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Lebanon’s basketball team qualified for the semi-finals of the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 after leading a victorious match over its Chinese counterpart with a 72-69 win.
The Cedars team players settled to lead throughout the match with Lebanese players giving a strong start with 25 points in the first half.
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The major players throughout the game were Wael Arakji (with 32 points) and Jonathan Arledge (with 16 points, 11 rebs), resulting in Lebanon building up a big win with 16 points in the third quarter.
This win comes as the first-ever Asia Cup win for Lebanon over China, it is also Lebanon’s first time to qualify for the Semi-Finals since 2009.
The Lebanese basketball team will later face its Jordanian counterpart in the Semi-Finals.
It is worth mentioning that Lebanon topped Volume 2 of the FIBA Asia Cup Power Rankings, beating countries like Australia, Korea, Iran, New Zealand, Japan, and more!