Yung the hero as HK rout Macau

HONGKONG got off to a winning start at the Asian men's under-22 championship at the expense of minnows Macau at MacPherson Stadium last night.

Hongkong thrashed Macau 83-59 in their opening Group A match with Yung Kam-wah the star of the night scoring 37 points including six three-pointers.

Yung, who plays for A1 Division title contenders Suntex, helped Hongkong to a 29-22 lead and was in excellent form in the shooting department as the territory pulled away to a comfortable victory in the second period.

The Philippines showed that they meant business in a convincing 92-54 victory over Sri Lanka in a Group B match played at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday afternoon. The Philippines led 45-37 at half-time.

Jordan looked fluent in a 60-45 Group C victory over Malaysia, in which they led 42-16 at half-time.

The top two teams will represent Asia in the inaugural World under-22 Championship to be held in Barcelona in August.


The tournament had been reduced to 12 teams following the withdrawal of China and the disqualification of Iran.

China withdrew because the event clashed with the qualifying rounds of the All-China National Games while Iran were disqualified for failing to confirm their participation.