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Review of Day 4 in Tehran - Jul 26, 2016

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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 stayed unbeaten in Tehran. They held off Taiwan for the fourth consecutive victory. Taruike Jianiyou (207-C-98) produced 19 points and 10 caroms for the winners. Taiwan raced to a 40:33 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But China triggered a 22:6 run in the final stanza to seal the win. Fan Ziming (211-C-98) had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Kao Kuo-Hao (178-PG-98) responded with 27 points for Taiwan.

India - Iraq 93-83 OT
India celebrated the second victory in Iran. They held off Iraq in overtime for 2-2 record in Group A. Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi (181-F-99) came up with 31 points to lead the winners. India dominated throughout the first three periods. They built a 61:51 lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Iraq went on a 26:16 run in the fourth period and forced overtime. India however responded with a 16:6 rally in the extra period to ice the win. Sahil Sahil (99) finished with 15 points for the winners. Ihab Al-Zahairi responded with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Iraq.

Group B
Japan - Lebanon 51-73
Lebanon stormed past Japan for the fourth consecutive victory at the championship. Mark Alkhoury (98) totaled 13 points to lead well-balanced effort. Lebanon marched to a 33:18 halftime lead. Japan sank 24 points in the third term to narrow the gap in the third term. But Lebanon held their opponents to just 9 points in the final stanza and breezed to the win. Nady Hachem (195-PF-99) accounted for 11 points for Lebanon. Yudai Nishida (188-F-99) responded with 16 points for Japan.

Kazakhstan - Indonesia 80-61
Kazakhstan earned the first win in Group B. They rolled past Indonesia behind 17 points and 15 rebounds from Nikita Timofeyev (98). Indonesia posted a 13:8 lead ten minutes into the game. But Kazakhstan unleashed 30 points in the second quarter to take a 38:23 halftime lead. They followed with a 42-point effort in the second half to rally to the win. Bogdan Lachsh (99) tossed in 16 points for the Kazakh side. Yudha Saputera (170-PG-98) responded with 19 points and 7 steals for Indonesia.

Iran - South Korea 83-86
South Korea clinched the third straight victory in Group B. They upset hosting Iran for 3-1 record. Kim Jinyoung (98) produced 25 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Iran led by as many as 13 points at halftime 37:24. But South Korea turned the tables in the second half. They unloaded 62 points and got away with a narrow win. Seinghui Han and Park Jiwon (98) had 11 points each for the winners. Amirhossein Khandanpoor (203-F/C-98) responded with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Iran.


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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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