Sunday, September 28, 2003

ABC Day 6 – Taiwan lost to Jordan, will play for 11th

Taiwan lost to Jordan 72-83 today as they finished 2-1 in the second round group in the Asian Championship. Taiwan will meet Kuwait in the 11th-place game. And no matter what the outcome may be, this is going to be Taiwan’s worst outing in the Asian Championship history.

Taiwan trailed thru the whole game, once again dominated by Jordanians in the paint. They pulled down 22 less rebounds (19:37) and had 22 less tries (3:25) on the free-throw line than its opponent, which was totally unacceptable.

Tien Lei led the team with 18 points and 6 boards. Tsun Wen-din had 12 points. Chen Chih-chung and Yen Shin-shu added 12 and 11 respectively.

Y.A. Baker led Jordan, which will meet Syria in the 9th-place game, with 23 points. Z.A. Khas had 20 points and 14 rebounds. H. Abshir had 18.

Other results
Korea 99-88 Kazakhstan
China 88-60 Japan
Qatar 72-64 Iran
Lebanon 117-82 India

Uzbekistan 98-76 Malaysia
Hong Kong 79-77 Kuwait
Syria 95-77 Philippines

Second Round Standings
Group I: Korea 3-0 ; Qatar 2-1 ; Iran 1-2 ; Kazakhstan 0-3
Group II: China 3-0 ; Lebanon 2-1 ; Japan 1-2 ; India 0-3
Group III: Jordan 3-0 ; Taiwan 2-1 ; Uzbekistan 1-2 ; Malaysia 0-3
Group IV: Syria 2-1 ; Kuwait 2-1 ; Hong Kong 2-1 ; Philippines 0-3

Upcoming Matchup
Semifinal #1: China vs. Qatar
Semifinal #2: Korea vs. Lebanon
5/6th place: Japan vs. Iran
7/8th place: Kazakhstan vs. India
9/10th place: Jordan vs. Syria
11/12th place: Taiwan vs. Kuwait
13/14th place: Uzbekistan vs. Hong Kong
15/16th place: Malaysia vs. Philippines