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Lebanon celebrate title in Amman - Feb 2, 2017

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Elias Rustom
Jordan - Iran 59-82
Iran earned the second position in Amman. They wrapped up their campaign with an easy win over Jordan. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Behnam Yakhchali (196-SG-95) scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Iran grabbed a 25:15 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the interval. Iran sank 38 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) and Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) tossed in 14 points each for the visitors. Mahmoud Abdeen (191-PG-87) responded with 17 points for Jordan.

Lebanon - Syria 78-64
Lebanon knocked down Syria to finish the tournament undefeated. Elias Rustom (197-G/F-87) stepped with 26 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Syria secured a 29:27 halftime lead. But Lebanon shifted the gear in the second half. They unloaded 51 points in the second half to march to a hard-fought victory. Elie Stephan (193-SG-86, college: Alabama So. CC) deposited 12 points for the winners. Hani Adribi (205-C-90) responded with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Syria.

Palestine - Iraq 48-79
Iraq beat Palestine in their final game in Amman and qualified for FIBA Asia Cup later this year. Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88, college: Texas Southern) was pivotal for the winners with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Iraq grabbed a comfortable 46:19 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Ali Hamad (193-F-86) accounted for 11 points for the winners. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-F/G-87, college: Minnesota) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Palestine.


WABA Champions Cup 2018 relocated to Jordan from Iraq - 8 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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