Iran come fifth at FIBA U18 Asia Women

November 2, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran basketball team defeated Singapore 63-51 to finish in fifth place at the FIBA U18 Women’s Asian Championship on Friday.

Fatemeh Ghazvini led the Iranian team with 29 points, while Esther Akinfiresoye Damilola Lim led Singapore with eight points.

The champions of Division B will win promotion to Division A for the 2020 FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women. The bottom-placed team from Division A gets relegated to division B for the 2020 championships.

Syria will face Kazakhstan in the semi-final while India meet Hong Kong to book a place into the final match.

The FIBA U-18 Asian Championship comprises of eight teams each, in Division A and Division B. Teams from Division A compete for the title and to secure their qualification for the 2019 FIBA U-19 World Cup.

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