Iran defeated Brazil 59-46 in Day 4 of the 2017 U-23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship on Monday.
With the win, the Iranians improve their record to 2-2 while the Brazilians finish winless in Pool A.
Team Iran tallied 17 points in the opening quarter while limiting the Brazilian offense to 5.
Brazil managed to match Iran’s output in the second but Iran still had a 29-17 lead at the game’s midway point.
Iran continued to power their way past Brazil’s defense to push up to a 24 point lead in the third. The fourth quarter Brazil made a valiant push against Iran, outscoring them 19-8 but it wasn’t enough to erase their deficit.
Mohammadhassan Sayari tapped off Iran’s domination with a total of 24 points. Brazil’s Milley Nunes Lopes supplied 15 points to the team’s total score.
Iran started the competition with a 72-68 win over Australia and lost to Turkey 71-53 and Canada 68-59 in the following matches.
Iran will play Italy on Monday in the last group match.
World-class athletes representing 12 nations, including host Canada, converge at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto to showcase the elite skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball a thrilling spectator sport and one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers are attending the event.