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William Jones Cup Standings
1. S.Korea 6-1
2. Philippines 5-2
3. Iran 5-2
4. Taiwan 4-3
5. Jordan 4-3
6. Japan 3-4
7. UAE 1-6
8. S.Africa 0-0
9. Malaysia 0-7

 
Iran wins 2011 William Jones Cup (Photo: fibaasia.net)

 
Iranian National Team 2011
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
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Javad Davari
Davari
Mahdi Kamrani
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Hamed Afagh
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Oshin Sahakian
Sahakian
Hamed Haddadi
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4 Saeid Davarpanah 191-G/F-87 Petrochimi Iran
5 Aren Davoudichegani 185-PG-86 Mahram Iran
6 Javad Davari 185-G-83 Foolad Mahan Iran
7 Mahdi Kamrani 186-PG-82 Mahram Iran
8 Mehrad Atashi 190-G-86 Petrochimi Iran
9 Arsalan Kazemi 199-F-90 Rice USA
10 Hamed Afagh 190-G-83 Mahram Iran
11 Oshin Sahakian 200-F-86 Mahram Iran
12 Asghar Kardoust 212-C-86 Foolad Mahan Iran
13 Hamed Sohrab Nejad 202-C/F-83 Petrochimi Iran
14 Samad Nikkhah 198-G/F-83 Mahram Iran
15 Hamed Haddadi 218-C-85 M.H.Ahvaz Iran

Veselin Matic Head Coach Sagesse Lebanon
Mehran Hatami Assistant Azad Iran
Safa Ali Kamalian Assistant Petrochimi Iran


Iran goes three in a row in William Jones Cup - Aug 14, 2011

Title game: Iran 66-59 Korea
Iran defeated Korea 66-59 in the title game of the 2011 William Jones Cup tournament Sunday to win its third straight title at the annual invitational tournament.

Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies followed his semifinal outburst of 36 points, 8 rebounds and five blocks against the Philippines with another brilliant outing, collecting 35 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks against the Koreans in the title game.

Haddadi outplayed former NBA center Ha Seung-jin, who had four points and 8 boards before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Haddadi's strong showing quickly forced Korean center Kim Joo-sung to another disqualification.

Korea could never keep up with Iran after Kim and Ha both fouled out.

Iran's three-peat (2009-2011) marked the fifth consecutive year that a West Asia team wins the Jones Cup tournament. Jordan won the tourney in 2007 and 2008 before finishing as runner-up behind Iran in 2009.

IRN: H. Haddadi 35+18+7blk, O. Sahakian 13+8
KOR: Kim Joo-sung 19+6+4a, Moon Tae-jong 15, Yang Dong-geun 13, Ha Seung-jin 4+8

Bronze medal game: Philippines 82-72 Taiwan
Marcus Douthit once again dominated the paint as Philippines led from start to finish to win the third place in the Jones Cup, leading by as many as 22 in the fourth quarter before Taiwan used a 18-6 run to cut the deficit.

Taiwanese center Tseng Wen-ting sat out his second straight game due to hip muscle strain.

PHI: M. Douthit 28+11, M. Lassiter 16, D. Hontiveros 13+7
TWN: Chien Chia-hung 26+7, Chen Shun-hsiang 13

5/6 place game: Japan 73-70 Jordan
JPN: Takeki Shonaka 24, Fumio Nishimura 23
JOR: Y. Wesam 17, I. Abbas 15+7, R. Wright 12

Semifinal 1: Korea 90-85 (OT) Taiwan
Thirty-five-year-old Moon Tae-jong, known as Cameron Stevenson when he played in America and Europe, scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in overtime as Korea overcame strong challenge from Taiwan to advance to the title game.

Chen Hsin-an turned in his best game in a national team uniform in years, tallying 22 points, six rebounds and four assists.

