ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship): India and Syria won their 9-12 Classification games in contrasting manner on Friday to set up a play off for the ninth place. India overcame a forgettable first quarter to beat Indonesia 67-53 (Box scores) after Syria had held control through out to beat Bahrain 80-70 (Box scores). Indonesia will take on Bahrain for the 11th place.
The play-offs are scheduled for Saturday. Click here for Schedule updates and Live Stats links.
For the record, Syria had beaten India 67-59 (Box scores) in a Group E Second Round earlier in the competition here. Indonesia and Bahrain have played in this competition before, with the former having won Group C Prelim Round game 72-67 (Box scores).
Palpreet leads India’s win
Palpreet Singh Brar (right in the combo pic above) was as usual the leader of India’s win, the 204-cm shooting a 60% rate on the paint.
Rakesh pulled down 14 rebounds to go with his 8 points.
Kristianto Halim’s dozen points was the highest for Indonesia.
Trab the hero for Syria
Mahmoud Trab’s 24 points with 8 rebounds and 2 assists was the highlight of Syria’s win.
Mohammed Ali Obaysi had 14 points and Ockba Baghajati (left in the combo pic above) contributed 14 points.
Ali Shukralla and Hasan Ali Sayed each had 20 points for Bahrain.