Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Asian Championship – Taiwan beat Kuwait for 11th place

At least, Taiwan NT left everyone with a good impression in their last game. NT rookie Yang Che-yi had 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Taiwan pounded Kuwait 102-81 last night to finish the 11th-place before saying goodbye to the disappointing Asian Championship.

Taiwan’s frontline exploded on the shorter Kuwait team. Wu Dai-hao and Tien Lei saved their best performance for the last game. Wu tallied 22 points and 11 rebounds, Tien added 21 points and 14 rebounds. Tsun Wen-din scored 17. PG Yen Shin-shu had 8 assists.

Alsarraf led Kuwait, which trailed 31-49 in halftime, with 25 points.

In the other actions, Korea edged Lebanon 85-83 in overtime to advance to the championship game. Korea will meet China, which breezed past Qatar 86-61, today in the most anticipated finale in the tournament.

Classification games results
15/16: Philippines 78-63 Malaysia
13/14: Hong Kong 106-85 Uzbekistan
11/12: Taiwan 102-81 Kuwait
9/10: Syria 92-75 Jordan

Korea 85-83(OT) Lebanon
China 86-61 Qatar