Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chennai 2009 - Korea too hot for Taiwan to handle

CHENNAI (23rd FIBA Asia Women Championship) - Jung Sunmin uncorked a vintage performance and defending champions Korea needed little more to beat Chinese Taipei 96-55 in a Level I game on Saturday.

Korea have thus won all their three games, but Taipei kept their hopes of a semifinals alive thanks to their 1-2 record and two other teams carrying a 0-3 record.

Jung Sunmin’s showing tonight was a lesson in action.

The 34-year-old enhanced her credentials as one of more all-round players on show falling just short of what would have been the first triple-double of the Championship.

The Shinhan Bank S-Birds superstar scored 15 points, effected 10 assists and collected seven rebounds.

What her statistics would have read had coach Lim Dal Shik not rested her for the entire fourth quarter!

“It doesn’t matter,” Jung Sunmin shrugged.

“What matters most is that it helped the team to win,” she added.

“They are not an easy team at all. We had to keep the pressure right through,” Jung Sunmin said.

Park Jung-eun was the top scorer for Korea with 17 points and Kim Kwe-ryong had an incredible 100% record for her 16 points.

Kim Kwe-ryong shot a 7/7 in field attempts and converted both the free-throws.

Lin Chi-wen was the highest scorer for Chinese Taipei with 12 points.