China - South Korea
China triumphed at the home Asian Games. They held off South Korea
in the title decider tonight. China repeated 2006 Asian Games
Chen Nan (197-C-83) tallied 17 points and 12 rebounds to pace
the home side. China looked confident and determined early in the
encounter. They posted an 11:6 lead after five minutes. South Korea
however responded late in the period. They erased the deficit and
posted a 16:15 lead at the first intermission. China regained the
lead early in the second quarter.
Chen Nan paced the hosts as they ensured a 39:28 lead at the
interval. South Korea however did not allow their opponents to run
away. The visitors kept close throughout the third quarter. South
Korea trailed by only four points heading into the fourth period
47:51. China managed to boost the distance at 7 points midway
through the final period. Fengwu Sun team showed their depth and
experience in the final moments keeping South Korea at bay and
clinching a difficult victory at the end.
Guan Xin (196-C-87) scored 14 points for the winners.
Bian Lan (185-F-86) and
Miao LiJie (180-G-81) added 11 points each for China.
Beon Yeon-Ha (180-F-80) replied with 23 points for South Korea.
Park Jung-Eun (180-F-77) secured 14 points in the loss.
Japan - Taiwan
Japan won Asian Games consolation final. They edged Taiwan earlier
tonight to step on the pedestal.
Nagi Yoko (175-F-82) fired 26 points to pace the winners. The
first quarter belonged to Japan. They looked more aggressive at both
ends of the floor and surged ahead. Japan posted a 20:10 lead ten
minutes into the game. Taiwan however stepped up to slow their
opponents down in the second quarter. Chien Ping Lin team tried to
stay within reasonable distance. They trailed by 8 points at
halftime 32:40. Japan increased the tempo in the third period.
Nagi Yoko and
Yuko Oga (170-G-82) helped the team to a 55:43 lead with ten
minutes remaining. Taiwan answered with a 12:0 start to the final
frame. They tied the score before Japan shook off sloppiness and
raced back to a comfortable distance. Fumikazu Nakagawa team
restored a double digit lead and prevented themselves from nervy
Yuko Oga netted 13 points for Japan.
Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) added 10 points in the victory.
Wen Chi (170-G-84) and
Liu Chun-Yi (180-F-81) replied with 21 points each for Taiwan.
Tsai Pei-Chen (186-C-84) notched 9 points in the loss.
Round: 4 (Semi-Finals) - Nov.
China - Taiwan
China earned the spot in the Asian Games Final. They overcame Taiwan
today to set up an exciting battle against South Korea for the
Zhang Wei (184-G/F-86) fired 25 points to lead China to the
semifinal victory. Taiwan and China stayed close throughout the
opening frame. The lead changed for several times before China
ensured a 16:14 advantage after ten minutes. The hosts tipped off
the second frame on a 10:2 run to clear off. Taiwan finished the
period with only 5 points as China grabbed a comfortable 38:19
advantage. The third term turned disastrous for Taiwan. China
dominated all over the court boosting their lead to as many as 30
points at the final intermission. Taiwan never recovered from the
blow and had to surrender at the end.
Gao Song (190-F-92) and
Chen Xiaoli (193-F-82) produced 15 points each for China.
Bian Lan (185-F-86) added 10 points in the win.
Peng Szu-chin (163-G-91) replied with 13 points for Taiwan.
Wen Chi (170-G-84) notched 8 points in the loss.
Japan - South Korea
South Korea defeated Japan in a highly-anticipated semifinal battle
at Asian Games.
Beon Yeon-Ha (180-F-80) scored 24 points to lead the Korean side
into the championship game. They will take on the winner of China
vs. Taiwan clash. The teams stayed very close in the first 15
minutes of the encounter. South Korea led by just two points at the
first break 24:22. They maintained a narrow lead midway through the
second period. But then South Korea went on a 9:4 rally to secure a
41:34 halftime advantage. South Korea quickly stretched the gap to
10 points in the third frame. They were up by 10 points heading into
the final period 71:61. Japan made a desperate attempt to erase the
deficit. They narrowed the gap to 5 points but South Korea bounced
back immediately. They capped the game on a 14:4 rally to seal the
Ha Eun-Joo (200-C-83) delivered 19 points and 6 boards for South
Lee Kyung-Eun (176-G-87) finished with 13 points in the victory.
Yuko Oga (170-G-82) answered with game-high 26 points for Japan.
Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) netted 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds
Thailand - Maldives
Thailand finished their Asian Games campaign on a high note. They
rolled past Maldives to occupy the fifth overall position. Maldives
finished winless at the sixth spot.
Juthamas Jantakan (174-G-85) paced Thailand with 20 points in
this one. Thailand opened the game with 11:0 run to set the tone.
Maldives however managed to unload 11 points in the first quarter to
trail by 12 points. The Thai side cleared off in the second quarter.
