TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Japan finished 5th with another come-from-behind win against Iran in a FIBA U-16 Asian Championship on Sunday.
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Japan rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Iran for a second time in this competition, 73-71.
The two daggers by Japan in this game were three-point shots by Aru Takahashi (6 points, 2 three-point shots made) to overtake the lead with less than two minutes left and by Ginga Sembo (24 points, led Japan) to make it a 5-point game with one minute to go.
Iman Valizadeh matched Sembo's point total of 24 points for Iran, but they struggled to overcome the 22 turnovers committed in this defeat.
Australia and New Zealand will lock horn in the final match, while the Philippines meet China in third-place match.