China News Network, September 9 -- The 18 National U2023 Youth Basketball League Men's Final ended in Chengdu on the evening of the 19th. Xinjiang Guanghui team defeated Qingdao Guoxin Haitian team 17:76 in the final and was crowned as wished. Shanghai Jiushi team won the third place.

The 2023 National U19 Youth Basketball League will be played in two phases. After the first stage of fierce competition, Shanghai Jiushi Team, Qingdao Guoxin Haitian Team, Xinjiang Guanghui Team, Shenzhen New Century Team, Shanxi SDIC Team, Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank Team, Zhejiang Guangsha Team and Guangdong Hongyuan Team stood out from 24 participating teams.

The second phase kicked off in Chengdu on September 9, with eight teams competing in 12 fierce matches over a six-day period. Among them, the group stage from 8 to 6 is the group stage, and 24 teams are divided into two groups to play a single round-robin; Cross qualifying takes place from the 12th to the 14th until the overall winner is produced.

After many days of competition, Xinjiang Guanghui team and Qingdao Guoxin Haitian team entered the finals. Due to the fact that they had met in the group stage, the two teams were familiar with each other, and the match went into head-to-head mode from the beginning. Qingdao, who frequently hit the inside team, took the lead to open the point gap, and the Xinjiang team organized a counterattack after a timeout and ended the first quarter with a 19:17 lead.

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From the second quarter onwards, the strong Xinjiang team gradually dominated the game, and the point difference was widened to double digits. Qingdao approached the score in the third quarter with a wave of 9-0 offense, but Xinjiang responded quickly, and Qu Xiaoyu scored consecutive inside shots to help the team regain the initiative.

In the final quarter, the leading Xinjiang team did not give the opponent another chance, and finally defeated Qingdao Guoxin Haitian team 76:55 to win the championship.

Wang Jianmin, who led Xinjiang to the top with a record of six victories, was named the best coach of the tournament, and Qu Xiaoyu, who scored 25 points and 13 rebounds in the final, was named the Most Valuable Player.

After the game, Qu Xiaoyu said that due to nervousness, the team's performance in the opening stage was lacking, but as the game deepened, everyone played better and better. "This is my last U19 game and I don't want to have regrets and I did my best. I still have a lot to fall short and need to continue to summarize and study hard. ”

In the three or four finals played earlier, Shanghai Jiushi team won the third place in this competition with a 99:68 victory over Shenzhen New Century Team.

According to reports, the National Youth U Series Basketball League is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Basketball Association and Shenzhen Basketball Sports (Beijing) Co., Ltd., consisting of U14, U15, U17, U19, U21 and other series of competitions, aiming to develop the youth basketball event system, widely encourage young people to participate in basketball, help the long-term development of Chinese basketball, the event provides a high-level competition and communication platform for basketball teenagers with dreams. (End)