Round 2 series 1 already taken place in Jakarta at Hall Basket Senayan. In this series, one of the top team CLS never won the games. It have consequences CLS chance go to final four become disturbed. Also for their rank in the standings become different. After serie in Jakarta, CLS management taken over step with fired their coach Geraldo Ramos from Phillipine and changed with new coach Simon Wong. The management hope in this way could increase their performance for next series. Series 2 of round 2 will go on in Surabaya, the homebase of CLS Knights in this month.
MHIM vs Stadium Bhinneka 62-59
Garuda vs Bima Sakti 101-55
Satria Muda vs Pelita Jaya 67-58
Aspac vs Citra Satria 72-48
Bima Sakti vs Angsapura 71-55
Stadium Bhinneka vs CLS Knights 64-60
Pelita Jaya vs MHIM 85-40
Satria Muda vs Angsapura 73-43
Garuda vs Citra Satria 80-54
Satria Muda vs Aspac 83-59
Pelita Jaya vs CLS Knights 81-67
Bima Sakti vs MHIM 71-59
Garuda vs CLS Knights 97-52
Angsapura vs Citra Satria 56-53
Aspac vs Bima Sakti 74-53
Iran tame China in thriller
- by Eurobasket News
Iran - China 91:80 (2OT)
Mohammad Reza Akbari (197-F/G-86) knocked down 30 points, grabbed 11 boards and made 6 steals to inspire a dramatic double-overtime victory for Iran at the World University Games today. Iran had to survive two extra periods before securing an exhausting success against China. Iran improved at 1-0 record in Group M. China fell at 0-2 at the bottom of the standings in the pool. Iran would face Australia for the top position in the group tomorrow.
Iran stunned China in the opening frame outgunning their opponents 22:6. China stopped the bleeding in the second frame as they managed to slow down Iran. A Mehran Hatami team still were able to gain a 17-point lead at halftime. But China were not about to fold that early. They changed the complexion of the encounter drastically in the second half. Zhang ZhaoXu (213-C-87) recharged the team as they began clawing their way back into the game. China trimmed the distance to 9 points at the end of the third frame. There was more to come. China completed the rescue mission late in regulation drawing things level and forcing overtime. The first extra period did not figure out the winners as the teams were knotted at 73. But Iran saved more energy for the final surge. They outscored China 18:7 in the second overtime to eke out a nail-biting win at the end. Mehrad Atashi (186-G-86) delivered 21 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Iran. Aren Davoudichegani (184-G-86) had 13 points for the winners. Zhang ZhaoXu produced 25 points and 12 boards for China. Li Xuesong banked 19 points in defeat.
Iran: Mohammad Reza Akbari 30+11 boards, Mehrad Atashi 21, Aren Davoudichegani 13
China: Zhang ZhaoXu 25+12 boards, Li Xuesong 19
Iran fire past Syria in Auckland
- by Eurobasket News
Iran U19 - Syria U19 93:53
Iran celebrated the first win at the U19 World Championship classification round. They eased past Syria to clinch the 15th spot at the tournament. Mohammad Amjad (190-G-90) poured in 29 points and collected 6 boards to lead Iran to the victory.
The first frame was a tough battle with neither side able to dominate. Tarek AlJabe (179-G-90) scored 8 points for Syria as they trailed by just 5 points at the first intermission. Iran tipped off the second frame with a 12:4 rally to clear off. They outgunned the Syrian team 26:11 in the period to enjoy a 51:31 lead at the interval. Things got even worse for Syria in the third stanza. Iran unleashed a 30:6 run to leave Syria hapless with ten minutes remaining in regulation. Syria finished the game with dignity outscoring their opponents in the final stanza but it had little impact on the final outcome as Iran grabbed a confident win.
Arsalan Kazemi (202-F-90) tallied 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Mehdi Shirjang (191-F-90) knocked down 11 points for Iran. Tarer AlJabe answered with 14 points for Syria. Samer Bawadekji (188-F-90) netted 9 points in the losing effort.
