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Asian Championships U16 Standings
 1. China
 2. Philippines
 3. Japan
 4. Taiwan
 5. S.Korea
 6. Iran
 7. Kazakhstan
 8. Bahrain
 9. Malaysia
 10. Jordan
 11. India
 12. Syria
 13. Hong Kong
 13. Thailand
Asian Championships U16 Stage One Standings
Group E
 1. China 5-0 
 2. Bahrain 3-2 
 3. S.Korea 3-2 
 4. Iran 2-3 
 5. Syria 2-3 
 6. Malaysia 0-5 
Group F
 1. Philippine. 4-1 
 2. Japan 4-1 
 3. Taiwan 4-1 
 4. Kazakhstan. 1-4 
 5. India 1-4 
 6. Jordan 1-4 
Group Places 13-14
 1. Hong Kong 0-3 
 2. Thailand 0-3 

Points Per Game
 Mahipal SINGH
  (181-G-97)
  Avg: 25
 1. Singh, IND N.25.0 
 2. Hachimura, JPN N.22.8 
 3. Juma, BHR N.21.7 
 4. Hu, CHN N.20.6 
 5. Zhao, Hebei S.19.7 
 6. Kwon, KOR N.18.6 
 7. Maki, JPN N.18.5 
 8. Mendoza, PHI N.16.6 
 9. Hadri, SYR N.16.4 
 10. Tu, TAI N.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed JUMA
  (192-F-97)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Juma, BHR N.14.1 
 2. Abuaboud, JOR N.13.3 
 3. Hu, CHN N.12.9 
 4. Hachimura, JPN N.12.6 
 5. Nieto, PHI N.11.0 
 6. Fu, Bayi R.10.8 
 7. Khori, SYR N.10.6 
 8. Gupta, IND N.10.2 
 9. Neff, KAZ N.10.0 
 10. Hadri, SYR N.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hyeokjoon KWON
  (175-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Kwon, KOR N.4.9 
 2. Seyedi, IRI N.4.3 
 3. Kadyr, KAZ N.3.9 
 4. Foo, MAS N.3.9 
 5. Hayashi, JPN N.3.9 
 6. Kirilin, KAZ N.3.6 
 7. Liu, DongGuan L.3.4 
 8. Nieto, PHI N.3.4 
 9. Hijazi, JOR N.3.4 
 10. Choi, KOR N.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hyeokjoon KWON
  (175-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Kwon, KOR N.4.2 
 2. Hasan, BHR N.4.0 
 3. Xu, Guangdong ST2.9 
 4. Tu, TAI N.2.8 
 5. Hijazi, JOR N.2.4 
 6. Seyedi, IRI N.2.3 
 7. Liu, DongGuan L.2.3 
 8. Park, KOR N.2.3 
 9. Yang, KOR N.2.1 
 10. Choi, KOR N.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jinqiu HU
  (208-C-97)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Hu, CHN N.4.2 
 2. Juma, BHR N.3.2 
 3. Hachimura, JPN N.2.8 
 4. Abuaboud, JOR N.2.7 
 5. Baban, IRI N.2.3 
 6. Hsu, TAI N.1.5 
 7. Poat Kisomi, IRI N.1.3 
 8. Hasan, BHR N.1.3 
 9. Nasiri Rineh, IRI1.3 
 10. Hiraiwa, JPN N.1.3 
 

China defend the title in Tehran (Photo: FIBA Asia)
Starting five
#s#
Chenzu Wang
Wang
Yanhao Zhao
Zhao
Yongxuan Luo
Luo
Chunqing Liu
Liu
Hao Fu
Fu
#e#5
4Zhang Xiaolei 208-C-97 Jiangsu D. China
5Hu Jinqiu 208-C-97
6Yuan Zheliang 206-C-98
7Wang Chenzu 195-F-97 Bayi R. China
8Zhao Yanhao 195-F-97 Zhejiang CB China
9Luo Yongxuan 190-SG-97 Foshan LL China
10Shen Zijie 205-C-97
11Wang Zixu 200-F-98
12Liu Chunqing 190-G-97 DongGuan L. China
13Wu Yucheng 194-F-97 Jiangsu D. China
14Fu Hao 206-C-98 Bayi R. China
15Xu Mingzhi 185-C-97 Guangdong ST China

Jizeng Liu Head Coach Jilin China

Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U16 Championships Awards 2013 - Oct 10, 2013

Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U16 Championships 1st Team 2013
Hyeokjoon Kwon
Kwon
Jose Lorenzo Mendoza
Mendoza
Ye Zhao
Zhao
Mohamed Juma
Juma
Jinqiu Hu
Hu

Best Player: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China
Best Guard: Hyeokjoon Kwon (175-PG-97) of S.Korea
Best Forward: Mohamed Juma (192-F-97) of Bahrain
Best Center: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China

1st Team
PG: Hyeokjoon Kwon (175-PG-97) of S.Korea
PG: Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) of Philippines
F: Ye Zhao (198-F-97) of China
F: Mohamed Juma (192-F-97) of Bahrain
C: Jinqiu Hu (208-C-97) of China

2nd Team
G: Ssu-Han Tu (177-G-97) of Taiwan
PG: Jaehwa Choi (178-PG-98) of S.Korea
G: Mahipal Singh (181-G-97) of India
PF: Khaled Abuaboud (198-PF-97) of Jordan
C: Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) of Japan

Honorable Mention
Mingzhi Xu (185-C-97) of China
Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) of Philippines
Hayato Maki (187-F-97) of Japan
Cheng-Shun Hsu (184-G-97) of Taiwan
Sadiq Hasan (185-F-97) of Bahrain
Seyed Abolfazl Seyedi (177-PG-98) of Iran
Mohammad Hadri (188-C-97) of Syria
Ting Jun Foo (170-G-97) of Malaysia



China defend the title in Tehran - Oct 4, 2013

FINAL
China - Philippines 85-78
China defend the title at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Philippines 85:78 in the Final game and became the Champion of the tournament. Both teams together with Japan fetched the ticket to the 2014 FIBA World U17 Championship to be played in Dubai from June 26-July 6 2014. China opened the game with a 24-20 lead and added 18-15 run in the second frame. Philippines managed to seal the victory in the third period 20-17 and reduced to 4 points entering the last stanza. China however needed a 26-23 rally in the last stanza to take the trophy in Tehran. In 2011 China proved their status as the main force at U16 level in Asia. They marched undefeated in Vietnam to defend their U16 Asia Championship title and overcame South Korea 92:52. Zhao Ye (198-F-97) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Fu Hao (206-C-98) collected 22 points and 18 rebounds. Xu Mingzhi posted 14, whilst Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) added 12 points and 15 rebounds. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) answered with 20 points in defeat and Nieto Michael Joseph nailed 13. Desiderio Andres Paul shot 11, whilst Escoto Richard put up 7.


