FIBA Asia U-18 Championship: Iran Defeats Japan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran basketball team beat Japan 72-65 in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship on Saturday.
Iran’s Mohammad Yousofvand led the scoring with 26 points, two assists and 13 rebounds in the match held at the Al-Gharafa Stadium in Doha.
Yuki Mikami led Japan with 17 points.
The Iranian team, who has already defeated Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong in the competitions, will play Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
The 23rd FIBA Asia U-18 Championship is the qualifying event for the 2015 FIBA U-19 World Championship.
The top three teams from the competition will represent FIBA Asia at the 2015 FIBA U-19 World Championship.