KOR: Moon Tae-jong 28, Oh Se-keun 11+11, Kim Joo-sung 12+9
TWN: Chen Hsin-an 22+6+4, Lee Hsueh-lin 12, Jet Chang 12+7

Semifinal 2: Iran 78-59 Philippines
IRN: H. Haddadi 36+8+5blk, O. Sahakian 16+7
PHI: M. Douthit 16, M. Lassiter 10, A. Barroca 10+7

Final Standing:
1. Iran 7-2
2. Korea 7-2
3. Philippines 6-3
4. Taiwan 4-5
5. Japan 5-4
6. Jordan 4-4
7. Malaysia 1-7
8. UAE 0-7

Preliminary standing:
1. Korea 6-1
2. Philippines 5-2
3. Iran 5-2
4. Taiwan 4-3
5. Jordan 4-3
6. Japan 3-4
7. Malaysia 1-6
8. UAE 0-7



Iran will defend their title against South Korea - Aug 13, 2011

South Korea - Taiwan 90:85 (OT)
South Korea will play in the title game at William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwan in overtime drama tonight. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) stepped up with 28 points to lead the effort. South Korea will now take on the winner of Philippines vs. Iran clash.
South Korea entered the game in the status of favourites. They grabbed the lead early on and posted a 16:11 advantage at the first break. Taiwan however adjusted defensively and cut the deficit to just three points at halftime 23:26. The hosts went off the dressing room firing from all guns. Taiwan erupted for 29 points to take a 52:44 lead with one quarter remaining. But South Korea denied the deficit and drew things level at the end of regulation. The teams scored eagerly in the extra period but South Korea proved the difference scoring 19 points and celebrating victory at the end. Kim Yong-Hwan (195-F-84) delivered 14 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) answered with 22 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Taiwan. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) and Lee Hsueh-Lin (176-PG-84) finished with 12 points apiece in the defeat.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 28, Kim Yong-Hwan 14, Kim Joo-Sung 12
Taiwan: Chen Hsin-An 22, Tsung-Hsien Chang 12, Lee Hsueh-Lin 12

Iran - Philippines 78:59
Iran will face South Korea in the championship game at William Jones Cup. The defending champions overcame Philippines to enter Final. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 36 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Hamed Haddadi and Iran dominated in the opening frame. They registered a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second period. Iran ensured a 36:27 halftime advantage. Iran deepened the damage in the third term. The reigning champions stretched the lead to comfortable 18 points with ten minutes to go 56:38. Philippines never recovered in the fourth period as Iran cruised to the victory. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) produced 16 points, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) netted 9 points in the win. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) replied with 16 points for Philippines. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 36, Oshin Sahakian 16, Javad Davari 9
Philippines: Marcus Douthit 16, Andy Barroca 10, Marcio Lassiter 10


Preliminary Round ends in New Taipei City - Aug 12, 2011

Malaysia - UAE 100:89
Malaysia recorded the initial win at the William Jones Cup. They held off UAE to improve at 1-6 record. Yoong Jing Kwaan (200-C-90) knocked down 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the effort. UAE fell at 0-7 record and finished at the bottom of the ladder.
The teams stayed closer throughout the opening quarter. Malaysia and UAE entered the second term tied at 23. UAE pulled ahead for a one-point lead 44:43 halftime lead. Malaysia erased the deficit as the teams arrived at the final intermission tied at 67. Malaysia unleashed 33 points in the fourth quarter and pulled ahead for the victory at the end. Ban Sin Ooi (180-G/F-83) notched 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) delivered 17 points in the victory. Omar Alameri responded with 20 points for UAE. Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) accounted for 19 points in the loss.

Malaysia: Yoong Jing Kwaan 24, Ban Sin Ooi 19, Li Wei Chee 17
UAE: Omar Alameri 20, Rashed Al Zaabi 19

Iran - Jordan 68:67
Iran nipped Jordan on the final day of preliminary round at William Jones Cup. Iran thus improved at 5-2 record and occupied the third position. They will now take on Philippines in the semis. Jordan will play for the fifth place at the tournament.
Jordan led 15:11 after ten minutes of action. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second term. Jordan ensured a 4-point lead at halftime 32:28. Iran however erased the deficit in the third quarter. The teams entered the fourth term tied at 45. Iran scored 23 points and eked out a narrow victory at the end. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) tallied 13 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks for Iran. Saman Veisi (189-G-82) netted 12 points in the victory. Alkhas Naim (201-F-76) responded with 17 points for Jordan. Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) posted 15 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 13+13 boards, Saman Veisi 12, Saeid Davarpanah (190-G-87) 11
Jordan: Alkhas Naim 17, Rasheim Wright 15

