Taiwan out of Asian junior men quarterfinal

Taiwan U-18 NT lost 95-80 to Lebanon today in Tehran, Iran and was knocked out of the quarterfinal round of FIBA Asian U-18 Men’s Championship for the first time in history.

Taiwan finished with one win and two losses in its preliminary games and failed to qualify. It lost a double-overtime heartbreaker to the Philippines 106-105 in the opening game and routed UAE 89-54.

Lin Li-jen paced Taiwan with 20 points while Chou Po-cheng and Lee Ming-hui each socred 18 but Taiwan was unable to match up with Lebanon, which has five players over 200cm on its roster. Taiwan trailed 46-33 at halftime.

In the 35-point win over UAE, Lee Ming-hui led Taiwan with 18 points and Shih Chin-yao had 15 points.

Taiwan now as to play in the 9-15 classification games. Teams advancing to the guarterfinal are: China, South Korea, Lebanon, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Syria and host Iran.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s