Wuhan, Sep 02 : India have been relegated to the qualifying round after suffering their fifth consecutive loss as they were thrashed 44-121 by Korea in a Group A match of the 26th Asian Women’s Basketball Championship here on Wednesday.
Korea produced an imperious performance from the beginning as they took a commanding 38-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. They won the battle of the rebounds (45-29), assists (35-9), and steals (27-3).
Jeena Skaria, who was the most consistent player for India in the tournament, was the only player in double-figures with 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Korea will next face either China or Chinese Taipei in the semifinals, while India will face upstart team Philippines. (ANI)