Philippines - Japan 94:78
Philippines recorded the fifth win at the William Jones Cup. They stormed past Japan to earn the second place at the end of preliminary round. Philippines will now take on Iran in the semis tomorrow. Jordan fell at 4-3 record after the defeat and would play against Malaysia in the classification round.
Philippines and Japan stayed competitive in the opening frame. Philippines eked out a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. Japan unloaded 29 points in the second term to pull ahead 49:44 at halftime. Philippines narrowed the gap in the third stanza. They arrived at the final intermission trailing by 3 points. Philippines fired 29 points in the fourth frame and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) scored 32 points to lead the effort. Donaldo Hontiveros (188-G-77) netted 14 points in the winning case. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) responded with 27 points for Japan. Fumio Nishimura (177-G-86) accounted for 11 points in defeat.

Philippines: Marcus Douthit 32, Donaldo Hontiveros 14, Christopher Tiu (178-PG-85) 11
Japan: Keijuro Matsui 27, Fumio Nishimura 11

South Korea - Taiwan 110:68
South Korea earned the sixth victory at the William Jones Cup. They stormed past Taiwan to clinch 6-1 record. South Korea claimed the top position after the preliminary round. The teams are scheduled to meet again tomorrow in the semis as Taiwan finished in the fourth spot. Cho Sung-Min (189-F-83) provided 24 points to lead the winners.
South Korea led by just three points after ten minutes 19:16. But they erupted for 30 points in the second frame to earn a 49:33 halftime lead. South Korea maintained the lead throughout the third stanza. They arrived at the final break up by 26 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Kim Yong-Hwan (195-F-84) contributed 17 points, while Yang Hee-Jong (194-F-84) netted 15 points for South Korea. Chien Chia-Hung (197-F-87) replied with 29 points for Taiwan. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) and Creighton Douglas (195-F-85) accounted for 11 points each in the loss.

South Korea: Cho Sung-Min 24, Kim Yong-Hwan 17, Yang Hee-Jong 15
Taiwan: Chien Chia-Hung 29, Tsung-Hsien Chang 11, Creighton Douglas 11


Day 6 in New Taipei City - Aug 11, 2011

Japan - Malaysia 70:55
Japan recorded the third win at the William Jones Cup. They prevailed against Malaysia to improve at 3-3 record. Takeki Shonaka (180-G-84) stepped up with 21 points to lead the winners. Malaysia in the meantime suffered the sixth straight defeat in Taiwan.
Malaysia ensured a better start. They led 14:12 after ten minutes. Malaysia did not loosen the grasp in the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by 7 points 29:22. But Japan changed the complexion of the game in the third term. They finally tuned in offensively scoring 27 points in the third period. Japan erased the deficit entering the fourth frame up by 5 points 49:44. Japan outgunned Malaysia 21:11 in the final stanza to earn a confident win at the end. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) delivered 12 points, while Gaku Arao (198-F/C-87) netted 10 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in the victory. Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) and Shee Fai Loh (192-G-89) responded with 11 points each for Malaysia.

Japan: Takeki Shonaka 21, Keijuro Matsui 12, Gaku Arao 10
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 11, Shee Fai Loh 11

Philippines - UAE 95:60
Philippines registered the fourth win at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They overwhelmed UAE today to earn 4-2 record. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) stepped up with 23 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. UAE fell at 0-6 record after the loss.
Philippines surged ahead right from the start. They posted a 19:10 lead at the first break. UAE picked up the tempo in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit at 7 points at the interval 31:38. Philippines however shifted the gear after the big break. They unloaded 27 points in the third term to arrive at the final intermission up by 16 points. Philippines erupted for 30 points in the fourth period to seal the winning outcome. Christopher Lutz (193-G-85, college: Marshall) delivered 13 points, while Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) and Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) added 10 points each in the victory. Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) responded with 15 points for UAE. Mohamed Al Braiki (190-G-91) netted 13 points in the loss.

