U16 Asian Basketball Championship: India beat South Korea to finish fifth, their best ever

This was the fourth time that these two teams had played against each other in the U16 Asian Championship and the first time India emerged victorious at the Multy-Purpose Hall of Al-Garafa Sports Club.

Ranked 5th, this is the highest final by any Indian team in the U16 Asian Championship, the previous record being 10th in 2009 and 2011.

India led 30-19 at the end of the first quarter and retained their advantage by winning the second and third quarters 15-14 and 20-26. And although Korea won the final quarter 27–19, their efforts were in vain as the Indians had done well in the first three quarters to win by 10 points.

Lokendra Singh (29 points, 20 rebounds), Jaideep Rathor (20 points, 8 assists, 3 steals), Kushal Singh (18 points, 9 rebounds), and Harsh Dagar (19 points, 7 rebounds) put on top performances as India were supposed. A historic run for the youth national team. His solid performance was the key to a sensational victory for India.

Korea’s Koo Mingyo continued to carry his team’s weight and scored 17 points on 8-10 shooting from the ground with 4 rebounds and 3 assists to go.

The Philippines finished seventh for the seventh-eighth position after beating Iran in the match. He pulled off his win in thrilling fashion, falling 13 points for Iran before winning 95–87.

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