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Review of Day 2 in Tehran - Jul 23, 2016

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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 points and 17 rebounds for Thailand.

Iraq - Philippines 79-96
Philippines recorded the first victory in Tehran. They outgunned Iraq for 1-1 record in Group A. Jose Lorenzo Mendoza (175-PG-98) finished with 25 points for the winners. Philippines established a 56:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 21-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Iraq pulled closer in the final term but could not avert the defeat. Joshua Sinclair (193-F/G-98) provided 21 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Ihab Al-Zuhairi (207-C-98) led all scorers with 39 points and 24 rebounds for Iraq.

China - India 106-66
China recorded the second straight victory at the championship. They rallied past India to remain on top of Group A. Taruike Jianiyou (207-C-98) posted 20 points to lead the winners. India secured a 21:17 lead after the first period. But China went on a 30:10 run in the second term to spur ahead. They unloaded 59 points in the second half to seal the win. Man Jiang (99) provided 18 points for the winners. Hariram Ragupathy (98) responded with 31 points and 8 rebounds for India.

Group B
Iran - Kazakhstan 90-59
Iran celebrated the second consecutive victory at the home championship. They cruised past Kazakhstan today. Mohammad Jafari (190-G-98) delivered 25 points for the winners. Iran rallied to a 47:26 halftime lead. They kept Kazakhstan at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Amir Shahravesh (186-G-98) delivered 13 points for the winning side. Nikita Timofeyev responded with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Kazakhstan.

Lebanon - South Korea 80-67
Lebanon held off South Korea for the second straight win in Group B. Lebanon recorded a 43:35 halftime lead. South Korea narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the final intermission. Lebanon however responded with a 23:13 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Ali Mansour (98) tallied 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for Lebanon. Mark Alkhoury (98) had 13 points for the winning side. Yang Jae Min (198-F/C-99) answered with 20 points and 9 rebounds for South Korea.

Indonesia - Japan 54-113
Japan celebrated the first victory in Tehran. They stormed past Indonesia in Group B. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Tensho Sugimoto (98) finished with 29 points to lead the charge. Japan recorded a 47:28 halftime lead. They unloaded 66 points in the second half and raced to the win. Yudai Nishida (188-F-99) had 17 points for the winners. Yudha Saputera (170-PG-98) responded with 12 points for Indonesia.


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Asian Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Iran
 2. Japan
 3. S.Korea
 4. Lebanon
 5. China
 6. Taiwan
 7. Philippine.
 8. India
 9. Iraq
 9. Kazakhstan.
 11. Thailand
 11. Indonesia
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 32
 1. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ32.0 
 2. Bassey, THA21.2 
 3. Mendoza, PHI18.6 
 4. Sugimoto, JPN18.4 
 5. Poiyamozhi, IND17.1 
 6. Nishida, JPN17.0 
 7. Masuda, JPN15.9 
 8. Jafari, IRI15.8 
 9. Ragupathy, IND15.4 
 10. Timofeyev, KAZ14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ18.5 
 2. Bassey, THA13.8 
 3. Timofeyev, KAZ11.8 
 4. Gupta, IND10.6 
 5. Khandanpoor, IRI10.3 
 6. Parfenov, KAZ9.3 
 7. Fan, CHN8.8 
 8. Tseng, TAI8.3 
 9. Ozeir, LEB7.4 
 10. Fadhil, IRQ7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jiwon PARK
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Park, KOR5.3 
 2. Poiyamozhi, IND4.0 
 3. Hu, CHN3.8 
 4. Gallego, PHI3.8 
 5. Leelaphipatk., THA3.6 
 6. Assi, LEB3.6 
 7. Zhunussov, KAZ3.4 
 8. Mansour, LEB3.0 
 9. Yu, PHI2.9 
 10. Mamuyac, PHI2.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Shahravesh, IRI2.9 
 2. Yu, PHI2.8 
 3. Mansour, LEB2.6 
 4. Abbas, IRQ2.4 
 5. Chou, TAI2.3 
 6. Assi, LEB2.3 
 7. Suwan, THA2.2 
 8. Ito, JPN2.1 
 9. Ragupathy, IND2.1 
 10. Zeinoun, LEB2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kemark CARINO
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carino, PHI2.9 
 2. Timofeyev, KAZ2.6 
 3. Tseng, TAI2.6 
 4. Khandanpoor, IRI2.4 
 5. Al-Zuhairi, IRQ1.8 
 6. Ha, KOR1.8 
 7. Rezaeifar, IRI1.5 
 8. Taruike, CHN1.4 
 9. Mimori, JPN1.3 
 10. Bassey, THA1.2 
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