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Day 5 (Preliminary Round)

Group A
China 81% Jul.27 Thailand
Taiwan 76% Jul.27 Iraq
Philippines Jul.27 India 74%
Group B
Japan 61% Jul.27 Kazakhstan
Iran Jul.27 Lebanon 84%
South Korea 50% Jul.27 Indonesia
Day 4 results and stats - Sep 1, 2008

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Kazakhstan U18 won a double overtime battle over Lebanon U18 in FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men. Group I Quarterfinal round saw 106:103 win for the Kazakh team. Trailing 13 points at the halftime they managed to send the game into overtime and sealed a victory in the second one. Anton Arsenyev led the winners with 30 points. Alexander Ledovskikh netted 17, while Omirzak Akhmet (202-C-90) added 14. Ahmad Ibrahim shined in defeat with 49 points and Vincent El Khouri posted 23.
Lebanon U18 won the opening quarter 22:20 and looked better in the first half. They increased to 44:31 when the teams finished the second quarter and went to the lockers. Kazakhstan U18 came back to the game in the third period and tied the game. That rally spurred the Kazakhs to level the score at 79:79, when Akhmet converted a free-throw with 1:40 left in the fourth quarter. In the first overtime the teams looked even and were tied again at 92:92. With 25 seconds left, Anton Arsenyev scored his third three-pointer for the game to put Kazakhstan 104:103 ahead. Another two points brought the victory for his team.
Syria defeated defending champions China 20-0 in FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men. After 46:41 China coach Li Chunjiang led the team out disputing a Technical Foul slapped on him. Syria, thus won the game 20-0 and earned two points. China will draw a blank. In another game of the group Kazakhstan U18 won a double overtime battle over Lebanon U18 in FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men. Group I Quarterfinal round saw 106:103 win for the Kazakh team. Trailing 13 points at the halftime they managed to send the game into overtime and sealed a victory in the second one.

Kazakhstan U18-Lebanon U18 106:103 2OT
Kazakhstan U18: Anton Arsenyev 30, Alexander Ledovskikh 17, Omirzak Akhmet 14
Lebanon U18: Ahmad Ibrahim 49, Vincent El Khouri 23


Iran U18 posted another victory at home in FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men. Ernad Salmani and Mehdi Shirjang struck the early blows and Mohammad Hasanzadeh gave the finishing touches to steer hosts Iran to a convincing 111:91 win over Japan in Group II action of the Quarterfinal round on Sunday. With a win in all the quarters Iran remained undefeated in the campaign. Ernad Salmani led the winners with 22 points and Mehdi Shirjang added 19. Mohammad Hasanzadeh scored 17, while Sabooni Varnisavadarani posted 14 and Farbod Farman added 13. Yusoke Karino top-scored in defeat with 23 points, whilst Yuya Nagayoshi poured in 18. Iran won the battle of rebounds 68-43.
The hosts of the tournament had difficulties in the opening tip as Japan resisted a lot. Iran used only 24:21 to finished the first period. They improved to 53:46 as both teams went to the lockers. The game remained in the same current with the hosts dominating the court. The end of the third quarter saw them having 78:63 and then they benefit from the game in the last. A confident 11:91 left them unbeaten and one of the favorites of the tournament. Iran play Korea next and Japan take on Philippines.
Korea U18 won another game in FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men. The first game of the Quarterfinal stage saw the the last editions runners-up pulled ahead towards Philippines in Group 2. Korea sealed a 98:80 victory and remained undefeated in the tournament. Lim Jongill led the winners with 23 points. Park Jaehyun nailed 17, while Jang Jaeseok added 14. Jaypee Mendoza and Ryan Garcia top-scored in defeat with 14 points, while Joseph Terso posted 13.
It was a tough start from both teams as they remained close to each other in the opening period. Korea managed to score the last points in...

