September 29, 2021
The last day of the group stage was on Wednesday with the automatic berths in the semifinals as well as the spots in the relegation game being determined.
South Korea knew that this would be one of their best chances to defeat Japan and played like it in the first game of the day, carrying a lead into the fourth quarter before the champions showed their mettle in coming back for a 67-62 win. New Zealand took care of business and sent India to the game to play to remain in Division A 109-49.
Japan vs. South Korea 67-62 JPN Miyazaki 18/7r/9a Akaho 18/7r Okoye 10 Mawuli 6 Hayashi 5 Nakada 4 Yamamoto 4 Miyashita 2 Todo 0 Nemoto 0 Nishioka DNP Nagata DNP KOR Choi 16/6r Park H-J 14 Kim D-B 10/7r Kang 9 Park J-H 6 An 4/7a Shin 2 Jin 1 Bae 0 Yoon DNP Kim M-J DNP Yang DNP
New Zealand vs. India 109-49 NZL Davidson 18/11r Goulding 18 Boagni 13/9r Blair 13 C. Leger-Walker 13 Karaitiana 11 Purcell 6 Taia 6 Paalvast 5 Hippolite 4/7a Richards 2 K. Leger-Walker 0 IND Arvind 12 S. Kumar 10/6r Nixon 7 Masilamani 6 Rani 5 P. Kumar 4 Udayakumar 3/6r Yadav 2 Kumari 0 Limaye 0 Cheganamattathil 0 Mohan DNP
Standings: Japan 3-0, South Korea 2-1, New Zealand 1-2, India 0-3
The game for the top spot in this group went to China as they used a strong second half to get past Sami Whitcomb and Australia 82-64. The Philippines entered hoping that this would be year that they could break into the top six, but a good game from Afril Bernardino was not enough with Taiwan winning 93-52 to take the last spot in the knockout round.
China vs. Australia 82-64 CHN Han 16/11r Li Y 15 Huang 12/8r Yang 12 Zhang 7/6r Wu 7 Pan 5 Li YR 4 Wang 2 Li YF 2 Yang 0 Li M DNP AUS Whitcomb 24/7r Wallace 14 Froling 7 Garbin 6 Scherf 5 Melbourne 3 Wehrung 2 Sharp 2 Mangakahia 1 Shelley 0 Aokuso 0 Nicholson 0
Taiwan vs. Philippines 93-52 TPE Lin W-Y 19 Cheng 14/7r Liu 13 Lin Y-T 8 Tai 8 Chen 7 Chu 7/6a Lin T 6/6r Peng 5 Han 4/6r Wang 2 Lin H-F 0 PHI Bernardino 24/14r Castro 14/6r Fajardo 5 Pontejos 4 Nabalan 3 Tongco 2 Cabinbin 0 Clarin 0 Castillo 0 Pingol 0 Prado 0 Cayabyab 0
Standings: China 3-0, Australia 2-1, Taiwan 1-2, Philippines 0-3
Japan vs. winner Australia vs. New Zealand
China vs. winner South Korea vs. Taiwan