Bengaluru, 29 Oct 2018: Fancied Indian girls had a fruitful day on the courts using depleted Guam as a punching bag to gain practice and exposure to all the players while the lowly team enjoyed the big stage and the Pacific Island players had fun at the FIBA under-18 Women’s Asian Championship at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Monday.
For the record, India beat Guam 107-42 and are sitting pretty to top the Group A with only Singapore game left to be played on Tuesday. Singapore had earlier lost to Iran and defeated Guam. Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Syria and Samoa are in Group B. If India tops the pool, they will be qualified directly to the semifinals. Wednesday is a day of rest and the pool toppers in both the groups will get an additional rest day on Thursday November 1, when the second and third-placed teams in both the Groups will play for the two remaining semifinal spots. The fourth-placed teams will play for the wooden spoon on Thursday.
Srishti Suren top scored for India with 19 points while Dharshini Thirunavakkarasu sank 15 points.