TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran basketball team came sixth in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Division B in Amman, capital of Jordan on Friday.
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Team Melli lost to Syria 63-58 in Amman’s Prince Hamza Hall.
Randi Brown scored 20 points for Syria in the match while Iran’s Sheida Shojaei had 16 points.
Iran started the competition with a 66-64 loss against Lebanon in Group A and then lost to Syria 78-71 in its second match.
The Iranian women was defeated against Indonesia 68-76 and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
A total of six nations compete in Division B. The main prize at the event is that the eventual winner will move up and replace the recently relegated India at the next edition of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in 2023.
Asian basketball are classified to two divisions: FIBA Women’s Asia Cup (Division A) was recently held in Amman with the top four qualifying teams for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia. A major tournament with leading teams from the continent participating, the tournament marked the first time the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021 Division A is held in an Arab country.