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William Jones Cup Standings
 1. S.Korea 5-2 
 2. Taiwan 5-2 
 3. Egypt 5-2 
 4. USA 5-2 
 5. Jordan 4-3 
 6. Iran 2-5 
 7. Taiwan B 2-5 
 8. Japan 0-7 
Points Per Game
 1 Ricardo Ratliffe24.8 
 2 Tae-Young Moon17.9 
 3 Daryl Dorsey15.7 
 4 Cory Bradford15.3 
 5 Chang-Young Song15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Ricardo Ratliffe15.6 
 2 Jermaine Dailey10.1 
 3 Mohammad Akhlaghi8.9 
 4 Quincy Davis7.8 
 5 Ahmad Alhamarsheh7.7 
Assists Per Game
 1 Farid Haghayegh3.2 
 2 Chang-Young Song2.7 
 3 Daryl Dorsey2.6 
 4 James Justice2.4 
 5 Chun-Yen Peng2.3 



South Korea celebrate title in Taipei (Photo: WJC)

2014 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
Joo-Sung Kim
Kim
Jong-Cheon Park
Park
Gregory Stevenson
Stevenson
Ricardo Ratliffe
Ratliffe
Jong-Keun Kim
Kim
1 Kim Jong-Keun 181-G-86 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
3 Kim Joo-Sung 205-F/C-79 Dongbu Promy South Korea
5 Song Chang-Yong 192-SF-87 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
11 Park Jong-Cheon 192-SF-79 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
15 Stevenson Gregory 197-F-78 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
20 Ratliffe Ricardo 203-F-89 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
23 Yang Jun-Beom 195-F-91 Mobis Phoebus South Korea
24 Kim Yeong-Hyeon 186-G-91 Mobis Phoebus South Korea


Yoo Jae-Hak Head Coach Mobis Phoebus South Korea

Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup Awards 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

Asia-Basket.com All-William Jones Cup 1st Team 2014
Farid Haghayeghi
Haghayeghi
MaJic Dorsey
Dorsey
Tae-Jong Moon
Moon
Ricardo Ratliffe
Ratliffe
Quincy Davis
Davis

Best Player: Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) of S.Korea
Best Guard: MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81) of USA
Best Forward: Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) of S.Korea
Best Center: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) of Taiwan

1st Team
SG: Farid Haghayeghi (190-SG-85) of Iran
PG: MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81) of USA
F: Tae-Jong Moon (199-F-75) of S.Korea
F: Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) of S.Korea
F/C: Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83) of Taiwan

2nd Team
G: Cory Bradford (191-G-78) of USA
G: Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-87) of Taiwan
SG: Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) of Egypt
SF: Chang-Yong Song (192-SF-87) of S.Korea
PF: Jermaine Dailey (203-PF-86) of USA



South Korea celebrate title in Taipei - Aug 17, 2014

FINAL
South Korea - Taiwan 83:79

South Korea are the 2014 William Jones Cup champions. They overcame hosting Taiwan to celebrate the trophy. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) had another sizzling performance for South Korea with 26 points and 18 rebounds.
South Korea jumped at 23:17 lead after the first frame. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. South Korea ensured a 41:31 halftime lead. Taiwan however turned things around in the third term. The hosts triggered a 24:11 run to jump ahead. But South Korea lived up to the challenge. They unloaded 31 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Song Chang-Yong (192-SF-87) and Yang Jun-Beom (195-F-91) fired 18 points each for the visitors. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) stepped up with 23 points and 11 rebounds for Taiwan. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) netted 15 points in the loss.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 26+18 boards, Song Chang-Yong 18, Yang Jun-Beom 18
Taiwan: Davis Quincy 23+11 boards, Liu Cheng 15

3-4 Place
Egypt - USA Pro Select 81:78
Egypt victoriously capped their William Jones Cup campaign. They defeated USA Pro Select in the consolation final to step onto the pedestal. Mouhanad El Sabagh (182-PG-88) scored 23 points to pace the winners.
USA Pro Select secured a strong start to the game. They accounted for a 24:14 lead after ten minutes. Egypt cut the deficit in the second frame. The African team pulled within 9 points at halftime. Egypt triggerd a 24:13 run in the third term to pull ahead. They followed with 21-point tally in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) contributed 14 points, while Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) had 10 points for Egypt. MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) responded with 22 points for USA Pro Select. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) netted 17 points in the defeat.

