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Petrochimi kings of West Asia once more after big win over Al Riyadi

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018) - Petrochimi of Iran ruled the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018 WABA Qualifier after beating hosts and defending champions Al Riyadi, 83-53, in the Final in Beirut, Lebanon.

Mike Harris exploded for Petrochimi in the final and led the way with game-high 37 points as well as 12 rebounds. Behemoth Hamed Haddadi also added 8 points and 14 rebounds.

With the win Petrochimi avenged losing to Al Riyadi in last year’s Final in Amman and in the Semi-Finals of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017 in Chenzhou, China.

This victory completed for Petrochimi a dominant 3-game sweep of the competition. They’ve had already beaten Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine on the first day of the tournament before narrowly edging past Al Jaish from Syria.

This result propels Petrochimi to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2018 first round. Joining them are Petrochimi and Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine, which beat Al Jaish 78-77 on the final day of the Tournament.