2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship Quarterfinal Results: Top seeds pull through; CHN, PHL, KOR, and JAP in the semis

26 10 2011

PHL complete semis cast

The semifinals of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships will feature 3 East Asian teams and a lone representative from the South East Asia. Traditional powerhouses China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines make up the Final 4. The final 4 teams are the teams that dominated Asian basketball before the emergence of the Middle East basketball powers. Iran was supposed to figure well in the competition but they were absent this year. Here is how the quarterfinal matches went:

Japan 71 – 52 Lebanon

Japan used a 25-8 first quarter to vault them to the semifinals. Reliable big man Yusei Sugiura led the scoring for the boys from the Land of the Rising Sun with 24 points. The physical Sugiura will now have a chance to bang bodies with China’s Zhou Qi. Japan’s tempo was too much for the Lebanese as the taller squad from the Middle East was left panting and trailing big early. Daiki Kaneko played 40 minutes and score 16 behind a 4/7 shooting from the 3-point land. Jimmy Salem was the lone bright star for Lebanon as he finished with 24 points.

China 100 – 19 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

China gave Saudi Arabia a sound beating with a 100-19 domination of their quarterfinal match. 5 Chinese players scored in double figures led by Heng Yifeng. Star player Zhou Qi played just 10 minutes and finished with 8 points. The Group E top seeds held the Saudis to 2 points in the 2nd quarter. The halftime score was 53-7. China will battle Japan for a spot in the finals and a slot to the 2011 FIBA U17 Championships.

Korea 107 – 48 Indonesia

Indonesia was toe to toe with Korea and the first 5 minutes of the game as they just trail by 2 at 4-6. Korea found its bearing at the later part of the first period as they capped the quarter with 13-0 run to lead 19-4. From there, the South Koreans just coasted for an easy 107-48 victory. The blowout gave coach Kim Dongsoo a chance to rest their starters and gave the second stringers a chance to build their confidence going to the more important and challenging games in the tournament. Substitute Shin Mincheol led the scoring 22 points along with 2 three-point baskets. Starter Kim Gookchan had 17. Taufik Ramadhan’s 13 points led the Indons.

Philippines 82 – 69 Iraq

Just like the previous games, the SEABA U16 champions Philippines just needed a strong first period to win against its opponent. This game however tested their resolve as the WABA U16 champions Iraq threatened to steal the game midway in the final period. The Philippines opened the game with a 13-2 lead before settling for a 30-9 lead after the first quarter. Iran slowly ate up the lead as it was down to 17 at halftime and to 10 at the end of the 3rd period. Iran made a run early in the 4th canto to cut the lead to just six, 60-66. The Philippines, however, held on with the help of clutch hits from Henry Asilum. Iraq ran out of time as they were forced to foul to stop clock and Philippines made enough free throw despite shooting a horrendous 15 for 32 from the charity stripe. Michael Jay Javelosa led 3 other Filipinos in double figures. Ahmed Razzaq led the Iraqis with a game high 20 points propelled big 6 long range bombs. Razzaq made 6 of the 9 3-point shots by Iraq. The other 3 were made by Karrar Hamzah who finished with 19. The Philippines’ victory set them up to a mouth-watering match against long-time rivals Korea. Quarter by Quarter details

Games tomorrow:

0900 13/14 PLC Vietnam - Qatar
1100 9/10 PLC India - Chinese Taipei
1300 5/8 PLC Lebanon - K. Saudi Arabia
1500 5/8 PLC Indonesia - Iraq
1700 SF Japan - China
1900 SF Korea - Philippines




2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship Quarterfinals: Philippines holds on to beat feisty Iraq, faces Korea in the semis

26 10 2011

Nha Trang City, Vietnam – The FIBA U16 Championship is in its knockout stages. The Philippines is paired with Group E 4th placer IRAQ U16 in the quarterfinals. The winner will face Korea who earlier beat Indonesia.

