China record first win in Stankovic Cup basketball
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 16:53
  
China record first win in Stankovic Cup basketball
Guangzhou (China): China recorded their first win in Stankovic Continental Champions Cup basketball tournament beating Nigeria 58-52 here.

Despite their first victory in the basketball tournament Friday, China`s Greek coach Yannakis was not satisfied with his players` performance.


"We made a couple of mistakes in the first half and lost many rebounds. Although we came back in the second half, we still couldn`t concentrate on the game 100 percent," said Yannakis.

Nigerian centre Oyedeji, who previously played for several teams in the Chinese league, led an 8-0 run for Nigeria in the first half as the African team went up 33-27 at the break.

China strengthened their defence in the third quarter as Yi Jianlian scored a game-high 16 points to help the Asians reverse the game eventually.

"We are a very young team and failed to execute coach`s tactics well in the second half," said Oyedeji.

IANS

First Published: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 16:53


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