Iran: Mohammad Amjad 29, Arsalan Kazemi 23, Mehdi Shirjang 11
Syria: Tarek AlJabe 14, Samer Bawadekji 9
Iran , Champion of Qatar Tournament...
- by Mohammad Ahmadi
Iran NT, in the period of preparations, attended the tournament of Qatar with Qatar, Lebanon and Egypt.
In this tournament, At the first game, Iran won Lebanon at 79 - 73. In this game, Jackson Vroman who was playing for Saba Mehr in Iran League and for Mahram in Asian Championship, played for Lebanon National Team.
Iran NT won the second game against Egypt easily and the score was 83 - 64 for iran.
But the last game was different, At the end of 4th quarter and after the last second 3point shot of Mehdi Kamrani, score was Iran 87 - Qatar 87. then in the Extra Time and with a 2point shot of Kamrani, Iran won the game on 99-97 and was announced as Champion of Qatar Tournament.
Q1 : Iran 23 - Qatar 25
Q2 : Iran 15 - Qatar 21
Q3 : Iran 23 - Qatar 21
Q4 : Iran 26 - Qatar 20
ET : Iran 12 - Qatar 10
Iran NT is being prepared for Asian Cup 2009 in China.
Irish Senior Home Games Confirmed
- by Jolie Niland
The times and dates for Irelands Senior Men and Senior Women Home European qualifiers have been confirmed.
It promises to be an exciting summer with the Irish Senior Women looking to make history by reaching the top tier of European basketball, while the Irish Senior Men will be hoping to build on their involvement in last seasons European qualifiers and the inaugural Emerald Hoops International Series.
The Irish Senior Men, once again marshalled by Jay Larranaga, will host Sweden on August 15, before another visitor in the shape of Luxembourg on August 22. Their away games includes trips to Georgia and the Slovak Republic.
The National Basketball Arena will play host to two double headers with the Senior Men and Senior Women in action on Saturday, August 15 and Saturday, August 22.
Squads will be named in the coming weeks.
Senior Men Schedule
(Home games in bold, all home games to take place at the National Basketball Arena)
Aug 15; 17:00
Aug 22; 17:00
Slovak Rep (A)
Irish 50+ Win In Cardiff
- by Jolie Niland
The Ireland Over 50 team won the British Masters Basketball Championship in Cardiff last weekend. Led by MVP Paul Gallen (Rathmines) the Irish team defeated title holders Louisiana (50-37) in the first game, English team the 59ers (51-40), Glasgow (52-37) and Derby (35-22) to win the title for the second time in three years.
Former Irish international guard Eamonn Molloy (Killester) coached the team and was delighted with the performance throughout. The win against Louisiana was huge, they are a very strong team but we defended very well and played to our strengths.'
Ireland was well represented in the tournament which was hosted by the Celts club at the University of Wales Athletics Centre. Shannon competed in the mens Over 40 A competition, which was won by Manchester, while three Dublin based womens teams competed in the Over 35 tournament- Team Euro, Allstars and Pegasus.
In all 28 teams participated in four grades: Mens Over 50 (Champions Rathmines), Mens Over 40 A (Champions Manchester) Mens Over40 B (Champions Glasgow) , and Womens Over 35 (Champions Sheffield).
Aer Lingus Pre Season Tournament Scheduled
- by Jolie Niland
Aer Lingus Basketball Club will host a pre season tournament August 21st-23rd at the Alssa Sports Complex in North Dublin. Both Men's and women's teams from Division's 2 to division's 5 will compete in a pre-season tournament with both the Finals being played on Sunday afternoon followed by presentations.
Admission per team is €200 or €20 per player, which will include tournament admission, barbeque and disco on the Saturday night for all registered players.
Book your place ASAP to avoid being disappointed. Minimum players per team are 8 with a maximum of 12. All teams and players must be registered before August 1st.Tickets for the Saturday night events can be bought for 10.
Team deposit of €100 is required to confirm your place by August 1st 2009.
For more information on this event please log on to www.all-starcoaching.net or you can also apply online. For more information call us on +353419817152 or +353868851817.
Israeli University National Team 2009
- by Sahereh