FIBA Asia U-18: India stave off strong Iranian challenge

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PC: FIBA Asia

Bengaluru, October 29: In their efforts to gain promotion to Division A in the next edition, hosts India began their Division B – Group A campaign with a fighting 76-65 victory over Iran at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.

In other Division B action at the Koramangala indoor Stadium, Singapore defeated Guam 83-35 in Group A.

In Group B, Hong Kong got the better of Samoa 78-50 and Syria managed to eke out a 56-40 win over Kazakhstan.

Results: Division B (Group A): India 76 (Sreekala Rani 19) bt iran 65 (F A Ghazvini 22) (23-13, 17-22, 16-12, 17-18); Singapore 83 (Xingyue 9) bt Guam 35 (Mia San Nicolas 14) (35-10, 9-9, 17-12, 22-04).

Group B: Hong Kong 78 (Tan Fung TF Ma 9) bt Samoa 50 (Harmony Harder 3) (21-11, 21-13, 18-15, 18-11); Syria 56 (A A Aslanian 25) bt Kazakhstan 40 (Maria Zaitseva 8) (14-6, 12-6, 16-13, 14-15).

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