Bengaluru: India cruised into the semis of the 2018 FIBA U-18 Asia Women's basketball championship match defeating Singapore 79-49 at the Kanteereva Indoor stadium here on Tuesday. Following a resounding victory against Guam on Monday, India had no trouble against Singapore.
Gulabsha Ali was the star performer for the Indian Eves as she netted 21 points. Her all round play was perfectly coordinated as she picked up rebounds, provided assists and stole the ball to disrupt Singapore's play. Srishti Soren exhibited some accurate shooting which kept the score board ticking while Shushantika Chakravorthy came up with timely blocks as India never gave Singapore a sniff in the game.
Korea Republic and Japan romped into the semi-finals of the 2018 FIBA Asia Women's (Under-18) basketball championships. Korea Republic stunned Australia 63-62 and made it from Group A with three wins on the trot while Japan shocked holders China 94-79 to make the last four from Group B. In the bargain, both teams qualified for the 2019 World Cup Women's Under-19 basketball championships to be held in Thailand.
Results: Division A
Australia 62 (Isobel Anne Anstey 19) lost to Korea Republic 63 (Sohee Lee 21); (10-13, 08-14, 21-21, 23-15)
Chinese Taipei 99 (Yu-Chieh Chen 13) beat Indonesia 54 (Tricia Mary Aoijs 15); (30-07, 22-13, 26-12, 21-21).
China 79 (Mingling Chen 16) lost to Japan 94 (Norika Konno 19); (24-23, 21-18, 16-29, 18-24).
New Zealand 99 (Charlotte Whittaker 18) beat Malaysia 32 (Weng Yen Chan 10) (29-12, 26-07, 22-08, 22-07).