South Korea clinch the title in Incheon
- May 21, 2013
South Korea -China 79:68 South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon. The hosts
posted all the victories in the tournament and managed to beat China in the
Final game, 79:68.
Both teams deserved the Final game. South Korea started the game with 19-13
lead and managed dot win the first half by 7 points. China replied with
20-17 in the third quarter and reduced to 4 points entering the last stanza.
South Korea however needed a final 19-12 rally to seal the victory and the
Kim Mingoo (188-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and
Park Chan-Hee (190-G-87) nailed 15.
Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) posted 13, while
Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) and
Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) had 12 each.
Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and
Li Muhao (218-C-92) had 12.
Sun TongLin (208-F/C-92) and
Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) followed them with 11 points each in defeat.
Bronze medals game
Japan - Hong Kong 87:71 Japan stepped onto the pedestal at the East Asian Championship that
finished today in Incheon. They overcame Hong Kong in the consolation final
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) erupted for 28 points and 8 rebounds to
pace the winners.
Japan led by a single point 19:18 after the opening quarter. But they
stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan arrived at the interval up by 7
points 41:34. Japan continued to mount the pressure in the third period.
Hong Kong lagged behind to face a 10-point deficit into the fourth quarter.
Japan kept Hong Kong at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed the
Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 22 points and grabbed 15 boards for
Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) added 9 points for the winners.
Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) answered with game-high 31 points for Hong Kong.
Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) chipped in 11 points in the loss.
Day 4 in Incheon. China and South Korea to clash
for the title - May 20, 2013
Semifinals South Korea - Hong Kong 105:62 South Korea joined China in the East Asian Championship Final. The
hosts drubbed Hong Kong in the semis today. Six South Korean players scored
in double digits to pace the hosts to the victory.
Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) netted 20 points to lead the effort.
It was a lopsided affair right from the start. South Korea did not waste
time powering to a 32:9 lead at the first break. South Korea stayed in front
throughout the second quarter. They boosted the lead to as many as 32 points
at halftime 56:24. South Korea and Hong Kong slowed down a bit in the third
term. The teams traded baskets as the Korean side remained in a comfortable
lead. The hosts poured in 27 points in the fourth period and sealed the
winning outcome at the end.
Park Jae-Hyun (187-G-91) produced 15 points, while Kim Min-Goo added 11
points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) responded with 15 points for Hong Kong.
Reid Duncan had 13 points and 8 boards in the loss.
China - Japan 83:68 China advanced into East Asian Championship Final. They held off
Japan in the semifinal battle in Incheon tonight.
Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) stepped up with pivotal performance for China. He
finished with 28 points, 6 rebound and 5 assists to pace China to the
The teams were all square after ten minutes of action 15:15. But China broke
through in the second frame. They ignited a 25:9 run in the quarter to gain
a comfortable 16-point lead at the interval. Japan stopped the rot in the
third term. They slowed their opponents down and narrowed the deficit at
13-point mark 40:53. But China exploded with 30 points in the final period
and eased to the victory at the end.
Zhai Xiaochuan (205-F-93) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds, while
Sun TongLin (208-F/C-92) added 13 points for the winners.
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) replied with 18 points for Japan.
Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) and
Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) had 12 points each in the loss.
Taiwan - Mongolia 94:86 Taiwan finished in the fifth position at the East Asian
Championship in South Korea. They defeated Mongolia today to qualify for the
Fiba Asia Championship.
Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-87) came up with 19 points to lead the winners.
Mongolia jumped to an early lead in this one. They grabbed a 22:21 advantage
after ten minutes. But Taiwan quickly shook off the sloppiness and went on a
28:16 run in the second frame. They built a 49:38 halftime advantage. Taiwan
stayed dominant in the third quarter. They rolled to a 74:56 lead at the
final intermission. Mongolia stayed competitive till the final seconds. They
poured in 30 points in the fourth frame but could not erase the deficit at
Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) knocked down 18 points, while
Ke Chi-Hao (181-PG-85) added 16 points for the winners.
Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) responded with 30 points for Mongolia.
Bilguun Battuvshin had 24 points and 11 boards in the loss.