Egypt: Mouhanad El Sabagh 23, Ibrahim El Gamal 14, Ramy Abdalla 10
USA Pro Select: MaJic Dorsey 22, Cory Bradford 17

5-6 Place
Taiwan B - Japan 73:71 (OT)

Taiwan B snatched a narrow win over Japan in the final day of action at the William Jones Cup. The hosts claimed the fifth overall position at the ladder. Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) provided 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners.
Japan accounted for a 19:16 lead after the opening quarter. Taiwan cut the distance at 2-point mark at the interval. Taiwan pulled ahead in the third term. They jumped at 50:46 lead at the third break. But Japan erased the deficit in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. It all came down to the final seconds in extra period. Yi-Hsiang Chou converted a decisive basket to propel Taiwan B to the victory. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) netted 14 points for the winners. Daiki Tanaka (191-F-91) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Japan. Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) netted 13 points and collected 10 boards in the loss.

Taiwan B: Hu Long-Mao 19, Chen Ying-Chun 14
Japan: Daiki Tanaka 17, Tenketsu Harimoto 13+10 boards

7-8 Place
Iran - Jordan 84:79

Iran occupied the seventh position at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Jordan in the final game at the tournament. Hamed Hosseinzadeh (187-PG-87) delivered 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Jordan eked out a 16:15 lead after ten minutes. They extended the lead in the second frame. Jordan secured a 35:31 halftime lead. But Iran turned things around in the second half. They pulled within a single point at the final intermission. Iran unloaded 31 points in the fourth quarter to seal the winning outcome. Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-PF-90) finished with 14 points and 15 boards, while Mohammad Ojaghi (200-F-93) added 12 points for the winners. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) responded with 17 points for Jordan. Mohammad Hussein (210-C-90) had 14 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Hosseinzadeh 18, Mohammad Hassanzadeh 14+15 boards, Mohammad Ojaghi 12
Jordan: Mousa Alawadi 17, Mohammad Hussein 14+15 boards


Taiwan and South Korea to clash for title in Taipei - Aug 16, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Taiwan - USA Pro Select 96:86
Taiwan secured the title game birth at the William Jones Cup. The hosts prevailed against USA Pro Select to reach the Final. Chang Tsung-Hsien (192-G-87, college: BYU-Hawaii) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners.
Taiwan grabbed a 21:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They stayed aggressive throughout the second frame. The hosts secured a 50:40 halftime lead. USA Pro Select cut the deficit in the third quarter. The visitors pulled within five points at the final intermission. But Taiwan unleashed 30 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Wu Tai-Hao (203-F/C-85, college: BYU-Hawaii) had 20 points, while Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Marquin Chandler (202-F-82, agency: Haylett Sports, college: San Jose St.) replied with 18 points for USA Pro Select. Jermaine Dailey (203-PF-86, college: Ill.-Chicago) had 17 points and 18 rebounds in the loss.

Taiwan: Chang Tsung-Hsien 26, Wu Tai-Hao 20, Davis Quincy 14
USA Pro Select: Marquin Chandler 18, Jermaine Dailey 17+18 boards

South Korea - Egypt 73:64
South Korea will play in the William Jones Cup Final. They held off Egypt in the semifinal clash tonight. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) came up with 27 points and 16 rebounds to pace the winning side.
South Korea got to a confident start. They registered a 22:12 lead after ten minutes. Egypt stopped the rot in the next period. The African powerhouse cut the distance to just 2 points at halftime. Egypt used a 23:15 run in the third term to pull in front. But South Korea regained control in the final stanza. They muscled their way back in charge igniting a 22:7 run and sealing the victory. Song Chang-Yong (192-SF-87) delivered 16 points, while Yang had 13 points in the victory. Amr Abdelhalim responded with 15 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) and Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) tossed in 10 points each in the defeat.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 27+16 boards, Song Chang-Yong 16, Yang 13
Egypt: Amr Abdelhalim 15, Haytham Kamal 10, Ibrahim El Gamal 10

5-8 Place
Japan - Jordan 80:64
Japan snapped 7-game losing skid in Taipei. They edged Jordan in the classification round game today. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up with 18 points to pace the winners.
Japan accounted for a 15:12 lead after the first frame. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. Japan entered the second half up by 11 points 34:23. Japan scored 23 points in the third quarter to secure a 14-point lead at the final intermission. Japan dropped 23 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Hiroki Watanabe (180-G-88) and Ryumo Ono (197-F/C-88) netted 13 points each for the winners. Mohammad Hussein (210-C-90) responded with 16 points for Jordan. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

