Bahrain grabbed the second spot in the sixth GCC Basketball U16 Championship after a crushing Qatar 93-36 on the final day yesterday at Shabab Ahli Dubai Club in Dubai.
Bahrain have also qualified for next year’s Asian Junior Basketball Championship after taking the second spot behind Saudi Arabia who claimed the GCC title.
Bahrain won all the quarters against Qatar yesterday – 16-11, 32-11, 29-8 and 16-6. Their best scorers were Ammar Yousif (20 points), Hassan Aziz (15), Mohsin Ali (14) and Ali Mahmood (13).
Ismael Al Gergawi, president of the UAE and Arab basketball federations, presented the gold medals and championship trophy to Saudi Arabia team members and the silver medals to Bahrain team members.