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EABC Standings
Group A
 1. S.Korea 3-0 
 2. Japan 2-1 
 3. Taiwan 1-2 
 4. Macau 0-3 
Group B
 1. China 2-0 
 2. Hong Kong 1-1 
 3. Mongolia 0-2 

South Korea takes East Asian Championship title (Photo: yonhapnews.co.kr)
2013 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
South Korean National Team 2013
Sun-Hyung Kim
Kim
Dong-Geun Yang
Yang
Chan-Hee Park
Park
Min-Soo Kim
Kim
Tae-Sool Kim
Kim
Kim Sun-Hyung 187-G-88 SK Knights South Korea
Yang Dong-Geun 181-G-81 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
Park Chan-Hee 190-G-87 Anyang KGC South Korea
Kim Min-Soo 200-C-82 SK Knights South Korea
Kim Tae-Sool 180-PG-84 Anyang KGC South Korea
Moon Tae-Jong 199-F-75 ET Land South Korea
Sandrin Eric 206-C/F-78 Dongbu Promy South Korea
Cho Sung-Min 197-F-83 Sonic Boom KT South Korea
Ki Seung-Ho 194-F-85 LG Sakers South Korea
Yoon Ho-Young 198-F-84 Dongbu Promy South Korea
Moon Seong-Gon 193-F-93 Korea University Seo South Korea
Kim Joo-Sung 205-F/C-79 Dongbu Promy South Korea
Choi Bu Kyung 200-F-89 SK Knights South Korea
Kim Jong-Kyu 207-C-91 Kyong Hee Univ. South Korea
Lee Jong-Hyun 206-C-94 Anyang KGC South Korea
Lee Seoung-Hyun 197-F-82 Mobis Phoebus South Korea

Yoo JaeHak Head Coach


South Korea clinch the title in Incheon - May 21, 2013

FINAL
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 title.
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.

South Korea: Kim Mingoo 18, Park Chan-Hee 15, Kim Jong-Kyu 13, Lee Jung-Hyun 12, Lee Jong-Hyun 12
China: Guo Ailun 17, Li Muhao 12, Sun TongLin 11, Wang Zhelin 11

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 tonight. 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 winning outcome. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 22 points and grabbed 15 boards for Japan. 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.

Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 28, Kosuke Takeuchi 22+15 boards, Yuya Nagayoshi 9
Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 31, Liang Man Hung 11
  




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.

South Korea: Kim Jong-Kyu 20, Park Jae-Hyun 15, Kim Min-Goo 11
Hong Kong: Liang Man Hung 15, Reid Duncan 13

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 victory.
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.

China: Guo Ailun 28, Zhai Xiaochuan 13, Sun TongLin 13
Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 18, Yuya Nagayoshi 12, Kosuke Takeuchi 12

5-6 Place
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 the end. 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.

Taiwan: Tsung-Hsien Chang 19, Tsai Wen-Cheng 18, Ke Chi-Hao 16
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 30, Bilguun Battuvshin 24+11 boards
  



Day 3 in Incheon. Semifinalists are set - May 18, 2013

Group A
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.

South Korea: Heo Il-Young 29, Kim Jong-Kyu 20, Lee Jung-Hyun 12, Park Jae-Hyun 12
Macau: Ka Tong Lai 13, Chan Cheok Wa 6

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.

Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 15, Kosuke Takeuchi 12, Ryota Sakurai 12
Taiwan: Tsung-Hsien Chang 21, Creighton Douglas 12, Hung Chih-Shan 12

Group B
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.

China: Guo Ailun 21, Yanyuhang Ding 15, Meng Da 14
Mongolia: Deigernyam Davaasambuu 12, Battur Ganbold (185-F-87) 9
  



Day 2 in Incheon - May 17, 2013

Group A
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.

South Korea: Heo Il-Young 13, Doo Kung-Min 12, Lee Seoung-Hyun 11+10 boards
Taiwan: Tsai Wen-Cheng 13, Creighton Douglas 9, Tseng Wen-Ting 9

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 the winners.
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.

Japan: Yuta Watanabe 22+14 boards, Kosuke Kanamaru 15, Makoto Hiejima 14
Macau: Ka Tong Lai 15, Tong Fai Cheong 14

Group B
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 Mongolia. Zoljargal Namjildorj (194-F-87) had 10 points in the loss.

Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 25, Lee Ki 18, Cheng Kam Hing 17
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 39, Zoljargal Namjildorj 10
  



Day 1 in Incheon - May 16, 2013

Group A
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.

South Korea: Park Chan-Hee 14, Kim Min-Goo 13, Park Jae-Hyun 10, Kim Jong-Kyu 10
Japan: Ryota Sakurai 12, Kosuke Takeuchi 9+13 boards

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 the winners.
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 losing effort.

Taiwan: Tsung-Hsien Chang 28, Lin Chin-Pang 17, Lin Kuan-Lun 10, Lin Yi-Hui 10
Macau: Wu Ka Seng 7, Chi San Wong 7

Group B
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 winners.
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.

China: Wang Zhelin 17, Guo Ailun 14, Zhao TaiLong 12
Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 19, Liang Man Hung 16
  

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