Sunday, September 25, 2011

2011 Asian Championship: Iran bruise Taiwan in Wuhan


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Iran - Taiwan 98:66

Iran outgunned Taiwan in the classification round of Asian Championship in Wuhan. Iran will now play for the fifth place at the tournament. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) posted 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists to pace the winners.
Iran scored 21 points in the starting quarter to surge ahead. They established a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. Iran opened the second term on a 15:0 run to clear off. Iran enjoyed a comfortable 48:31 lead at the interval. Iran stretched the gap in the third quarter. They piled up a 25-point lead at the final intermission. Taiwan had no chances in the fourth term as Iran coasted to the victory. Hamed Afagh (190-G-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) and Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) posted 18 points each for Iran. Kazemi added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Wu Tai-Hao (202-C-85, college: BYU-Hawaii) replied with 16 points for Taiwan. Wen-Ting Tseng (202-C/F-84) netted 13 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 21+14 boards, Hamed Afagh 18, Mahdi Kamrani 18
Taiwan: Wu Tai-Hao 16, Wen-Ting Tseng 13

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