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 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.