Iran goes to next stage of FIBA Asia U18 Championship

SANA’A, Yemen, Sept. 24 (MNA) -- Iran basketball team earned its third successive victory in the preliminary round of the FIBA Asia U18 Championship on Friday.

Defending champion Iran, who had defeated Chinese Taipei and Sri Lanka, eased past Malaysia 103-57 at the Balkis Club and advanced to the next stage.

Ghahraman Omari and Amir Sedighi jointly led the scoring for Iran with 16 points.
 
The top three teams at the tournament will represent FIBA Asia at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship to be played in Latvia from June 30 to July 10, 2011.
 
The event began in Sana’a, Yemen on September 22 and will end on October 2.
 
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