BANGKOK, Thailand (FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women 2016) -The Day 1 triumphant teams all recorded wins on the second day of the FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women in Bangkok, Thailand.
Hong Kong came from behind to beat Kazakhstan in the opener, before Indonesia and Malaysia cruised past Sri Lanka and Singapore respectively.
Down 11-2 early in the first quarter, coach Koon Kin Ho’s Hong Kong showed fighting spirit in the comeback 72-65 win over Kazakhstan. They used a 10-0 run late in the 3rd quarter to finish off the Kazakhs, who suffered their second consecutive defeat.
Lui Shuk Yi scored team-high 14 points and added 4 rebound, Cheng Cheuk Kwan added another 12 along with 5 steals.
Indonesia also improved 2-0 at FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women 2016 following a comfortable win over Sri Lanka. It was all easy for the Indonesians who led big in the first quarter and never looked back. An impressive 32 steals showed some solid defensive work by Arif Gunatro's girls , allowing them to score 35 points from turnovers compared to Sri Lanka's two.
Jovita Elizabeth once again led Indonesia in scoring with 18 points while her teammate Christine Aldora Tjundawan added 15 points.
Malaysia, too, succeeded in finishing Day 2 with a victory, this time against fellow South East Asians Singapore. The 64-33 win came easy for Malaysia, as they controlled the game right from the beginning.
For the second consecutive game, Singapore failed to make it past the 30-point range.
Malaysia’s Foo Suet Ying scored 12 points with 5 rebounds, while Tan Pei Jie had 11 points, 5 rebounds as well as 4 steals.