Review of Day 4 in Tehran - 6 hours ago

Group A Philippines - Thailand 71-74 Thailand opened win count in Tehran. They upset Philippines for 1-3 record in Group A. Justin Bassey (98) stepped up with 34 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists for the Thai team. Thailand eked out a 33:32 halftime lead. They sank 41 points in the second half and hung on to seal the first win. Pongsatorn Tabtim (98) had 13 points for the winners. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) responded with 22 points for Philippines. China - Taiwan 74-71 China staye...   [read more]

Review of Day 3 in Tehran - 2 days ago

Group A Thailand - Iraq 76-92 Iraq stunned Thailand for the opening victory in Tehran. Ihab Al-Zuhairi (207-C-98) nailed 45 points and grabbed 24 rebounds to lead the winners. Iraq eked out a 39:38 halftime lead. They went on a strong 53:38 run in the second half to seal the win. Sajjad Al-Saedi (190-PF-99) finished with 15 points for the Iraqi side. Natthaworn Banchathon (175-F-99) responded with 23 points for Thailand. Taiwan - India 93-79 Taiwan remained on the winning track in Iran....   [read more]

Review of Day 2 in Tehran - 3 days ago

Group A Thailand - Taiwan 66-77 Taiwan clinched the second victory in a row in Tehran. They raced past Thailand to stay perfect. Hsieh Ya-Hsuan (98) produced 17 points for the winners. Thailand and Taiwan were tied at 35 heading into the second half. But Taiwan used a 24:14 run in the third term to spur ahead. They sank 18 points in the fourth quarter and iced the victory. Tseng Hsiang-Chun (98) accounted for 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Justin Bassey (98) replied with 33 p...   [read more]

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Asian Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. China 4-0 
 2. Taiwan 3-1 
 3. India 2-2 
 4. Iraq 1-3 
 5. Philippine. 1-3 
 6. Thailand 1-3 
Group B
 1. Lebanon 4-0 
 2. S.Korea 3-1 
 3. Iran 2-2 
 4. Japan 2-2 
 5. Kazakhstan. 1-3 
 6. Indonesia 0-4 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 35.7
 1. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ35.7 
 2. Poiyamozhi, IND22.3 
 3. Bassey, THA21.8 
 4. Ragupathy, IND20.5 
 5. Mendoza, PHI18.3 
 6. Sugimoto, JPN17.8 
 7. Jafari, IRI17.3 
 8. Kao, TAI16.5 
 9. Azari, IRI15.5 
 10. Nishida, JPN15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ18.7 
 2. Bassey, THA14.5 
 3. Gupta, IND11.8 
 4. Timofeyev, KAZ11.0 
 5. Tseng, TAI10.8 
 6. Parfenov, KAZ9.0 
 7. Fan, CHN8.8 
 8. Mansour, LEB8.5 
 9. Ozeir, LEB8.5 
 10. Rezaei, IRI8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Karl ASSI
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Assi, LEB5.3 
 2. Park, KOR5.0 
 3. Poiyamozhi, IND4.3 
 4. Leelaphipatk., THA4.3 
 5. Mansour, LEB3.5 
 6. Gallego, PHI3.3 
 7. Mamuyac, PHI3.3 
 8. Zhunussov, KAZ3.3 
 9. Mizuno, JPN2.8 
 10. Ito, JPN2.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Shahravesh, IRI4.3 
 2. Assi, LEB3.8 
 3. Mansour, LEB3.0 
 4. Saputera, IDN2.5 
 5. Chou, TAI2.5 
 6. Wu, CHN2.5 
 7. Rizk, LEB2.3 
 8. Yu, PHI2.3 
 9. Zhunussov, KAZ2.3 
 10. Suwan, THA2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hsiang-Chun TSENG
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Tseng, TAI3.5 
 2. Timofeyev, KAZ3.0 
 3. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ2.0 
 4. Taruike, CHN2.0 
 5. Ha, KOR1.8 
 6. Carino, PHI1.8 
 7. Bassey, THA1.5 
 8. Khandanpoor, IRI1.5 
 9. Rezaeifar, IRI1.5 
 10. Gupta, IND1.3 
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