Iran to Face China in FIBA Asia U-18 Championship Quarters
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian basketball team handed Lebanon its first loss at the 2016 FIBA Asia U-18 Championship on Wednesday and will face China in the quarter-final.
China is the only team to get past the Group Phase undefeated as Iran defeated Lebanon 76-54 in Tehran’s Azadi Hall.
The host got 13 points each from Ehsan Samadi and Amirhossein Khandanpoor and finished 3-2 in the group. Lebanon, who got 14 points from Mark Alkhoury, still locked up first place in Group B with a 4-1 record. The Lebanese will face India in the quarter-final.
The top three teams from the 24th FIBA Asia U-18 Championship will represent Asia at the 2017 FIBA U-19 World Championship.
China v Iran
Chinese Taipei v Japan
Lebanon v India
Korea v Philippines
Japan beat Kazakhstan 98-78
China beat Thailand 98-51
Korea beat Indonesia 107-56
Chinese Taipei beat Iraq 99-61
Iran beat Lebanon 76-54
Philippines beat India 105-82