Iranian national men’s basketball team

Basketballers suffers 1st defeat at Jones Cup

TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) – National Iranian basketball was trounced by South Korea to experience first loss at the 2016 William Jones Cup underway in Taiwan.

Day 5 competitions of the international tournament was held at Hsinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City of Taiwan with the Persians conceded a 50-67 defeat against South Korean rivals.

Despite being bested by South Korea, Iranian basketball players have maintained the top position in overall rankings of the sportive extravaganza.

Behnam Yakhchali and Roozbeh Arghavan bagged 13 and 12 points as top scorers of the Iranian team.

The Iranian squad had previously bagged three straight wins over Taiwan B, the US representative Sacramento as well as Egypt.

Iran’s national team is scheduled to go head to head against Taiwan A outfit.

The 38th William Jones Cup international basketball tournament, is underway in New Taipei, Taiwan, from July 23 to 31.

By Mehr News Agency