Thursday, June 24, 2010

FIBA Asia U18 Women - Second win for Taipei

SURAT THANI, Thailand (20th FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women): Chinese Taipei posted their second win in as many games in as many days with a characteristically clinical 71-45 win against Malaysia in a Level I game on Thursday.

Chinese Taipei had beaten Kazakhstan on the opening night, while Malaysia suffered their second successive defeat having lost to another East Asian team Korea on Wednesday.

“We have to use this experience to perform better in the bigger games,” said Taipei coach Chen Mei-Li.

“Some people say we got to start with two easier games in the beginning of the competition. But that means the road ahead is only tougher,” she added.

“I can only hope that the girls don’t lose the rhythm when the time comes to raise their game,” she said.

For the second day running, Malaysian coach Choo Seck Yun was lost for words.

“But I have to concede that both these teams were far better opponents,” she added.

Liu Jung-hsing led the scoring for Taipei, and the game, with 16 points.

Saw Wei Yin was the highest scorer for Malaysia.