FIBA Asia U-18: India breeze past Guam

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Bengaluru, October 29: The Indian team had an easy day in office crushing Guam 107-42 in their Group A outing of Division B of the FIBA Asia U-18 Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Monday.

Earlier, India had beaten Iran 73-65. But they faced no such problems as they kept up a steady stream of baskets to lead 28-9 by the first ten minutes and then they went on increasing it all along.

Srishti Suren (19) and Dharshini Thirunavukkarasu (15) were the star performers for India as they picked up rebounds, made effective assists and also sunk the ball into the ring at frequent intervals. Their accuracy and distribution was something Guam were unable to check. They crossed the half century mark at half time and added to the tally almost at will.

Elysia Perez (12 points) played a fine game but with the others not matching her efforts, Guam could do precious little in the game.

In other group A action, Iran defeated Singapore 70-53 with Fatemeh Aghazadegan Ghazvini their top scorer with 28 baskets.

Kazakhstan did not have to exert themselves much as they carved out a 67-51 win over Samoa in Group B while Syria defeated Hong Kong 66-47.

Results: Division B (Group A): Guam 42 (Elysia Perez 12) lost to India (Srishti Suren 19, Dharshini Thirunavukkarasu 15) 107 (9-28, 13-22, 9-35, 11-22); Iran 70 (Fatemeh Aghazadegan Ghazvini 28) beat Singapore (Shuting Valentia Wong 19) 53 (22-09, 12-12, 27-16, 09-16).

Group B: Samoa 51 (Cherish Manumalegua 18) lost to Kazakhstan 67 (Valeriya Motovilova 17). (13-19, 11-19, 16-15, 11-14); Syria 66 (Noura Bshara 25) beat Hong Kong 47 (Wing Yan Chan 14) (11-9, 14-15, 25-11, 16-12).

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