Iran beat Lithuania at William Jones Cup

July 15, 2018 - 1:19

TEHRAN – Iran B basketball team, consisting of youth players, started the 2018 William Jones Cup in Taiwan on a high note on Saturday.

The team, which is headed by Farzad Kouhian in the eight-day tournament, defeated Lithuania 76-48 at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City.

Vahid Dalirzahan was Iran’s top scorer with 21 points, while Justas Vazalis led Lithuania with 14 points.

Iran will face Japan on Sunday.

The 2018 William Jones Cup is the 40th staging of William Jones Cup, an international basketball tournament held in Taipei, Taiwan.

The men's tournament is being held from July 14 to 22 with participation of 11 teams.

 The tournament will follow a single round robin format.

The U.S. are the most decorated team with 15 titles and the Philippines and Iran have won five titles each. 

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