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Results and Stats from Day 5 in Amman. Lebanon with Gold, Iran clinch second spot - Jun 16, 2012


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Mohammad
Samad
Nikkhah
Bahrami
Iran - Jordan 65:63
Iran gained the crucial win at the WABA Championship in Amman. They held off Jordan in the tournaments finale to seal the Fiba Asia Championship in Tokyo appearance. The teams entered the game tied at 3-1 record and fighting for the only remaining qualifying spot for FIBA Asia Championship in Japan. The teams put up an exciting show with Iran escaping with a narrow win at the end. Samad Nik Khahbahrami (198-F-83) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Jordan stayed in control throughout the first half. The hosts grabbed a 14:13 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the margin to three points at the interval 33:30. But Iran found the resources to turn things around. The visitors denied the deficit and surged in front for a 2-point lead at the final intermission. The teams traded baskets throughout the final frame. Iran delivered when it mattered the most and escaped with a narrow victory at the end. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) posted 11 points, while Rouzbeh Arghavan (213-F/C-88) added 10 in the winning case. Ali Jamal (205-C/F-88) answered with 16 points, 7 boards and 4 steals for Jordan. Mousa Alawadi (188-G-85) had 11 points in the loss.

Iran: Samad Nik Khahbahrami 21, Asghar Kardoust 11, Rouzbeh Arghavan 10
Jordan: Ali Jamal 16, Mousa Alawadi 11

Palestine - Lebanon 82:75
Palestine made their WABA Championship finale one to remember. They outscored the champions Lebanon to record the second win at the tournament. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-F/G-87, college: Minnesota) stepped up with 32 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners.
Lebanon who played without their charismatic leader Fadi Khatib led by five points after ten minutes 23:18. Lebanon stretched the margin to 6 points at the interval 38:32. However Palestine changed the complexion of the game in the third stanza. They spurred in front for a 57:55 advantage with one period remaining. Palestine outgunned Lebanon in the fourth frame to seal the victory at the end. Sakakini Sani (204-C-88) had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Nicola Fadayel (194-F-87) finished with 17 points for Palestine. Nadim Souaid (192-F/G-86) answered with 18 points and 8 boards for Lebanon. Cheikh Hussein El Khatib (186-PG-86) netted 15 points in the loss.

Palestine: Jamal Abu-Shamala 32, Sakakini Sani 18, Nicola Fadayel 17
Lebanon: Nadim Souaid 18, Cheikh Hussein El Khatib 15

Syria - Yemen 86:73
Syria claimed the second win at the WABA Championship in Jordan. They defeated Yemen to improve at 2-3 record in the fourth place in the ladder. Yemen fell at 0-5 record after the loss. Ahmad Ishak (194-SF-86) provided 17 points for Syria who played without their scoring leading Maadanly.
Syria held Yemen to 10 points in the starting quarter to take a 7-point lead. Syria exploded with 31 points in the second frame to maintain the margin. They arrived at the interval up by 7 points 48:41. Syria stayed in control throughout the third term. Yemen scored just 15 points in the period as Syria boosted the gap to 15 points. Yemen finally outscored their opponents in the fourth stanza but could not threaten the margin. Watche Nalabandian (184-PG-83) delivered 15 points, while Hakam Abdullah (198-F-82) added 13 points for the winners. Samer Al-Asbahi (183-G/F-86) answered with game-high 20 points for Yemen. Mohammed Yaeesh (182-PG-93) netted 13 points in the loss.

Syria: Ahmad Ishak 17, Watche Nalabandian 15, Hakam Abdullah 13
Yemen: Samer Al-Asbahi 20, Mohammed Yaeesh 13  



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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 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  LEB
  (198-F/G-79)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. El Khatib, LEB22.8 
 2. Galloway, IRQ22.0 
 3. Jamshidi, IRI20.4 
 4. Abdeen, JOR19.8 
 5. Abu-Shamala, PAL17.8 
 6. Alawadi, JOR16.8 
 7. Yakhchali, IRI16.6 
 8. Madanly, SYR15.0 
 9. Rustom, LEB12.3 
 10. Al-Hchaimi, IRQ11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael NUNNALLY
  PAL
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Nunnally, PAL10.4 
 2. Majok, LEB8.6 
 3. Haidar, LEB8.3 
 4. Cheikh, SYR8.0 
 5. Kazemi, IRI7.8 
 6. Hussein, JOR7.4 
 7. Hameed, IRQ7.2 
 8. Galloway, IRQ7.0 
 9. Tabet, LEB6.8 
 10. Abu-Shamala, PAL6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  IRQ
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Galloway, IRQ5.4 
 2. Madanly, SYR5.0 
 3. Abdeen, JOR4.0 
 4. Mashayekhi, IRI3.8 
 5. Alawadi, JOR3.4 
 6. Arakji, LEB3.3 
 7. Harbasha, SYR3.2 
 8. El Khatib, LEB2.3 
 9. Yakhchali, IRI2.2 
 10. Nasajpour, IRI2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sajjad MASHAYEKHI
  IRI
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Mashayekhi, IRI3.2 
 2. Abdeen, JOR2.8 
 3. El Khatib, LEB2.5 
 4. Galloway, IRQ2.2 
 5. Harbasha, SYR2.2 
 6. Nazarian, SYR2.0 
 7. Saoud, LEB2.0 
 8. Abu-Shamala, PAL2.0 
 9. Bzai, JOR1.7 
 10. Aljuboori, IRQ1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali HAMEED
  IRQ
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hameed, IRQ2.0 
 2. Zaghab, JOR1.8 
 3. Al-Khafaji, IRQ1.6 
 4. Galloway, IRQ1.2 
 5. Majok, LEB0.8 
 6. Adribi, SYR0.8 
 7. Hussein, JOR0.8 
 8. Bawji, LEB0.7 
 9. Saddir, SYR0.6 
 10. Arghavan, IRI0.6 
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