Day 3 in Incheon. Semifinalists are set
- May 18, 2013
South Korea - Macau 124:39
South Korea clinched the third straight win at the East Asian Championship.
The hosts dismantled Macau in Incheon today.
Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) fired 29 points to lead the winners. South Korea
will now take on Hong Kong in the semifinal on Monday.
South Korea stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. Macau managed to
score just one point in the first ten minutes to face a woeful 33-point
deficit at the break. South Korea sank 36 points in the second frame and
gained a 70:12 halftime lead. The hosts scored eagerly in the second half
cruising to a comfortable victory at the end.
Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) delivered 20 points for the winners.
Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) and
Park Jae-Hyun (187-G-91) finished with 12 points each for the hosts.
Ka Tong Lai (191-C-95) responded with 13 points for Macau. Chan Cheok Wa
added 6 points in the loss.
Japan - Taiwan 71:70 Japan withheld a furious challenge from Taiwan to celebrate a
crucial victory in the final day of the preliminary action at the East Asian
Championship. Both teams entered the game at 1-1 record fighting for the
second position and semifinal birth from Group A. Japan withheld a late
rally from Taiwan to secure so needed victory.
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) delivered 15 points to lead the winners.
Japan will now face China in the semis.
Japan and Taiwan stayed on level terms in the opening quarter. The
scoreboard read 17:17 after ten minutes. Taiwan pulled ahead in the second
quarter. They eked out a 35:32 halftime lead. But the third term proved
decisive. Japan adjusted offensively and unleashed 22 points to surge ahead.
They registered a 54:50 advantage at the final break. Taiwan worked hard to
deny the deficit but Japan proved calm and accurate in the decisive moments
to seal the winning outcome.
Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) and
Ryota Sakurai (194-G-83) delivered 12 points each for the winning side.
Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-87) responded with 21 points for Taiwan.
Creighton Douglas (196-F-85) and
Hung Chih-Shan (176-PG-85) finished with 12 points apiece in the loss.
China - Mongolia 109:45 China finished East Asian Championship preliminary round on a high
note. They knocked down Mongolia to advance into semifinal stage from the
top position in Group B. China will now take on Japan in the semis. Mongolia
will face Taiwan in the clash for the fifth overall position at the
tournament and the ticket to the Fiba Asia Championship.
China dropped 26 points in the first frame to take a 9-point lead. They
extended the margin in the second quarter. China accumulated a 49:23
halftime lead. China went on a 30:9 rally in the third term to leave
Mongolia behind. Six players scored in double digits for China as they
cruised to the second straight win at the tournament.
Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) netted 21 points for the winning team.
Yanyuhang Ding (200-F-93) contributed 15 points, while
Meng Da (196-F/G-82) added 14 points for China.
Deigernyam Davaasambuu responded with 12 points for Mongolia. Battur
chipped in 9 points in the loss.
South Korea - Taiwan 78:56 South Korea claimed the second consecutive victory at the start of
the East Asian Championship in Incheon. The hosts held off Taiwan for 2-0
record on top of Group A. Taiwan fell at 1-1 record after the defeat.
Heo Il-Young (197-F-85) delivered 13 points to pace the winning team.
Taiwan surprised the home team in the opening quarter. The visitors went on
a 21:15 rally in the first term. But the Korean side quickly bounced back.
They adjusted defensively and held Taiwan to 10 points in the second period.
South Korea accumulated a 37:31 halftime lead. The hosts maintained the lead
throughout the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by 11
points 56:45. South Korea unloaded 22 points in the fourth period and sealed
the winning outcome at the end. Doo Kung-Min netted 12 points, while Lee
Seoung-Hyun added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.
Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) responded with 13 points for Taiwan.
Creighton Douglas (196-F-85) and
Tseng Wen-Ting (203-F/C-84) chipped in 9 points apiece in the defeat.
Japan - Macau 101:53 Japan claimed the first win at the East Asian Championship in South
Korea. They fired past Macau for 1-1 record in Group A.
