05 - 11
September 2022
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Australia claim their first ever FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship

BENGALURU (India) - Australia beat China, 81-55, in the Final to claim the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship Division A title, while Japan defeated Chinese Taipei in the game for third place.

Australia won their first ever U18 Women’s Asian Championship, ending China’s run as five-time consecutive champions in the competition. Australia led from start to finish, but it was not until the second half of the game that they were able to build up a comfortable lead of as much as 28 points. Isla Juffermans had her best game of the competition with 26 points and 15 rebounds to wrap up another stellar performance.

Meanwhile, Japan finished at third place with a win over Chinese Taipei, 77-45. Chinami Yokoyama led Japan in scoring in this final game with 16 points along with 10 rebounds and 3 assists.

In the classification games, Korea beat New Zealand 73-56 to finish at 5th place. For 7th place, Indonesia beat hosts India on a buzzer-beating three-pointer, 48-45. The win keeps Indonesia in Division A for the next edition of the competition while India are relegated to Division B.

Australia, China, Japan, and Chinese Taipei are qualified for the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2023 which will be played in Madrid, Spain.

The final standing of the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2022:

1. Australia
2. China
3. Japan
4. Chinese Taipei
5. Korea
6. New Zealand
7. Indonesia
8. India