They fired 25 points and established a confident 48:23 halftime
advantage. Thailand stayed in charge in the third frame. They
arrived at the final pause up by 32 points 67:35. Xuanmin Zhao team
tipped off the fourth frame on a 14:1 run and never looked back
Naruemol Banmoo (185-C-87) accounted for 16 points and 9
rebounds for Thailand.
Atchara Kaichaiyapoom (178-C-92) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and
7 steals in the win.
Aminath Shiura (176-C-87) replied with 15 points and 6 boards
Fadhuwa Zahir (161-F-86) had 12 points and 7 caroms in the loss.
Round: 3 (Qualifying Round) - Nov.
China - South Korea
China remains perfect in Asian Games and won the top game so far of
the competition. The hosts of the tournament rout South Korea 72:64
for 3-0 record on top. South Korea meanwhile dropped to 2-1 and
suffered their first loss. The game was expected long time ago and
brought too much interest in the country. The hosts opened the game
with 21-20 and managed to take 41:35 halftime advantage. Moreover
China also won the third frame 19-17, while both teams nailed 12
points each in the last frame.
Chen Nan (197-C-83) exploded with 29 points and 15 rebounds for
the perfect record.
Guan Xin (196-C-87) collected 9 points and 13 rebounds, while
Bian Lan and Ma Zheng-Yu netted 7 each.
Kim Dan-Bi (180-F-90) ended up with 17 points in the losing
Park Jung-Eun (180-F-77) scored 9 and Lee Kyung-Eun brought 7.
In the Semifinals China will face now Taiwan that finished second in
Group B. South Korea meanwhile will take on Japan that won the other
group. The games are scheduled for November 24th.
India - Thailand
Thailand won their first game at the Asian Games to face Maldives
ion the last game for the 5/6 places on November 24th. The team
overcame India 62:54 in the last game of Group A. India started with
17-14 and actually they looked better in the first period. The
second quarter however belonged to Thailand as they erupted with
22-3 in it. The board showed 36:20 when both teams disappeared in
the lockers. The game was like a carousel as the teams exchanged the
lead again. India needed 27-12 in the third period to trail 47:48
after 30 minutes. Thailand however finished the game with 14-7 for
the initial victory.
Atchara Kaichaiyapoom (178-C-92) paced all the winners with 13
points and Suksomwong Charothai added 11.
Penphan Yothanan (169-C-83) scored 9, while Banmoo Naruemol
Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) collected 20 points and 12 rebounds
in defeat as India finished the tournament winless. Pauldurai Anitha
posted 15, while Kaur Harjeet notched 9 points.
Maldives - Japan
Japan destroyed Maldives to win Group B of the Asian Games. The
leader of the group smashed the opponent 143:19 for 2-0 record. It
was an easy start for the favorites that opened the game with 33-4
in the first period., Moreover Japan added 37-4 in the second frame
for 70:8 at the halftime. In the third quarter Maldives scored their
high 7 points and got 37from Japan. The latter also added 36-4 in
the last frame to triumph in the group.
Yuka Mamiya (183-C/F-90) paced all the winners with 21 points
and Yoko Nagi as well as
Yoshie Sakurada (170-G/F-84) posted 19 each. Takada Maki nailed
18, while Suzuki Ayumi followed them with 17.
Aminath Shiura (176-C-87) ended up with 8 points in the losing
Fadhuwa Zahir (161-F-86) and Risma Aishath had 4 each. In the
Semifinals Japan will face South Korea that finished second in Group
A. China will face now Taiwan that finished second in Group B. The
games are scheduled for November 24th. Maldives will play with
Thailand in the game for the 5th place at the Ying Dong Gymnasium.
Round: 2 (Qualifying Round) - Nov.
Thailand - China
China recorded the second straight win at the Asian Games. The hosts
of the tournament toppled Thailand for 2-0 record in Group A.
Miao LiJie (180-G-81) and
Liu Dan (194-C-87) produced 12 points each to lead the charge.
Thailand slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. It was all over for
Thailand in the first term already. China went on a stunning rally
to take a 29:9 advantage at the first intermission. China kept on
increasing the lead in the second frame. The hosts enjoyed a
confident 56:27 advantage at the main break. China tipped off the
third term with a 12:4 run to open a 37-point cushion. Thailand had
nothing to answer with in the reminder of the contest and had to
face a bitter defeat.
Bian Lan (185-F-86) knocked down 11 points for Fengwu Sun team.
Chen Nan (197-C-83) accounted for 9 points in the win.
Charothai Suksomwong (169-F-84) responded with 16 points for
Penphan Yothanan (169-C-83) netted 9 in the losing effort.
India - South Korea
South Korea celebrated the second consecutive win at the Asian Games
in China. They romped past India for 2-0 record on top of Group A.
India in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record.
