BFI Press Release/New Delhi, 31st Oct 2013: In a pulsating match that went into overtime, team India beat Kazakhstan 65-62 for their first ever level I victory in the history of the FIBA Asia Championship for Women.The encounter against Kazakhstan was the 5th and final of the preliminary round for team India. India looked strong from the opening tip, taking an 11 point lead at half time. However, Kazakhstan fought back in the third quarter tying the game at 45 points. The fourth quarter saw India take a 2 point lead on Anitha Pauldurai’s jumper with 8 seconds on the clock but India fouled Kazakhstan who proceeded to make both their free throws to tie the game at 55 points at end of regulation. Anitha Pauldurai’s 18 points and an equally good performance by Jeena Skaria, with 14 points saw India through to a win. Oxana Ivanova (16 pts), Anastassiya Alishakaite (14 pts) and Anna Vinokurova (14 pts) helped Kazakhstan make the game a cliffhanger affair. India takes on Indonesia in the relegation match on 2nd Nov 2013. India is currently placed 5th in Level 1 with 6 points.
25th FIBA ASIA Championship For Women (Bangkok, Thailand)
Preliminary Round Results
25th FIBA Asia Championship for Women Bangkok, Thailand 31st Oct 2013:: India (Anitha Pauldurai 18, Jeena Skaria 14 ) Bt Kazakhstan ( Oxana Ivanova 16, Anastassiya Alishauskaite 14, Anna Vinokurova 14 ) 65-62 (16-14, 19-10, 10-21, 10-10, OT: 10-7 )
25th FIBA Asia Championship for Women Bangkok, Thailand 30th Oct 2013:: Japan (Asako O 15, Kumiko Oba 11) Bt India (Geethu Anna Jose 14, Raspreet Sidhu 9) 81-40 ( 24-8, 19-10, 22-10, 16-12 )
25th FIBA Asia Championship for Women Bangkok, Thailand 29th Oct 2013:: China ( Yanyan Ji 16, Song Gao 14, Mengran Sun 14 ) Bt India ( Geethu Anna Jose 11 ) 97-36 ( 27-8, 19-11, 25-7, 26-10 )
25th FIBA Asia Championship for Women Bangkok, Thailand 28th Oct 2013:: Korea (Danbi KIM 25, Yung Hui Lim 16) Bt India (Geethu Anna Jose 17, Anitha Pauldurai 13) 109 – 62 (29-16, 29-9, 21-20, 30-17 )
25th FIBA Asia Championship for Women Bangkok, Thailand 27th Oct 2013:: Chinese Taipei ( Yi-Ting Wu 18, Ying-Li Huang 13, Chun-Yi Liu 13 ) Bt India ( Anitha Pauldurai 22, Geethu Anna Jose 8 ) 85 – 57 (27-10, 24-20, 17-10, 17-17)