(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) MANAMA, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait clinched a valuable 82-76 triumph over Qatar on Tuesday making up for an opening defeat at the Gulf Basketball Association (GBA) Qualifiers for the 2020 FIBA U18 Asian Championship.
The much-needed victory, places Kuwait equal on points with Oman in third, but only the first and second-placed teams will be granted automatic progression to the wider continental tournament.
Kuwait are taking part in their first competitive tournament since a close to three-year sports ban was lifted off the country last year.
Meanwhile, hosts Bahrain, who thrashed Kuwait in the opener, maintained their scintillating form with a resounding 123-53 victory over Oman.
Saudi Arabia also extended their lead in the competition with a 62-51 win over the UAE. (end)