3-4 Place
Japan - Taiwan 85-72
Japan clinch Bronze in Tehran at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Taiwan 85:72 in the game for the third place and stepped up on pedestal. Japan also fetched the ticket to the 2014 FIBA World U17 Championship to be played in Dubai from June 26-July 6 next year. Japan started the game with a 25-19 lead and added massive 20-12 rally in the second period. Taiwan did their best to recover and came up with a 20-14 run in the third quarter. Japan however closed the game with a 26-21 run and won the game by 13 points. Maki Hayato top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Hachimura Rui nailed 21. Gen Hiraiwa (198-C-97) poured in 15, whilst Maeta Satoru had 10. Hsu Cheng-Shun (184-G-97) ended up with 18 points and 17 rebounds, whilst Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) notched 14. Wu Yen-Ju poured in 13 and Chan Chun brought 10.

5-6 Place
South Korea - Iran 66-53
South Korea celebrated victory in their U16 Asia Championship finale. They held off hosting Iran to occupy the 5th overall position. Iran eked out an 18:16 lead after the starting quarter. South Korea denied the deficit and surged ahead in the second term. The Korean side posted a 38:33 halftime advantage. Iran struggled to get closer throughout the third period. South Korea piled up a 56:46 lead at the final term. Iran scored just 7 points in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Park Minuk (185-F-98) netted 18 points for South Korea. Kwon Hyeokjoon (175-PG-97) had 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Behrooz Razeghin (180-G-97) responded with 16 points for Iran. Seyed Abolfazl Seyedi chipped in 13 points in the losing effort.

7-8 Place
Kazakhstan - Bahrain 97-42
Kazakhstan claimed the victory in their final game at the U16 Asia Championship. They outgunned Bahrain to secure the 7th position. Andrey Litvinenko (190-F-97) posted 19 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Kazakhstan held Bahrain to 8 points in the opening frame. They built a 7-point advantage. Kazakhstan stepped on the gas in the second term scoring 28 points. They established a 43:23 halftime advantage. Kazakhstan maintained the tempo throughout the second half. The margin grew at 34-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Konstantin Neff (199-F-97) had 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Alexander Danilchenko (199-C-97) and Leonid Voronushkin had 12 points apiece in the victory. Mohamed Juma, Mahmood Al-Musalli and Husain Mohamed banked 8 points each in the losing case.


Philippines and China advanced to the Final - Oct 3, 2013

SEMIFINAL
Taiwan - Philippines 72-77
Philippines clinched a tough victory over Taiwan in the U16 Asia Championship semifinal. Philippines will now take on China for the trophy. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) scored 28 points to pace the winners. Taiwan will take on Japan in the consolation final. Philippines earned a 23:17 lead after the opening ten minutes. But Taiwan cut the distance to 5 points at the interval 37:42. Taiwan took over in the third period. They went on a 22:12 rally to secure a 5-point advantage at the final break. Taiwan led by one 72:71 with under two minutes remaining. But Philippines capped the regulation with 6 straight points to secure the winning outcome. Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) secured 17 points and 14 boards, while Joseph Matthew Nieto added 11 points in the win. Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) and Hsu Cheng-Shun replied with 14 points each for Taiwan.

China - Japan 99-78
China reach the Final as they overcame Japan at the U16 Asia Championship. The Chinese side grabbed a 99:78 win and remained undefeated at the tournament. China was the favorite of the game and posted a 20-4 lead in the first 5 minutes. They had 32:21 advantage after the first 10 minutes and led 41:32 after 15 minutes. China made the push at the end of the half and reached 58:37 lead at the halftime, while the board showed 73:44 lead for China midway through the third period. Japan managed to reply with a 29-22 rally and reduced to final 21 points. Zhao Ye top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) nailed 22. Yuan Zheliang poured in 12, whilst Fu Hao collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) answered with 25 points in the losing effort and Nomi Yuto netted 16. Taira Shogo poured in 12 and Igarashi Seiya scored 8.

11-12 Place
India - Syria 81-67
India recorded victory in their final game at the U16 Asian Championship. They overcame Syria to occupy the 11th overall position. Mahipal Singh (181-G-97) stepped up with 19 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. India got to a confident start. They went on a 22:10 run in the first ten minutes. India stretched the gap in the second quarter. They accumulated a 43:26 halftime advantage. Things got just worse for Syria in the third term. They faced a 22-point deficit before the fourth period. Syria managed to narrow the gap in the final term but could not avoid the defeat. Jaipal Maan (185-SG-97) netted 14 points, while Vishal Gupta (198-C-98) posted 12 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Ronaldo Shammas (168-PG-97) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Syria. Mohammad Hadri had 12 points in the loss.

5-8 Place
Kazakhstan - South Korea 75-88
South Korea roll over Kazakhstan in Tehran at the Classification Round of the U16 Asia Championship. South Korea needed an 88:75 win and will play for the 5th place against Iran tomorrow. Bahrain meanwhile will take on Kazakhstan in the game for 7-8 places. South Korea posted a 26:17 lead at the end of the first period and led 37:24 midway through the second frame. They had 10-point advantage at the halftime and later led 70:51 after 30 minutes. Kazakhstan looked better in the last stanza and managed to reduce to final 13 points. Park Minuk top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Kwon Hyeokjoon as well as Park Sangkwon had 18 each. Yun Wongsang (179-G-98) followed them with 7 points in a win. Neff Konstantin and Litvinenko Andrey replied with 19 points each in defeat. Leonid Voronushkin (185-G-97) scored 11, whilst Satkeyev Aimurat added 9.

