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Asian Qualifiers: India suffer heavy loss against New Zealand in opener

Asian Qualifiers: India suffer heavy loss against New Zealand in opener

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India lost the Group A match 101-46. Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon was India’s top scorer with 10 points. The Indian men’s basketball team was handed a heavy 101-46 drubbing by New Zealand in their opening Group A clash of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers campaign at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City in Quezon City, Philippines on Thursday. Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon was India’s top scorer with 10 points followed by Princepal Singh with seven. Kiwi power forward Tom Vodanovich was the highest scorer in the match with 21 points. Against New Zealand, ranked world No. 27 in the FIBA rankings, India, ranked 80th, made a poor start. The All Blacks took a 5-0 lead before Muin Bek Hafeez finally opened the scoring for India with a two-pointer. However, New Zeal...