Taiwan 4th place in FIBA Asia U18 women’s championship

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Taiwan U18 women’s NT lost to South Korea 61-42 in the bronze medal game of the 2012 FIBA Asia U18 Women’s Championship in Johor Bahru, Malaysia yesterday and failed to win a ticket to the World Championship.

Taiwan defeated South Korea 88-71 in its last preliminary game, but the team obviously was still in a slump yesterday after suffering a 113-55 defeat against Japan in the semifinal.

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Lin Yu-ting leads Taiwan U-18 women’s NT in Malaysia

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With experiences at the U16 and U18 Asian championship as well as the U19 World Championship, 180cm versatile forward Lin Yu-ting will be Taiwan NT’s leader at the FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women at Johor Baru, Malaysia.

Lin will be one of the few players who was able to participate in two U18 Asia events because she made the NT roster at a very young age.

And her goal would be the same — making the medal round and win an opportunity for a berth in the World Championship in Lithuania next year.

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Schedule of Games for Prelim Round announced: 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship

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ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship): The schedule of games for the Preliminary Round competition at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship to be played in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) from Aug 17-26 has been announced.

Nine-time gold medalists and defending champions China will open their campaign against Hong Kong with Korea, the silver medalists of the last edition at the 21st FIBA Asia Championship at Sana’A (Yemen) two years ago lining up against fellow East Asian team and archrivals Japan on the opening day of the competition.

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Taiwan U18 NT gearing up for Asian competition

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A total of 24 players were named by the CTBA to the preliminary roster for the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Training camp for the tournament, which will be held from Aug. 17-26, opened on June 6 in Taipei with former Taiwan NT point guard Yen Hsin-shu, assistant on Taiwan’s U19 World Championship team last year, serving as the head coach.

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Taiwan finishes eighth in 2011 Asian Championship

Taiwan was down to six available players due to injury and lost to Japan 81-72 to finish for the eighth place in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Men in Wuhan, China.

Taiwan, which had already lost four players — point guards Lee Hsueh-lin, Su Yi-chieh and forwards James Mao and Chien Chia-hung to injury — trailed 28-9 in the first quarter, when it again lost injured Wu Tai-hao after three minutes.

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