November 17, 2019
The first game in Auckland saw Han Xu and China take care of business with a 127-49 win over the Philippines. Calculations were being made early and Penina Davidson and New Zealand raced out to a lead, flipping the tiebreakers into their favor, but Kang Lee-Seul and South Korea fought back, trimming the deficit to a level that would see them advance. The hosts finally showed they could beat the Koreans for the first time since the regions were combined, but a 69-65 margin was not enough to advance.
Philippines vs. China 49-127 PHI Pontejos 16 Bernardino 8 Castillo 7 Hayes 6 Nabalan 4 Cabinbin 3 Chan 3 Tongco 2 Jose 0 CHN Han 26/9r Wang XM 14/11r Li YR 14 Huang 12/8r Wang SY 11/7a Sun 10 Yang 10/6a Gao 8/14r Li Y 8/6a Pan 8/8a Li M 6 Shao DNP
South Korea vs. New Zealand 65-69 KOR Kang L-S 21 Kim J-E 17 Park J-S 11/11r/6a Kim D-B 8 Park H-J 8 Roberson 0 Bae 0 Youm 0 Shin DNP Kang A-J DNP Kim M-J DNP Ku DNP NZL Davidson 24/15r Purcell 16/10r/6a Edmondson 15 Taylor 6 Paalvast 3 Beck 2 Cocks 2 Boagni 1 Leger-Walker 0 Blair DNP Fotu DNP
Standings: China 2-1, South Korea 2-1, New Zealand 2-1, Philippines 0-3
Both games in Kuala Lumpur had no impact on anything. Chen Wei-An and Taiwan beat India 79-56. The other game only had psychological implications as Japan was preparing for host duties while Australia was looking to beat their new nemesis after the combination of the regions, but they will have wait longer after falling behind early and losing 82-69.
Taiwan vs. India 79-56 TAI Chen 20 Wang 12 Huang L-C 9 Tsai 8/11r Wu 8 Lin Y-T 5 Han 5 Huang H-T 3 Huang F-S 3/6a Peng 3 Chu 2 Lin T 1 IND Skaria 15/9r Limaye 13/6a Nixon 12 Udayakumar 6/11r Geetha 4 Kumari 3 Arvind 2 Cleetus 1 Sonkar 0 Kumar 0 Bhutia DNP Venkataraman DNP
Japan vs. Australia 82-69 JPN Motohashi 16/7a Miyashita 15 Yoshida 15 Miyazawa 14/12r Hayashi 11 Tokashiki 7 Akaho 4/7r Okoye 0 Tanimura 0 Umezawa DNP Nemoto DNP Watanabe DNP AUS Cambage 17/6r O’Hea 14/7a Ebzery 10 Allen 9 Magbegor 5 George 5 Tolo 4/6r Mitchell 3 Talbot 2/6r Madgen 0 Garbin DNP Lavey DNP
Standings: Japan 3-0, Australia 2-1, Taiwan 1-2, India 0-3