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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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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 was routed by China 91-48 in its final game in the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men in Latvia and finished with 14th place in its first trip to the junior worlds in 24 years.
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Chen Ying-chun scored 24 points and Yu Chun-an added 19 as Taiwan defeated Tunisia 70-59 in the classification round (13-16 place) of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men in Latvia.
Taiwan will meet China Wednesday to vie for the 13th place finish.
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Taiwan U19 NT was routed by Australia 93-65 in the third and last preliminary game in the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men Sunday in Valmeira, Latvia.
Taiwan lost all three games in the preliminary round to finish last in Group B. It is scheduled to meet Tunisia tomorrow in the classification games for 13th-16th place.
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Taiwan U19 NT suffered the second straight loss in less than 24 hours after an 80-69 defeat to the taller and stronger Argentina in its second game in the preliminary round of the FIBA U19 Championship for Men in the Latvian city of Valmiera Saturday.
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Latvia’s height was too much for Taiwan NT to overcome. Taiwan fell to the home team Latvia 85-67 early Friday morning Taiwan Time in its opening game of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Men at Valmiera, Latvia.
Taiwan, which returned to the World Championship after 24 years, only trailed by nine points at the half, 42-33, but was not able to challenge Latvia in the second half. As the smallest team in the 16-team tournament, Taiwan was outrebounded by Latvia 57-17.
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