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Iran b-ballers beat Indonesia in U-18 Asia tourney
Iranian junior basketball players beat Indonesia 97-26 in the quarterfinal round of the 22nd FIBA Asia U-18 Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on August 21, 2012.
Iranian junior basketball players beat Indonesia 97-26 in the quarterfinal round of the 22nd FIBA Asia U-18 Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on August 21, 2012.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:42AM
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Iranian junior basketball players have trounced Indonesia in the quarterfinal round of the 22nd FIBA Asia U-18 Championship in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


The Iranians, who beat Bahrain 87-76 in their first quarterfinal match on August 20, overcame their Indonesian opponents 97-26 on Tuesday.

In other matches of the day, Kazakhstan beat Singapore 76-59 and Hong Kong topped Mongolia 98-81.

Iran has been grouped with the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia in Group F of the 22nd FIBA Asia U-18 Championship. It stands atop the group with 8 points, followed by the Philippines and Chinese Taipei, which both have 7 points.

Group E compromises China, South Korea, Lebanon, Syria, Japan, and India. China and South Korea both have 8 points and are followed by Lebanon at 6 points.

The Iranian b-ballers will take on Chinese Taipei on Wednesday in their last match of the quarterfinal round.

Iran has won the FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship twice, defeating South Korea in the final in 2004 and Kazakhstan in the final in 2008.

The 2012 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship opened in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar on August 17 and runs until August 26.

The top three teams from the 2012 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship will qualify for the FIBA Under-19 World Championship 2013.

That competition is scheduled to be held in the Czech Republic from June 27 to July 7, 2013.

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