Korea loses to Japan in U-18 Women’s Basketball Asia Cup, finishes in 4th place

3rd-4th place match between Korea and Japan

Korea lost to Japan in the 26th International Basketball Federation (FIBA) U-18 Women’s Asia Cup and finished in 4th place.

Korea lost to Japan 54-69, by 15 points, in the 3rd-4th place match held in Shenzhen, China on the 30th.

Lee Min-ji played hard with 19 points and Yoo Ha-eun scored 10 points, but the 2-point shooting success rate dropped significantly to 33.3% and they were unable to properly catch up.

Korea, which finished in fourth place, secured a spot in the 2025 U-19 World Cup, which is awarded to the top four countries.

Korea, which lost to China the previous day and was pushed into the 3rd-4th place match, hit 4 3-point shots against Japan in the first quarter and fell behind by a large margin of 4-25. 파워볼사이트

In the second quarter, they pursued with Lee Min-ji at the forefront, but were unable to stop Japan’s Kokoro Tanaka (22 points) and Himeka Sone (10 points), ending the first half with a score of 22-37.

Korea, who played an even game in the second half, went up to 49-61, a 12-point lead in the middle of the fourth quarter, with consecutive scores from Ha-eun Yoo and Ga-hyeon Lee (7 points), followed by Lee Min-ji’s free throws.

However, Korea was blocked by Japan’s defense and made several turnovers, unable to narrow the score gap any further. 스포츠토토링크

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