Group A and B.
Two games were expected with a great interest today. In Group A Korea and Japan stayed unbeaten on the top with 3-0 before the game with each other. Hosts Korea gave crowd a lot to cheer about beating traditional East Asian rivals Japan in a needle Level I encounter. Korea went on a 20:14 lead in the opening quarter and never looked behind. Sun-Min Jung led the winners with 20 points. Beon Yeon-Ha nailed 17, while Park Jung Eun added 12. Korea clinched first in the group and may not care about the result in the last day of the tournament.
Best two teams of Group B faced each other as well. India celebrated the fourth straight win and clinched the first place in the group even though there is one more day remaining. Hong Kong will need a win over Singapore to take second spot. Geethu Ann Jose (185-C-85) was again unstoppable for the winners. She poured in 27 points and made 14 rebounds. Divya Singh (174-G-82) finished with 18, while Rashmi Channegowda scored 11. Cheung Yuen Shan collected 19 in defeat.
In another games Vietnam overcame Singapore 74:71. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ha top-scored for the winners with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Vietnam will have the last game of the preliminary round tomorrow against Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan tied at 2-2 after beating Sri Lanka 81:59. The latter stays without wins in the Championship.
Khusnitdinova paced the winners with 15, while Sevastyanova added 14. Silva top-scored with 20 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.

Korea-Japan 90:68
Korea: Sun-Min Jung 20, Beon Yeon-Ha 17, Park Jung Eun 12, Kim Kwe-Ryong 10
Japan: Ryoko Utsumi (175-G-85) 13

India-Hong Kong 88:61
India: Geethu Ann Jose 27, Divya Singh 18, Rashmi Channegowda 11
Hong Kong: Cheung Yuen Shan 19, Cho Kit Ying 10

Vietnam-Singapore 74:71
Vietnam: H. Nguyen Thi 15, N. Nguyen Thi 14+10 rebs,
Singapore: Poon 17, Zhou Xiang Yu (190-G-83) 14

Uzbekistan-Sri Lanka 81:59
Uzbekistan: Khusnitdinova 15, Sevastyanova 14
Sri Lanka:G Silva 20+14 rebs, Fernando 19

   Korea cruised over Malaysia to go on 3-0
Korea- Malaysia 97:53

Korea stays unbeaten after first three games in FIBA Asia Championship for Women. In the third game of the Preliminary Round the hosts of the tournament defeated Malaysia 97:53. The latter had a good start, but could not stay tough longer. Kim Eung-Jun top-scored for the winners with 29 points. Kim Se Long (177-G-86) posted 13, while Jin Mi Jung and Kim Kwe-Ryong finished with 12. Siao Foong Chow (171-F-76) paced Malaysia with 14 points.

Korea did not worry about the game as they thought about the next one against Japan. That is why Malaysia stayed even in the opening quarter and lost only 15:20. Korea increased the lead in the second and already had 21 points deficit at the half. Both squads disappeared for interims with 48:27 for the hosts. It was not a big deal to control the rest of the game.

Korean coach Yoon Soo Young chose to underplay the win with a happy smile after the game. His team is now on the top of the group with 3-0 record. Japan shares the top place with them and their game between each other is scheduled for tonight.

Korea: Kim Eung-Jun 29, Kim Se Long 13, Jin Mi Jung 12, Kim Kwe-Ryong 12
Malaysia: Siao Foong Chow 14

   India leads Group B with 3-0 together with Hong Kong 
India celebrated the third win in a row in FIBA Asia Championship for Women. In the third game India rolled over Uzbekistan 67:63. That was the toughest game so far for the winners as two previous games were a preparation for the Play-offs. Geethu Ann Jose (185-C-85) top-scored with 27 points and leads the scoring list of the tournament. Anitha Pauldurai finished with 12, while Kiranjit Kaur added 10. Vera Titova (178-F-85) scored 20 points in the losing effort.