Bahrain - Iran 56-79
The hosts surprise Bahrain at the Classification Round of the U16 Asia Championship. Iran overcame the opponents 79:56 and will play for the 5th place tomorrow against South Korea. Bahrain meanwhile will take on Kazakhstan in the game for 7-8 places. The teams were tied at 6:6, while Bahrain won the first period 13:10. They increased to 23:14 midway through the second frame and had 27:19 halftime advantage. Iran however erupted with a 22-3 surge and took 41:30 lead at the third period. They never looked behind after and reached the necessary win. Baban Barzin stepped up with 22 points, while Seyedi Seyed Abolfazl, Soheil Farhadi Chalabeh (180-G-97) and Poat Kisomi Amirhossein nailed 12 each. Sheikhi Mobin followed them with 11 points in a win. Mohamed Juma (192-F-97) answered with 29 points in the losing effort and Kadhem Sayed notched 11. Hasan Sadiq produced 8 points in a loss.

9-10 Place
Malaysia - Jordan 86-80
Malaysia wrapped up their U16 Asia Championship campaign with victory. They outscored Jordan to clinch the 9th overall position in the ladder. Liang Chuan Yek and Wei Jie Tan netted 21 points each for the winners. Malaysia and Jordan exchanged baskets throughout intense first quarter. The scoreboard read 19:19 after ten minutes. Jordan pulled in front in the second period. They snatched a 40:36 halftime lead. Jordan dominated in the third term. They opened a 7-point lead into the fourth quarter 64:57. Malaysia responded with a 29-point outburst in the final stanza as they stole a narrow victory. Ting Jun Foo (170-G-97) notched 11 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the win. Yaseed Hijazi responded with 28 points for Jordan. Mohammad Daher (185-SG-97) had 22 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.


China, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan reach semifinals in Tehran - Oct 2, 2013

Quarterfinals

China - Kazakhstan 102-75
China completed the semifinal picture at the U16 Asia Championship. They eased past Kazakhstan to set up the clash against Japan in the next round. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) stepped up with 29 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. China got to rather a slow start. They snatched an 18:14 lead after ten minutes. The gap grew quickly in the second quarter. China dominated in the period to open a 19-point halftime lead 48:29. The margin kept on growing throughout the third term. China cruised to a comfortable 74:50 advantage at the final break. They never looked back coasting to the victory. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) had 23 points, while Liu Chunqing finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Alexander Danilchenko (199-C-97) responded with 16 points for Kazakhstan. Zhalgasbek Kadyr and Konstantin Neff chipped in 10 points each in the loss.

Philippines - Iran 79-52
Philippines edge Iran in Tehran at the Quarterfinal Stage of the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines produced a 79:52 win to face Taiwan in the Final. Philippines started the game with a 22-14 lead and added 16-10 run in the second frame. Iran remained alive in the third quarter as they reduced to 57:46. Philippines however dominated the court in the last stanza and increased to final 27 points. Desiderio Andres Paul made the final result in the game as Philippines edge Iran in Tehran at the Quarterfinal Stage. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) poured in 13. Go Jose IV brought 12, whilst Desiderio Andres Paul had 11. Soheil Farhadi Chalabeh (180-G-97) ended up with 26 points and Sheikhi Mobin posted 8. Nasiri Rineh Ali and Baban Barzin notched 4 points each.

Bahrain - Taiwan 67-70
Taiwan escape with the narrow win over Bahrain at the U16 Asia Championship. One of the favorites posted a tough 70:67 win and advanced to the Semifinals. Taiwan easily won the first period 26-12 and added 15-11 run in the second frame. The victory however was not that easy for them. Bahrain dominated the second half in the game and managed to win both quarters. It was enough only to reduce to final 3 points. Hasan Sadiq scored for 69:67 and then Wu Yen-Ju made the final result in the game. Chang Chun-Ting (174-PG-97) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) as well as Sun Yung-Cheng (187-SF-97) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds each. Hsu Cheng-Shun ended up with 10 points and Wu Yen-Ju poured in 7. Mohamed Juma (192-F-97) answered with 26 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Hasan Sadiq had 17. Ghazwan Mohamed poured in 12, whilst Baqer Ali and Shakeeb Ali notched 5 apiece.

South Korea - Japan 71-75
Japan grabbed 75:71 win over South Korea and advanced to the Semifinals of the U16 Asia Championship. They needed 17-9 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory. Japan opened the game with a 24-21 lead, but South Korea won the second period. They posted a 24-18 rally for 45:42 halftime advantage. Moreover the latter added 17-16 run in the third period and had 4-point advantage at the end of the third period. Japan however erupted with a 17-9 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory. Hayato Maki (187-F-97) paced all the winners with 25 points and Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) collected 19 points and 25 rebounds. Hiraiwa Gen added 17 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Hayashi Yutaro had 8. Yang Jae Hyuk (191-F-97) and Choi Jaehwa (178-PG-98) delivered 15 points each in a loss. Park Sangkwon nailed 14, while Kwon Hyeokjoon scored 13.

9-12 Place
Syria - Jordan 55-66
Jordan overcame Syria in the classification round for 9th-12th place at the U16 Asia Championship today. Jordan will now take on Malaysia for the 9th overall position. Mohammad Daher (185-SG-97) produced 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Syria will wrap up their campaign against India. Jordan gained a 20:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Jordan secured a 33:26 halftime lead. Syria narrowed the distance in the third quarter. They got within 3 points at the final intermission 42:45. Jordan responded with a 21:13 rally in the final frame and secured the winning outcome. Khaled Abuaboud (198-PF-97) notched 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Yaseed Hijazi contributed 12 points for Jordan. Mohammad Hadri (188-C-97) responded with 19 points for Syria. Khalel Khori had 10 points and 17 rebounds in the defeat.

Malaysia - India 82-80 OT
Malaysia celebrated a narrow overtime success over India in the classification round of U16 Asia Championship. Zi Feung Chang (194-C-97) notched 26 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Malaysia will now face Jordan for the ninth overall position. Malaysia ensured a 16:9 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the lead in the second frame. Malaysia accounted for a 35:24 halftime advantage. But India turned the tables in the third period. They narrowed the distance to just 3 points. India fired 27 points in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. Malaysia dropped 15 points in the extra frame and escaped with a narrow win at the end. Ting Jun Foo (170-G-97) recorded 18 points, 8 assists and 5 boards for Malaysia. Koon Wei Chong had 16 points in the victory. Mahipal Singh (181-G-97) responded with 26 points for India. Rahul Mehla had 12 points in the loss.


The Quarterfinals are set in Tehran - Sep 30, 2013

Group E
Bahrain - Iran 70-50
Bahrain beat Iran, both head to the Quarterfinals of the U16 Asia Championship. Bahrain overcame the hosts 70:50 and finished second in the group with 3-2 record. Iran meanwhile clinched the fourth place with 2-3 record in Group E. Bahrain won the first period 18-10, but led 2 points at the halftime. The guests managed to add 14-11 rally in the third period and increased to 43:38 after three quarters. Bahrain later needed a massive 27-12 surge to seal an easy win. Sadiq Hasan (185-F-97) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Juma Mohamed nailed 23. Ghazwan Mohamed produced 16, whilst Ali Shakeeb (177-G-97) had 6. Farhadi Chalabeh Soheil and Baban Barzin delivered 11 points each in defeat. Azari Amirhossein poured in 7 and Raham Kabir (198-SF-97) notched 5.

Jordan - Kazakhstan 62-99
Kazakhstan grabs the last ticket from Group E as they destroyed Jordan in the most important game. Kazakhstan posted a 99-62 win and finished the group with 1-4 record. Jordan and India finished with the same record and due to the games between each other could not make it to the next stage. Kazakhstan started the game with an 18-12 lead and added massive 25-11 surge in the second period. They continued their dominance in the second half and posted two more victories. Kazakhstan needed a 22-16 run in the third period and finished the game with a 34-23 rally. Litvinenko Andrey paced all the winners with 22 points and Leonid Voronushkin (185-G-97) nailed 19. Aitkali Ruslan followed them with 18 points in a win. Rashed Aljadidi Almajali (195-C-97) ended up with 18 points in defeat and Hijazi Yaseed scored 13. Daher Ali and Mohammad Daher (185-SG-97) produced 6 points each in a loss.

China - South Korea 83-71
China clinched the third straight win at the Second Stage of U16 Asian Championship. They held off South Korea to win Group E at 5-0 record. China will now take on Kazakhstan in the quarterfinal stage. South Korea will face Philippines. China snatched a 21:19 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap in the second term. China established a 43:35 halftime advantage. South Korea stayed behind throughout the third term. They trailed by as many as 5 points at the final intermission. The Korean side got within four points midway through the final term. But China restored a safe cushion and sealed the winning outcome. Zhao Yanhao (195-F-97) finished with 29 points to pace China. Fu Hao added 21 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Kwon Hyeokjoon (175-PG-97) netted 24 points for South Korea. Choi Jaehwa (178-PG-98) posted 17 points in the loss.

Group F
Japan - Taiwan 96-76
Japan hands Taiwan their first loss at the U16 Asia Championship. They needed a 96:76 win as both teams finished the Second Stage with 4-1 records. Japan ended up on the second place while Taiwan fell at the third. Taiwan entered the game undefeated and won the first period 27-23. Japan however dominated the rest of the game. They won the second period 16-12 and added 25-20 run in the third quarter. Moreover Japan erupted with a 32-17 surge in the last stanza to take the necessary win. Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) stepped up with 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Maki Hayato netted 25. Yutaro Hayashi (180-G-97) produced 18 and Hiraiwa Gen collected 12 points and 14 rebounds. Sun Yung-Cheng ended up with 16 points in the losing effort and Wu Yen-Ju had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Huang Chien-Chih (187-F-97) followed them with 12, while Tu Ssu-Han notched 9.

India - Philippines 67-78
Philippines wins Group F campaign with 4-1 record. They overcame India 78:67 in the last game of the Second Stage and will face Iran in the Quarterfinals. India meanwhile finished the group with 1-4 record and will play at the Classification Round. Philippines opened the game with a 17-11 lead and led 6 points at the halftime. They erupted with a 31-22 surge in the third period and did not mind a short comeback from the opponents. India needed a 20-16 run in the last stanza for the final result. Jose IV Go (183-G-97) paced all the winners with 26 points and Nieto Michael Joseph notched 16. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) and Abadeza Carlo followed them with 8 points each. Maan Jaipal and Singh Mahipal produced 14 points each in defeat. Akhilesh Tudu (175-PG-97) notched 10, whilst Hooda Erash had 7.

Syria - Malaysia 82-57
Syria outgunned Malaysia in the final game of the Second Stage at U16 Asia Championship. The victory however was not enough to qualify for the quarterfinal stage. Mohammad Hadri (188-C-97) netted 21 points and grabbed 14 boards to pace the winners. Malaysia fell at 0-5 record in Group E. Malaysia eked out a 21:20 lead after the opening quarter. Syria surged ahead in the second term. They recorded a 46:39 halftime advantage. Syria extended the margin in the third term. They accumulated a comfortable 71:49 lead heading into the fourth frame. Syria never looked back en route to the victory. Anas Al Kerawan notched 16 points, while Khalel Khori (186-C-98) had 15 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Yee Tong Heng responded with 12 points for Malaysia. Zi Fueng Chang and Liang Chuan Yek chipped in 8 points each in the loss.




Second Stage: China and Taiwan improved to 4-0 records in their groups - Sep 29, 2013

Group E
Iran - China 51-77
China roll over Iran in Tehran to remain undefeated at the U16 Asia Championship. China produced a 77:51 win for 4-0 record in Group E. Iran meanwhile fell at 2-2 record. China took the lead at the start of the game and grabbed 24-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Iran reduced to 4 midway through the second frame, while China took 34:25 advantage. The latter increased to 46:31 in the middle of the third period and had 61:38 after 30 minutes of the game. They kept the winning tempo in the last stanza and won the game by 26 points. Hu Jinqiu top-scored for the winners with 33 points and 21 rebounds, while Fu Hao netted 16. Luo Yongxuan (190-SG-97) produced 8 points in a win. Seyed Abolfazl Seyedi (177-PG-98) ended up with 10 points in a loss, while Soheil Farhadi Chalabeh (180-G-97) and Nasiri Rineh Ali notched 9 each. Azari Amirhossein poured in 7 points in defeat.

Malaysia - Bahrain 83-94
Bahrain pip Malaysia in Group E to take 2-2 record. They needed a 94:83 win on Sunday. Malaysia meanwhile dropped at 0-4 record at the bottom of the group. Malaysia grabbed 11-9 lead after the first 5 minutes, of the game while Bahrain took 24:17 lead at the end of the first period. They erupted for 42:27 lead midway through the second period and enjoyed a 54:35 halftime advantage. Malaysia did their best to recover and managed to come closer to the opponent. They reduced to final 11 points after a final push at the end of the game. Mohamed Juma (192-F-97) was unstoppable with 25 points and 20 rebounds, while Sadiq Hasan (185-F-97) followed him with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Ghazwan Mohamed notched 21 and Kadhem Sayed brought 8. Heng Yee Tong finished the game with 19 points in a loss, whilst Ting Jun Foo (170-G-97) produced 18 points and 10 rebounds. Chong Koon Wei nailed 16, whilst Zi Feung Chang (194-C-97) and Soong Kah An scored 8 each.

South Korea - Syria 116-82
South Korea stun Syria in Day 5 opener of the U16 Asia Championship. They posted a 116:82 win for 3-1 record in Group E. Syria meanwhile fell at 1-3 record. South Korea opened the game with a 30-19 lead and added 25-19 run in the second period. South Korea continued their dominance in the rest of the game and also won the third and the last stanzas. They needed a 29-123 run in the third quarter and finished the game with 31-21 surge. Yang Jae Hyuk tops-cored for the winners with 26 points and Choi Jaehwa nailed 24. Park Sangkwon delivered 19, whilst Kwon Hyeokjoon brought 18. Khalel Khori (186-C-98) ended up with 19 points in defeat and Karl Egho (175-F-97) produced 13. Diab Mayar notched 12, whilst Mohammad Hadri (188-C-97) collected 11 point and 13 boards.

Group F
Kazakhstan - India 65-68
India outscore Kazakhstan in Tehran for the initial win in Group F of the U16 Asia Championship. They needed a 68:65 win and improved to 1-3 record. Kazakhstan remained winless and dropped at 0-4 record. Both teams entered the game without victories. Kazakhstan took 13-11 lead at the end of the first period and led 2 points also at the halftime. India needed a massive 22-11 surge in the third period and took 9-point advantage after 30 minutes of the game. Kazakhstan did their best to recover and tied the game at 65:65 as Neff Konstantin nailed a three-pointer. Singh Mahipal however replied with 2+1 points and brought the victory for India. Singh Mahipal led the way with 22 points and Sunil notched 16. Tudu Akhilesh produced 11, whilst Kanderiya Yogesh had 6. Valentin Kirilin (176-PG-97) replied with 15 points in defeat and Ruslan Aitkali (187-F-97) scored 12. Neff Konstantin collected 11 points and 14 rebounds, whilst Leonid Voronushkin (185-G-97) had 10.

Philippines - Japan 94-76
Philippines beat Japan to tie both records at 3-1 in Group F at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines handed Japan their first 94:76 loss at the tournament. Philippines won the first period 23-16 and added 19-18 in the second period. They led 42:34 at the halftime and then increased to 57:41 early in the third period. The board showed 78:53 after 30 minutes of the game and then Philippines celebrated a 94:76 win as Japan posted a 23-16 rally in the last stanza. Hayato Maki (187-F-97) made two free throws at the end of the game to become the top-score of his team. Nieto Michael Joseph top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Desiderio Andres Paul had 19. Mendoza Jose Lorenzo produced 16 and Nieto Joseph Matthew put up 13. Hayato Maki ended up with 16 points in a loss, whilst Hayashi Yutaro had 15. Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) collected 11 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Nomi Yuto notched 10.

Taiwan - Jordan 81-68
Taiwan improved to 4-0 record in Group F of the U16 Asia Championship. They edged Jordan 81:68 on Sunday action. The latter fell at 1-3 record in the group. Taiwan did not waste time and started the game with a 24-13 lead after the first 10 minutes. They led 9 points at the halftime and increased to 59:48 midway through the third period. Taiwan enjoyed a 69:49 lead after thirty minutes and was satisfied with the final 14-point victory. Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) stepped up with 18 points for the winners and Chang Chun-Ting poured in 16. Wu Yen-Ju (180-PG-97) netted 11 and Huang Chien-Chih shot 10. Hijazi Yaseed replied with 19 points in the losing effort and Mohammad Daher (185-SG-97) notched 17. Abuaboud Khaled collected massive 10 points and 23 rebounds, while Mohammad Allat (194-F-97) chipped in with 7.




Second Stage starts in Tehran - Sep 28, 2013

Group E
Syria - Iran 46-61
Iran cruise past Syria at the Second Stage of the U16 Asia Championship. The hosts of the tournament improved to 2-1 record in the newly created Group E. Syria fell at 1-2 record. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the first period as Syria took 12:10 at the end of it. They led 19:13 midway through the second frame, while Iran took 28:22 halftime advantage. They increased to 48:34 at the end of the third period and did not look behind after. Iran posted a 15-point win at the end of the game and moved up to the second place. Amirhossein Azari (189-SF-98) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Farhadi Chalabeh Soheil netted 14. Baban Barzin poured in 13, whilst Mehran Meraji (198-PF-97) had 6. Khori Khalel replied with 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat and Mohammad Hadri (188-C-97) collected 12 points and 13 rebounds. Egho Karl ended up with 6 and Shammas Ronaldo brought 5.

Bahrain - South Korea 82-79
Juma Mohamed shock South Korea at the start of the Second Stage at the U16 Asia Championship. He erupted with 31 points and 20 rebounds as his Bahrain overcame South Korea 82:79. They improved to 1-2 record, while South Korea fell at 2-1. Both teams scored 10 points each in the opening tip and then had 23:23 on the board after the first 10 minutes. Bahrain grabbed the lead in the second frame and took 45:36 halftime advantage. They led 52:45 midway through the third period and increased to 12 points after 30 minutes. South Korea did all their best to recover but reduced to final 3 points. Ali Baqer (181-PG-97) scored 14 points and Hasan Sadiq nailed 13. Ghazwan Mohamed delivered 10 points in a win. Kwon Hyeokjoon ended up with 20 points in a loss, whilst Park Sangkwon collected 16 points and 12 rebounds. Choi Jaehwa (178-PG-98) also scored 16, whilst Han Seunghui added 8 points and 12 rebounds.

China - Malaysia 119-52
China destroy Malaysia at the Second Stage opener of the U16 Asia Championship. The favorites posted a 119:52 win for 3-0 record in Group E. Malaysia fell at 0-3 record at the bottom of the group. China won the first period 30-16 and added massive 33-14 in the second period. Malaysia scored only 11 points in the third and then the last stanzas and managed to lose the game by 67 points. China erupted with a 32-11 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with a 24-11 run. Zhao Ye (198-F-97) and Fu Hao, Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) top-scored for the winners with 17 points each. Yuan Zheliang notched 15, while Xu Mingzhi (185-C-97) added 13. Foo Ting Jun and Tan Wei Jie produced 11 points each in defeat and Wong Mun Hin netted 8. Zi Feung Chang (194-C-97) followed them with 7 points in a loss.

Group F
Jordan - Philippines 60-73
Philippines stun Jordan in Tehran at the start of the first day of the Second Stage of the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines grabbed a 73:60 win for 2-1 record in Group F. Jordan meanwhile fell at 1-2 record. Philippines won the first period 17-14 and added 26-17 in the second frame. Jordan however posted a 19-15 rally in the third period and reduced to 8 points after 30 minutes. Philippines needed a 15-10 run in the last stanza to win the game by 13 points. Jose IV Go (183-G-97) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Mendoza Jose Lorenzo netted 14. Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) collected 12 points and 20 boards, whilst Nieto Joseph Matthew had 8. Yaseed Hijazi (178-G-97) answered with 14 points in defeat and Aljadidi Almajali Hashem as well as Omar Albdour (170-PG-97) had 10 each. Daher Mohammad produced 9 points in a loss.

Japan - Kazakhstan 94-74
Hachimura Rui and Maki Hayato combine for 62 points in a win over Kazakhstan in Group F of the U16 Asia Championship. They helped Japan to win 94:74. Japan improved to 3-0 record, while Kazakhstan fell at 0-3 record. Japan erupted with a 17-5 in the start of the game and never looked behind after. They closed the first period at 33:9 and led 56:37 at the halftime. Both teams scored 18 points each in the third period, while Japan closed the game with a 20-19 run. Hachimura Rui paced all the winners with 35 points and Maki Hayato netted 27. Muto Kaito produced 7, whilst Hiraiwa Gen and Taira Shogo had 6 each. Konstantin Neff (199-F-97) answered with 25 points in defeat and Zhalgasbek Kadyr (176-PG-97) scored 20. Voronushkin Leonid and Valentin Kirilin (176-PG-97) delivered 8 points each in a loss.

India - Taiwan 69-80
Taiwan won over India at the start of the Second Stage of U16 Asia Championship. Taiwan improved to 3-0 record in group F after an 80:69 win. India meanwhile fell at 0-3 record. Taiwan started the game with a 10-8 lead and increased to 27:17 after the first period. They continued their dominance in the second frame and sealed a 52:34 lead at the halftime. Taiwan led 60:42 after 25 minutes of the game, while the board showed 67:52 after 30 minutes. India looked better in the last period and managed to reduce to final 80:69 result. Wu Yen-Ju top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sun Yung-Cheng notched 17. Huang Chien-Chih (187-F-97) poured in 16, whilst Tu Ssu-Han had 8. Singh Mahipal erupted with 34 points in a loss, whilst Vishal Gupta (198-C-98) brought 11. Pandit Arjun scored 8 and Das Mithun added 6.




The End of Preliminary Round in Tehran - Sep 27, 2013

Group A
Hong Kong - Syria 66-75
Syria keep Hong Kong winless at the U16 Asia Championship. They posted a 75:66 win for 2-1 record in Group A. Hong Kong meanwhile ended up with 0-3 record on the bottom of the group. Hong Kong started the game with a 9-8 run and won the first period 21-18. They increased to 31:27 midway through the second frame, while Syria tied the game at 36:36. The latter grabbed the lead in the third period and had 56:52 advantage after three quarters. Syria posted a 19-14 run in the last stanza to win the game. Hadri Mohammad paced all the winners with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Khalel Khori (186-C-98) collected 19 points and 20 rebounds, while Ronaldo Shammas (168-PG-97) had 15 points and 11 boards. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) ended up with 17 points in defeat and Chu Ho Man poured in 15. Cheung Ho Tin and Lo Tsun Ming notched 8 points each in a loss.

China - Bahrain 92-43
China wins Group A of the U16 Asia Championship. They posted the third consecutive win at the start of the tournament. China needed a 92:43 win over Bahrain for 3-0 record on top. Bahrain finished the group with 1-2 record. China started the game with a 12-6 lead and won the first period 21-12. They led 26-19 at the end of the second frame and enjoyed a 40:25 halftime advantage. Moreover China pushed the tempo in the second half and posted another two victories. They reached 64:31 at the end of the third period and finished the game with a 28-12 surge. Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Zhao Ye (198-F-97) netted 18. Yuan Zheliang poured in 16, whilst Xu Mingzhi had 10. Sadiq Hasan (185-F-97) ended up with 15 points and 10 rebounds in defeat and Juma Mohamed brought 9. Baqer Ali followed them with 5 points.

Group B
Iran - Thailand 71-51
Iran roll over Thailand in Tehran in Day 3 of the U16 Asia Championship. The hosts posted a 71:51 win for 2-1 record in Group B. Thailand meanwhile dropped at 0-3 record on the bottom of the group. Iran won the opening tip 7:2 and increased to 23:7 at the end of the first period. Iran managed to take 28-12 advantage midway through the second period and led 38:22 at the halftime. The board showed 47:24 after 25 minutes of the game while both teams netted 4 points each for 51:28 at the end of the third period. Thailand looked better in the last stanza and managed reduce to final 20 points. Behrooz Razeghin (180-G-97) top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Seyed Abolfazl Seyedi (177-PG-98) and Amirhossein Azari (189-SF-98) nailed 8 each. Jakrawan Chanatip ended up with 17 points in a loss, whilst Kupadit Nuttapon poured in 7. Suriya Jamkrajang (190-C-97) and Noppawat Auesatjapon (182-F-97) produced 6 points each in a loss.

South Korea - Malaysia 105-72
South Korea dominate Group B and posted the third straight win. They improved to 3-0 record after a 105:72 victory over Malaysia. The latter finished the group with 1-2 record. South Korea was the favorite of the game and started with a 24-16 run. They led 7 points at the halftime, but added two massive victories in the second half. South Korea won the third period 25-14 and finished the game with a 33-18 surge. Kwon Hyeokjoon (175-PG-97) led well-balanced team with 19 points and Park Sangkwon (195-C-97) notched 18. Choi Jaehwa and Han Seunghui scored 14 points each, while Park Minuk had 9. Wei Jie Tan (174-G-97) ended up with 17 points in defeat and Foo Ting Jun poured in 12. Wong Mun Hin produced 11, whilst Heng Yee Tong had 8.

Group C
Japan - India 85-71
Japan clinched the second straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame India to claim the top position in Group C. Rui Hachimura (197-C-98) stepped up with 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead the winners. India fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Japan fired 23 points in the opening quarter and gained a 4-point lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan accumulated a 44:29 halftime advantage. India slowed their opponents in the second frame. They pulled within 14 points at the final intermission. But Japan picked up the tempo in the third term. They scored 23 points and sealed the winning outcome. Yuto Nomi (181-F-97) finished with 19 points, while Gen Hiraiwa had 14 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Mahipal Singh (181-G-97) responded with 35 points for India. Ashish Briggs had 8 points in the loss.

Group D
Philippines - Taiwan 90-95
Taiwan claimed the second consecutive victory at the U16 Asia Championship in Tehran. They outscored Philippines to win Group D. Philippines occupied the second position at 1-1 record. Tu Ssu-Han (177-G-97) notched 29 points to pace the winners. Philippines nailed 24 points in the opening quarter and grabbed a 4-point lead. The teams exchanged baskets throughout high-flying second quarter. Philippines ensured a 48:44 halftime advantage. But Taiwan turned things around in the third term. They tuned in defensively and surged ahead for a 2-point lead at the final intermission 68:66. Taiwan protected their lead well throughout the final stanza and sealed a narrow victory at the end. Chan Chun (180-SF-97) accounted for 18 points, while Sun Yung-Cheng netted 11 points in the win. Michael Joseph Nieto (188-C-97) responded with 26 points and 16 rebounds for Philippines. Andres Paul Desiderio chipped in 21 points and grabbed 9 boards in the defeat.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Tehran - Sep 26, 2013

Group A
Hong Kong - China 48-100
China posts the second straight win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Hong Kong 100:48 in Day 2. The latter fell at 0-2 record in Group A. Hong Kong surprised China with 7-6 lead in the opening tip, while the favorites managed to win the first period 22-17. They pushed the tempo in the second period and increased to 43:29 at the halftime. Moreover China dominated the second half and posted two massive victories. They won the third period 35-8 and finished the game with a 22-11 run. Hu Jinqiu, ZHAO Yanhao and XU Mingzhi top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Yuan Zhenliang (206-C-98) notched 14, whilst ZHANG Xiaolei and LUO Yongxuan delivered 9 apiece. ON Ka Chung ended up with 11 points in a loss, whilst LIU Kin Fung, Yang Ricky and AN Mo Lung nailed 9 each.

Syria - Bahrain 74-63
Syria beat Bahrain to tie both records at the U16 Asia Championship. They needed a 74:63 win to post the initial victory at the tournament. Syria started with a 12-1 run and dominated the first half. They won the first period 19-8 and enjoyed a 40:21 halftime advantage. Bahrain looked better in the second half and did their best to recover. They won the third period 23-16 and reduced to 56:44 after 30 minutes, while the board showed 60:56 with 5 minutes to go. Syria however pushed the tempo for good at the end and sealed the victory. SHAMMAS Ronaldo top-scored for the winners with 19 points and HADRI Mohamad collected 18 points and 12 rebounds. AL KERAWAN Anas netted 13, whilst KHORI Khalel had 10. Mohamed Juma erupted with 31 points and 24 rebounds in defeat and Mohamed Ghazwan produced 10. Sadiq Hasan notched 9, whilst BAQER Ali had 8.

Group B
Iran - South Korea 78-92
South Korea upset the hosts in Tehran in Day 2 of the U16 Asia Championship. They needed a 92:78 win over Iran for 2-0 record on top of Group B. Iran meanwhile fell at 1-1 record on the second place. Both teams won their openers and looked forward to achieve the second win. South Korea won the first period 20-19, but the score was tied at the halftime. Only in the third period the guests needed a 27-16 rally to take the lead. They finished the game with a 23-20 run to increase to final 14 points. Han Seunghui top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Kwon Hyeokjoon netted 22. Park Sangkwon produced 15 and Choi Jaehwa added 13. Nasiririneh Ali answered with 21 points in defeat and Seyedi Seyed Abolfazl as well as Behrooz Razeghin had 13 each. Farhadichalabeh Soheil poured in 12, whilst Amirhossein Azari collected 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Thailand - Malaysia 56-65
Malaysia posts the initial win in Tehran at the U16 Asia Championship. They outscored Thailand 65:56 for 1-1 record in Group B. Thailand meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in the group. Malaysia won the start of the game 10-4 and had 17-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Thailand reduced to 25:20 early in the second frame, but trailed 9 points at the halftime. Thailand again made everything they could to come closer and cut it to 38:37 after 25 minutes of the game. Malaysia however later pushed the tempo for good and sealed the victory. TAN Wei Jie top-scored for the winners with 14 points and FOO Ting Jun nailed 12. YEK Liang Chuan and CHANG Zi Fueng poured in 8 points each. BOONKONG Suthasin replied with 13 points in defeat and LEELAPHIPHATKUL Attapong produced 11. Chakrit Makmeesiri notched 7, whilst AUESATJAPON Noppawat had 6.

Group C
Jordan - Japan 57-87
Japan successfully starts the campaign in Group C of the U16 Asia Championship. Japan beat Jordan 87:57 in Day 2 of the tournament. The latter suffered their first loss and dropped at 1-1 record. Japan grabbed 9:5 lead after the first 5 minutes of the game and had 19-9 lead at the end of the first period. They pushed the tempo for good in the second quarter and enjoyed a 48:21 lead at the halftime. The board showed 69:38 after thirty minutes of the game and then Jordan cut it to final 87:57 result. Hachimura Rui top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Gen Hiraiwa collected 18 points and 16 rebounds. Hayato Maki notched 17, while Maeta Satoru brought 9. Abuaboud Khaled and Hijazi Yaseed poured in 12 points each in defeat. Mohammad Daher ended up with 9 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Daher Ali had 7.

Group D
Kazakhstan - Philippines 88-90
Philippines closed Day 2 with the win over Kazakhstan at the U16 Asia Championship. Philippines started their campaign with a 90:88 thrilling win and got 1-0 record in Group D. Kazakhstan meanwhile finished the group with 0-2 record. Philippines started the game with a 28-26 lead and then added 20-14 rally in the second frame. Kazakhstan erupted with a 32-19 surge in the third quarter and took 72:67 after thirty minutes of the game. Kazakhstan led 80:79 with 5 minutes to go, but could not win the game. Philippines grabbed a 2-point victory and kept the opponents winless in the group. Dela Cruz Michael Louise stepped up with 19 points and Andres Paul Desiderio notched 16. Mendoza Jose Lorenzo produced 13 and Escoto Richard collected 10 points and 19 rebounds. Leonid Voronushkin answered with 28 points in a loss, whilst Neff Konstantin collected 16 points and 16 rebounds. Ruslan Aitkali also scored 16, while Alexander Danilchenko brought 8.




Results and Stats from Day 1 in Tehran - Sep 25, 2013

Group A
Bahrain - Hong Kong 85-60
Bahrain claimed the initial victory at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Hong Kong in Tehran. Sadiq Hasan scored 22 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the winning team. Bahrain opened the game on an 11:2 run. Hong Kong cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the first break 16:19. Bahrain stayed in front throughout the second quarter. They posted a 41:35 halftime advantage. Bahrain extended the margin in the third period. They secured a comfortable 58:44 lead at the final intermission. Bahrain tipped off the final term on a 16:5 run and cruised to the victory afterwards. Mohamed Ghazwan netted 18 points, while Mohamed Juma had 13 points and 22 boards for Bahrain. Ka Chung On replied with 17 points for Hong Kong. Mo Lung An netted 10 points in the loss.

China - Syria 95-61
China clinched the opening victory at the U16 Asia Championship. They breezed past Syria in Group A clash. Hu Jinqiu scored 22 points to lead the winning side. China erupted for 30 points in the first quarter and built an 18-point lead. China maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Moreover they extended the lead to 23 points at halftime 53:30. China stayed aggressive throughout the third term. They nailed 26 points to secure a 79:48 lead heading into the fourth period. Syria could not recover in the final frame and had to surrender at the end. Xu Mingzhi (185-C-97) notched 13 points, while Yuan Zhenliang, Zhao Yanhao and Fu Hao had 12 points each in the victory. Ronaldo Shammas replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Syria. Mohamad Hadri had 12 points in the defeat.

Group B
Malaysia - Iran 68-104
Iran celebrated the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. The hosts knocked down Malaysia in the opener. Behrooz Razeghin accounted for 26 points for the winners. The hosts got to a confident start. They poured in 31 points in the opening quarter and opened a 15-point lead. Iran kept Malaysia at bay throughout the second frame. The home team accounted for a 57:40 halftime lead. Iran extended their lead in the third period. They secured a 20-point buffer heading into the fourth stanza 74:54. Iran opened the fourth frame on a 17:4 run and never looked back en route to the victory. Ali Nasiririneh chipped in 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, while Soheil Farhadichalabeh netted 19 points in the win. Liang Chuan Yek responded with 19 points for Malaysia. Wei Jie Tan had 16 points in the loss.

South Korea - Thailand 118-65
South Korea claimed the first win at the U16 Asia Championship. They overcame Thailand in Group B. Park Sangkwon scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the charge. South Korea exploded with 33 points in the first frame and opened an 18-point lead at the first break. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. The Korean team ensured a 20-point lead at the interval 52:32. Things got just worse for the Thai team. They struggled to keep up with the tempo and trailed by as many as 38 points 46:84 at the final break. South Korea easily passed 100-point mark and cruised to the victory. Kwon Hyeokjoon netted 18 points, 7 assists and 6 boards, while Sangok Mun added 14 points for the winners. Sittporn Numjan responded with 11 points for Thailand. Attapong Leelaphiphatkul and Suriya Jamkrajang had 10 points apiece in the defeat.

Group C
India - Jordan 97-100 OT
Jordan celebrated the opening win at the U16 FIBA Asia Championship. They prevailed against India in Group C. Khaled Abuaboud scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace the winners. India eked out a 22:20 lead after the opening quarter. India stayed in charge in the second frame. They snatched a 42:36 halftime advantage. The gap grew to double digits in the third term. India enjoyed a 14-point lead midway through the period. But Jordan managed to narrow the gap at 5-point mark at the third break 60:65. India seemed en route to the win leading 79:70 in the middle of the fourth quarter. But Jordan denied the deficit and forced overtime. Jordan dropped 14 points in the extra period and sealed the win at the end. Mohammed Daher finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds, while Zaid Albattikhi chipped in 16 points for the winners. Mahipal Singh answered with 25 points, 6 boards and 5 assists for India. Ashish Briggs accounted for 21 points in the defeat.

Group D
Taiwan - Kazakhstan 109-82
Taiwan clinched the opening victory at the U16 FIBA Asia Championship in Tehran. They rallied past Kazakhstan in the opener. Tu Ssu-Han recorded 26 points and 6 assists to lead the winners. Taiwan fired 29 points in the opening quarter and registered a 9-point lead after ten minutes. Taiwan stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They claimed a 54:42 halftime advantage. Taiwan opened a 23-point lead heading into the fourth period. Kazakhstan continued to struggle defensively. They conceded 28 points in the fourth frame and surrendered at the end. Sun Yung-Cheng had 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Chun-Ting Chang had 15 points in the victory. Leonid Voronushkin responded with 22 points for Kazakhstan. Zhalgas Kadyr chipped in 13 points in the losing effort.



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