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...
Best Player: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China Best Guard: Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) of Iran Best Forward: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China. Best Center: Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) of Iran 1st Team PG: Shota Tsuyama (178-PG-96) of Japan SG: Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) of Iran8 F: Rui Zhao (193-F-96) of China F: Yuchen Zou (197-F-96) of China C: Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) of Iran 2nd Team G/F: Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) of Qatar SG: Po-Yu Tseng (183-SG-96) of Taiwan SF: Hy... [read more]
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Iran - China 48-66
China regained their U18 Asian Championship title. They overcame Iran in the championship game in Doha tonight. The victory marked the third consecutive title for the Chinese team. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) stepped up with 16 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. China piled up a 36:19 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 27-point mark at the final break. Iran narrowed the margin in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) n... [read more]
Iran - China 48-66 China regained their U18 Asian Championship title. They overcame Iran in the championship game in Doha tonight. The victory marked the third consecutive title for the Chinese team. Zhou Qi (217-C-96) stepped up with 16 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. China piled up a 36:19 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 27-point mark at the final break. Iran narrowed the margin in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) netted 15 points and collected 7 rebounds for the winners. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) answered with 13 points for Iran. Abdolsammad Soroodi had 9 points in teh loss.
South Korea - Taiwan 70-58 South Korea clinched the Bronze medals at the championsip. They defeated Taiwan in the consolation final today. Kyungwon Kim (199-C-96) stepped up with 26 points and 17 rebounds to pace the winners. South Korea also punched their U19 World Championship ticket with the victory. Taiwan grabbed an 18:10 lead after the opening frame. They ensured a 30:28 halftime advantage. But South Korea went on a 26:10 run in the third term to spur ahead for good. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) netted 11 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 7 assists in the victory. Tseng Po-Yu (183-SG-96) responded with 12 points for Taiwan.
Japan - Philippines 105-113 OT Philippines came from behind in the fourth frame to force overtime and eventually edged Japan to clinch the fifth position in Doha. Kobe Paras (197-F/C-97) tallied 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. Japan ensured an 8-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Philippines unloaded 28 points in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. Philippines knocked down 20 points in the extra period to seal the winning outcome. Jose IV Go (183-G-97) had 24 points for Philippines. Akito Uchida (180-PG-96) responded with 36 points for Japan.
Malaysia - Kazakhstan 86-74 Malaysia finished seventh at the championship. They overcame Kazakhstan in the final game at the tournament. Wing Jet Tan (180-PG-96) came up with 16 points to pace Malaysia. Kazakhstan piled up a 44:34 halftime lead. Malaysia cut the distance at 3-point mark before the final stanza. They went on a 30:15 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Yee Tong Heng (170-PG-98) netted 15 points for the winners. Andrey Litvinenko (191-SF-97) responded with 15 points for Kazakhstan.
China to defend their title against Iran - Aug 27, 2014
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China - Taiwan 92-50
China advanced into the championship game in Doha. They fired past Taiwan to set up the clash versus Iran for the title. Six players scored in double digits for China. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) nailed 19 points to pace the defending champions. China and Taiwan were tied at 13 after ten minutes. But China went on a 24:3 run in the second quarter to clear off for good. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) netted 16 points for the winners. Sun Yung-Cheng (187-SF-97) responde... [read more]
China - Taiwan 92-50 China advanced into the championship game in Doha. They fired past Taiwan to set up the clash versus Iran for the title. Six players scored in double digits for China. Zhao Rui (193-F-96) nailed 19 points to pace the defending champions. China and Taiwan were tied at 13 after ten minutes. But China went on a 24:3 run in the second quarter to clear off for good. Zou Yuchen (197-F-96) netted 16 points for the winners. Sun Yung-Cheng (187-SF-97) responded with 16 points for Taiwan.
South Korea - Iran 60-78 Iran advanced into the championship title game. They defeated South Korea in the first semifinal in Doha. Mohammad Yousofvand (207-C-96) stepped up with 17 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for Iran. South Korea enjoyed a 41:31 halftime lead. But Iran used a 22:8 run in the third term to pull ahead. They finished off their counterparts with a 25:11 rally in the fourth stanza. Rezayifar Navid (191-SG-96) topscored with 18 points for the winners. Jeon Hyunwoo (191-SF-96) responded with 16 points for South Korea.
Japan - Malaysia 87-63 Japan outgunned Malaysia to set up the clash versus Philippines for the fifth overall position at the championship. Akito Uchida (180-PG-96) delivered 27 points to lead the charge. Japan accumulated a 42:31 halftime lead. They outscored Malaysia in the second half to march to the victory. Yuki Mikami (184-F-98) netted 18 points for Japan. Chun Hong Ting (189-C-96) answered with 17 points for Malaysia.
Kazakhstan - Philippines 74-86 Philippines prevailed against Kazakhstan in the classification round battle. Andres Paul Desiderio (185-F-97) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead well-balanced effort from the winners. Philippines jumped at 54:38 advantage after the first half. Kazakhstan narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the final break. But Philippines limited their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Ranbill Tongco (175-PG-96) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Alexander Danilchenko (201-C-97) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the Kazakh side.
Qatar - Jordan 52-51 Qatar nipped Jordan to earn the ninth overall position at the tournament. Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) stepped up with 31 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Qatar gained an 11:7 lead after ten minutes. Jordan erased the deficit in the second frame and tied things up at 33 at the interval. The teams entered the fourth frame tied at 48. But Qatar managed to snatch a narrow victory at the end. Ho Yee Fu (183-G/F-96) netted 7 points in the win. Mohammad Alabedallat (196-SF-97) responded with 16 points for Jordan.
Kuwait - Hong Kong 79-113 Hong Kong outgunned Kuwait in the battle for the 11th overall position in Doha. Ho Yee Fu (183-G/F-96) stepped up with 32 points to pace the winners. Hong Kong rallied to a 57:33 halftime lead. They unloaded 56 points in the second half to cruise to the win. On Ka Chung (180-G-97) had 20 points and 10 assists for the winners. Hamad Hasan (191-PG-97) answered with 29 points and 11 rebounds for Kuwait.
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