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Sri Lanka cagers bow out of Asia Cup

Sri Lanka’s basketball men’s and women’s teams bowed out of the Asia Cup 3x3 basketball tournament having lost all their preliminary round games in Changsha, China on Friday.

The men’s team played three matches and lost all of them. They went down to Kyrgyzstan 10-21, Chinese Taipei 9-19 and Vietnam 17-21 in this shortened version of the game.

The women’s team too lost both games they played. They lost to Philippines 6-21 and Asia’s power-house Japan 11-21.

Not that Sri Lanka played poor quality basketball, but it was just that they were clearly over shadowed by the taller opponents that gave them the advantage.

Sri Lanka excelled in defence and offensive areas but could not beat the high ball.