Japan: Yuki Togashi 18, Hiroki Watanabe 13, Ryumo Ono 13
Jordan: Mohammad Hussein 16, Wesam Al-Sous 14

Taiwan B - Iran 97:92
Taiwan B outgunned Iran in a high-flying clash in Taipei today. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) came up with 33 points to pace the hosts.
Iran eked out a 17:16 lead after the first frame. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Iran piled up a 42:40 halftime advantage. Taiwan unloaded 29 points in the third term to secure a comfortable 12-point lead at the final intermission. Iran responded with 31 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Chen Sabatino (193-G-90, college: Colorado) delivered 17 points, while Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) had 15 points in the win. Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-PF-90) responded with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Iran. Mohammad Ojaghi (200-F-93) accounted for 17 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Chen Ying-Chun 33, Chen Sabatino 17, Hu Long-Mao 15
Iran: Mohammad Hassanzadeh 24+11 boards, Mohammad Ojaghi 17


USA Pro Select, Taiwan, South Korea and Egypt advance into semifinals - Aug 15, 2014

Jordan - Iran 63:60
Jordan recorded the fourth victory at the William Jones Cup. They nipped Iran to snap three-game losing skid at the tournament. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) recorded 20 points to pace the winners.
Iran accounted for a 13:10 lead after ten minutes. Jordan stiffened defensively and jumped at 27:23 halftime lead. Iran stayed within striking distance in the third term. They trailed by just two points heading into the final stanza. But Jordan capped the regulation on an 18:17 rally and sealed the winning outcome. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) delivered 11 points, while Zaghab had 10 points for the winners. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) and Hamed Hosseinzadeh (187-PG-87) responded with 10 points each for Iran.

Jordan: Wesam Al-Sous 20, Mousa Alawadi 11, Zaghab 10
Iran: Meisam Mirzaei 10, Hamed Hosseinzadeh 10

Egypt - Taiwan B 83:59
Egypt registered the fourth straight victory at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Taiwan B selection for 5-2 record. Sheriff Abd Alla (188-SG-79) scored 19 points to pace the African team.
Egypt recorded a 20:15 lead after the opening quarter. They kept Taiwan B at bay throughout the second term. Egypt ensured a 39:23 halftime advantage. The margin grew at 19-point mark at the final intermission. Egypt knocked down 25 points in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Amr Abdelhalim netted 17 points, while Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) contributed 11 points for Egypt. Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) responded with 14 points for Taiwan B. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) tossed in 8 points in the loss.

Egypt: Sheriff Abd Alla 19, Amr Abdelhalim 17, Ramy Abdalla 11
Taiwan B: Hu Long-Mao 14, Yi-Hsiang Chou 8

USA Pro Select - Japan 90:72
USA Pro Select team advanced into the semifinal stage of the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Japan for 5-2 record in the ladder. Craig Williams (208-F/C-89, college: TCU) topscored with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.
The North American team grabbed a 25:12 lead after ten minutes. They dominated throughout the second frame. USA Pro Select dropped 26 points to ensure a 51:30 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. USA Pro Select entered the final period leading by 21 points and never looked back afterwards. MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) had 19 points, while Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) added 16 points for the winners. Daiki Tanaka (191-F-91) responded with 15 points, while Yuki Mitsuhara (198-F-89) had 13 points for Japan as they remained winless.

USA Pro Select: Craig Williams 20+11 boards, MaJic Dorsey 19, Cory Bradford 16
Japan: Daiki Tanaka 15, Yuki Mitsuhara 13

Taiwan - South Korea 95:101
South Korea edged Taiwan in the final game of the preliminary round at the William Jones Cup. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) stepped up with 32 points and 8 rebounds to pace the visitors. South Korea will now take on Egypt, while Taiwan will face USA Pro Select in the semifinal round on Saturday.
South Korea unloaded 29 points in the first frame to accumulate a 13-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second stanza. The Korean team secured a 53:39 halftime advantage. Taiwan stepped on the gas in the third term. They dropped 36 points to cut the deficit at 9-point mark. Taiwan stayed aggressive throughout the fourth period. They narrowed the distance in the final frame but could not avoid the defeat. Kim and Song Chang-Yong (192-SF-87) accounted for 19 points each in the victory. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) answered with 28 points and 13 boards for Taiwan. Chang Tsung-Hsien (192-G-87, college: BYU-Hawaii) netted 22 points in the defeat.

