Jones Cup News 2018: Iran NT subdued the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 70-63, and effectively ended the Blue Eagles heroic run in the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Sunday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Iranian three-point bomber Vahid Dalirzahan led the middle eastern juggernaut with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 3-of-3 rainbow shooting, while Rasoul Mozafarivanani also chipped-in 16 buckets and 8 dishes for Iran.
➤ ADMU stopped-short of making the Jones Cup podium as it dropped to a respectable 4th place finish.
➤ Matt Nieto led the eliminated Ateneo with 14 points and 3 assists, while Thirdy Ravena also dropped 12 markers and 3 caroms.
➤ Meanwhile, reinforcement Angelo Kouame contributed 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for Ateneo.
➤Ateneo wrapped-up its Jones Cup campaign with a win-loss slate of 5-3.
Quarters: 15-14, 31-39, 54-50, 70-63.
July 22, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei