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U16 Asia Championship. Day 3 - Nov 21, 2009

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Group A
China U16 - India U16 121:47

China rolled past India to post the third consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The team won action in preliminary Group A and entered quarterfinal stage. India on the other hand suffered the second defeat and did not make it to the playoffs. China led from start to finish. They earned a 64:21 lead at halftime and drove to yet another comfortable win at the end.
Zhu Xuhang (207-F-93) and Guo Ailun notched 23 points each for China. Shi Hongfei added 20 points for the winners. Ajay Pratap Singh responded with 9 points for India.

China: Zhu Xuhang 23, Guo Ailun 23, Shi Hongfei 20
India: Ajay Pratap Singh 9

Jordan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 59:36
Jordan knocked down Saudi Arabia reaching the quarterfinal stage at the U16 Asia Championship. The win propelled the team to 2-1 record in Group A. Saudi Arabia finished the preliminary action winless.
Jordan built a 28:17 lead at halftime. Saudi Arabia struggled in offense scoring just 19 points in the second half and losing the battle. Malek Kanaan nailed 20 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists for Jordan. Fakhri Al-Syouri netted 10 points for the winners. Abdullah Aldossary had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Saudi Arabia in the loss.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 20, Fakhri Al-Syouri 10
Saudi Arabia: Abdullah Aldossary 8

Group B
Philippines U16 - Bahrain U16 62:45

Philippines posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Bahrain to clinch the top spot in preliminary Group B. Bahrain slipped at 1-2 record in the pool after the defeat.
Bahrain got to the perfect start to the game. They were up by 6 points at the first break but could not capitalize. Philippines came from behind in the second quarter and earned a 3-point halftime advantage. The initiative belonged to Philippines in the second half. They limited their opponents to 17 points after the main break and rallied to the win at the end.
Cris Michael Tolomia knocked down 27 points to lead the charge. Jeron Alvin Teng netted 9 points in the victory. Buti Mohammed Fadhel responded with 15 points for Bahrain.

Philippines: Cris Michael Tolomia 27, Jeron Alvin Teng 9
Bahrain: Buti Mohammed Fadhel 15

Japan U16 - Kazakhstan U16 78:66
Japan won a three-team tie in Group B of the U16 Asia Championship and clinched the second spot in the pool. They outscored Kazakhstan on the final day of the preliminary round to celebrate the first win in the tournament.
Ryo Tawatari scored 28 points and made 7 steals to lead the charge for Japan. The Japanese juniors were up by 5 points at halftime. They stepped on the gas in the third quarter and ran away to a 13-point distance. Kazakhstan could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Taiki Uehara notched 14 points in the winning effort. Alexandr Zhigulin replied with 23 points and 22 boards for Kazakhstan. Alexey Kurochka netted 15 points in the loss

Japan: Ryo Tawatari 28, Taiki Uehara 14
Kazakhstan: Alexandr Zhigulin 23+22 boards, Alexey Kurochka 15

Group C
South Korea U16 - Syria U16 103:61

Korea posted the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Syria to improve at 3-0 record in Group C. Syria made it to the quarterfinal despite loss as they claimed the second position in the table.
The game of Group C leaders turned into a rather one-way traffic. South Korea scored eagerly in the starting quarter accounting for massive 49 points and piling up a 29-point lead. The intrigue was dead for now and Korea coasted to the win at the end. Hyosub Shin knocked down 22 points to pace Korea. Seungwook Choi dropped 18 points in the victory. Aghyad Rahal finished with 11 points in defeat.

South Korea: Hyosub Shin 22, Seungwook Choi 18
Syria: Aghyad Rahal 11

Singapore U16 - Kuwait U16 61:45
Singapore wrapped up the action in Group D of the U16 Asia Championship with a confident win against Kuwait. It marked the first success for Singapore at the tournament, while Kuwait finished the action winless.
Singapore limited Kuwait to 5 points in the starting frame earning a 7-point lead. Kuwait struck back in the second quarter taking a 20:19 lead at halftime. But Singapore adjusted in the second half and held off Kuwait for the initial win in Malaysia.
Wenqiang Russel Low notched 28 points and 6 boards for Singapore. Hussain Shuaib responded with 21 points for Kuwait.

Singapore: Wenqiang Russel Low 28
Kuwait: Hussain Shuaib 21

Group D
Iran U16 - Malaysia U16 97:52

Iran clinched the top spot in preliminary Group D at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They prevailed against the hosts on the final day of the group stage. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi and Amir Sedighi scored 22 points each to lead Iran. Fattahi added 18 rebounds to his tally. Malaysia in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and stopped just outside the playoffs.
Iran was dominant right from the start. They outscored Malaysia 23:11 in the opening quarter. Malaysia struggled to slow down their opponents defensively conceding 29 points in the second frame. Iran eased to a 31-point halftime advantage and never looked back in the second half. Vui Hang Ang responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia as they finished in the third position in the pool.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 22+18 boards, Amir Sedighi 22
Malaysia: Vui Hang Ang 15

Taiwan U16 - Thailand U16 92:34
Taiwan booked the spot at the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They cruised past Thailand on the third day of the preliminary action. Chen Ying-Chun knocked down 22 points and dished out 6 assists to lead the way for Taiwan.
Winless Thailand shocked their opponents in the starting frame. They outgunned Taiwan 16:7 controlling the game. But Taiwan quickly woke up and fired right back in the second quarter. They poured in 35 points and ensured a 42:19 lead at halftime. Taiwan stayed in charge in the second half and coasted to the victory at the end.
Wang Jen-Chieh nailed 14 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the winners. Loephong Kongtawee and Paramet Kongsang answered with 8 points each for Thailand.

Taiwan: Chen Ying-Chun 22, Wang Jen-Chieh 14
Thailand: Loephong Kongtawee 8, Paramet Kongsang 8

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Asian Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. China
 3. N.Zealand
 4. Philippine.
 5. S.Korea
 6. Japan
 7. Iran
 8. Lebanon

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