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Group A
Malaysia - China 30-91
China continued to march on unbeaten at the U16 Asia Championship. The defending champions fired past Malaysia to record their third straight win at the tournament. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) scored 16 points to lead the charge. Malaysia on the other hand suffered the third loss in a row and occupied the fourth place in Group A standings. China scored 29 points in the opening quarter to run away. They secured an 18-point lead after ten minutes of action. China maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They posted a 46:21 lead at the interval. More to come as China limited Malaysia to just 6 points in the third term and boosted the gap to as many as 36 points with one quarter remaining. China finished the game in style outscoring Malaysia 28:3 in the fourth period and celebrating yet another win at the tournament. Heng Yifeng (195-F-95) knocked down 14 points, while Yan Haoxin (90-G-95) added 11 points in the win. Eng Keng (186-F-95) replied with 9 points. Kwong Lee (179-G-95) produced 7 points in the loss.

Taiwan - India 52-73
India proved too good for Taiwan on the final day of the preliminary action at the U16 Asia Championship. India thus improved at 2-1 record and occupied the second position in Group A ladder. Ajay Pratap Singh (193-F-95) delivered 25 points in the victory. Taiwan fell at 1-2 record in the third position in the ladder. India used a strong first quarter to clear off. They piled up a 21:8 lead ten minutes into the encounter. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. India stayed in front posting a 39:26 halftime lead. Taiwan failed to change the complexion of the game after the big break. India arrived at the final break up by 16 points 57:41. India did not loosen the grasp and rallied to the victory at the end. Karthickeyan Saminathan (188-G-95) notched 18 points, while Loveneet Singh (178-G-95) added 12 points in the victory. Kuan-Shiuan Lu answered with 15 points for Taiwan. Wang I-Fan notched 11 points in the loss.

Group B
Lebanon - Iraq 75-68
Lebanon recorded the second win at the U16 Asia Championship. They held off Iraqi counterparts to improve at 2-1 record in Group B. Iraq on the other hand slipped at 1-2 record as both teams made it into the Qualifying Round. Gerard Hadidian (197-F-95) notched 28 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Iraq ensured the better start to the game. They led by as many as 9 points after ten minutes of action 23:14. However Lebanon answered with a suffocating defence in the second term. They limited Iraq to just 5 points and registered a 32:28 halftime lead. Lebanon unloaded 27 points in the third quarter to boost the lead to 10 points with ten minutes remaining. Iraq kept the pressure on Lebanon in the fourth quarter but came up short of victory at the end. Ezzat El Kaissi posted 18 points, while Albert Zeinoun (176-G-95) notched 12 points for the winners. Ahmed Razzaq (185-G-97) answered with 17 points for Iraq. Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) nailed 14 points in the losing effort.

Uzbekistan - South Korea 29-120
South Korea registered the third straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Uzbekistan to clinch top spot in Group B. Kim Gookchan (193-F-96) scored 16 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Korean side. Uzbekistan fell at 0-3 record at the bottom of the ladder. South Korea unloaded 34 points in the opening frame to take a 30-point lead at the first break. South Korea maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 52:10 halftime advantage. South Korea did not slow down the tempo in the second half. They erupted for as many as 40 points in the fourth quarter to celebrate a confident win at the end. Shin Mincheol (187-F-96) produced 13 points, while three more players delivered 12 points each in the win. Ruslan Bokhodirov (215-C-95) answered with 11 points for Uzbekistan. Farrukhjon Muratov (185-G-95) had 8 points in the losing effort.

Group C
Japan - Qatar 119-55
Group D
Philippines - Vietnam 111-25
Philippines stayed undefeated at the start of U16 Asia Championship. They breezed past hosting Vietnam to clinch the top spot in Group D. Rashleigh-Paolo Rivero (188-G-95) stepped up with 20 points to lead the visitors. Vietnam fell at 0-2 record but made it into the Qualifying Round of the tournament. Philippines unloaded 32 points in the first frame to post a 21-point advantage. They limited the hosts to just 6 points in the second term to establish a comfortable 59:17 halftime lead. Philippines maintained the pressure in the second half. They accumulated a massive 83:22 advantage with one quarter remaining. Philippines never looked back and cruised to the victory at the end. Jordan Heading (185-G-96) delivered 17 points, while Michael Javelosa (193-G/F-95) contributed 16 points in the winning case. Jason Tran (180-F-95) and Tung Nguyen (173-G-95) answered with 5 points each for Vietnam.


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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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