NANJING, China (East Asian Championship): Korea defeated Japan 89-73 in the final of the East Asian Championship on Wednesday en route to booking their ticket to the 26th FIBA Asia Championship to be played in Wuhan (China) from Sept 15-25.
In the play-off for the third place, hosts China overwhelmed Chinese Taipei 87-53.
All the four teams will figure in the 26th FIBA Asia Championship with China having already qualified automatically as the hosts. Japan finished second in the 3rd FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup at Beirut last year thus earning East Asia an additional berth along with the allotted two slots.
(figures in brackets denote quarter-wise scoring)
KOR 134 HKG 47 (28-5, 42-12, 31-11, 33-19)
KOR: Kim Jong Kyu 23pts, HKG: Liang Man Hung 14pts
CHN 104 HKG 43 (28-5, 21-11, 35-12, 20-15)
CHN: Meng Duo 22pts 4reb 3ast, HKG: Chow Kin Wan 11pts 5reb
CHN 61 KOR 54 (15-10, 13-15, 19-12, 14-16)
CHN: Su Wei 11pts 12reb, KOR: Oh Sekeun 12pts 9reb
TPE 75 JPN 74 (13-14, 14-18, 25-17, 23-25)
TPE: Chen Hsin-An 16pts, JPN: Takuya Kawamura 28pts 3reb 3ast
TPE 85 MGL 71 (25-30, 18-16, 18-11, 24-14)
TPE: Lee Hsueh-Lin 9pts 3reb 6ast 4stl, MGL: Davaasambuu Delgernyam 14pts 12reb
JPN 94 MGL 73 (28-17, 19-16, 22-18, 25-22)