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Williams ensures 9th place for Philippines

Post by Admin on Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:13 pm

TOKUSHIMA
(FIBA Asia Championship) - Kelly Williams' success with both his
free-throws helped Philippines beat China 78-76 and won the top place
in the consolation league on Saturday.

Locked 76-all, with 48
seconds left in the game, China squandered on what could have been a
winning lead, twice. Ke Li fumbled with his two free throws and Qian Wu
failed to convert both his attempts seconds later.

On the turn of run, Philippines got their chance and Williams delivered.

Scores

Philippines
78 (Daniel Charles Siegle 20, Kelly Williams 14) bt China 76 (Zhang Kai
16, Ke Li 13). Quarterwise: 19-22, 36-38, 59-61.

FIBA Asia - This is truly an amazing Championship: Dato Yeoh

TOKUSHIMA
(FIBA Asia Championship) - Dato' Yeoh Choo Hock and basketball in Asia
are as good as synonymity. For starters, the veteran and venerable
sport administrator has been actively involved in the most number of
FIBA Asia Championships. S Mageshwaran caught up with the FIBA Asia
Secretary General during the Championship on his thoughts about the
Championship and basketball in Asia.


Your thoughts on Philippines's return…
Their
presence is another big boost to the Championship. I don't think there
are many countries in Asia where basketball is followed as passionately
and intensely like in Philippines. It's almost like a religion.
But the important point is how they are going to adapt.
They
need to start playing according to the FIBA rules. Professional league
is one thing, but FIBA events are another. But I'm very confident
Philippines are capable of doing this.















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