Taiwan: Davis Quincy 28+13 boards, Chang Tsung-Hsien 22
South Korea: Moon Tae-Jong 32, Kim 19, Song Chang-Yong 19


Recap of Day 6 in Taipei - Aug 14, 2014

Egypt - Japan 69:55
Egypt celebrated the fourth win in Taipei. They held off Japan to stay in the title hunt. Amr Abdelhalim posted 16 points to pace the winners.
Egypt registered a 21:11 lead after the first frame. The African team stretched the gap in the second period. Egypt ensured a 35:22 halftime advantage. Egypt maintained the lead throughout the third term. They secured a 14-point advantage at the final break. Egypt did not surrender their lead in the fourth period cruising to the victory. Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) netted 10 points, while Mohamed Alian added 9 points for Egypt. Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) responded with 20 points for Japan. Daiki Tanaka (191-F-91) netted 10 points in the loss.

Egypt: Amr Abdelhalim 16, Ibrahim El Gamal 10, Mohamed Alian 9
Japan: Makoto Hiejima 20, Daiki Tanaka 10

USA Pro Select - Taiwan B 86:56
USA Pro Select clinched the fourth victory at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Taiwan B National Team today. Craig Williams (208-F/C-89, college: TCU) delivered 22 points and 18 rebounds to pace the North American side.
USA Pro Select recorded a 21:16 lead after the opening quarter. They extended the margin in the second term. USA Pro Select team accounted for a 44:30 halftime lead. Taiwan B cut the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. However USA Pro Select responded with a strong 29:11 run in the final period to get away with the victory. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) chipped in 18 points, while James Justice (178-PG-89, college: Martin Methodist) contributed 15 points for the winners. Chen Hsiao-Jung (197-F-90) responded with 12 points for Taiwan B. Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) had 10 points in the loss.

USA Pro Select: Craig Williams 22, Cory Bradford 18, James Justice 15
Taiwan B: Chen Hsiao-Jung 12, Hu Long-Mao 10

Taiwan - Iran 84:76
Taiwan claimed the fifth win at the home William Jones Cup tournament. The hosts overcame Iran to remain on top of the standings. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) came up with 25 points off the bench to lead the hosts.
Iran accounted for a 24:17 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan responded with a strong rally in the second frame. The hosts grabbed a 44:35 halftime advantage. Iran pulled within 7 points at the final intermission. But Taiwan knocked down 20 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Ke Chi-Hao (181-PG-85) and Tsung-Hsien Chang added 8 points each for the winners. Mohammad Ojaghi (200-F-93) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Iran. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) had 14 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Lu Cheng-Ju 25, Davis Quincy 13+10 boards, Ke Chi-Hao 8, Tsung-Hsein Chang 8
Iran: Mohammad Ojaghi 17, Meisam Mirzaei 14

South Korea - Jordan 59:52
South Korea claimed the third consecutive victory in Taipei. They overcame Jordan to stay in the title race. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) was a usual topscorer for the winners with 24 points and 14 rebounds.
South Korea jumped at 18:15 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap in the second frame. The Korean team piled up a 34:27 halftime advantage. Jordan narrowed the gap in the third quarter. They pulled within 4 points at the final intermission. South Korea held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth frame and got away with the victory. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Song Chang-Yong (192-SF-87) added 8 points for South Korea. Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) produced 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) netted 12 points in the loss.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 24+14 boards, Moon Tae-Jong 12+13 boards, Song Chang-Yong 8
Jordan: Ahmad Al-Dwairi 18+15 boards, Mousa Alawadi 12


