Falcons come in fourth after New Zealand loss

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AMMAN — The first national basketball team, the Jordan Falcons, came in fourth place at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup in Jakarta, after losing to the New Zealand team 75–83 on Sunday. اضافة اعلان

Notable performances were had by Jordanian brothers Zaid and Hashem Abbas, as well as Amin Abu Hawass. Zaid Abbas scored 15 points, tallying nine rebounds, three assists, and a block; Hashem Abbas scored 19 points, with four rebounds and an assist; and Amin Abu Hawwas also scored 19 points, with four rebounds, an assist, and a steal.

The stand out performance was had by New Zealander Tohi Smith-Milner who scored 25 points shooting 7/10 from the three-point line.

President of the Jordanian Basketball Federation Mohamed Alayyan expressed his happiness with the Falcons’ distinguished participation, pointing out that basketball has become the talk of the Jordanian sports scene.

“We derive from the words of HRH Crown Prince Hussein, messages of support for the Jordan Falcons — who made us proud. These words in themselves represent a source of pride for every Jordanian player,” said Alayyan in an interview with Jordan News.

“Today we have a strong team and we must build on it for the future. And … our chances of qualifying for the World Cup for the second time in a row and the third in our history seem high.”

“I am proud of the Jordan Falcons, who require all forms of support to continue their successes,” he added.

Alayyan also voices his deep concern over the recent dispute between the national team and their Lebanese counterpart, which resulted in injuries on the Jordanian side, and praised the wisdom of the Jordanian ambassador in Jakarta, Abdullah Abu Rumman, in ending the dispute.

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