Friday, July 18, 2008

Jordan beat AIA to defend its Jones Cup title

How exciting the final day of the 30th Jones Cup tournament was? Three of four games went into overtime, that is.

Jordan handed Athletes in Action its second loss in the most important game of the tournament and defended its title by a thrilling 93-91 victory.

Cody Ellis made the most satisfying buzzer beater in his short basketball career and helped Australia upset Qatar 91-88 in overtime. Australia U-19 NT finished with a surprising but impressive third place.

Egypt also defeated Kazakhstan 98-89 in yet another overtime game and won fifth.

Taiwan lost to Korea 83-74 and finished last for the first time in 30-year history of the Jones Cup.

(More game summaries to come...)

1. Jordan NT
2. Athletes in Action
3. Australia U-19 NT
4. Qatar NT
5. Egypt NT
6. Kazakhstan NT
7. Korea University Select Team
8. Taiwan NT