July 25, 2017
The final day of group play was on Tuesday. The teams all get a day of rest before the important quarterfinals on Thursday. The winners of those four games will be the four qualifiers from this region for next summer’s World Championship with the losers leaving empty-handed.
Taiwan started the day well against New Zealand in an important game for matchups in the next round. Kalani Purcell helped the Tall Ferns seize control in the second half, taking second place with a 59-53 win. Neither team’s place in the standings was at stake in the final game of the day, but China’s young phenom and 2019 WNBA draft prospect Li Yueru was given time to dominate Ro Suk-Yong and North Korea 110-53.
New Zealand vs. Taiwan 59-53 NZL Purcell 22/13r Harmon 15/15r Cocks 12 Taylor 4 Edmondson 2/8r Paalvast 2 Stockill 2 Agnew 0 Ott 0 Jilings DNP Bygate DNP Franklin DNP TPE Burke 12/6r Huang F-S 7/6a Wu 7 Wang 6 Lan 5 Huang P-J 4 Chen 4 Lin Y-T 3 Lo 3 Cheng 2 Lin C-W DNP Huang H-T DNP
North Korea vs. China 53-110 PRK Ro 20 Ri 11 Pak H-J 7 Jang 5 Kim U-J 3 Kim M-H 3 Kim R-J 2 Kim H-Y 2 Kim H-O 0 Ko DNP Kong DNP Pak J-A DNP CHN Li YR 33/11r Gao 14/6r Huang SJ 12/10r Shi 12 Zhao 8/6a Shao 12/6a Sun 6 Lu 5 Li M 5/8a Huang HP 4 Shen 3 Chen DNP
Standings: China 3-1, New Zealand 2-1, Taiwan 1-2, North Korea 0-3
The game for first place in the group lived up to the billing as Australia fended off Japan 83-74. After a tie game following the first frame, South Korea took command to beat the Philippines 91-63 to avoid last place and set up a more navigable path.
Japan vs. Australia 74-83 JPN Miyazawa 19/6r Fujioka 18/10a Takada 10/6r Osaki 10 Nagoka 6 Machida 5 Kondo 3 Mawuli 3 Yoshida 0 Kawamura 0 Mizushima DNP Akaho DNP AUS Tolo 17/8r Griffin 16/9r Blicavs 12 Ebzery 11 Cumming 9 Snell 8 Mansfield 5/7a Lavey 3 Hodges 2 Smith 0 Garrick DNP Kunek DNP
South Korea vs. Philippines 91-63 KOR Kim D-B 19/10r Park J-S 15/9r Lim 13/10r Roberson 11/9r Sim 10/7r Kwak 7 Park H-N 7/7a Kang 5/6r Bae 4 Kim S-D 0 Park H-J DNP Kang DNP PHI Lim 14/6r Almazan 12 Pontejos 10 Bernardino 8 Sambile 7 Cabinbin 4 Resultay 4 Miranda 2 Tongco 1 Dy 1 Animam 0 Castro 0
Standings: Australia 3-0, Japan 2-1, South Korea 1-2, Philippines 0-3
New Zealand vs. South Korea
Australia vs. North Korea
China vs. Philippines
Japan vs. Taiwan
The day closed with India winning the group after beating Sri Lanka 88-42.
Sri Lanka vs. India 42-88 SRI Dapana Durage 9 Silva 8/8r Don Thalagala 8 Paiva 5 Gallage 4 Beruwalage 4 Ekayanake 4 K. Thewahettige 0 Iddamalgoda 0 Bollegala Arachchilage DNP J. Thewahettige DNP Jeevathasan Karthigesu DNP IND Varghese 19/10r Paul Durai 13 Sidhu 9 Limaye 8/10r Chaturvedi 8 Prasannan Geetha 6/9r Rajaganapathi 6/7r Pattemane Udayakumar 6/7r Akula 5 Kaur 4/7r Palanilkumkalay Il Skaria 4 Sonkar 0
Standings: India 2-0, Uzbekistan 1-1, Sri Lanka 0-2
The group was already sewn up for Kazakhstan, but they did not take it easy on Fiji in a 71-48 win as Oxina Ossipenko led the way, although Miliakere Koyamainavure had a great game. Lebanon beat Cheryl Poon and Singapore 74-64 to set up an easier path to stay in contention for promotion.
Kazakhstan vs. Fiji 71-48 KAZ Ossipenko 21 Yagodkina 16 Kondrakova 13/12r Kolesnikova 6 Kovalevskaya 5 Ivanova 4/7r Kurazova 2/7r Abikeyeva 2 Begun 2 Astapenko 0 Aldanysheva 0 FIJ Koyamainavure 28 Wise 7 Tawake 4 Kainamoli 4/6s Tora 3 Raluvenitoga 1 Sauta 1 Dobui 0 Boseiwaqa DNP Nainima DNP Korovou DNP Whippy DNP
Lebanon vs. Singapore 74-64 LBN Maalouf 16/6r El Charif 15/9r Akl 11 Bakhos 9 Moukaddem 8 Fares 6/8r Gyokchian 4 El Harake 3 Schoucair 2 Mokdad 0 Chammas DNP SGP Poon 20 J. Lim 12 Tan 11/7r Chu 7 Z. Lim 5 Tang 4 Yoshida 3 R. Lim 2 Koh 0 See 0 Loiter 0 Ang 0
Standings: Kazakhstan 3-0, Lebanon 2-1, Singapore 1-2, Fiji 0-3
Uzbekistan vs. Singapore
Lebanon vs. Sri Lanka
India vs. Fiji