East Asia Basketball Championship scores for June 10, 2011

What is this? -- This is the qualifying tournament that will determine the representatives of the East Asia Sub-Zone for the 2011 FIBA-Asia Men's Championship.
Where is it being held? -- Nanjing, China
Who are participating? -- Group A has South Korea, Hong Kong and China (Team B), while Group B has Japan, Taiwan and Mongolia.
How many teams will make it to the FIBA-Asia tourney? -- Top 3 teams excluding China because they're the hosts. In all probability, the 3 teams will be S. Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Day 1 Results:
South Korea over Hong Kong, 134-47
- Korea led by 53 at the half, and the outcome was never really in doubt.
- SK was led by Kim Jong-Gyu's 23 points. He was ably supported by Yang Dong-Geun and Cho Sung-Min, each netting 15.
Quarter scoring: 28-5, 70-17, 101-28, 134-47

Lee Jung-Suk of Korea defends against Szeto Wai Kit of Hong Kong
(image from Daylife.com/Getty Images)
6'7" Oh Se-Keun is one of the prime frontliners for the Koreans
(image from USAToday.com)
Chinese-Taipei over Japan, 75-74
- This was a thriller of a game as the Taiwanese barely scraped by the Japanese.
- Taiwanese star Chen Hsin-An, who plays for the Dongguan City Leopards in the CBA, hit the game-winning charities with about 3 seconds left. Chien Chia-Hung and Wu Tai-Hao backed him up with 15 markers apiece.
- Takuya Kawamura of Link Tochigi Brex led the Japanese side with 28 points. He was the only Japanese in double figures. Ryota Sakurai and Kosuke Takeuchi followed him up with 9 points each.
Quarter scoring: 13-14, 27-32, 52-49, 75-74

Chen Hsin-An's free-throws enable Taiwan to trump Japan
(image from FIBAAsia.net)
Takuya Kawamura was the long Japanese in double-digits
(image from FIBA.com)

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