September 30, 2021
The knockout round started on Thursday with Park Hye-Jin and South Korea taking the lead into halftime only to see Taiwan come back to tie it in the third quarter before they recovered for an 80-74 win. New Zealand figured that they would never have a better shot at Australia, but Sami Whitcomb would not let that happen in a 72-61 win. The result meant that South Korea, Japan, and China will be the three teams that join Australia in this region in the world championship qualifying tournaments.
South Korea vs. Taiwan 80-74 KOR Park H-J 22 Kang 15 Bae 14 Jin 8 Choi 5/8r Park J-H 4/6r Kim D-B 4 Shin 4 Yang 2 Kim M-J 2 An 0 Yoon DNP TPE Peng 18 Chen 9 Liu 9 Chu 7 Cheng 6/7r Lin T 6 Han 6 Tai 5 Lin Y-T 5 Lin H-F 3 Lin W-L 0 Wang DNP
Australia vs. New Zealand 72-61 AUS Whitcomb 29/7r/6a Scherf 13/6r Garbin 10 Sharp 6 Froling 5 Nicholson 4 Wehrung 3 Wallace 2 Aokuso 0/7r Melbourne 0 Mangakahia DNP Shelley DNP NZL C. Leger-Walker 17 K. Leger-Walker 12/6a Purcell 7 Goulding 7 Paalvast 7 Davidson 6 Boagni 3 Hippolite 2 Karaitiana 0 Taia 0 Blair 0 Richards DNP
The last game of the day was for the right to stay in Division A at the next tournament and it ended up being quite exciting. India took the lead, but Janine Pontejos kept the Philippines close and then Khate Castillo helped them establish a lead and keep it for a 74-70 win.
India vs. Philippines 70-74 IND P. Kumar 15/12r S. Kumar 12/7r Limaye 10/13r Kumari 10 Masilamani 9/7a Arvind 7 Nixon 7 Yadav 0 Rani 0 Udayakumar DNP Chenganamattathil DNP Mohan DNP PHI Pontejos 22 Castillo 22 Bernardino 9/11r/7a Clarin 8 Castro 4/6r Tongco 3/6r Cabinbin 3 Nabalan 3 Fajardo 0 Prado 0 Cayabyab 0 Pingol DNP