India crushed Malaysia 93-40 for its first win in the FIBA Asian under-16 boys' basketball championship in Vietnam on Wednesday.

Karthickeyan Swaminathan top-scored for India with 18 points, while Ajay Pratap Singh (17), Satnam Singh Bhamara and Loveneet Singh (16 each) were the other leading scorers. India led 34-8 at half-time.

India had lost to defending champion China 27-64 in its Group 'A' opener on Tuesday.

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