Iran’s national men’s basketball team has performed outstandingly at the 14th edition of the West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Championship in Jordan, landing in the first position of the tournament.
The Iranian outfit, which had recorded a 70-59 victory over Iraq in a semifinal match on Wednesday and secured a place in the final showdown of the tournament in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, defeated the hosts 85-75 in its last encounter and clinched the title on Thursday.
The Iranian squad opened the game in a dominant fashion and racked up most of the points to outscore the Jordanians 20-15 at the end of the first quarter.
They then extended their lead into the second quarter, and managed to win the first half-time by 36 points to 35.
The Iranian players continued with their surge in the third quarter and widened the gap with diverse attacks and blocks to end the quarter 64-54.
The Iranians did not relinquish superiority after the break, and were strong on all fronts. They eventually chalked up a convincing 85-75 win.
The 14th edition of the West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Championship started in Amman, Jordan, on May 30 and ran through June 3.
The tournament has brought together teams from Jordan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.
The national Iranian basketball team is preparing for the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will be held between July 4 and July 9 at the multi-purpose Pala Alpitour indoor sports arena in Turin, Italy.