Falcons beat the buzzer and head to Asia Cup quarterfinals

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AMMAN — Freddy Ibrahim’s three-pointer buzzer-beater led the Jordan Falcons to achieve a dramatic victory over the Chinese Taipei team by a single point difference ending the game at 97–96 (first half 42-49). اضافة اعلان

The Falcons’ win on Monday at the Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia sent the team to the FIBA Asia Cup quarterfinals.

Shooting guard Dar Tucker emerged from the Falcon’s side scoring 36 points with nine rebounds, 3 assists, and two steals. Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Duwairi followed Tucker and achieved a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, and three block shots with an effectiveness of 37.

Winning the game with his buzzer-beater, Ibrahim scored 19 points, nine of them in the last minute, and got four rebounds and 3 assists.

National team coach, Wissam Al-Sous, expressed his happiness at the victory over Chinese Taipei, pointing out that Ibrahim was able to overcome his three-pointer shooting block.

On the sidelines of the press conference that followed the match, Sous said: “I congratulate the players for winning, but my goal is not to win due to luck. But the beautiful thing is that we believed in our luck … and won the match. Every player did what he had to do.”

“China Taipei outperformed us with their three-pointers, but we won using the same weapon in the last moments.”

On the sidelines of the post-match press conference, China Taipei coach Carles Parker praised the performance of his players.

“We were not bad, the match was closed in the second half, and the expertise of the Jordanian players showed up in decisive times allowing them to kidnap the match. But, I am happy with the performance of my team.”

Next in store for the first national team is a match against Iran, the leaders of Group C, on Wednesday, at a time to be determined later.

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