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South Sudan scores breakthrough FIBA WC win, keeps China blanked despite Kyle Anderson's explosion

Carlik Jones led South Sudan to its first-ever FIBA World Cup win. FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--South Sudan finally notched a win in the FIBA World Cup, romping China, 89-69, on Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

South Sudan's hot streak from three-point range outweighed Kyle Anderson's bounce-back game for China as the African team kept its hopes of making the Round of 16 alive.

South Sudan surged ahead with a 22-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and eventually continued to pound China with its superb long-range shooting, finishing with 15 triples.

Carlik Jones led South Sudan with 21 points, two rebounds, and six assists, while Kuany Ngor added 16 points, one rebound, four assists, and two steals.

South Sudan can advance to the next round if they beat Serbia on Wednesday night.

Anderson, recovering from his scoreless debut against Serbia, led China with 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block.

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