Recap of Day 5 in Taipei - Aug 13, 2014

Taiwan B - Japan 79:69
Taiwan B National Team posted the second straight victory at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Japan to improve at 2-3 record. Chang Jung-Hsuan (194-G/F-87) recorded 17 points to lead the winners.
Japan accounted for a 22:20 lead ten minutes into the game. But Taiwan B erased the deficit and eked out a 37:36 halftime lead. The hosts stretched the margin in the third term. Taiwan held their opponents to just 10 points and secured a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Taiwan B and Japan exchanged baskets throughout the fourth frame as the hosts cruised to the win. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) recorded 14 points, while Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) netted 11 points for the winners. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87, agency: APAA Sports Group) responded with 19 points for Japan. Tenketsu Harimoto (198-C/F-92) netted 16 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Chang Jung-Hsuan 17, Chen Ying-Chun 14, Yi-Hsiang Chou 11
Japan: Takatoshi Furukawa 19, Tenketsu Harimoto 16

Egypt - USA Pro Select 102:76
Egypt delivered the third victory at the international friendly tournament William Jones Cup in Taipei. They knocked down USA Pro Select team. Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) nailed 26 points to pace the winners.
Egypt silenced their opponents in the first frame. The African powerhouse went on a 34:15 run to open a comfortable lead. Egypt maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accounted for a 29-point halftime advantage. Egypt stayed red hot offensively in the third period. They unloaded 30 points to clear off for good. Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) netted 24 points, while Sheriff Abd Alla (188-SG-79) added 14 points for the winning side. James Justice (178-PG-89, college: Martin Methodist) responded with 22 points for USA Pro Select. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) had 10 points in the defeat.

Egypt: Ibrahim El Gamal 26, Ramy Abdalla 24, Sheriff Abd Alla 14
USA Pro Select: James Justice 22, Cory Bradford 10

South Korea - Iran 74:67
South Korea improved at 3-2 record at the tournament following a tough win over Iran. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) was once again pivotal for the Korean side with 27 points and 19 rebounds.
South Korea eked out a 17:14 lead after ten minutes of action. The Korean team stayed in charge throughout the second term. They piled up a 36:31 halftime lead. Iran cut the distance in the third term. They pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But South Korea held their opponents to just 16 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) delivered 18 points, while Yang Jun-Beom (195-F-91) had 10 for the winners. Mohammad Ojaghi (200-F-93) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds for Iran. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds in the defeat.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 27+19 boards, Moon Tae-Jong 18, Yang Jun-Beom 10
Iran: Mohammad Ojaghi 27, Meisam Mirzaei 15+11 boards

Taiwan - Jordan 78:72
Taiwan climbed on top of William Jones Cup ladder. The hosts defeated Jordan to improve at 4-1 record. Chang Tsung-Hsien (192-G-87, college: BYU-Hawaii) nailed 16 points for the winners.
Taiwan went on a 21:5 run in the first frame. Jordan cut the deficit and pulled within 11 points at the interval 36:25. The visitors stayed aggressive throughout the third term. They cut the distance at just 4 points at the final intermission. But Taiwan fired 24 points in the fourth quarter and ensured the winning outcome. Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) netted 12 points, while Chin-Min Yang had 10 points for the winners. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) responded with 12 points for Jordan. Mousa Alawadi and Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh tossed in 10 points each in the loss.

Taiwan: Chang Tsung-Hsien 16, Tsai Wen-Cheng 12, Chin-Min Yang 10
Jordan: Wesam Al-Sous 12, Mousa Alawadi 10, Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh 10


Recap of Day 4 in Taipei - Aug 12, 2014

Taiwan B - Iran 85:75
Taiwan B claimed the first victory at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Iran to snap three-game losing skid. Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Iran unloaded 28 points in the first frame and secured a 5-point lead after ten minutes. Taiwan B erased the deficit in the second term and secured a 43:42 halftime lead. Iran regained the advantage in the third term. The visitors eked out a 63:62 lead at the final intermission. However Taiwan B went on a 23:12 run in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Peng Chun-Yen (184-G-89) registered 14 points, while Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) added 12 points for the winners. Farid Aslani (183-PG-88) responded with 16 points for Iran. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) netted 9 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Hu Long-Mao 20, Peng Chun-Yen 14, Chen Ying-Chun 12
Iran: Farid Aslani 16, Meisam Mirzaei 9

USA Pro Select - Jordan 86:79
USA Pro Select recorded the third victory at the William Jones Cup. MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) produced 30 points to pace USA Pro Select past previously undefeated Jordan.
USA Pro Select trailed by one after the opening quarter 14:15. But the North American team shifted the gear in the second term. USA Pro Select unloaded 25 points to take a 39:36 halftime lead. Jordan pulled in front in the third term. The Asian team recorded a 60:56 advantage at the final intermission. But USA Pro Select unloaded 30 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds, while Craig Williams (208-F/C-89, college: TCU) had 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) answered with 17 points for Jordan. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) had 16 points in the loss.

