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28 February, 2023
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Magical run continues as Mongolia reach Asia Cup Qualifiers with beatdown of Singapore

ULAANBAATAR (Mongolia) - Mongolia further solidified their status as a team to watch out for in the region after sealing a place in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers following a 73-49 conquest of Singapore, Saturday night at the UG Arena.

A team that made their FIBA seniors debut only in the Pre-Qualifiers' First Round last November, the Blue Wolves have now become the seventh nation to enter the ACQ after submitting their most impressive performance to date.

Mongolia (3-1) are now the third team from Group F to make it to the next stage after Guam and Thailand, meaning that only one ticket is up for grabs.

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Game heroes: All but two scored in the lopsided victory, with Delgernyam Davaasambuu leading the way with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Battur Ganbold supplied 13 points while Enkhbaatar Onolbaatar finished with a double-double of 12 markers and 14 boards.

Turning point: Davaasambuu scored 10 in the opening period alone, where he presided over the home team's 18-4 start. He would go on to outscore the entire opposition as the quarter ended 26-8 in their favor.

That then proved to be the beginning of a one-sided show much to the delight of the appreciate crowd, who saw their bets lead by as many as 35 points, 45-10, following Tommy Bilguun's triple with under five minutes left in the second period.

Stats don't lie: In easily one of the most lopsided results of the ongoing Pre-Qualifiers, Mongolia shot 47-percent from the field thanks to their 25 assists, an output that's now the third-most in the tournament.

And aside from ruling the boards, 47-35, the Blue Wolves' bench truly made a difference as they outscored their counterparts, 52-34.