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Arab Club Championships 2006 Basketball


Play-Off bracket1

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Standings
Round 2

Group A

1. Riyadi 3-0
2. Kuwait 2-1
3. ASS Sale 1-2
4. Arena 0-3

Group B

1. Ittihad J. 3-0
2. RCA Cas. 2-1
3. Muharraq 1-2
4. Ittihad A. 0-3

Round 1
Group 1

1. ASS Sale 3-0
2. RCA Cas. 2-1
3. Shabab 1-2
4. Nizwa 0-3

Group 2

1. Ittihad J. 2-1
2. Kuwait 2-1
3. Ittihad A. 1-2
4.WA Bouf. 1-2

Group 3

1. Riyadi 4-0
2. Muharraq 3-1
3. Arena 2-1
4. Duhok 1-3
5. Nasr 0-4


Al Riyadi won Arab Club Championships 2006 (Photo: Libansport)

Arab Cl. Champs : Al Riyadi Beirut deserves the 1st place of 19th ACC
  

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut 2005-06


Abou Chakra


Vogel


Warner


Ismail


Rida


Tawbe
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT Fr To Former Team

15

Vogel Joe 211 (6'11'') C 73 USA-LEB 04 06 Champville

 

Warner Calvin 201 (6'7'') F/C 80 USA 06 06 Zob Ahan (IRI)

10

Ismail Ahmad 201 (6'7'') F 76 EGY 04 06 Champville

6

Rida Ghaleb 190 (6'3'') G 81 LEB 99 06 Junior Team

14

Tawbe Hussein 195 (6'5'') F 82 LEB 02 06 Al Fida Saida

13

Mneimneh Mazen 192 (6'4'') G 86 LEB 03 06 Junior Team

 

Stevic Dusan 208 (6'10'') F/C 71 SCG 06 06 Apoel (CYP)

6

Mahmoud Ali 182 (6'0'') G 83 CAN-LEB 04 06 Champville

12

Fakhreddine Ali 202 (6'8'') C 83 LEB 00 06 Junior Team

 

Halleet Richard 195 (6'5'') F 77 CAN-LEB 04 06 Champville

8

Turk Omar 184 (6'1'') G 81 CAN-LEB 04 06 Dawson Coll.

 

Lakkis Hasan   G 87 LEB 03 06 Junior Team

7

Hijazi Abdullah 190 (6'3'') F/G 82 LEB 04 06 Champville

 

Akkad Mohamed       LEB 05 06 Junior Team

Al Riyadi Beirut crowns with 19th ACC trophy....... - May 8, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon deserved to be 1st in 19th Arab Clubs Championship which ended yesterday in Rabat, Morocco after they won over Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia by 24 points 99-75, While RCA Casablanca took third after winning over Al Kuwait Club of Kuwait 77-72.

Al Riyadi Beirut - Ittihad Jeddah
Calvin Warner (201-F/C-80, college: Jacksonville) played his best game ever with Al Riyadi Beirut and led his team to win over Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia 99-75.
Calvin scored from all the ranges and places inside or outside the zone and helped Ismail Ahmad and Joe Vogel to lead in the 1st quarter by 16 points 35-19.
In the 2nd quarter, Omar Turk and Ali Mahmoud made a big job in defense and supplying their team-mates with easy balls to score from and tha made them be the leaders of most parts of the game, 2nd quarter finished with 20 points lead 59-39.
The 3rd quarter, Al Riyadi Beirut's head coach Fouad Abu Shakra played with Mazen Mneimneh and he made good game, But Ittihad Jeddah made the score range only 13 in the last of this quarter 62-75, But Al Riyadi Beirut replied quickly and made the range bigger and bigger till it arrived to 24 at last 99-75.

Al Riyadi Beirut 99 - Ittihad Jeddah 75 (35-19, 59-39, 75-62 & 99-75)
Best scorers in Al Riyadi Beirut: Calvin Warner (201-F/C-80, college: Jacksonville) (37 points), Joe Vogel (23 points), Ismail Ahmad (20 points)
Best scorers in Ittihad Jeddah: Art Long (34 points), Marlon Parmer (27 points)


RCA Casablanca - Al Kuwait Club
5 points difference was enough to give RCA Casablanca the 3rd place award after beating Al Kuwait Club of Kuwait 77-72.
The 1st quarter was for the kuwaitis in playing and in the scoreboard after good performanc from Osama Al Farhan and Chudney Gray who signed for Champville of Lebanon to play in the final 4 only, The quarter ended 20-12 for Al Kuwait.
Things changed in 2d quarter, The control board went to RCA Casablanca who finished the quarter for them 36-35 after huge effort from Hisham Amru Allah and Adnan Musa'dieh.
The 3rd quarter was having changing in leading from time to time, But RCA Casablanca lost the race bt 3 points 57-60, But the last quarter esspecially in the last two minutes was for the Moroccans who were supported by big number of fans to end the game by 5 points for them.