USA Pro Select: MaJic Dorsey 30, Cory Bradford 15, Craig Williams 12
Jordan: Wesam Al-Sous 17, Mousa Alawadi 16

Egypt - Taiwan 69:61
There are no more undefeated teams left at the William Jones Cup. Egypt beat hosting Taiwan to gain 2-2 record. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) netted 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to pace the African side. Taiwan suffered the first defeat and slipped at 3-1 record.
Egypt accounted for a 20:11 lead after the first period. Taiwan narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the interval. Taiwan pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Egypt nailed 20 points in the fourth frame and secured the winning outcome. Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) and Ibrahim El Gammal had 12 points each for the winners. Wei-Ting Tseng responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Taiwan. Yang Jingmin (195-G-84) netted 12 points in the losing case.

Egypt: Haytham Kamal 17, Ramy Abdalla 12, Ibrahim El Gammal 12
Taiwan: Wei-Ting Tseng 17, Yang Jingmin 12

South Korea - Japan 102:87
Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) scored 22 points and grabbed 23 rebounds to pace South Korea past Japan in the William Jones Cup action today.
Japan secured a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the game. South Korea reacted with a 27-point outburst in the second period to ensure a 42:39 halftime lead. Japan erased the deficit in the third term. They tied things up at 68 at the final intermission. South Korea unleashed 34 points in the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome at the end. Song Chang-Yong (192-SF-87) posted 32 points, while Yang Jun-Beom (195-F-91) delivered 26 points for the winners. Hiroki Watanabe (180-G-88) responded with 24 points for Japan. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87, agency: APAA Sports Group) had 19 points in the defeat.

South Korea: Song Chang-Yong 32, Yang Jun-Beom 26, Ratliffe Ricardo 22+23 boards
Japan: Hiroki Watanabe 24, Takatoshi Furukawa 19


Recap of Day 3 in Taipei - Aug 11, 2014

Iran - Egypt 65:62
Iran earned the second straight win at the William Jones Cup. They defeated Egypt to improve at 2-1 record in the ladder. Meisam Mirzaei (210-C-92) nailed 13 points to pace the effort.
Egypt eked out an 18:17 lead after the first frame. Iran responded with a stifling defence in the second period. They snatched a 30:29 halftime lead. Iran stretched the margin at 10-point mark heading into the fourth period. Egypt narrowed the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-PF-90) responded with 11 points and 17 rebounds, while Farid Aslani (183-PG-88) and Hamed Hosseinzadeh (187-PG-87) had 10 points each in the win. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) responded with 13 points for Egypt. Mouhanad El Sabagh tossed in 12 points in the loss.

Iran: Meisam Mirzaei 13, Mohammad Hassanzadeh 11+17 boards, Farid Aslani 10, Hamed Hosseinzadeh 10
Egypt: Haytham Kamal 13, Mouhanad El Sabagh 12

Jordan - Japan 81:63
Jordan registered the third consecutive victory at the start of the William Jones Cup. They prevailed against Japan to stay undefeated. Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh (197-F-86) scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Jordan eked out a 15:13 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the lead at 4-point mark at the interval 36:32. Jordan went on a strong 25:7 rally in the third term. They ensured a comfortable 22-point advantage before the fourth frame. Japan nailed 24 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) netted 16 points, while Zaghab had 10 points for the winners. Hiroki Watanabe (180-G-88) responded with 19 points for Japan. Makoto Hiejima (190-G-90) delivered 16 points in the loss.

Jordan: Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh 23, Mousa Alawadi 16, Zaghab 10
Japan: Hiroki Watanabe 19, Makoto Hiejima 16

USA Pro Select - South Korea 93:77
USA Pro Select clinched the second victory at the William Jones Cup tournament. They outgunned South Korea to improve at 2-1 record. Craig Williams (208-F/C-89, college: TCU) nailed 19 points for the winners.
USA Pro Select recorded a 25:24 lead after the opening frame. They maintained the advantage throughout the second stanza. USA Pro Select secured a 41:38 halftime advantage. The North American side dropped 28 points in the third term to ensure an 11-point lead at the final intermission. USA Pro Select kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. James Justice (178-PG-89, college: Martin Methodist) delivered 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, while MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) added 15 points for the winners. Yang Jun-Beom (195-F-91) responded with 19 points for South Korea. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

