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Indonesia romps Thailand in noontime ACQ clash

Lester Prosper continued to lead Indonesia, but this time, he had some backup. FIBA/Paul Ryan Tan
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Indonesia finished its stint in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on a high note with an 86-69 rout of Thailand on Sunday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

In the first game of a triple-header in the final day of the Angeles bubble, the Indons pulled away from the Thais for good in the second quarter after outscoring them, 28-14, to open a 49-32 halftime lead.

Indonesia sustained its dominance for most of the second half to seal the blowout.

Lester Prosper led Indonesia, which will host the FIBA Asia Cup main tournament in August, with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal.

Andakara Dhyaksa added 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, and one steal for Indonesia, which moved up to 2-4.

Nattakarn Muangboon put up 14 markers, two rebounds, and seven assists for Thailand, which finished its ACQ stint winless at 0-6.

Box Scores:

Indonesia 86-Prosper 22, Dhyaksa 19, Grahita 15, Lakudu 10, Goantara 10, Sitorus 4, Kosasih 3, Wisnu 3, Saputra 0, Teja 0

Thailand 69-Muangboon 14, Jakrawan 13, Ananti 11, Suttisin 8, Chungyampin 8, Jainasuk 7, Towaroj 6, Charansarn 2, Ghogar 0, Klaewnarong 0

Quarterscores: 21-18, 49-32, 67-54, 86-69

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