- Sri Lanka lost the first match to Hong-Kong 87-41
- Indonesia won the first match against Singapore 75-34
Sri Lanka lost the jump ball as L.Kahol got a hand to it and passed on to A. Zita as Indonesia drew first blood. It was 10-0 run at the start of the quarter until Manthila Gallassage swished a jump shot for a couple points when the clock struck 07:46. Sri Lanka taking considerable time to settle into the game gave a bit too much of points in the first quarter. Indonesia scored twenty-five in reply to the islander`s nine points.
Even though Sri Lanka did grab the rebounds in the defence they were unable to convert them into points on the other end through fast breaks. Sri Lanka topped the cards of defensive rebounds with a total number of thirty-four rebounds the conversion of them into fast breaks has remained at zero.
First Quarter: Sri Lanka – 09 Indonesia – 25
It was the consistency in ticking the scoreboard which Sri Lanka lacked. Even though they did score they weren’t able to maintain a consistent streak of scoring points. The biggest scoring run for Sri Lanka in the game was five points and for Indonesia it was an up high of twenty-five points.
Manthila Gallassage drawing a foul of L.Kahol converted one out of her two free-throws as Sri Lanka scored first in the second quarter. Gallassage scored another mid-range jumper shortly after to cut the deficit down to thirteen points. Indonesia led the game 25-12.
Sri Lanka did get back into the game as they scored fourteen points in the second quarter in reply to the sixteen points of the Indonesians. Yet, Indonesia banking on the early lead was still comfortably ahead.
Manthila Gallassage scored five points while Shereen Preena and Dilumi Goonerwardene scored couple of points each. Resuree Wijesundera also scored three points together with skipper Nirma Sasanthi who scored two points in the second quarter.
Half Time : Sri Lanka – 23 Indonesia – 41