Hong Kong, Mongolia and Qatar qualify to FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup main draw

7 Sep 2018

CYBERJAYA (FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2018) - Hong Kong's women, Mongolia and Qatar's men went undefeated in the qualifying draw (QD) and earned a trip to the main draw of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2018 in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on September 7-9, 2018.

In the women's QD, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, and Thailand competed for a spot in the main draw. Hong Kong had a closely contested first game against Uzbekistan with a 17-15 victory. Then they won their second game against Thailand 21-6 more than 2 minutes before the limit. They will head to Pool D on Saturday with 2017 champions Indonesia and Mongolia.

The men's QD started on Thursday, Mongolia were peerless against the rest of their pool which included Iran, Guam, Uzbekistan, and Hong Kong. They will play in Pool B against Jordan and Indonesia.

While in the other QD, 2016 champions and 2017 bronze medalists Qatar were determined to make it to Main Draw. They won 2 out of their 3 games before the limit against South Korea and Thailand. Their closest game was against Chinese Taipei where they won by 4 points. They will join Pool D with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The main draw will start today at 3.30pm local time (GMT+6).