BiH national basketball team beats Armenia

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-10 05:29:39|Editor: Yang Yi


Dzanan Musa (C) of Bosnia and Herzegovina vies for the ball during the European Group A prequalifier basketball match against Armenia at the FIBA World Cup 2019, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Aug. 9, 2017. BiH won 98-85. (Xinhua/Haris Memija)

SARAJEVO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) national basketball team win over Armenia at 98-85 here on Wednesday in the third round of pre-qualifier basketball match for the FIBA World Cup 2019.

The two teams tied 23-23 after the first quarter. The host played well, but the Armenia team consolidated with several three-pointers and after the first ten minutes of the match the score was even.

In only three minutes of the second quarter, Ismet Sejfic and Alex Renfroe build an 11-point lead for the host, until Armenia made its first goals. Coach of the BiH team called time out after which host was 13 points ahead of the visiting team. BiH outscored Armenia 29-21 in that quarter.

In the third quarter, the visiting team narrowed the gap to 5 points, but the host lead in the last 10 minutes with the result 22-16 and headed in the final phase with 13 points difference.

The two teams fought to a 25-25 in the last quarter, and Dzanan Musa's three-pointer led BiH to win the match at 98-85.

For the host team, Dzanan Musa scored 28 points, while Ryan Boatright scored 30 points for the visiting team.

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