FIBA Asia U-18: India in quarters after 12 years

India advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for the first time in 12 years despite losing its last group encounter to Philippines 82-105 in Tehran on Wednesday. India will face Lebanon for a place in the semifinals.

Vishal Kumar Gupta (right) scored 11 points for India in the last group match in Tehran on Wednesday.   -  FIBA

India advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for the first time in 12 years despite losing its last group encounter to Philippines 82-105 in Tehran on Wednesday. India will face Lebanon for a place in the semifinals.

Jolo Mendoza scored 23 points for the Philippines to help his team defeat India and set a last eight clash with Korea. India dropped to fourth in the group with a 2-3 record despite Daniel Arthur Wilson hitting 16 points.

Group A top honours went to China, which moved to 5-0 with dominant 98-51 victory over Thailand. The Chinese got a balanced effort as seven players scored in double figures paced by Du Runwang's 18 points. Thailand got 19 points and 11 rebounds from Justin Bassey but dropped to 1-4 and was eliminated from the championship.

Chinese Taipei locked up the second spot in Group A with a 99-61 thrashing of Iraq as Tseng Hsiang-Chen and Chen Yu-Wei both had 13 points to lead six players in double figures. Chinese Taipei finished the group stage with a 4-1 record while Iraq was 1-4 and took fifth place despite Ihab Al-Zuhairi collecting 21 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists.

Quarterfinal line-up:

China v Iran; Chinese Taipei v Japan

Lebanon v India; Korea v Philippines

  Dugout videos