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Iran basketball team wins William Jones Cup

Sources: Tehran Times & Press TV

The Iranian national men's basketball team claimed the title of the William Jones Cup by beating Taiwan on Saturday. The Iranian team defeated Taiwan 72:67 and earned the seventh straight victory in the competitions. The Persians have already defeated Jordan, Taiwan B, Egypt, South Korea, the U.S and Japan.

The Iranian national men's basketball team

The 35th edition of the basketball international tournament William Jones Cup began at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City on July 6 and will run until July 14.

The Iranian national basketball squad will play against Lebanon on Sunday.

The R. William Jones Cup (also known as the Jones Cup) is an international basketball tournament held annually since 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was named after Renato William Jones, a basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

Teams from across Asia, Africa and North America are competing in the round-robin basketball tournament to decide international supremacy.

Most of the teams involved are Asian, but the United States has sent a representative team as well.

Iran recorded another impressive victory on Friday by defeating the United States. The Iranian sportsmen earned their sixth straight victory in the competitions by overcoming their American rivals 86-62.

Towering Hamed Haddadi scored 25 points for Iran to stand on top of the score sheet. Iran's sharpshooter Hamed Afagh added 17 points of his own.

Curtis Marshall and Eric Hicks led the US side with 19 and 12 points respectively.

On Thursday, the Iranian team defeated Japan 60-55 in an awe-inspiring match.

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