Qatar top group in Asian Basketball
August 03 2013 11:35 PM
Qatar’s top-scorer Jarvis Hayes goes for a three pointer in the Group B tie against Hong Kong in Manila yesterday. PICTURES: Othman Iraqi

Manila: Qatar overcame Hong Kong 87-64 to top the Group B in the Asian Basketball Championship in Manila yesterday. Qatar’s 2-0 record in the preliminary round was enough for the team to advance to the next stage in the championship.

Qatar surged ahead 32-14 in the first period and consolidated the lead to 44-30 by the half time. In the second half, Hong Kong scored 34 points while the eventual winners scored 43 points to take the victory. Jarvis Hayes top-scored for Qatar with 25 points, while Daoud Mousa netted 17.




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