Manama, October 06 (QNA) – Qatar retained its crown as the 13th GCC champions in basketball after defeating Bahrain 74-64 in the match played on Saturday. The title is the fourth for Qatar and it becomes the GCC’s number one in terms of titles one. Both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have three titles in second place. Bahrain meanwhile missed out on their first ever title and had to settle for second place. UAE came in third, the top three teams qualify automatically to the Asian Championship.
Yassin Ismael was the star of the game and dominated for long periods of the game. Qatar held a seven point lead by half-time and managed to extend that to 10 by the end of the game.
Vice-president of the Asian Basketball Confederation (FIBA) Adel Al Assomi handed out the trophy and gold medals to the winning team. He handed out the silver and bronze medals to the runner-up and third-placed team as well. (QNA)