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FIBA Asia U16 Championship: Iran, Korea, China, Bahrain win

Dinesh Thapa
ANALYST
Modified 26 Sep 2013
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2012 NBA All-Star Game

Iran, Korea, China and Bahrain won their respective matches of the third FIBA Asia U16 Championship (for boys) at Tehran, Iran.

East Asian powerhouse Korea thrashed South East Asian representative Thailand 118-65 in their Group B encounter. Korea took the game to their opponents from the very onset and they outscored them in four quarters 33-15, 19-17, 32-14 and 34-19 respectively.

In another match, championship favourites China eased past Syria 95-61. China took all the quarters 30-12, 23-18, 26-18 and 16-13 respectively to easily overcome the Syrian challenge in their Group A encounter.

Iran gunned down Malaysia 104-68 in their Group B encounter. The Malaysians were no match to Iran as they surrendered all the quarters 16-31, 24-26, 14-17 and 14-30 respectively.

In the last match of the day, Bahrain beat Hong Kong 85-60 in their Group A encounter. Bahrain took all four quarters 19-16, 22-19, 17-9 and 26-16 to easily win the match.

14 countries qualified from different sub-zones of FIBA Asia to fight for continental honours.

Published 26 Sep 2013, 10:15 IST
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