Philippines: Marcus Douthit 23+13 boards, Christopher Lutz 13, Marcio Lassiter 10, Pauliasi Taulava 10
UAE: Khalifa Salem 15, Mohamed Al Braiki 13

Jordan - South Korea 85:77
Jordan registered the fourth win at William Jones Cup. They held off South Korea behind 23 points and 9 rebounds from Abbas Zaid (203-F-83). Jordan improved at 4-2 record, while South Korea suffered the first defeat at the tournament to slip at 5-1.
Jordan took South Korea by surprise in the opening term. Thomas Baldwin team fired 28 points to earn a 13-point lead at the first break. South Korea slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. They cut the deficit to trail by 12 points at halftime 33:45. Jordan maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They arrived at the final break up by 16 points 68:52. South Korea unloaded 25 points in the final period but came up short of victory at the end. Osama Daghles (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.) knocked down 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and issued 10 assists for the first triple-double at the tourney. Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) accounted for 15 points in the win. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) responded with 17 points for South Korea. Kang Byung-Hyun (193-G/F-85) added 13 points in the losing effort.

Jordan: Abbas Zaid 23, Osama Daghles 21+10 boards+10 assists, Rasheim Wright 15
South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 17, Kang Byung-Hyun 13

Iran - Taiwan 74:47
Iran proved too good for Taiwan on the sixth day of action at William Jones Cup. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) scored 18 points and collected 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Iran improved at 4-2 record and caught up with Taiwan in the ladder.
Iran led by four points at the first break 17:13. Iran limited the hosts to just 8 points in the second quarter to take a 12-point halftime lead. Iran maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They knocked down 21 points to establish a 54:37 buffer with one period to go. Iran never slowed down outscoring the home team in the fourth stanza and sealing a comfortable win at the end. Mahdi Kamrani (186-G-82) and Saman Veisi (189-G-82) accounted for 13 points apiece in the victory. Wen-Ting Tseng (202-C/F-84) responded with 15 points for Taiwan. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) delivered 10 points, 5 boards and 5 assists in the losing case.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 18, Mahdi Kamrani 13, Saman Veisi 13
Taiwan: Wen-Ting Tseng 15, Chen Hsin-An 10



Day 5 in New Taipei City - Aug 10, 2011

Iran - Malaysia 69:49
Iran celebrated the third win at the William Jones Cup. They overwhelmed Malaysia to improve at 3-2 record at the tournament. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead the effort. Malaysia suffered the fifth defeat in a row.
Iran and Malaysia exchanged baskets throughout intense first quarter. Iran eked out an 18:17 lead after ten minutes. Iran pulled away in the second term. They posted a 33:28 halftime advantage. The third term proved decisive. Iran came out of the locker room firing from all guns. They outscored Malaysia 26:6 in the period to establish a 25-point lead with ten minutes to go. Malaysia stopped the rot in the final frame but it was too late to save the encounter. Mousa Nabipour (213-C-83) nailed 12 points, while Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) added 9 points in the victory. Tian Yuan Kuek (200-C-91) responded with 11 points for Malaysia. Yeo Seng John Ng (190-F-81) had 8 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 13, Mousa Nabipour 12, Asghar Kardoust 9
Malaysia: Tian Yuan Kuek 11, Yeo Seng John Ng 8

Japan - Jordan 87:70
Japan registered the second win at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They tamed Jordan to improve at 2-3 record. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) scored 25 points to lead the effort. Jordan in the meantime suffered the second straight loss and fell at 3-2 record.
Japan earned a 19:16 lead after ten minutes of action. But Jordan turned things around in the second term. They scored 24 points to take a 40:35 halftime lead. Japan bounced back right after the big break. They went on a massive rally to secure a comfortable 10-point lead before the final quarter. Jordan never recovered conceding 25 points in the final term and suffering the second consecutive loss in New Taipei City. Takeki Shonaka (180-G-84) added 18 points and 6 assists, while Atsuya Ota (206-C-84) had 9 points for the winners. Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) answered with 26 points for Jordan. Osama Daghles (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.) netted 12 points in defeat.

Japan: Keijuro Matsui 25, Takeki Shonaka 18, Atsuya Ota 9
Jordan: Rasheim Wright 26, Osama Daghles 12

South Korea - Philippines 78:70
South Korea recorded the fifth straight win at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Philippines to stay undefeated on top of the ladder. Oh Sek-Eun (201-C-87) stepped up with 19 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Philippines suffered the second loss and fell at 3-2 record.
Philippines earned a narrow 16:14 lead ten minutes into the game. But South Korea struck right back in the second term. They limited Philippines to 12 points in the period to establish a 37:28 halftime lead. Philippines erupted for 28 points in the third term to deny the deficit. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 56. But South Korea proved the difference in the fourth stanza. They outgunned Philippines 22:14 in the final frame to celebrate yet another victory at the tournament. Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) netted 17 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 5 assists, while Ha Seung-Jin (221-C-85) accounted for 16 points in the victory. Joseph Casio (177-PG-86) responded with 27 points for Philippines. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) posted 16 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

