RIGA / DAUGAVPILS (Latvia) -Serbia mounted a massive comeback to defeat hosts Latvia while Turkey won another thriller and Iran surprised Puerto Rico on the final day of Group Phase action at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2021 Group Phase action full of blowouts.
Serbia needed to rally from 17 points down in the third quarter while Turkey prevailed by four points over Mali two days after winning by two points and Iran surprised Puerto Rico. United States, for their part, picked up an impressive win over Australia and Canada shrugged off Senegal while the other three European teams – France, Spain and Lithuania – all rolled to easy wins.
Iran National U19 Team pulled off a surprise in Group B as they learned from their two losses and played a full 40 minutes to knock off Puerto Rico.
Piter Girgoorian drained 5 three-pointers in scoring 24 points to go with 5 rebounds for the Asians.
“Coach always told me to keep shooting because I am the shooter. He told me to never stop shooting and in this game I found my confidence.” said Iranian guard, Piter Girgoorian.