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Korea’s U16 National Men’s Basketball Team lost its first game.

The Korea U16 National Team, led by head coach Kim Hyun-soo, fell to New Zealand 81-83 in their first game of Group C at the 2023 FIBA 안전카지노사이트 Asian Under-16 Championship at Al Rayyan Indoor Hall in Doha, Qatar on Sunday (July 17).

Trailing 79-82 with nine seconds left in regulation, Yoon Ji-hoon hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to one before Uhm Ji-hoo fouled out and intentionally missed the free throw. New Zealand’s Kate Ihaka missed the first but made the second.

Trailing by two points, Korea had the final offensive possession. However, Korea was unable to create a decent scoring opportunity. With two seconds left, Yang Woo-hyuk committed a wasteful turnover and the game was over. Still, Yang finished with 19 points. Yoon Ji-hoon had 19 points, including five three-pointers. Eddie Daniel added 18 points and seven rebounds.

The tournament will be played after the group stage, with the first-place finisher going straight to the quarterfinals and the second- and third-place finishers joining the 12-team tournament to determine the final ranking. South Korea will play Bahrain in the second round of the tournament on Nov. 18.

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