PHL U16 scrapes past Iraq U16

First Quarter

The Philippines started with Rodolfo Alejandro III, Michael Jay Javelosa, Tomas Gabriel Ramos, Adven Jess Diputado, and Renzar Henry Asilum. Iraq countered with a combination of Mohammed Abdulqaer, Kyhan Saeed, Ismael Ismael, Karrar Hamzah, and Ahmed Razzaq. Alejandro scored the first 4 points of the game to give the Philippines an early 4-0 lead. Hamzah scores the first points for the WABA champions Iraq, 4-2 for PHL. A 9-0 blast by the Philippines initiated by Javelosa stretched the lead to 13-2. Javelosa scored 5 points in the run. Farid Mahdi finally stopped the bleeding for Iraq with a basket, 4-13. Alejandro makes the first 3 point basket in the game to extend the lead to 16-4 with 4:20 left in the quarter. The Philippines outscored Iraq 14-5 to finish the first quarter with a 30-9 lead. Reserves Jordan Timothy Heading, Kyles Jefferson Lao, and Rashleigh Paolo Rivero spearheaded the attack in the latter part of the opening period.

2nd Quarter

Bahaa Sabri opened the second quarter for Iraq with a basket to cut the lead to 19, 30-11. Janhubert Angelo Cani made the first basket for the Filipinos in the quarter to bring back the lead to 21. Lao and Hamzah exchanged baskets, 34-13. Three point play by Lao off an Ismael foul gave the Philippines its biggest lead at 24, 37-13. Iraq made an 8-0 blast orchestrated by Razzaq to cut the lead to 16 at 37-21. Cani doused the rally with a shot from downtown, 40-21. Razzaq answered with a 3 to cut the lead again, 40-24. The two teams were practically even at the end of the second period as the Philippines still led 51-34.

3rd Quarter

Sabri opened the scoring once again in the second half with a tweener, 51-36. He scored again before Asilum scored his first basket of the game. Alejandro splits his free throws to extend the lead to 16 for the SEABA Champ Philippines 54-38. Ramos added another basket to extend the lead to 56-38. A 14-4 run by Iraq cut the lead to just 8, 60-52. Hamzah was instrumental in the run with 2 triples. Cani capped the scoring in the quarter with a 2-point shot to bring back the lead to ten at 62-52.

4th Quarter

Iraq started the final 10 minutes with a 4-0 blast with baskets by Ismael Ismael and Dhulfiqar Ali, 62-56. Javelosa and Ismael exchanged scores to have the game at 64-58 still for the Philippines. Javelosa and Ismael in a virtual shoot out as they exchange 2 point shots once again, 66-60. A 4-0 run by the Philippines brings back the lead to 10. Diputado and Ramos were the scorers. 4:42 left in the match. Ball on the Philippines hands after Hamzah was charge for an offensive foul on Diputado.  Javelosa travelled in the ensuing possesion to give the ball back to Iraq but Adbulqaer gave the Philippines back the ball after a bad pass. The Philippines scored a three by Asilum to bring the lead to 13 with 3:11 left. Hamzah nailed a three, 73-63. Javelosa made 1 of 2 free throws 74-63. Razzaq for three! 74-66. Asilum answered with a 2 point shot to bring back the lead to ten at 76-66. Sabri and Javelosa scored, still a ten point lead by the Philippines 78-68. Iraq forced to foul to stop the time and Javelosa obliged with 2 misses. Ali misses and Asilum is sent to the free throw line. He nailed both charities to extend the lead to 12, 80-68. Rivero entered the game for Javelosa. Iraq could not buy a basket. Time down to 33 seconds. Ramos fouled Ismael and sent him to the charity stripe. Ismael only made one 69-80. Asilum and Caracut made one free throw each for the final tally. The Philippines won 82-69.

Game Recap:

The boy of Olsen Racela will have a chance to better their standing in the 1st edition of the FIBA Asia U16 Championship. The WABA Champions Iraq were a big test to them as they almost gave away the game. The 3-point shooting of Iraq kept them in the game as they made 9 baskets from beyond the arc. The Philippines manage to pull through behind the timely hits by guard Renzar Henry Asilum. The PHL U16 has to improve their 3 point shooting and perimeter defense to be able to beat perennial heartbreakers Korea. They also need to practice their free throws as games in the semifinals and finals are expected to be closer than the previous rounds.





