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Results and Stats from Day 4 in Amman - Feb 1, 2017

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Syria - Palestine 86-70
Syria opened win count in Amman> They outlasted Palestine for 1-3 record. Micheal Madanly (194-SF-81) posted 21 points and 11 assists to pace the winners. Palestine jumped to a 23:14 lead after ten minutes. Syria however responded with a strong 29:11 run in the second term to spur ahead. Syria dropped 43 points in the second half to ice the win. Omar Cheikh (204-C-91) tallied 17 points and 19 boards for the winners. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-F/G-87, college: Minnesota) responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Palestine.

Iran - Iraq 92-80
Iran beat Iraq to qualify for 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) nailed 27 points to lead the winners. Iran unloaded 56 points in the first half to take a 19-point advantage. Iraq narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95) delivered 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88, college: Texas Southern) responded with 29 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds for Iraq.

Jordan - Lebanon 61-72
Lebanon toppled Jordan to conquer WABA Championship title in Amman. Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) was pivotal with 33 points and 6 rebounds for the champions. Lebanon set the tone early in the game. They recorded a 27:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Jordan narrowed the gap at 8-point mark at the final intermission. But Lebanon used a 20:17 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Mohamad Haidar (201-F-90, college: Michigan Tech) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) responded with 16 points for Jordan. Ahmad Alhamarsheh (197-F-86) had 12 points in the loss.


WABA Champions Cup 2018 relocated to Jordan from Iraq - 6 months ago
West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) officials have announced that the WABA Champions Cup 2018 will be relocated to Jordan from Iraq - with the tournament dates remaining March 12-16. The WABA decided to change the hosting country of the 18th edition of the Champions Cup due to security concerns of the players in Baghdad. It was supposed to be the first time Baghdad hosted a major basketball event since 1988   [read more]
Iran wins WABA U16 Championship - 1 Year ago
Iran won WABA U16 Championship with 5 participating teams. Iran posted four victories in the campaign and finished with a perfect 4-0 record. In the decisive game they overcame Lebanon 70-64. Iran and Lebanon earned the tickets to the Asian qualification as 2 teams out of 5 went through. Lebanon meanwhile finished with a 3-1 record defeating Jordan, Syria and Iraq.   [read more]

Galloway All-West Asia Basketball Championships Awards 2017 - 1 Year ago All-West Asia Basketball Championships 1st Team 2017
Kevin Galloway
Behnam Yakhchali
Fadi El Khatib
El Khatib
Mohammad Jamshidi
Asghar Kardoust
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WABA Standings
 1. Lebanon 5-0 
 2. Iran 4-1 
 3. Jordan 3-2 
 4. Iraq 2-3 
 5. Syria 1-4 
 6. Palestine 0-5 

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