The Philippines stormed back to pull the rug from under Japan in the battle for fifth place even as China, Iran, and Korea finished 1-2-3 on the last day of the 2014 FIBA Asia U18 Championships. China, Iran, and Korea, consequently, qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships, which will be held in Crete, Greece.
|China, Korea, and Iran all make it to the 2015 FIBA U18 World Championships|
in Crete, Greece.
SCORES & RECAPS:
MALAYSIA over KAZAKHSTAN, 86-74
The Malaysians ended their stirring run through the U18 tournament with a landmark win over Kazakhstan. Despite trailing for most of the contest, the SEABA side managed to rally in the final quarter and turn the table son the Kazakhs. Wing Jet Tan shot 6/10 from the floor to finish with a team-high 16 points for Malaysia, and he was backstopped by Yee Tong Heng and John Wong, who scored 15 and 14 respectively. The winners used stifling defense to steal this game, forcing 25 Kazakh turnovers. Coach Zlexey Yeropkin’s side, meanwhile, was paced by the 15 markers of Andrey Litvinenko.