USA Pro Select: Craig Williams 19, James Justice 18, MaJic Dorsey 15
South Korea: Yang Jun-Beom 19, Moon Tae-Jong 18+10 boards

Taiwan - Taiwan B 84:80
Taiwan National Team secured the third consecutive victory at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwan B selection to stay perfect. Chang Tsung-Hsien (192-G-87, college: BYU-Hawaii) scored 23 points to pace the winners.
The teams were tied at 23 after the first period. Taiwan B pulled ahead in the second frame. They accumulated a 43:37 halftime advantage. Taiwan unloaded 27 points in the third term and raced to a 12-point advantage after three quarters of action. But Taiwan responded with a 26:10 run in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) tossed in 17 points, while Liu Cheng (192-F-90) contributed 14 points for the winners. Chang Jung-Hsuan (194-G/F-87) answered with 15 points for Taiwan B. Tse-Yu Chen and Hu Long-Mao (196-PF-92) had 14 points each in the defeat.

Taiwan: Chang Tsung-Hsien 23, Lu Cheng-Ju 17, Liu Cheng 14
Taiwan B: Chang Jung-Hsuan 15, Tse-Yu Chen 14, Hu Long-Mao 14


Recap of Day 2 in Taipei - Aug 10, 2014

Jordan - Egypt 74:61
Jordan recorded the second consecutive victory at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Egypt today. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) scored 14 points to pace the winners.
Jordan grabbed a 25:14 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout a low-scoring second frame. Jordan ensured an 11-point halftime lead. Egypt cut the distance at 9-point mark at the final intermission. But Jordan sank 20 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. Wesam Al-Sous (188-PG-83) and Mohammad Hussein (210-C-90) had 13 points each for the winners. Ibrahim Gammal responded with 24 points for Egypt. Amr Al Gendy had 9 points in the defeat.

Jordan: Mousa Alawadi 14, Wesam Al-Sous 13, Mohammad Hussein 13
Egypt: Ibrahim Gammal 24, Amr Al Gendy 9

South Korea - Taiwan B 87:84
South Korea opened win count at the William Jones Cup in Taipei. They prevailed against Taiwan B National Team for 1-1 record. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) was pivotal with 32 points and 21 rebounds for the Korean team.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 16:16 after ten minutes. South Korea jumped to a 40:37 halftime lead. The visitors stayed aggressive offensively throughout the third term. They poured in 29 points to ensure a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Taiwan B narrowed the distance in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Jeon tossed in 16 points, while Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) had 20 points for the winners. Chen Ying-Chun (183-G-93) responded with 18 points for Taiwan B. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) had 15 points in the loss.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 32+21 boards, Moon Tae-Jong 20, Jeon 16
Taiwan B: Chen Ying-Chun 18, Yi-Hsiang Chou 15

Iran - Japan 79:72 (OT)
Iran recorded the first victory at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Japan to improve at 1-1 record at the prestigious tournament. Hamed Hosseinzadeh (187-PG-87) was pivotal with 27 points and 17 rebounds for the winners.
Japan secured a 21:14 lead after the first period. Iran cut the distance in the second quarter. They eventually pulled ahead to take a 31:30 halftime advantage. Japan erased the deficit and tied things up at 46 at the final intermission. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth frame. Hamed Hosseinzadeh gave Iran a 61:59 lead with 30 seconds left in regulation. But Nagayoshi sank a jumper to force overtime. Iran exploded with 18 points in the extra period and got away with a tough win at the end. Talarposhto knocked down 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the winners. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 16 points for Japan. Ryumo Ono (197-F/C-88) had 14 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Hosseinzadeh 27+17 boards, Talarposhto 13, Rasoul Mozaffari (188-SG-94) 9
Japan: Yuki Togashi 16, Ryumo Ono 14

