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China and Philippines enter quarterfinals undefeated - Oct 24, 2011

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Group E
India - Iraq 64-72
Iraqi U16 National Team reached the Asian Championship playoffs. They held off India in the decisive game in Qualifying Round Group E. The victory propelled Iraq to 2-3 record and the fourth place in the ladder. India in the meantime fell at 1-4 record in the fifth position. Ahmed Razzaq (185-G-97) stepped up with 27 points to lead the charge. India and Iraq stayed close throughout the opening frame. India eked out a 15:14 lead after ten minutes of action. However Iraq stepped on the gas in the second frame. The Iraqis unloaded 26 points to take a 40:30 halftime lead. India stopped the rot in the third term. They stiffened their defence and cut the deficit to just 6 points at the final intermission. India erased the deficit midway through the fourth frame. But Ahmed Razzaq triggered an 11:3 run from Iraq that sealed their victory. Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) provided 21 points for the winners. Satnam Singh Bhamara (216-C-95) responded with 32 points for India. Ajay Pratap Singh (193-F-95) added 10 points in the loss.

Taiwan - Lebanon 70-61
Taiwan celebrated the victory on the final day of the U16 Asia Championship Qualifying Round. They held off Lebanon to improve at 1-4 record in Group E. The victory however was not enough for Taiwan to advance into quarterfinals. Lebanon on the other hand slipped at 2-3 record and occupied the third place in the pool. Lebanon opened the game confidently. They led by five points after ten minutes of action 20:15. But Taiwan gradually picked up the tempo. They narrowed the gap to 3 points at the interval 31:34. Taiwan went on a 14:3 run in the third term to pull ahead. Taiwan entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 53:48. The margin quickly grew at 15-point mark and Taiwan never looked back en route to the victory. Yeh Wei-Chiao (95) stepped up with 24 points for Taiwan. Chen Po-Liang (96) added 11 points in the victory. Albert Zeinoun (176-G-95), Gerard Hadidian (197-F-95) and Ezzat El Kaissi (184-G-95) had 10 points each for Lebanon.

China - South Korea 73-42
China clinched the top spot in U16 Asia Championship Qualifying Round Group E. They beat previously undefeated South Korea to claim the position. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) scored 19 points to pace the defending champions to the sixth straight win. South Korea scored the first points in the game but it was the only time they led in this one. China answered with a 12:0 run and built a 20:10 lead ten minutes into the game. China maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They held South Korea to just 5 points in the period building a 38:15 halftime lead. China stayed in charge after the big break. They secured a 58:27 advantage with ten minutes to go. South Korea never threatened the margin as China coasted to the victory at the end. Heng Yifeng (195-F-95) nailed 11 points, while Liu Bo (204-F-96) added 10 points in the win. Kim Nakhyeon (180-G-95) responded with 13 points for South Korea. Kim Minki (197-C-95) nailed 8 points in the loss.

Group F
Qatar - Indonesia 54-57
Indonesia claimed the third spot in Qualifying Round Group F at U16 Asia Championship. They held off Qatar to improve at 3-2 record. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) stepped up with 13 points to pace the winners. Qatar slipped at 1-4 record outside the playoffs zone. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Indonesia eked out a 17:16 lead after ten minutes of action. They increased the tempo in the second frame. Indonesia held their opponents to just 9 points in the quarter taking a 34:25 halftime lead. But Qatar stopped the rot in the third term. They narrowed the margin to 5 points with ten minutes remaining. Indonesia regained a 9-point buffer midway through the fourth frame. Mohamed Abdelkawy drained a triple as Qatar pulled within three points with 34 seconds remaining. But the teams went scoreless in the reminder of the contest and Indonesia escaped with a narrow win at the end. Muhammad Fahdani (185-F/C-96) and Vincent Kosasih (198-C-96) netted 11 points each, while Ramadhan added 10 points for the winners. Abdulrahman Saad (183-F-96) answered with 27 points for Qatar. Mohamed Abdelkawy notched 21 points in the losing effort.

Saudi Arabia - Vietnam 63-53
Saudi Arabia outscored Vietnam on the final day of the Qualifying Round at U16 Asia Championship. Abdulaziz Sakar (183-G-95) knocked down 32 points to pace the winners. Saudi Arabia improved at 2-3 record, while Vietnam fell at 0-5 in Group F. Vietnam ensured arguably their best start at the tournament in the game. They outgunned Saudi Arabia 20:13 in the first ten minutes. But the Saudis bounced back in the next periods. They cut the deficit to just 3 points at halftime 31:34. Saudi Arabia denied the deficit in the third term. They drew things level at 44 at the final break. Saudi Arabia went on an 11:2 run at the start of the fourth frame to clear off. The hosts trimmed the margin to 6 points but Abdulaziz Sakar knocked down four points in a row late in regulation and sealed the victory for Saudi Arabia. Abdulathf Altamar (196-G/F-95), Abdullah Musallam and Raad Barnawi provided 9 points each for Saudi Arabia. Tu Nguyen Minh answered with 18 points for Vietnam. Thong Nguyen Duy (180-F-95) delivered 12 points in the loss.

Philippines - Japan 83-72   

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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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