2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: Round 2 Day 3 Recap (10-24-2011), CHN and PHL top respective groups

24 10 2011

Philippines U16 Team tops Group F

Nha Trang City, Vietnam – The quarterfinal cast of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships is complete after the last day of competitions in the second round. Here the results and recap of the games today:

India 64 – 72 Iraq

The WABA U16 Champions Iraq got the final quarterfinal seat from Group E as they beat India and their boy giant Satnam Singh Bhamara, 72-64. After being down in the first quarter, Iraq outscored the South Asian representative 26-15 in the second quarter to take a 40-30 lead. They never looked back as they quelled repeated rallies by the motivated Indian five. Ahmed Razzaq and Karrar Hamzah both scored over 20 points to neutralize the 32 point effort by Bhamara. Bamara actually dominated the shaded lane as he finished with a 13/17 shooting. His efforts though at the charity line needs to improve as he only made 6 of 14 attempts. With better FT shooting, he could be unstoppable. With the loss, India is relegated to the consolation phase.

Taipei 70 – 61 Lebanon

Taipei won the only no-bearing ball game of Day 6. Lebanon was assured of the 3rd spot of Group E regardless of the result. The victory still was important for Taipei as they are reeling from a pretty rough tournament. After trailing in the first half, Taipei unleashed their offense in the 3rd period outscoring Lebanon 22-14. Taipei was leading 53-48 going to the last 10 minutes of the game. They held on for the win as coach Joe Moujaes of Lebanon observed the lack of effort of his boys. The lackluster play cost them some momentum going to the quarterfinals. Lu Kuan-Shiuan was amazing as he scored 16 points in the 3rd quarter to finish with game high 24. Lebanon’s Gerard Hadidian was limited to 10 markers to lead Lebanon in scoring along with 2 players.

China 73 – 42 Korea

The battle of the undefeated teams of Group E ended in a rout in favor of China. Zhou Qi, touted as the future of Chinese basketball, took the game seriously as he dominated the inside to finish with 19 points. Overall, China had a 52% shooting compared to Korea’s 25%. The snipers of Korea were limited to 4 triples in the game. China even held Korea to 5 points in the second quarter to take a 38-15 halftime lead. Heng Yifeng and Liu Bo scored 11 and 10 respectively for the defending champions. Korea’s top gunner Heo Hoon was limited to 2 points. Kim Nakhyeon scored 13 to pace the lackluster effort by Korea in what some people dubbed as a finals preview. China is the top team in Group E after handling the first loss of its East Asian rivals.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 63 – 53 Vietnam

Hosts Vietnam were in a tight game for the second straight night only to falter at the endgame against Saudi Arabia. Vietnam was leading in the first 20 minutes at 34-31. The game was still tied at the end of the 3rd period before Saudi Arabia stepped on the pedals to outscore the host team 19-9 for the 10 point win. The Saudi U16 once again relied on their star Abdulaziz Sakar who finished with 32 points to clinch 4th place in Group F. Tu Nguyen Minh top scored with 18 markers for Vietnam, who were so close to getting their maiden victory in the tournament. They will have a chance in the consolation phase, while Saudi Arabia will advance to face Asian superpower China.

Qatar 54 – 57 Indonesia

The 2-man tandem of Qatar had a spectacular effort only to fall short against a more balanced Indonesian team. Abdulrahman Saad (27) and Mohamed Abdelkawy (21) scored all but 6 of Qatar’s 54 point output. Their stellar performance was not enough to rally the surprising Indons. Indonesia were leading 34-25 at halftime before allowing Qatar to creep back into the game. They held a comfortable 53-44 advantage with less than 4 minutes left in the game. Saad suddenly strung up 7 straight points to cut the lead to 6 at 51-57 with 1:32 remaining in regulation. Indonesia failed to score in their next few possessions before conceding a 3-point basket from Abdelkawy with 32 seconds left, 57-54. Luckily, Qatar was not able to stop the clock or grab the rebound as Indonesia got the win and finish at 3rd place in Group F. The SEABA U16 runners-up were led by the 13 points of Hans Abraham  with 3 other players scoring in double figures. They earned a date with Korea in the quarterfinals.

Japan 72 – 83 Philippines

The final match of the night pitted the undefeated teams of Group F. The game was a nip and tuck affair from the get-go as Japan managed to grab a hairline lead, 22-21, after the first 10 minutes of play. The game was a close affair in the second period before the Philippines made a decisive 18-6 run after a 30-all deadlock. Skipper J-Jay Alejandro starred on that run with 10 points. That proved to be the turning point of the game as SEABA Champions Philippines doused every Japan rally in the second half. Alejandro topped the scoring with 34 points while Yusei Sugiura of Japan scored 30. With the win, the Philippines will face Iraq in the last 8 while Japan will play Lebanon.