Kim Dan-Bi (180-F-90) knocked down 21 points and grabbed 6
boards to lead the effort. South Korea took the lead early. They
established a 14:4 lead midway through the opening stanza. South
Korea increased the advantage at many as 14 points at the first
intermission. They maintained the advantage throughout the second
quarter. Dalshik Lim team piled up a comfortable 42:23 cushion at
the interval. The third term also belonged to the South Korean team.
They cleared off to a massive 34-point distance. India did not
manage to respond equally as they surrendered at the end.
Ha Eun-Joo (200-C-83) provided 17 points for the winning team.
Kim Bomi (178-G-86) added 11 points for South Korea.
Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) and
Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) responded with 13 points each for
Raspreet Sidhu (169-F-89) delivered 6 points in the loss.
Japan - Taiwan
Japan ensured the winning start of their Asian Games campaign. They
rallied past Taiwan for 1-0 record in Group B. Taiwan in the
meantime fell at 1-1 record.
Yuko Oga (170-G-82) stepped up with 16 points, 6 assists and 4
rebounds to lead the winners. Japan and Taiwan stayed close in the
opening frame. The teams traded baskets with Japan eking out a
narrow 23:19 lead after ten minutes. Japan used an 8:4 run early in
the second quarter to open an 8-point advantage. Fumikazu Nakagawa
team established a 7-point lead at halftime. Taiwan raised the tempo
in the third term. They got as close as four points with one quarter
remaining in this one. But an 8:2 start to the fourth quarter from
Japan gave them the needed boost. They never loosened the grasp and
rolled to the win at the end.
Hiromi Suwa (183-C-85) and
Maki Takada (183-C-89) netted 12 points each for Japan.
Yoshie Sakurada (170-G/F-84) chipped in 9 points for the winning
Chiang Feng Chun (184-F-81) replied with 16 points and 12
rebounds for Taiwan.
Wen Chi (170-G-84) had 14 points in the loss.
Round: 1 (Qualifying Round) - Nov.
China - India
China opened their Asian Games campaign with victory. The hosts took
care of India in Group A. Guan Xin scored 16 points to lead all
scorers. China did not waste time as they surged ahead right away.
The home team piled up a comfortable 29:8 lead ten minutes into the
encounter. China opened the second term on a 16:5 run to enlarge the
distance at 32 points. The dominance was obvious as China enjoyed a
56:21 lead at halftime. Things hardly changed after the long break.
China mounted the pressure as the margin kept on increasing. The
home team rallied to an 84:36 lead with one quarter to go. China
spurred ahead with a 12:2 rally at the beginning of the final
quarter and never looked back again.
Gao Song (190-F-92) netted 14 points for the winners.
Zhang Wei (184-G/F-86) contributed 13 points for China.
Geethu Anna Jose (185-C-85) replied with 12 points for India.
Raspreet Sidhu (89) and
Anitha Pauldurai (170-G-85) produced 11 points each in defeat.
South Korea - Thailand
South Korea recorded the first win at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
They fired past Thailand in Group A opener.
Beon Yeon-Ha (180-F-80) came up with 21 points to lead the
effort. South Korea stormed into this one. They erupted for 31
points in the starting period to take a confident 21-point lead.
South Korea kept Thailand scoreless for more than five minutes in
the second period to boost the lead. The scoreboard read 46:23 for
the Korean team at halftime. A one-way traffic continued in the
third stanza. South Korea dominated on every spot of the floor as
they enjoyed a 72:39 lead at the final break. Thailand tipped off
the final term strongly as they cut the margin but not enough to
threat the deficit. South Korea stayed confident and rolled to the
win at the end.
Kim Kwe-Ryong (192-C-79) contributed 15 points for the Korean
Ha Eun-Joo (200-C-83) had 14 points in the win.
Atchara Kaichaiyapoom (178-C-92) responded with 11 points for
Naruemol Banmoo (185-C-87) netted 8 points in the loss.
Taiwan - Maldives
Taiwan had no problems en route to the win in their Asian Games
opener. Chien Ping Lin team crushed Maldives by impressive 104
points. Seven players scored in double figures for Taiwan.
Peng Szu-chin (163-G-91) stepped up with 20 points to lead the
charge. Maldives accounted for 3 points in the opening 15 minutes of
the encounter allowing Taiwan to run away. The Taiwanese team
actually piled up an insurmountable 57:3 lead at this point. They
finished the first half leading by as many as 61 points 71:10.
Taiwan have already passed 100-point mark in the third stanza. They
coasted easily and played for fun en route to the first victory in
Chang Shih-Chieh (172-G-86) delivered 15 points for Taiwan.
Tsai Pei-Chen (186-C-84),
Ma Yi Hung (80) and
Liu Yi Chun (183-C-86) netted 13 points apiece for the winners.
Aminath Shiura (176-C-87) replied with 8 points and 7 rebounds
Fadhuwa Zahir (161-F-86) chipped in 6 points in the loss. Taiwan
had much more serious test on Saturday when they take on Japan.
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