TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — China crushed Lebanon 85-68 within the third-place match on the FIBA U18 Asian Championship right here on Sunday.
China, who had misplaced the semifinal to South Korea 89-85 on Friday, had been led by Liu Lijia who notched 22 factors. Yang Hansen contributed a double-double of 21 factors and 13 rebounds.
China trailed by 20-25 after a poor defensive efficiency within the first quarter, however scored 12 unanswered factors to begin the second interval to show the sport round. Zhang Junhao hit two consecutive 3-pointers to assist China set up a 40-30 lead with three minutes to play, establishing the primary double-figure benefit since tip-off. With their share in taking pictures from 3-point vary enormously improved, China pushed their half-time result in 15 factors at 49-34.
Lebanon nonetheless couldn’t trim their deficit again from the locker room, as China’s lead ballooned to as many as 24 factors after Liu made a layup early within the ultimate interval.
China shot 50.7 % from the sector, in comparison with Lebanon’s 40 %, and outrebounded 49-38.
Karim Rtail was Lebanon’s most prolific scorer with 21 factors, and Mostafa Assaf added 20.
After reaching the FIBA U18 Asian Championship semifinals, each China and Lebanon have booked their ticket to subsequent yr’s FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary, together with match finalists Japan and South Korea.