Here is the final Round  2 Group Standings:

GROUP E
Team W L Pts GA
China 5 0 10 1.397
Korea 4 1 09 1.078
Lebanon 2 3 07 0.968
Iraq 2 3 07 0.892
India 1 4 06 0.871
Chinese Taipei 1 4 06 0.814
  GROUP F
Team W L Pts GA
Philippines 5 0 10 2.542
Japan 4 1 09 1.762
Indonesia 3 2 08 0.730
K. Saudi Arabia 2 3 07 0.817
Qatar 1 4 06 0.583
Vietnam 0 5 05 0.534

The teams will have a rest day tomorrow before resuming the competitions on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s schedule

0900 Hrs: 9-12 Placings: India Vs. Vietnam

1100 Hrs: 9-12 Placings: Ch. Taipei Vs. Qatar

1300 Hrs: Quarterfinal 1: Japan Vs. Lebanon

1500 Hrs: Quarterfinal 2: Saudi Arabia Vs. China

1700 Hrs: Quarterfinal 3: Korea Vs. Indonesia

1900 Hrs: Quarterfinal 4: Iraq Vs. Philippines

All times Nha Trang Local (GMT +0700 Hrs)





2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship Round 2: Philippines beat Japan, tops Group F

24 10 2011

Pilipinas U16 tops Group F

For the first time in 5 games, the Philippines were outscored by an opponent in the first 10 minutes of the game. Japan was leading 22-21 at the end of the first period.

The second period started with a 6-3 blast by the Japanese behind a field goal by Daiki Kaneko and free throws from Yusei Sugiura. Japan took its biggest lead in the game at 28-24.  Janhubert Cani orchestrated a 6-0 counter by scoring 4 points and assisting a Adven Jess Diputado score to hand back the lead to the PHL U16, 28-30. Sugiura knotted the count at 30. It was Diputado’s turn to spearhead the attack by scoring two points and assisting on Jordan Timothy Headings shot, 34-30 for the Philippines. Keita Shinkawa answered with a 3 point bomb to cut the lead to 1, 33-34.

With barely 3 minutes remaining in the half, the boys of Coach Olsen Racela scored 6 unanswered points to take a 40-33 lead. Rodolfo Alejandro III scored 4 of the 6 points. Sugiura scored 2 points then a free throw sandwiching another Aljandro field goal to make the score 36-42 with less than 2 minutes remaining before the halftime break. Alejandro and Renzar Henry Asilum conspired to make a 6-0 run to end the half with the Philippines enjoying its biggest lead at 48-36.

The 3rd period started with a 3 point play by Diputado to extend the lead to 15. In the next 5 minutes, Japan made an 18-9 blitz to reduce the lead to 6 at 54-60. Yudai Baba made 11 points in that scorching rally. The Philippines responded with a 10-3 wind up to end the quarter with a 70-57 lead.

The Philippines started the final period with an 11-6 run to grab a seemingly insurmountable lead at 81-63. Rodolfo Alejandro III singlehandedly outscored Japan in that run with 7 points including a booming trifecta. All the Philippines has to do was to hold on in the last 2 minutes which they did. The game ended 83-72 in favor of the SEABA U16 Champions the Philippines.

Rodolfo Alejandro III carried the Energen Pilipinas Under 16 Youth team with 36 points. He only rested for 5 minutes but his efforts somehow negated the big games of  Yusei Sugiura (30 points) and Yudai Baba (26 points). Diputado finished with 14 points and Cani was the 3rd double digit scorer at 10 for the PHL U16 squad.

The Philippines showed that they are indeed the fastest team in Group F as they dominated the fast breaks points with a margin of 27 (35 vs. 8). Next up for PHL U16 is WABA Champs IRAQ while Japan faces Lebanon.





