Qatar beat Jordan in Asian Basketball

Manila, Aug 5 (IANS) Qatar remained unbeaten at the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship after beating Jordan 75-61 in the second round here Monday.

Qatar, who led by only four points by halftime, broke away from a tight game in the third quarter and never looked back to beat reigning runner-up Jordan, reports Xinhua.

Jarvis Hayes, the former NBA swingman, led in scoring with 15 points while Yasseen Musa added 14, along with seven rebounds and three assists.

Qatar, who now improved to 3-0 in Group E, will play Tuesday against host the Philippines, who's looking to bounce back from their heartbreaking defeat to Chinese Taipei in their last group match in preliminary round.


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