Ndao Shines As Qatar Beat Saudi Arabia

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Hosts Qatar, led by a dominating performance from Mohamed Ndao (pictured), defeated Saudi Arabia 91-82 in their opening game of the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2023 at Al Gharafa Indoor Hall, yesterday.

Al Annabi captain, Ndao played all 40 minutes and recorded 25 points on 10-17 shooting from the field, 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 5 blocks. Abdullah Yassin Mousa also excelled with 28 points. In other matches on the inaugural day, defending champions Australia crushed India 114-50, New Zealand held off South Korea 83-81, Japan came from behind to beat Iran 65-62, Jordan cruised to beat Bahrain 85-44 and Malaysia emerged victorious over Kazakhstan 79-71.


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