South Korea: Oh Sek-Eun 19, Yang Dong-Geun 17, Ha Seung-Jin 16
Philippines: Joseph Casio 27, Marcus Douthit 16

Taiwan - UAE 92:87
Taiwan registered the fourth victory at the William Jones Cup. The hosts held off determined UAE to improve at 4-1 record in the ladder. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) knocked down 24 points to pace Taiwan. UAE fell at 0-5 record after the defeat.
UAE got to an excellent start to the game. They outscored Taiwan 23:10 in the opening period. Taiwan stopped the bleeding in the second period. They managed to narrow the deficit at 8-point mark at halftime 32:40. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. UAE secured a 7-point cushion before the final period. But Taiwan recovered in the fourth quarter. The home unleashed 36 points and escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Chen Shun-Hsiang (190-F-85) scored 15 points, while Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) provided 14 points in the winning effort. Ibrahim Ahmad (175-G-79) answered with 21 points for UAE. Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) chipped in 20 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Tsung-Hsien Chang 24, Chen Shun-Hsiang 15, Lu Cheng-Ju 14
UAE: Ibrahim Ahmad 21, Rashed Al Zaabi 20




Day 4 in New Taipei City - Aug 9, 2011

Iran - UAE 84:55
Iran celebrated the second win at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They overcame UAE to improve at 2-2 record. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) stepped up with 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. UAE fell at 0-4 record after the loss.
Iran surged ahead in the opening quarter. They posted an 11-point lead at the first break. UAE however stopped the bleeding in the second term. They outscored Iran to narrow the deficit at 7-point mark 32:39. Iran went off the dressing room recharged as they thumped UAE for a 58:42 lead at the end of the third quarter. UAE never recovered afterwards as Iran coasted to the victory at the end. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) and Saman Veisi (189-G-82) delivered 13 points eacv for the winners. Ibrahim Ahmad (175-G-79) answered with 14 points for UAE. Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) netted 9 points in the loss.

Iran: Asghar Kardoust 23, Oshin Sahakian 13, Saman Veisi 13
UAE: Ibrahim Ahmad 14, Khalifa Salem 9

Philippines - Malaysia 86:68
Philippines recorded the third win at the William Jones Cup. They outgunned Malaysia in New Taipei City tonight. Marnel Baracael (193-F/G-85) and Christopher Tiu (178-PG-85) scored 14 points each to lead the effort.
Philippines earned a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Malaysia stayed close throughout the second stanza. Philippines arrived at halftime up by the same three points 37:34. But the third term proved decisive. Philippines shifted the gear and outscored their opponents 27:11 for a comfortable 19-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Malaysia tried to bounce back in the fourth term as they knocked down 23 points but it was far from enough to threaten the margin. Japeth Aguilar (208-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) delivered 13 points each in the victory. Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) responded with 15 points for Malaysia. Yeo Seng John Ng (190-F-81) netted 9 points in the loss.

Philippines: Marnel Baracael 14, Christopher Tiu 14, Japeth Aguilar 13, Marcio Lassiter 13
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 15, Yeo Seng John Ng 9

South Korea - Japan 69:67
South Korea registered the fourth straight win at the William Jones Cup. They nipped Japan to stay undefeated. Oh Sek-Eun (201-C-87) stepped up with 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan fell at 1-3 record after the loss
South Korea arrived at the first break up by a single point 17:16. They ran away in the second term. South Korea posted a 42:34 halftime advantage. The Korean team maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the final quarter up by 11 points. Japan however showed character in the fourth frame. They erased the deficit and were close to the victory in the final seconds. But South Korea managed to eke out a narrow success at the end. Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) and Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) delivered 14 points each in the win. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) responded with 12 points and 6 boards for Japan. Takeki Shonaka (180-G-84) knocked down 11 points in defeat.

