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India lose to South Korea in basketball tourney

IANS  |  Taipei 

Indian lost 67-92 to in their second game at the William Jones Cup 2017 basketball tournament here on Sunday.

The Indians matched the South Korean firepower initially and stuck close, ending the first quarter trailing 15-19.

The second and third quarters, however, proved to be tough for as they stumbled and pulled away.

There were bright spots for despite the loss. They team out-rebounded 34 to 29, which included 11 offensive rebounds.

Youngster Muin Bek Hafeez put up a good all-round performance with 12 points, four assists and five rebounds. As many as four Indian players scored in double-digits, led by veteran guard Anil Kumar's 13 points.

That said, South Korea were clearly superior, as the side converted 19 of their 37 attempts from beyond the arc.



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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 22:22 IST