India struggled to get past the tallest rivals they have encountered so far. Tatyana Kildyusheva kept a tight leash on India's prolific centre Geethu Ann Jose. The latter averages 31.3 points per game so far. Anyway, India took a lead and started with 19:13 after the first.
Uzbekistan has definitely changed in the second quarter and not only reduced the score, however managed to grab the lead. The squads finished the half at 28:33 for Uzbekistan. India caught up the opponents in the third quarter and stayed calm in the end. The third win for India left them on the top together with Hong Kong. Uzbekistan is 1-2 in the standings, but shows great effort and games.

India- Uzbekistan 67:63
India:Geethu Ann Jose 27, Anitha Pauldurai 12, Kiranjit Kaur 10
Uzbekistan: Vera Titova 20, Yelena Khushnitdinova 19, Alla Krasovskaya 12

   Japan increases to 2-0 in Group A
Japan started with two wins in FIBA Asia Championship for Women. In the opener of the tournament Japan survived over China, while in the second game Japan overwhelmed Thailand. The team shares the top position with Korea in Group A.

China had come into this Championship with only one player, Jia Guang (176-G-80), from the team that won the gold medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. The visitors started better and won the opening quarter over Japan 20:22. The latter took a control in the end of the game and won 72:65. Kumiko Yamada (192-F-79) led the winners with 20 points. Yuko Oga (170-G-82) posted 19, while Ai Mitani added 11. China was led by Guan Xin (196-C-87) with 16 points.

In the second game Japan smashed Thailand 104:44. Almost all the 12 players got an equal feel of the court as the coach took the opportunity to try out a few new game situations. Japan dominated in the court during the whole game and played its own game. The most troubles Thailand had in the second quarter when they lost 10:32. Yuka Watanabe (180-G-81) and Yumi Iwamura (168-G-81) contributed into the win with 15 points. Noriko Sakakibara (175-G-78) and Ikeda added 13 each. Nantana top-scored for Thailand with 16 points.

Japan-China 72:65
Japan: Kumiko Yamada 20, Yuko Oga 19, Ai Mitani 11
China: Guan Xin 16, Jia Guang 13, Zheng Yu Ma 11

Japan-Thailand 104:44
Japan: Yuka Watanabe 15, Yumi Iwamura 15, Noriko Sakakibara 13, Ikeda 13
Thailand: Nantana 16, Roong-Aroon 9

   The hosts of Asia Championship for Women start with 2 wins
The host team of the Asia Championship for Women, Korea started with 2 wins in the tournament. Thailand was smashed in the opener, while the victory over Chinese Taipei was achieved in the end. Korea shares the top spot with Japan in Group A with 2-0.
In the opener of the Asian Championship for Women, Korea used the whole power of the host team and got an easy win over Thailand. The score was already 32:7 after the first quarter that did not provoke an intrigue in the end. Korea led the game to 108:47 win and achieved the first win. Sun Min Jung led the winners with 18 points. Beon Yeon Ha (180-F-80) Yeon-Ha posted 14, while Kim Ji-Hyun added 12. Nantana Charoenrat (175-G-77) top-scored for the visitors with 15 points.
In the second game Korea displayed far better understanding of the game situation, and thus prevailed over a spirited Chinese Taipei. Korea deserved the second win beating the opponent 74:65. Chinese Taipei won the opening tip and stayed only 35:37 at the half time, however failed in the third. Korea advantaged in the end and stayed unbeaten in the tournament. Beon Yeon Ha paced the winners with 20 points. Ha Eun Joo chipped in with 19, while Park Eung Jun scored 14. Liu Chun Yi (180-F-81) led the visitors with 18 points.

Korea-Thailand 108:47
Korea: Sun Min Jung 18, Beon Yeon Ha 14, Kim Ji-Hyun 12
Thailand: Nantana Charoenrat 15

Korea- Chinese Taipei 74:65
Korea: Beon Yeon Ha 20, Ha Eun Joo 19, Park Eung Jun 14
Chinese Taipei: Liu Chun Yi 18, Chiang Feng Chun (184-F-81) 12

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