Iran finishes fourth at FIBA U-16 Women’s Asia Championship

( Iran came fourth at the Division B of the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asia Championship.

The Iranian team lost to Kazakhstan 61-47 in the third-placed match on Saturday.

Iran started the competition with an 89-32 win over Nepal but lost to host India 97-53 in its second match.

Iran overpowered Sri Lanka 84-76 and also beat the Maldives 129-30 to book a place in the semi-final.

In the semi-final, Iran was defeated against Malaysia 85-68.

For Division B, the Champion will earn the right to be promoted to the next championship, replacing the last-placed (eighth placer) team from Division A.

The 2017 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Women is the qualifying tournament for FIBA Asia at the 2018 FIBA U-17 World Championship for Women.