South Korea: Oh Sek-Eun 22+14 boards, Yang Dong-Geun 14, Kim Joo-Sung 14
Japan: Keijuro Matsui 12, Takeki Shonaka 11

Taiwan - Jordan 77:75
Jordan suffered the first defeat at the William Jones Cup. They surrendered against hosting Taiwan on Day 4 of the tournament. Wen-Ting Tseng (202-C/F-84) stepped up with 18 points to lead the charge. Taiwan now caught up with Jordan at 3-1 record in the ladder.
Taiwan dominated in the starting frame. They posted a 17:12 lead at the break. Jordan however improved offensively in the second term. The visitors scored 22 points to draw things level at 34. Jordan maintained the pressure and eventually pulled ahead in the third term. They secured a 59:54 lead with ten minutes remaining. But Taiwan turned things around in the fourth frame. They knocked down 23 points and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) nailed 16 points, while Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) accounted for 14 points in the winning effort. Abbas Zaid (203-F-83) answered with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Jordan. Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) netted 19 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Wen-Ting Tseng 18, Chen Hsin-An 16, Tsung-Hsien Chang 14
Jordan: Abbas Zaid 21+11 boards, Rasheim Wright 19



Day 3 in New Taipei City - Aug 8, 2011

Japan - UAE 92:85
Japan recorded the first win at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They overcame UAE to improve at 1-2 record. Yusuke Okada (185-G-84) stepped up with game-high 33 points to pace the effort. UAE slipped at 0-3 record after the loss.
Japan took over early in the game posting a 21:14 lead after ten minutes. But UAE adjusted and stepped on the gas offensively in the second quarter. UAE erased the deficit and posted a 39:38 halftime advantage. UAE maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They headed into the final frame up by two points 58:56. But Japan went on full throttle in the fourth period. They unloaded 36 points in the frame to surge to the victory. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) provided 18 points, while Gaku Arao (198-F/C-87) netted 11 points and grabbed 8 boards in the win. Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) responded with 18 points for UAE. Mohamed Al Braiki (190-G-91) netted 13 points in defeat.

Japan: Yusuke Okada 33, Keijuro Matsui 18, Gaku Arao 11
UAE: Rashed Al Zaabi 18, Mohamed Al Braiki 13

Jordan - Philippines 76:72
Jordan stayed undefeated at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They held off Philippines to improve at 3-0 record on top of the ladder. Ali Zaghab (205-F/C-88) stepped up with 17 points for the winners. Philippines suffered the first defeat at the tournament falling at 2-1 record.
Jordan jumped in front in the opening quarter. They posted a 21:18 lead after ten minutes. Philippines stayed within striking distance in the second term. They narrowed the gap to just two points at halftime 32:34. Jordan maintained the lead throughout the third term. They posted a 56:53 lead with one quarter remaining. Jordan held off determined comeback effort from Philippines to escape with a narrow win at the end. Osama Daghles (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.) provided 16 points, while Abbas Zaid (203-F-83) provided 14 points in the win. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) responded with 13 points for Philippines. Christopher Lutz (193-G-85, college: Marshall), Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) and Marnel Baracael (193-F/G-85) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Jordan: Ali Zaghab 17, Osama Daghles 16, Abbas Zaid 14
Philippines: Andy Barroca 13, Christopher Lutz 10, Marcus Douthit 10, Marnel Baracael 10

South Korea - Iran 77:59
South Korea earned the third straight win at the William Jones Cup. They stormed past Iran to keep their record spotless. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) unleashed 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Iran fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Iran led by two points 21:19 at the first break. But South Korea turned things around in the second quarter. They limited Iran to just 7 points in the period to establish a 31:28 halftime advantage. South Korea increased the tempo in the third term. They boosted the lead to as many as 10 points with one quarter remaining. South Korea outscored their opponents 24:16 in the last period to march to the victory at the end. Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) knocked down 15 points, while Kang Byung-Hyun (193-G/F-85) added 12 points in the win. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds for Iran. Mahdi Kamrani (186-G-82) accounted for 9 points in the loss.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 27, Yang Dong-Geun 15, Kang Byung-Hyun 12
Iran: Hamed Haddadi 15, Mahdi Kamrani 9

Taiwan - Malaysia 104:54
Taiwan recorded the second win at the William Jones Cup. The hosts overcame Malaysia for 2-1 record at the tournament. Five players scored in double digits to pace the winners. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) delivered 21 points to pace the winners. Malaysia fell at 0-3 record after the defeat.
Taiwan erupted for 31 points in the starting frame to clear off to a 23-point distance. The hosts maintained the pressure in the second quarter. Taiwan earned a 53:23 halftime advantage. Taiwan did not allow Malaysia closer in the third term. The home team arrived at the final break leading by as many as 44 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Yi-Hsiang Chou (193-F-91) and Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) provided 15 points each for Taiwan. Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Malaysia. Shee Fai Loh (192-G-89) had 10 points in the losing effort.

