Date: Sep 27, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Taiwan finally ended their drought at the preliminary round of the FIBA Asia Championship with a 72-64 win over Qatar at the Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium in Hunan Province, China, late on Friday evening to settle for a 1-2 record in Group D.
Even though the win was against the group’s top team, the result did not see Taiwan qualify for the second round, missing the cut by one place due to a pair of earlier losses.
Taiwan are to play in the Classification Round for a chance to finish as high as 13th.
Qatar opened strongly to seize a 10-3 advantage before Taiwan answered with a 9-0 run to close out the first quarter trailing 20-17. [FULL STORY]