Yuta Watanabe (200-SF-94) delivered 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead
Japan led from start to finish in this one. They dominated every facet of
the game. Japan built a 25:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They exploded
with 28 points in the second period to gain a 53:27 halftime advantage.
Japan did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They dropped 23 points to
secure a 35-point buffer before the final stanza. Taiwan managed just 12
points in the fourth quarter as Japan cruised to the victory.
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) netted 15 points, while
Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) added 14 points in the victory.
Ka Tong Lai (191-C-95) responded with 15 points for Macau.
Tong Fai Cheong (190-PG-93) had 14 points in the losing case.
Hong Kong - Mongolia 76:73 Hong Kong managed to open win count at the East Asia Championship
in Incheon tonight. They narrowly defeated Mongolia to improve at 1-1 record
in Group B.
Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) was instrumental in the victory scoring 25 points
for Hong Kong. Mongolia fell at 0-1 record after the defeat.
Hong Kong got to a slightly better start to the game. They enjoyed a narrow
19:16 lead after the opening quarter. Mongolia pulled closer in the second
frame. They cut the deficit at 2-point mark at the interval 35:33. Hong Kong
stepped on the gas in the third quarter. They fired 24 points and piled up a
7-point buffer heading into the final frame. Mongolia tried hard to change
the situation and cut the deficit but Hong Kong hung on to eke out victory
at the end.
Lee Ki (177-PG-87) netted 18 points, while
Cheng Kam Hing (189-F-85) had 17 points for the winners.
Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) responded with game-high 39 points for
Zoljargal Namjildorj (194-F-87) had 10 points in the loss.
South Korea - Japan 74:55 South Korea clinched the opening win at the East Asian Championship
in Incheon. The hosts overcame powerful Japan in front of a supportive crowd
at the Samsan World Gymnasium.
Park Chan-Hee (190-G-87) posted 14 points, 6 rebound and 5 assists to
lead the charge.
The hosts jumped to an early advantage. South Korea easily overcame Japan
zone defence to take a 24:15 lead after the starting quarter. South Korea
limited Japan to just 4 points in the second period to accumulate a 40:19
halftime advantage. The Korean team maintained the lead throughout the third
quarter. They made it a 61:34 advantage heading into the final period. Japan
finally found the rhythm in the fourth period firing 21 points but it was
too late to avoid the loss. Kim Min-Goo netted 13 points, while
Park Jae-Hyun (187-G-91) and
Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) added 10 points apiece in the victory.
Ryota Sakurai (194-G-83) answered with 12 points for Japan.
Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 9 points and grabbed 13 boards in
the losing case.
Taiwan - Macau 108:32 Taiwan victoriously opened their East Asian Championship campaign.
They fired past Macau for 1-0 record in Group A.
Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-87) (192-G-87) came up with 28 points to pace
Taiwan reeled off to a 28:9 lead after the starting period. They boosted the
gap by 20 points in the second frame to secure a massive 52:13 halftime
advantage. Taiwan remained in charge after the big break. They dropped 56
points in the second half to cruise to the victory at the end. Lin Chin-Pang
connected for 17 points for Taiwan.
Lin Kuan-Lun (187-PG-84) (187-PG-84) and
Lin Yi-Hui (193-F-86) (193-F-86) contributed 10 points each for the
winners. Wu Ka Seng and
Chi San Wong (175-PG-89) (175-PG-89) delivered 7 points apiece in the
China - Hong Kong 84:59
China recorded the first win at the East Asian Championship that started
tonight in Incheon, South Korea. They outgunned Hong Kong in Group B.
Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) delivered 17 points and 7 rebounds for the
China started the game with a stifling defence. They held Hong Kong to only
9 points in the first period and secured a 6-point advantage. Hong Kong
however came back to life in the second frame. They dropped 25 points in the
quarter to pull in front 34:31. China regained control after the big break.
They notched 26 points in the third term to rally to a 57:49 lead at the
final intermission. China finished off their opponents with a 27:10 spurt in
the fourth stanza.
Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) netted 14 points, while
Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90) added 12 points for the winners.
Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) responded with 19 points for Hong Kong.
Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) chipped in 16 points in the loss.
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