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Day 1: Malaysia and India win big in Division B openers
BENGALURU (FIBA U16 Women's Asia Championship 2017) - A pair of blowouts opened Division B's accounts on Day 1 in Bengaluru, with both Malaysia and India coming out on top.
Malaysia were hardly challenged as they outclassed Maldives in the first game, 130-14. The Malaysians asserted their might early, outscoring Maldives 32-3 in the first period and never looking back. Lim Shi Yu put up 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the way for the SEABA squad, while Tan Lai Toong added 15 points and 6 boards. Mariyam Wildhan was the lone bright spot for Maldives with 8 points.
In the day's lone Group A game, India overpowered Nepal, 106-37, behind the 23 points, 8 steals and 7 assists of Vaishnavi Yadav. India erected an 18-point lead at the end of the first quarter and were on cruise control the rest of the way. Puspha Senthil Kumar also impressed with 18 points for the victors, who also drew 13 points from Monica Jayakumar. Nepal, meanwhile, were paced by the 11 points and 9 boards of Pratikshya Magar.
Malaysia beat Maldives, 130-14
India beat Nepal, 106-37