Sheppard, Udomsuk tied as Top Scorers in Bangkok
BANGKOK (Thailand) - The FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2023 Division B is done and dusted.
Indonesia were able to go through to the Final and win, claiming promotion to Division A for the next edition of the competition.
Leading the way in scoring for Indonesia was Kim Pierre-Louis who scored 90 points throughout the tournament for an average of 18.0 points per game. That was good enough for third place among all scorers.
Tied at the top between two players, both scoring 107 points in total, were Jordan's Aisha Sheppard and Thailand's Rattiyakorn Udomsuk.
Sheppard was spectacular since Day 1, dropping 26 points in her national team debut and her teammate Marya Al Hinn matched that total in the same game - a win against Thailand, 74-71. She'd later score 38 points in what is the most in a Women's Asia Cup game regardless of Division since 2007. She'd end up with an average of 26.8 points per game.
Udomsuk averaged 17.8 points per game as Thailand also had to play through the Qualification to the Semi-Finals round. The 24-year-old reached double-digits in all games and scored at least 20 points twice.
Check out here to see how the top scorer race developed throughout the competition!