Indian colts lose to champs

Indian colts lose to champs
Highlights

Coming off a promising opening win against Thailand, India held its own in the first quarter, taking a 3-point lead.It hit 3 of their 11 3-pointers in this period alone, compared to China’s solitary shot from downtown. India was also neck and neck with China when it came to points in the paint, with both sides scoring 12 points each.

New Delhi: India went down 66-100 to defending champion China on the second day of the 24th FIBA U-18 men’s championship-2016 at Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran on Saturday.

Coming off a promising opening win against Thailand, India held its own in the first quarter, taking a 3-point lead.It hit 3 of their 11 3-pointers in this period alone, compared to China’s solitary shot from downtown. India was also neck and neck with China when it came to points in the paint, with both sides scoring 12 points each.

China used the second quarter of the game to really separate itself, outscoring India by 20 points. The Indian lads put up a fight in the 3rd quarter and managed a smaller deficit, but it was not enough as the side eventually fell short, 66 to a 106.Tamil Nadu shooting guards Hariram Ragupathy and captain P Baladhaneshwar were the bright spots on Saturday. Results: China 100 (J Taruike 20, J Man 18, Z Fan 13) bt India 66 (Hariram Ragupathy 31, P Baladhaneshwar 25).

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