2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: 2nd Round Day 2 Recap, PHL cruises past KSA

24 10 2011

10-24-2011

Philippines U16 stays undefeated

The 5th day competitions here in Nha Trang City, Vietnam were marked by 2 exciting games that went to extra periods. The top teams remain undefeated but there is a tremendous competition for the final quarterfinal spots. Here are the results of  Day 2 of the 2nd round of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships:

Lebanon 42 – 88 China

Big man Zhou Qi scored 16 points to lead 4 other Chinese youth players in double figures in routing the high-scoring Lebanon. Lebanon had a hard time coping with the size of China as only Jimmy Salem scored in double figures with 14. Gerald Hadidian had an anemic 4 point effort despite being on court for 35 minutes. China zoomed to a 22-5 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Iraq 78 – 73 (OT) Chinese-Taipei

Iraq finally broke out of its slump as they barely beat a pesky Chinese-Taipei team. Iraq was leading the whole game and they were leading by 8, 63-55, after Ahmed Razzaq scored with 4:55 left in the 4th period. Taipei unleashed a 12-4 blitz capped by a field goal by  Lu Kuan-Shiuan with 7 seconds left in the clock to bring the game to overtime. In overtime, Taipei was able to grab the lead at 71-70 after a Wang I-Fan free throw. Iran though closed the game with an 8-2 run for the win. Ismael Ismael started the rally before Farid Mahdi made enough free throws to seal the game. Karrar Hamzah paced the winners with 24 points. He got supported by Mahdi and Ismael  who finished with 19 and 14 respectively. Taipei was led by the 15 points of Pan Siang-Ting.

Korea 76 -68 India

India almost gave Korea its first loss in the tournament as they led by halftime and were toe to toe with East Asian powers at the end of the 3rd period. Korea suddenly woke up an unleashed a 19-10 run at the start of the final period to win the game. Heo Hoon, who was supposed to be rested in the game due to an ankle injury, made a gallant effort to lead Korea with 31 bug points. He was outscored by Indian behemoth Satnam Bhamara who finished with 41 but Korea managed to remain undefeated in the tournament so far. Kim Gookchan backstopped Heo with 18 points. Korea will next face China to determine the top seed for Group E.

Vietnam 66 – 69 Qatar

The hosts Vietnam lost to a heartbreaker against Qatar. It took 45 minutes before Qatar vanquished the fighting Vietnamese squad. The match was see-saw battle all throughout as both winless teams took turns in taking the lead. Vietnam was down by 5, 47-52, with 6:12 left after Mohamed Abdelkawy made a shot beyond the arc. They made 9-4 wind up to bring the game to extra period at 56-all. Thong Nguyen Duy had 4 points to start the run while Jason Tran completed the comeback by making a shot with 19 seconds to tie the game. Mohammed Dawoud conspired with Abdelkawy to take control of the overtime period and give the win to Qatar. Abdelkaway finished the game with 30 points for the winners while Tran was Vietnam’s leading scorer with 23.

Indonesia 46 – 77 Japan

Japan outscored Indonesia by 31 points in the middle quarters to win its 5th straight game in the tournament. Indonesia’s record fell to 2-2. Taishei Shirato paced Japan with 21 points behind 4 three-pointers. Hans Abraham was the scoring leader for the Indons with 13 markers.

Philippines 100 – 42 Saudi Arabia

The Philippine Youth team won their 4th straight game by strolling past Saudi Arabia. All 11 players fielded played at least 11 minutes and scored at least a basket. Rashleigh Paolo Rivero scored 17 points for the Philippines. Henry Asilum, Jordan Heading, and Rev Diputado also finished in double digits. Saudi was lead by Abdulazis Sakar’s 11.

The final second round games will be played today as the teams will be battling for slots and positioning in the quarterfinal round. There will be 2 games pitting undefeated teams.

Standings after Day 2 of the second round:

GROUP E
Team W L Pts GA
China 4 0 08 1.325
Korea 4 0 08 1.218
Lebanon 2 2 06 0.990
India 1 3 05 0.866
Iraq 1 3 05 0.843
Chinese Taipei 0 4 04 0;.748
  GROUP F
Team W L Pts GA
Philippines 4 0 08 3.747
Japan 4 0 08 2.191
Indonesia 2 2 06 0.654
K. Saudi Arabia 1 3 05 0.752
Qatar 1 3 05 0.528
Vietnam 0 4 04 0.534




2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: 2nd Round Day 1 Recap, Philippines win big again

23 10 2011

Nha Trang City, Vietnam – The 2nd round of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships has started and Day 1 was marked by some big routs and a few competitive matches. Korea, Lebanon, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines hurdled their respective opponents to improve their standings.

Energen Pilipinas wins again!