Taiwan: Tsung-Hsien Chang 21, Yi-Hsiang Chou 15, Lu Cheng-Ju 15
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 17+10 boards, Shee Fai Loh 10



Day 2 in New Taipei City - Aug 7, 2011

Jordan - Malaysia 93:63
Jordan recorded the second straight win at the William Jones Cup. They thumped Malaysia to remain undefeated. Abbas Zaid (203-F-83) scored 21 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists to lead the winners. Malaysia fell at 0-2 record after the defeat.
Jordan fired 24 points in the opening quarter to secure a 6-point buffer at the first break. They maintained the lead throughout the second term. Moreover Jordan piled up a 45:31 halftime advantage. Jordan erupted for 28 points in the third stanza as the margin grew at 22-point mark with one quarter remaining. Jordan did not slow down in the final frame rolling to a comfortable win at the end. Osama Daghles (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.) had 17 points, while Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) added 15 points for Jordan. Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) responded with 13 points for Malaysia. Shee Fai Loh (192-G-89) netted 12 points in defeat.

Jordan: Abbas Zaid 21, Osama Daghles 17, Rasheim Wright 15
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 13, Shee Fai Loh 12

South Korea - UAE 102:54
South Korea registered the second consecutive win at the William Jones Cup. They fired past UAE to improve at 2-0 record. Five players scored in double figures for South Korea. Oh Sek-Eun (201-C-87) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
South Korea gave little chance for UAE. The Korean team posted a 28:10 lead after opening ten minutes. South Korea maintained the pressure throughout the second frame. They piled up a 54:17 halftime lead. South Korea boosted the gap to 45 points with one quarter remaining and strolled to the victory at the end. Lee Jung-Suk (184-G-82) notched 13 points for South Korea. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) and Kang Byung-Hyun (193-G/F-85) added 12 points apiece in the victory. Qais Omar (195-C-91) responded with 11 points for UAE. Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) netted 10 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in the loss.

South Korea: Oh Sek-Eun 16, Lee Jung-Suk 13, Stevenson Cameron 12, Kang Byung-Hyun 12
UAE: Qais Omar 11, Khalifa Salem 10

Iran - Japan 77:58
Iran celebrated the first win at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They overcame Japan for 1-1 record. Javad Davari (185-G-83) scored 12 points to lead balanced effort from the winners. Japan fell at 0-2 record at the tournament.
Iran started the game aggressively. They limited Japan to 13 points in the opening frame to build a 9-point lead 22:13. Iran continued to dominate defensively. They limited Japan to only 8 points in the second term posting a 37:21 halftime lead. Japan increased the tempo in the third term but Iran easily matched the effort. Veselin Matic team unloaded 30 points in the period to enter the final period up by 22 points. Japan managed to outscore Iran in the fourth frame but never threatened the margin. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10), Mahdi Kamrani (186-G-82) and Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) delivered 10 points each in the victory. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) responded with 11 points for Japan. Fumio Nishimura (177-G-86) added 8 points in the loss.

Iran: Javad Davari 12, Oshin Sahakian 10, Mahdi Kamrani 10, Asghar Kardoust 10
Japan: Keijuro Matsui 11, Fumio Nishimura 8

Philippines - Taiwan 90:78
Philippines posted the second win in a row at William Jones Cup. They outlasted Taiwan for 2-0 record on top of the ladder. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Taiwan fell at 1-1 record after the defeat.
Philippines jumped to an early lead. They ended the opening quarter leading by four points 21:17. Philippines shifted the gear in the second term. The visitors erupted for 28 points to establish a 49:36 halftime advantage. Taiwan tried hard but could not change the complexion of the game in the third term. Philippines stayed in charge building a 14-point cushion with one quarter remaining. Taiwan cut the deficit in the fourth term but could not threaten Philippines as they drove to the victory at the end. Japeth Aguilar (208-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) notched 12 points, while Joseph Casio (177-PG-86) added 10 points in the win. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) responded with 17 points for Taiwan. Wen-Ting Tseng (202-C/F-84) provided 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Philippines: Marcus Douthit 23, Japeth Aguilar 12, Joseph Casio 10
Taiwan: Chen Hsin-An 17, Wen-Ting Tseng 14


