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Qualifying Round. Day 5 - Nov 23, 2009

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Group E
China U16 - South Korea U16 121:51

Chinese U16 team posted the fifth straight win at the Asia Championship in Malaysia. They overcame South Korea in the second round of action of the Qualifying Round.
The game turned into another vivid proof of the dominance of China at the tournament. They scored eagerly and Korea struggled to slow their opponents down. China earned a 60:32 lead at halftime and continued to the final comprehensive success in the second half. Guo Ailun scored 25 points to pace the charge. Ju Mingxin (200-F-93) added 20 points in the winning effort. Hyeongjun Kim responded with 11 points for South Korea.

China: Guo Ailun 25, Ju Mingxin 20
Korea: Hyeongjun Kim 11

Taiwan U16 - Japan U16 75:67
Taiwan posted the first win at the U16 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. They shot down Japan to improve at 1-1 record in Group E. Japan in the meantime slipped at 0-2.
Chen Kuan-Chuan knocked down 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Taiwan. Japan got to the better start to the game as they were up 25:23 at the first break. Japan maintained the lead in the second quarter and they piled up a 5-point advantage at halftime. But Taiwan bounced back after the main break and erased the deficit. They limited Japanese youngsters to just 7 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win at the end.
Chen Ying-Chun had 17 points, 7 boards and 5 assists in the victory. Ryo Tawatari responded with game-high 28 points for Japan. Yuto Aratani finished with 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Chen Kuan-Chuan 18+10 boards, Chen Ying-Chun 17
Japan: Ryo Tawatari 28, Yuto Aratani 12

Group F
Jordan U16 - Syria U16 77:70

Jordan recorded an important win against Syria in Group F of the Qualifying Round at the U16 Asia Championship. They improved at 1-1 record and remained in the race for the semifinal birth. Jordan will now face Philippines on the final day of the Qualifying Round. Syria in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record in the pool.
Jordan built a 9-point lead at the interval. Jordan maintained the pressure after the main break and did not allow Syria to threaten the margin. Malek Kanaan scored 28 points to pace Jordan. Majdi Al-Ghzawi netted 12 points and grabbed 6 boards in the win. Muhammad Otabachi responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Syria.

Jordan: Malek Kanaan 28, Majdi Al-Ghzawi 12
Syria: Muhammad Otabachi 27

Iran U16 - Philippines U16 76:70
Iran posted the fifth straight win at the U16 Asia Championship in Johor Bahru. Iran toppled Philippines in Group F of the Qualifying Round. Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi tallied 20 points and 17 boards to lead Iran. Soheil Yousefi notched 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists in the victory.
Philippines enjoyed a 19:15 lead after the starting quarter. But Iran used a 23:7 rally in the second term to build a 12-point halftime advantage. Philippines came back into the game in the third stanza to cut the deficit to 4 points heading into the fourth quarter. Iran did not loosen the grip in the final term and ran away to the victory.
Kiefer Isaac Ravena notched 26 points for Philippines. Von Rolfe Pessumal had 13 points in defeat.

Iran: Mirmohammad Mir Fattahi 20+17 boards, Soheil Yousefi 15
Philippines: Kiefer Isaac Ravena 26, Von Rolfe Pessumal 13

Group G
India U16 - Singapore U16 65:51

India registered the first win at the Qualifying stage of the U16 Asia Championship. They held off Singapore to improve at 1-1 record in Group G. Singapore in the meantime suffered the second straight defeat in the pool.
India led by just one point at halftime 26:25. They shifted the gear in the third stanza to clear off to a 12-point lead at the final break. Singapore did not recover and could not avoid the defeat at the end.
Shyam Sunder nailed 15 points to lead the way for India. Ankit Panigrahi (185-C-93) had 12 points in the victory. Wei Xiang Ng notched 15 points for Singapore.

India: Shyam Sunder 15, Ankit Panigrahi 12
Singapore: Wei Xiang Ng 15

Bahrain U16 - Thailand U16 80:60
Bahrain overcame Thailand in Group G of the U16 Asia Championship in Malaysia. The victory meant the second straight success for Bahrain at the classification stage of the competition. Ali Ahmed Jamal knocked down 25 points to pace Bahrain to the victory.
Bahrain grabbed a 9-point lead ten minutes into the game. They kept Thailand at bay in the next three quarters and ensured a confident win at the end.
Subah Husain Hanafi had 9 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Torpong Mattayamanan responded with 18 points for Thailand. Loephong Kongtawee and Sarun Buranachan netted 11 points each in defeat.

Bahrain: Ali Ahmed Jamal 25, Subah Husain Hanafi 9
Thailand: Torpong Mattayamanan 18

Group H
Malaysia U16 Kazakhstan U16 59:75
Kazakhstan snapped losing skid to silence Malaysia at the U16 Asia Championship. The victory lifted Kazakhstan to 1-1 record in Pool H. Alimbek Orazov scored 18 points and collected 9 rebounds to lead the Kazakh team.
Kazakhstan grabbed an 8-point lead at the first break. Malaysia tried to get back into the game as they cut the distance to 6 points at halftime. However Kazakhstan pulled together in the second half and breezed to the win at the end.
Roman Morozov nailed 14 points in the winning case. Shee Weng Loh had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Malaysia.

Malaysia: Alimbek Orazov 18, Roman Morozov 14
Kazakhstan: She Weng Loh 22

Kuwait U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 60:40
Kuwait recorded the second win in a row at the U16 Asia Championship. They defeated Saudi Arabia in Group H of the classification round of the tournament. Mashari Abu Dhom knocked down 17 points to lead the charge.
The teams were well-matched in the first frame. The scoreboard read 12:12 after ten minutes. But Saudi Arabia scored just 15 points in the next two periods and entered the fourth frame down by 17 points. Kuwait cruised to the win in the fourth quarter. Abdulrahman Alshammari had 13 points and 14 boards in the victory. Ahmed Almukhtar netted 10 points in defeat.

Kuwait: Mashari Abu Dhom 17, Abdulrahman Alshammari 13+14 boards
Saudi Arabia: Ahmed Almukhtar 10

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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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