JINAN, China (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women): Malaysia took their Level I Qualifying game against Philippines on Saturday with confidence and then were clinical in executing their plans and carved out a 66-55 win.
The result earned Malaysia a promotion to Level of the competition for the 3rd FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women to be held in 2013.
Alyanna Ong (pic above) scored a game-high 26 points for Philippines, but that proved far inadequate against the overall dominance of the Malaysian offense.
Choo Xin yin had 13 points and Lam Xue ying accounted for a dozen points for Malaysia, who had 11 of the 12 fielded figure on the scorers’ sheet.
“This competition is about giving the players as much exposure and experience as possible,” Malaysian coach Choo Seck Yun said of the 12-man rotation.
“We do believe we belong in Level I of the competition. And we think we achieved what we set out for,” she added.
“Overall, it’s nice to go back with an unbeaten record,” she said.
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