Jackson Vroman scored 11 of his 14 points in the 4th quarter to power Lebanon’s 34-18 run in the final period for a 87-82 comeback win over Japan.
Yuta Tabuse, who was Vroman’s teammate briefly in 2004 in the Phoenix Suns training camp, had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for Japan, which led by as many as 13 points. This is the first time for Tabuse to represent Japan in senior basketball competition.
Philippines 83-52 Taiwan University All-Stars
Philippines: M. Douthit 15p+14rb, M. Lassiter 11p, J. Aguilar 10p+6rb
Taiwan University: Chou Po-cheng 14p+7rb
Lebanon 87-82 Japan
Lebanon: J. Vroman 14p
Japan: T. Kawamura 31p (7-12 3PT), Y. Tabuse 9p+6rb+4a+4s
Taiwan 103-55 Townsville Crocodiles
Taiwan: Jet Chang 16p
Marcus Douthit, Philippines
Yuta Tabuse, Japan
James Mao, Taiwan
(Photo: ESPN Taiwan)