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U18 Championship: Syria upset Japan in Group B - Aug 19, 2012

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Japan U18-Syria U18 71:73

Syria upset Japan in Group B of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship. The team grabbed 73:71 win to finish on the second place with 2-1 record. Japan meanwhile dropped to the third position with 1-2 record.
Both teams nailed 15 points each in the first period and proved the importance of the game. They added 19 points each in the second frame as the board showed even numbers at the halftime. Japan seemed to have a better break and won the third period 24-20, but could not seal the victory. Shuto Terazono (165-PG-94) scored for 70:70 with 1 minute to go, while SHNNO and Ali Obesi (188-F-94) gave Syria the important win.
Ali Obesi top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Mourad Hashim (176-G-95) notched 20. Mahmmoud Trub (195-F-94) followed them with 9 points in a win. Masahiro Narita (185-SF-94) replied with 19 points in the losing effort and Shuto Terazono scored 15. Yuta Watanabe (200-SF-94) delivered 13, whilst Yuta Osaka (179-PG-94) nailed 9.

Japan U18: Masahiro Narita 19, Shuto Terazono 15, Yuta Watanabe 13, Yuta Osaka 9
Syria U18: Ali Obesi 21, Mourad Hashim 20, Mahmmoud Trub 9  

CS Antonins ink Ivan Todorovic - 1 month ago
Club Sportif Antonins (Pepsi LBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Syrian international center Ivan Todorovic (214-84, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also FYR Macedonian passport. Todorovic played last season at L'Hospitalet in Spanish LEB Silver. In 13 games he had 6.7ppg and 5.3rpg. The previous (15-16) season he played at Kozuv in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 12 games he recorded 6.6ppg and 4.1rpg. Todorovic also played 7 games in Balkan League where he avera...   [read more]

Veselin Matic takes over Syrian National Team - 2 months ago
Veselin Matic (agency: Interperformances ) has been named the head coach of the Syrian National Team. He will guide the team through the Asian World Cup Qualifiers this year. The Serbian specialist has experience working in Asia. He used to work with the Lebanese National Team back in 2015 and the Iranian selection prior to that. He also worked with Sagesse Beirut. Veselin Matic (agency: Interperformances ) also had stints in Libya, Estonia, Germany, Poland before. He was named All-Estoni...   [read more]

Tofek Saleh
Sulaf tabs Tofek Saleh, ex Al Jaish - 3 months ago
Newly promoted Sulaf (Superleague) inked 27-year old Syrian ex-international power forward Tofek Saleh (207-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Palestinian passport. The last time (12-14) he played at Al Jaish in Syrian Division I. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Saleh's team was regular season runner-up in Syrian League North Group in 2014. He was also a member of Syrian international program for some years. Saleh played for Syrian...   [read more]

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