Thursday, July 13, 2006

Jones Cup Day 5 - Qatar remains undefeated

Led by Erfan Ali Saeed's 22 points and 7 rebounds, Qatar NT beat Korea University Select Team 88-78 to reach 5-0 in the Jones Cup Tournament and remained the only undefeated team in the 8-team field.

Qatar did all it can to stop Koreans' outside shooting but still allowed 16 3-pointers. The Qatari made up with its dominance in the paint as Malek Salem Abdulla collected 17 points and 16 boards.

Park Sang Woo led Korea with 21 points and 6 boards, while Woo Sung Yin scored 20.

Athletes in Action 108-81 Japan U-24 NT
AIA - Justin Herndon 28p, Troy DeVries 19p, Anthony Dandridge 20p+11rb, Josh Carter 11p+12rb
JAP - Takumi Ishizaki 17p+7rb+8a, Yusuke Machida 16p

Kazakhstan NT 91-86 Philippines PBA Select Team

KAZ - Anton Ponomarev 23p+5rb, Dmitriy Klimov 12p
PHI - Ranidel de Ocampo 18p+5rb, Hontiveros 15p+8rb, M. Cortez 12p, Ali Peek 10p

Taiwan NT 69-61 Australia U-19 NT (37-26)
Chen Hsin-an scored all his 14 points, including three 3-pointers, in the 4th quarter and led Taiwan NT snap a two-game losing streak in a 69-61 win over Australia U-19 NT.

Using an 18-2 run in the second quarter and a 13-2 rally in the fourth, the home team managed to get the ugly win over the unexperienced youngsters from Down Under.

Temper flied as Taiwan NT pulled off the last rally in the last five minutes, center Tsun Wen-din and Andrew Ogilvy engaged in a confrontation that was initiated by the Australians because of the over-aggressiveness and cheap-shots on defense.

The incidents resulted in a double fouls as forward Lee Chi-yi made a 3-pointer following the ensuing timeout to increased the lead.

Australia had a 42-28 rebounding advantage.

TWN - Chen Hsin-an 14p, Lin Chi-jay 14p
AUS - Ben Smith 15p

Qatar 5-0
AIA 4-1
Korea 3-2
Taiwan 3-2
Kazakhstan 2-3
Australia 2-3
Philippines 1-4
Japan 0-5