3x3 Basketball is on the move in Jordan and this was proved when Jordan’s U23 women’s team beat the world’s fourth seeds at the U23 FIBA 3X3 Basketball Nations League held in Sri Lanka.
The event was split into two separate rounds (stops) of the tour, and on the first, Jordan stunned one of the world’s top sides Czech Republic 13-11 but then lost by just one point to the hosts Sri Lanka 15-14.
In the second stop the following day, they again performed well but lost to Hungary 21-9 and day two winners, Czech Republic 19-15.
“Our Girls have done a great job,” said Emad Sa’eed, the team’s coach.
“This tournament showed that our level is improving and the girls will keep working hard at their games to improve further.”
Next up for the girls will be the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan and this performance will put them in confident mood.
Jordan is currently 40th in the world rankings on third in the Arab world, but the win over Czech Republic is sure to see them move up.
The team squad: Zara Al Najjar, Anoud Al Assi, Maria Al Hen and Lyliana Abu Jubarah.