China and South Korea will lock horns in the final of the FIBA Africa Championship.
The two countries will meet in Sunday's final in Omura to determine Asia's lone representative to the quadrennial multi-sport spectacle. The loser along with the third-ranked team can still qualify for the London Games via the Olympic Qualifying tournament.
China progressed to the gold-medal game by defeating host Japan 72-62. The game was close in the early minutes before the
Chinese pulled away from their gallant opponents. Chen Nan powered her way to 21 points and 10 rebounds while Miao Lijei added 18. Yuko Oga led Japan with 14 points.
South Korea, meanwhile, downed Chinese Taipei 72-66 in the second game. It was also a close game at the start before the
South Koreans waxed hot in the second period to take the lead for good.
Sin Jung-Ja led the unbeaten South Koreans with 15 points while Kim Jung-Eun and Choi Youn-Ah added 13 points apiece. Liu Chun-Yi and Chiang Feng-Chun paced the Taiwanese with 15 points each.
South Korea and China met on the opening day of the tournament with the former pulling off a 99-93 win.
The two countries also met in the final two years ago in Chennai with China easily winning the game 91-71.
FIBA Asia Women’s Championship Fixtures
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Japan v Chinese Taipei
09:00 | BASKETBALL
China v South Korea