Taiwan - USA Pro Select 85:70
Taiwan registered the second consecutive victory at the tournament. The hosts held off the USA Pro Select team to stay undefeated. Chang Tsung-Hsien (192-G-87, college: BYU-Hawaii) scored 21 points to pace the winners. USA Pro Select got to the better start. They ensured a 22:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Taiwan bounced back in the second quarter. They ensured a 38:32 halftime lead. USA Pro Select cut the distance at 3-point mark at the final intermission. Taiwan exploded with 29 points in the fourth frame and marched to the victory. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) finished with 20 points, while Yang Jingmin (195-G-84) and Liu Cheng (192-F-90) had 9 points each for the hosts. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) answered with 21 points for USA Pro Select. MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) had 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Chang Tsung-Hsien 21, Davis Quincy 20, Yang Jingmin 9, Liu Cheng 9
USA Pro Select: Cory Bradford 21, MaJic Dorsey 12


Recap of Day 1 in Taipei - Aug 9, 2014

Taiwan - Japan 88:77
Taiwan registered a comfortable victory over Japan in the opening game of the William Jones Cup for both sides. Yang Jingmin (195-G-84) stepped up with 24 points to pace the winners.
Japan ensured a 20:15 lead after the opening frame. But the hosts erased the deficit and leveled things up at 35 at the interval. Taiwan unloaded 28 points in the third term. They piled up a 5-point advantage before the fourth frame. The hosts kept Japan at safe distance throughout the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) contributed 14 points, while Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) had 10 points for the winners. Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 14 points for Japan. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) had 10 points in the defeat.

Taiwan: Yang Jingmin 24, Liu Cheng 14, Davis Quincy 10
Japan: Yuki Togashi 14, Yuya Nagayoshi 10

USA Pro Select - Iran 70:64
USA Pro Select clinched the first win at William Jones Cup tournament. They defeated Iran at the University of Taipei Basketball Stadium. MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) and Cory Bradford (191-G-78, college: Illinois) scored 13 points each to pace the winners.
Iran gained a 15:13 lead after the opening frame. But the USA Pro Select went on a 28:13 run in the second period to ensure a 41:28 halftime advantage. Iran pulled within 7 points at the final intermission. They cut the deficit at 6-point mark in the fourth frame but USA Pro Select march to the victory at the end. James Justice (178-PG-89, college: Martin Methodist) accounted for 14 points for the winners. Hamed Hosseinzadeh (187-PG-87) responded with 19 points for Iran. Mohammad Torabi (211-C-92) had 13 points in the defeat.

USA Pro Select: James Justice 14, MaJic Dorsey 13, Cory Bradford 13
Iran: Hamed Hosseinzadeh 19, Mohammad Torabi 13

South Korea - Egypt 78:80
Egypt celebrated the starting victory at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. They held off South Korea in the opener. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) stepped up with 13 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Egypt jumped at 26:22 lead after the opening quarter. South Korea slowed down their opponents in the second frame. They pulled ahead to secure a 40:34 halftime advantage. Egypt pulled closer in the third term. They trailed by just 3 points heading into the fourth frame. Egypt stayed within striking distance throughout the final stanza. Shousha drained a decisive three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining in regulation to give Egypt an 80:78 lead. Moon Tae-Jong (199-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) had a chance to force overtime but missed two free throws as Egypt got away with the win. Abdelhaim netted 12 points, while Sheriff Abd Alla (188-SG-79) added 11 points for the winners. Ratliffe Ricardo (203-F-89, college: Missouri) responded with 30 points and 10 rebounds for South Korea. Moon Tae-Jong 22 points in the loss.

South Korea: Ratliffe Ricardo 30+10 boards, Moon Tae-Jong 22
Egypt: Haytham Kamal 13, Abdelhaim 12, Sheriff Abd Alla 11

Jordan - Taiwan B 71:62
Jordan secured the winning start to their William Jones Cup campaign. They held off Taiwan B selection. Ahmad Al-Dwairi (209-C/F-93) stepped up with 17 points and 13 rebounds to pace Jordan.
Taiwan B snatched a narrow 18:16 lead after the opening quarter. Jordan held their opponents to just 9 points in the second frame and established a 31:27 halftime lead. Jordan stretched the margin in the third quarter. They accumulated a 54:44 lead at the final intermission. Taiwan B cut the deficit in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) netted 15 points, while Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh (197-F-86) contributed 14 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) responded with 10 points for Taiwan B. Chi-Min Lu had 9 points in the defeat.

Jordan: Ahmad Al-Dwairi 17+13 boards, Mousa Alawadi 14, Ahmed Al-Hamarsheh 14
Taiwan B: Yi-Hsiang Chou 10, Chi-Min Lu 9



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