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India thrashed by Korea in Asian Women’s Basketball C’ship

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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)