The Iran men's national basketball team has registered its first victory at the 17th edition of West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Men Championship in Jordan, triumphing over the Palestinian squad.
The Iranian outfit defeated Palestine 114-65 in its opening match in the Jordanian capital city of Amman on Sunday.
The Iranian squad opened the game in a dominant fashion and racked up most of the points to outscore the Palestinians 22-9 at the end of the first quarter.
The Iranian basketball players maintained the lead in the second quarter, and managed to take it by 27 points to 24.
The Iranian sportsmen did not capitulate in the third quarter, and continued to mount diverse attacks and blocks to end the period 35-14.
The Iranians preserved superiority after the break, and eventually dominated the fourth quarter and won it 30-18.
Iran’s national men’s basketball team is slated to face Syria at 4:30 p.m. local time (1430 GMT) on Sunday.
The 17th edition of West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Men Championship started in Amman, Jordan, on January 29 and will run through February 2, 2017.
The tournament has brought together teams from Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.