Day 1 in New Taipei City - Aug 6, 2011

Jordan - UAE 91:72
Jordan stormed past UAE to post the opening win at the William Jones Cup. Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) stepped up with 15 points to pace Tab Baldwin team.
The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Jordan earned an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead posting a 36:29 halftime advantage. But Jordan stepped on the gas in the third quarter. They fired 31 points to clear off to a 17-point distance at the final break. UAE never recovered as Jordan rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Abbas Zaid (203-F-83) accounted for 14 points, while Ali Zaghab (205-F/C-88) stepped up with 12 points for the winners. Omar Khalid (190-F-91) responded with 19 points for UAE. Husain Ahmed (180-G-89), Mohamed Al Braiki (190-G-91), Ibrahim Ahmad (175-G-79) and Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) all scored 9 points each in the loss.

Jordan: Rasheim Wright 15, Abbas Zaid 14, Ali Zaghab 12
UAE: Omar Khalid 19, Ibrahim Ahmad 9

South Korea - Malaysia 110:50
South Korea victoriously opened their William Jones Cup campaign. They fired past Malaysia on the first day of action in New Taipei City. Five players scored in double digits for South Korea. Kang Byung-Hyun (193-G/F-85) scored 17 points to lead the effort.
South Korea eased to a comfortable lead early in the encounter. They posted a 26:7 lead after ten minutes. More to come in the second term. South Korea limited their opponents to just two points in the second quarter to establish a 53:9 halftime lead. South Korea breezed to the victory afterwards. Cho Sung-Min (189-F-83) produced 16 points, while Lee Jung-Suk netted 11 points, issued 6 assists and pulled down 6 rebounds in the victory. Li Wei Chee (186-F-85) responded with 12 points for Malaysia. Ban Sin Ooi (180-G/F-83) and Yeo Seng John Ng (190-F-81) had 7 points each in the loss.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) 17, Kang Byung-Hyun 17, Cho Sung-Min 16
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 12, Ban Sin Ooi 7, Yeo Seng John Ng 7

Philippines - Iran 73:59
Philippines earned the first win at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Iran in the opener. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) stepped up with 24 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners.
Philippines limited Iran to 12 points in the opening quarter posting a 5-point lead at the first break. Iran increased the tempo in the second period but Philippines easily matched it. They registered a 37:30 halftime lead. Iran, who played without Nikkhah, scored just 8 points in the third frame to face a 16-point deficit with one quarter remaining. Iran outscored Philippines in the fourth quarter but never threatened the margin at the end. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joseph Casio (177-PG-86) added 11 points for Philippines. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) responded with game-high 25 points and 9 rebounds for Iran. Mahdi Kamrani (186-G-82) netted 18 points in defeat.

Philippines: Marcus Douthit 24+11 boards, Andy Barroca 13, Joseph Casio 11
Iran: Hamed Haddadi 25, Mahdi Kamrani 18

Taiwan - Japan 99:72
Taiwan recorded the first win at the William Jones Cup. The hosts thrashed Japan in the opener. Creighton Douglas (195-F-85) stepped up with 18 points to pace the effort.
Taiwan set the tone early. They outgunned Japan 21:13 in the opening ten minutes. Taiwan boosted the margin to 12 points at the interval 43:31. Taiwan did not slow down in the third quarter. The home team fired 33 points and arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 22 points. Japan could not pick up the tempo and suffered a heavy defeat at the end. Wen-Ting Tseng (202-C/F-84) contributed 15 points for Taiwan. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) had 12 points in the victory. Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85, college: Columbia) responded with 13 points for Japan. Yuta Watanabe (195-G-94) knocked down 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Creighton Douglas 18, Wen-Ting Tseng 15, Lu Cheng-Ju 12
Japan: Keijuro Matsui 13, Yuta Watanabe 12, Sean Hinkley (197-F-91) 11


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