Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Asian Games - China beat South Korea for women's gold

China Women's NT stopped Korea's furious rally in the fourth quarter and held on for a 80-76 victory in the gold medal game of the 2002 Asian Games.

Led by F Sui Fei-fei who scored a team-high 18 points, China have four players in double-digits in scoring. Ren Lei has 16. 198cm C Chen Nan had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Chen Lu-yun, who made two critical baskets in the last minutes, has 13.

South Korea, which trailed in most of the games but took the lead in the last three minutes, was led by F Jung Sun-min's 29 points and 7 rebounds. Kim Kwe-ryong followed with 18.

Taiwan Women's NT beat Japan in the bronze medal game, 86-79. Japan couldn't find the way to stop the "Twin Towers" of Taiwan. Chiang Feng-chun made 11-of-17 shots and had 25 points and 9 rebounds, while 188cm C Cheng Hui-yun has 21 points and 18 rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting. G Chang Hui-yin had 11 points.

Noriko Hawaguchi led Japan with 20 points. Kahori Kawakami, Atsuko Watanabe and Mutsuko Nagata each scored 13 points.