Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jordan wins 2007 Jones Cup title

Jordan won 2007 Jones Cup, Rashiem Wright (middle) named MVP.

Jordan won the 2007 William Jones Cup Tournament champion with a 7-2 record although it suffered a shocking 102-101 overtime loss to Japan WUG squad in its last game. Japan's seldom-used substitute Shusaka Oya made his only field goal in the game with a left hook at the buzzer to pull off the unbelievable win.

-- Japan 102-101(OT) Jordan

JAP: Takanori Onishi 21p, Taiji Sakai 20p, Yusuke Okada 18p, Takumi Ishizaki 13p
JOR: Rashiem Wright 26p, Zaid Abbaas 17p+11rb, Wesam Al-Sous 20p, Ayman Idais 13p+13rb, Enver Soobzokov 10p

-- Lebanon 85-77 Qatar

LIB: Fadi Khatib 21p, Ali Mahmoud 14p, Bassem Balaa 11p+10rb, Roy Samaha 12p
QAT: K.S. Abdi 23p, Yasseen Ismail Musa 17p+6rb

-- South Korea 82-59 Taiwan

Korea starting forward Kim Joo-sung proves he was ready for the Asian Championship by tallying 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting and pulled down 9 rebounds in the lopsided 82-59 win. Taiwan's hot outside shooting in its previous game vs. AIA suddenly went cold again, making only 17 of 58 shots.

Taiwan NT finished 7th with 5 wins and 4 losses.

KOR: Kim Joo-sung 22p(9-10 FG)+9rb, Ha Seung-jin 14p+9rb+5blk, Kim Dong-woo 10p
TWN: Wu Dai-hao 17p, Tsun Wen-din 10p+7rb

-- Kazakhstan 107-90 Philippines

Kazakhstan shocked Philippines with a 31-18 fourth quarter rally.

Philippines won bronze.

KAZ: A. Ponomarev 23p, R. Yargarliyev 28p, A. Tyutyunik 12p, Y. Issakov 11p, M. Yevstigneyev 10p, A. Shpekht 10p
PHI: Jimmy Alapag 21p, Mark Caguioa 24p, Kelly Williams 13p+8rb, D. Hontiveros 14p

-- Iran 91-74 AIA

Iran rallied in the second half when they outscored the Aemricans 50-28. Iran sank 14 of 28 three-point field goal attempts.

IRN: M.S. Nikkah Bahrami 25p+6rb+5a, H. Hadadi 18p+12rb, Aidin Nikkah Bahrami 18p, H.A. Eslamieh 12p, Amir Amini 10p+8a
AIA: C. Hammonds 20p, T. Hendley 18p, R. Rawlings 13p+9rb