Jordan’s Falcons fall to team USA in Basketball World Cup

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AMMAN — In a pivotal showdown at the FIBA World Cup 2023, Jordan's Falcons came up short against the USA team, falling 62-110 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. The halftime scoreboard read a daunting 62–33 in favor of Team USA, Jordan News agency, Petra reported.اضافة اعلان

Khaled Amiri, the delegate of the Jordanian Sports Media Union, recounted that Team USA set the pace early, going on an 8-0 run. Jefferson then sunk a mid-range score for Jordan's first points. However, quick scores from Bronson and Edwards shifted momentum back to the Americans. Despite aggressive offenses by Doueiri, Hashem Abbas, and Kanaan, Team USA took the first quarter with a commanding 31–12 lead.

Jordan started the second quarter strong, netting eight straight points, including a couple from Jefferson and his free-throw prowess. However, scores from Panchero and Ingram, both inside and beyond the arc, kept the USA's lead comfortable. The half ended 62–33, with the USA outscoring Jordan 31–21 in the second stanza.

Despite spirited plays from Freddie, Jefferson, Doueiri, and Abu Hawas in the third, Team USA's all-stars continued their court dominance, pushing the score to 87–49, outpacing Jordan 25–16 in the third.

In the final quarter, the Falcons made attempts to close the gap with scores from Shaher, Kanaan, and Jefferson. But with Austin Tyler and his teammates firing from all cylinders, Team USA sealed the game at 110–62, taking the last stretch 23–13.

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