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Women's Asia Cup: India lose to Korea, face New Zealand next
Continuing its Women's Asia Cup campaign, a 7-33 third quarter sees India lose 69-107 to Korea. It will take on New Zealand on 29th September at 3:30 pm IST.
Captain Shireen Limaye registered her double-double of 16 pts & 11 rebs at the 2021 Women's Asia Cup. Image credit: FIBA.com
Defying expectations, 70th ranked India stayed within single digits of 19th ranked Korea until late in the second quarter. Thereafter, it was all Korea's way as the sharpshooting side kept its foot on the gas for the lopsided win.
Turnovers (24) continued to haunt India for the second straight game. This, in turn, led to a 37-9 points from turnovers advantage for Korea.
India's 2-3 and 3-2 zone defense had no answer for Korea's outside shooting prowess (20/39 or 51.28% 3PT). On the plus side, India did a better job on the boards (50-43) and from the freethrow line (14/18 or 77.78%) compared to its opening game loss to Japan.
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