Here are the game results:

Consolation Match: Malaysia 78 – 30 Uzbekistan

Group E: Chinese-Taipei 59 – 79 Korea

The Koreans remain unbeaten as they drubbed fellow East Asia representative Chinese-Taipei. The Koreans lead by 10 at the end of the first quarter. They continued their pace and coasted to a 20-point victory. Kim Gookchan paced Korea with 18 points hitting 4 of his 9 three-point shot attempts. Lu Kuan-Shiuan led the losers with 13.

Group E: India 65 – 77 Lebanon

Lebanon leaned on the trio of Jimmy Salem, Gerard Hadidian, and Albert Zeinoun to win against a hard fighting Indian five. The trio combined for 63 points to lead Lebanon to a victory in a match that was close in the first half. Lebanon stepped on the gas in the 3rd period and never looked back.

Group E: China 84 – 41 Iraq

China hardly broke a sweat in dealing WABA’s Iraq another loss in the tournament.  China coach Wu Qinglong rarely used young giant Zhou Qi who only finished with 11 points. The scoring cudgels were taken by Zhao Jiwei who hit 7 of the 10 three-pointers by the defending champions. He finished with 24 points.

Group F: Japan 97 – 36 Vietnam

Japan showed no mercy to the hosts Vietnam as they peppered their opponents with 52 points in the first half while limiting the host’s stalwarts to just 6 points. The victory kept Japan undefeated so far in this tournament. Yudai Baba led the Japanese with 17 markers while Jason Trang top scored for Vietnam with 9 points.

Group F: Saudi Arabia 65 – 70 Indonesia

Southeast Asia‘s Indonesia won  the closest match of the night against Western Asia’s Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The match was a see-saw affair at the get-go and the Saudi Arabians still led 57-56 with 3:25 left in the game. Taufik Ramadhan of Indonesia scored 7 points in the game-ending 14-8 run by the Indons to secure the victory. He finished with 12 points enough to support the effort of Vincent Kosasih who finished 20 points. The Saudi loss wasted the 18 points of Abdulaziz  Sakar.

Group F: Qatar 28 -107 Philippines

In the final match of the day, the Philippines displayed another fantastic offensive performance in dropping a lackluster Qatar team. Coach Olsen Racela used all players except Kyles Lao. All who played the game for the Philippines scored a minimum of 5 points. The Philippines started the game with a 36-6 blitz en route to their 3rd win of the tournament. Janhubert Cani and Jordan Heading led the balanced attack with 15 points each. Mohammed Dawoud was the lone Qatari t score in double figures with 10.

2nd Round Standings:

 GROUP E
Team W L Pts GA
China 3 0 06 1.991
Korea 3 0 06 1.253
Lebanon 2 1 05 0.969
India 1 2 04 0.855
Iraq 0 3 03 0.772
Chinese Taipei 0 3 03 0.683
  GROUP F
Team W L Pts GA
Philippines 3 0 06 3.747
Japan 3 0 06 2.378
Indonesia 2 1 05 0.682
K. Saudi Arabia 1 2 04 0.916
Vietnam 0 3 03 0.431
Qatar 0 3 03 0.418

Schedule of Games for October 23

0900 SR – E Lebanon - China http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/29/90/109PGjmmJ8/
1100 SR – E Iraq - Chinese Taipei http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/30/05/60luaVUKdlK6/
1300 SR – E Korea - India http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/29/93/69Z6mqZA1vbDE/
1500 SR – F Vietnam - Qatar http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/29/98/4972vFzxeThA/
1700 SR – F Indonesia - Japan http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/30/06/35Mz07Sn5MLQU/
1900 SR – F Philippines - K. Saudi Arabia http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/4142/04/30/07/66P496IUoF8ZA/

 





2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: Day 2 Results (Oct. 19), Philippines routs Indons

19 10 2011

Energen Pilipinas gets first win

Nha Trang City, Vietnam- The second day of the FIBA Asia Under 16 Championships has ended and here are h the game results.

Iraq 100 – 32 Uzbekistan

After a sorry first day loss to Korea, the WABA U16 champs Iraq vented all their frustrations to lowly Uzbekistan. Dhulfiqar Ali paced the Iraqis with 21 points. Ali Ahmed added 20. Iraq led 59-13 at halftime.

Japan 20 – 0 Iran

Japan wins by default.

