Saturday, July 30, 2005

Jones Cup Day 8: Tsun's almost-perfect game leads Taiwan past Philippines

Center Tsun Wen-din shot 10 for 10 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line en route to a 28 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 blocks performance and helped Taiwan NT edge Philippines 82-76. Tsun blocked Asi Taulava's layup with less than 30 seconds to go to seal the victory for the host.

Taiwan, without the service of big man Wu Dai-hao who was injured, was hot from the outside and opened the game with a 23-9 run. Led by Taulava and Hontiveros, Philippines made the final push in the last four minutes to cut the deficit down to four points but Tsun's timely block saved the day.

In another close game, Takanori Onishi made a turn-around winning jumper with 34.8 seconds left as Japan finally get a win in the tournament. Japan beat AIS 71-70 and is now 1-7 with only one game left.

Japan 71-70 Australia-AIS (35-29)
Japan: T. Onishi 31p(13-20 FG)+8rb, T. Ito 13p
AIS: S. Weigh 32p(13-21 FG)+8rb, R. Kersten 12p+6rb+4a, J. Ingles 9p+7rb

USA-Passing Lane 105-76 India (49-35)
Passing Lane: T. Johnson 26p, S. Bradford 14p, C. Okosa 13p, R. Randle 13p, Mike Williams 8p+16rb
India: Riyazuddin 21p, T. Singh 14p, Rai 13p, J. Singh 11p

Qatar 95-55 Kazakhstan (47-28)
Qatar: B.A. Mohammed 15p, O. Khamis 15p, O.A. Salem 14p
Kazakhstan: A. Ponomarev 13p, R. Muravyov 12p

Russia-Samara 77-70 Korea (39-38)
Samara: P. Ulyanko 27p, V. Lirhodey 13p
Korea: Joo Tae-Soo 25p+7rb+4a, Julian Kim 13p+13rb+4blk, Kang Byoung-Hyun 12p, Yang Hee-Jong 11p

Taiwan 82-76 Philippines (45-42)
Taiwan: Tsun Wen-din 28p(10-10 FG, 7-8 FT)+10rb+5a+6blk, Lee Chi-yi 13p, Chen Chih-chun 13p
Philippines: A. Taulava 27p+16rb, Hontiveros 15p, Helterbrand 11p+9rb

USA-Passing Lane 8-0
Taiwan 6-2
Philippines 6-2
Qatar 6-2
Russia-Samara 5-3
Korea 4-4
Australia 2-6
Kazakhstan 2-6
Japan 1-7
India 0-8