Continuing its Women’s Asia Cup campaign, a 7-33 third quarter sees India lose 69-107 to Korea. It will take on New Zealand on 29th September at 3:30 pm IST.

Women's Asia Cup

Captain Shireen Limaye registered her double-double of 16 pts & 11 rebs at the 2021 Women’s Asia Cup. Image credit: FIBA.com

Defying expectations, 70th ranked India stayed within single digits of 19th ranked Korea until late in the second quarter. Thereafter, it was all Korea’s way as the sharpshooting side kept its foot on the gas for the lopsided win.

Turnovers (24) continued to haunt India for the second straight game. This, in turn, led to a 37-9 points from turnovers advantage for Korea.

India’s 2-3 and 3-2 zone defense had no answer for Korea’s outside shooting prowess (20/39 or 51.28% 3PT). On the plus side, India did a better job on the boards (50-43) and from the freethrow line (14/18 or 77.78%) compared to its opening game loss to Japan.

*The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup is being held between 27th September – 3rd October in Amman, Jordan. The games are expected to be live-streamed on the LiveBasketball.tv app and on FIBA Youtube Channel

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