Saudi Arabia 85 – 47 Qatar

KSA beats fellow West Asian representative Qatar. Sakar Abdulaziz was virtually unstoppable finishing with 29 points by hitting 11 of 12 FG attempts and 5 of 6 Free throws. He was perfect in the three point arc, making 2 of 2.

China 75 – 44 Taipei

After a close first 20 minutes, China stepped on the gas and beat their much shorter rivals 75-44. The mainlanders outscored their opponents 37-16 in the second half. Gigantic Zhou Qi stood all again with 24 points. He was backed up by Guo Xiaopeng’s 20.

Korea 89 – 65 Lebanon

After a needing a rally in their last match, Korea had an easier time against Lebanon. The Koreans pulled away from the get go and held a 30 point lead by half time. Second half was a mere formality as the 2009 FIBA U16 runners up are on their way to top their group. Heo Hoon finished with 23 markers after going 5/6 in the 3-point region. Park Intae scored 15 for Korea while Lebanon was led by Gerard Hadidian’s 22.

Philippines 93 – 30 Indonesia

The king of Southeast Asian basketball got an expected rout against rivals Inodnesia. The Philippines had a rest day in Day 1. All the players played and scored in the match. Coach Olsen Racela‘s boys took a 56-13 lead by halftime. Rodolfo Alejandro III and Kyles Jefferson Lao topscored with 15 points each. All the players of the Philippines scored at least 2 points.

The scores:

PHILIPPINES (93) – Alejandro 17, Lao 15, Diputado 12, Heading 9, Cani 7, Go 7, Rivero 7, Ramos 6, Caracut 4, Dalafu 4, Asilum 3, Javelosa 2

INDONESIA (30) – Abraham 9, Indraprasto 6, Kosasih 5, Fahdani 4, Yogia 4, Sidabutar 2, Airawan 0, Istiadi 0, Purwoko 0, Ramadhan 0, Setiawan 0, Wongso 0

Standings:

GROUP A
Team W L Pts GA
China 2 0 4 1.958
Ch. Taipei 1 1 3 1.027
Malaysia 0 1 1 0.521
India 0 1 1 0.422
  GROUP B
Team W L Pts GA
Korea 2 0 4 1.200
Iraq 1 1 3 1.619
Lebanon 1 1 3 1.573
Uzbekistan 0 2 2 .255
  GROUP C
Team W L Pts GA
Japan 2 0 4 2.944
K. Saudi Arabia 1 1 3 0.910
Qatar 1 1 3 0.788
I.R.Iran 0 2 0 0.00
  GROUP D
Team W L Pts GA
Indonesia 1 1 3 0.682
Philippines 1 0 2 3.100
Vietnam 0 1 1 0.813




2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: Day 1 Results

19 10 2011

Here are the Day 1 results of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships held in NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam.

JAPAN 86 SAUDI ARABIA 36

Leading Scorer: Taisei SHIRATO (JPN) 18 points

Japan dominated Saudi Arabia behind the 18 points of Taishei Shirato. Japan took the 20-8 lead then cruised for the victory.

LEBANON 108 UZBEKISTAN 21

Top Scorer: Jimmy Salem (LEB) 25

10 players scored as powerhouse Lebanon overwhelm an under matched Uzbekistan.

TAIPEI 71 MALAYSIA 37

Leading Scorer: Kuan-Shiuan LU (TAI) 22

Taipei limited Malaysia to a 25% shooting clip to easily win its first game here in Vietnam.

INDONESIA 75 VIETNAM 61

Leading Scorer: Hans Abraham (INA) 18

The host team’s rally ran out of time in their defeat to Southeast Asian neighbor Indonesia. Vietnam outscored the Indons by 9 in the 4th period but Indonesia built a big cushion in the first 3 periods .

QAT 20 IRI 0 (DEFAULT)

KOR 73 IRQ 70

Top Scorers:

Nakhyeon KIM (KOR) 25
Gookchan KIM (KOR) 21
KARRAR HAMZAH (IRQ) 21

Korea rallied from a 13 point deficit to spoil the debut of Iraq in the FIBA Asia U16. Korea was the silver medallist in the 1st FIBA Asia U16 tournament.

China 64 India 27

Leading Scorer: Qi Zhou (CHN) 15 points

Zhou at 215 cm dominated the inside match-ups to give China an easy and expected win over India.








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