Basketball

Qatar Basketball Junior National Team Top Group Stage at GCC U-18 Championship

The Qatar Junior National Basketball Team defeated Oman 82-32 in the concluding round to secure their fifth consecutive victory to top the group stage table at the GCC U-18 Basketball Championship for the Asian Cup held in the UAE and set to run until next Saturday.

The closing round also saw Kuwait defeating the UAE 39-37 and Saudi Arabia beating Bahrain 71-63.

With that victory, Qatar topped the tournament table with 10 points and qualified for the semi-finals along with second-placed Saudi Arabia who bagged 9 points, Kuwait who came third with eight points and fourth-placed Bahrain with seven points.

The semi-final matches will be played on Friday with Qatar facing Bahrain and Saudi Arabia competing against Kuwait.

The winners in the semi-finals are set to play the final on Saturday and qualify for the Asian Cup due to be held in late September in Tehran.

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