RCA Casablanca 77 - Al Kuwait Club 72 (12-20, 36-35, 57-60 & 77-72)
Best scorer in RCA Casablanca: Hisham Amru Allah (14 points)
Best scorers in Al Kuwait Club: Osama Al Farhan (18 points), Chudney Gray (16 points)

Al Riyadi Beirut & Ittihad Jeddah to the final of 19th ACC - May 6, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
Lebanese Al Riyadi Beirut and Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia succeeded to qualify to the final of 19th Arab Clubs, Al Riyadi Beirut qualified after beating RCA Casablanca in Semi-Final 95-63, While Ittihad beated Al Kuwait 90-84 in the other semi-final game.

Al Riyadi Beirut - RCA Casablanca
32 points were between RCA Casablanca and Al Riyadi Beirut who won the game 95-63 in a one side game despite that the moroccan team played behind his big fans in Bou Azawi court in Rabat, Morocco.
RCA Casabalanca were good oponent against Al Riyadi Beirut esspecially in the 1st 6 minutes of the 1st quarter, But Ismail Ahmad gave his team the lead 5 points at end 23-18.
Omar Turk (184-G-81, college: Dawson Coll.) made 7 3-pts only in the 2nd quarter which gave his team the lead by 25 points with help from Ismail Ahmad and Hussein Tawbe to finishe dthe quarter 56-31.
Al Riyadi Beirut's Head Coach Fouad Abu Shakra gave his youth players as Hasan Lakkis, Mazen Mneimneh, Ali Fakheridine & Abdallah Hijazi to play, They kept the difference the same till the end of the game which ended 95-63 for the yellows.

Al Riyadi Beirut 95 - RCA Casablancs 63 (23-18, 56-31, 78-43 & 95-63)
Best scorers in Al Riyadi Beirut: Omar Turk (184-G-81, college: Dawson Coll.) (22 points), Ismail Ahmad (16 points)
Best scorers in RCA Casablanca: Mounir Bou Helal (16 points), Motopenza (9 points)


Ittihad Jeddah - Al Kuwait Club
In the other game of Semi-Final, Things were different as there was a big competition game between Al Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Club from Kuwait which ended for the 1st 90-84.
The 1st quarter beginning was for Ittihad who made a big 11-0 run in the 1st 3 minutes, But the reply was quickly from the kuwaitis by scoring 8 points, But Ittihad retunrned to breathe again to finish the 1st quarter by 7 points 28-21.
Best quarter in the game for Kuwait Club was the 2nd quarter, The experience of Yahia Al Bahar & Chudney Gray who scored 14 points in this quarter only to end it by 3 points lead for them 48-45.
The big effort which Kuwait club players made against ASS Sale reflects on their perofrmance in last 2 quarter of Ittihad's game, They became tired and fittness difference was for the saidis who won the game by 6 points only 90-84.

Ittihad Jeddah 90 - Al Kuwait Club 84 (28-21, 48-45, 70-61 & 90-84)
Best scorer in Ittihad Jeddah: Adel Juhani (27 points)
Best scorer in Kuwait Club: Chudney Gray (29 points)


The final game will be held on sunday in Bou Azzawi Court in Rabat, Morocco live on Futute TV and Saudi Sport TV at 3 pm GMT.
 



Ali
AlMagrabi
 

Day 8 of 19th ACC games results - May 5, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 3rd day of the second round which began in the 6th day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 4 games were made.......

Al Kuwait Club - ASS Sale
Al Kuwait club made a fantastic result and let the hosts of the tournament ASS Sale being out from the tournament after beating them with big difficulty 64-63 in fron tof 4 thousad fans for ASS Sale, By this win Al Kuwait club qualified to semi-final to meet Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia.
The two teams began the game with balanced performance in both offense and defense as both teams were changing the lead of the game till the end of it except the 2nd quarter which was nearly to the kuwaitis after the bright performance of Osama Al Farhan, Rashed Al Rabbah, Chudney Gray and Eddie Elisma, But things returned to as it was due to the dinamic effort from the duo Zakaria Al Misbahi and Mustapha dedush, But Chudney Gray with his good experience gave his team the important win and desreved the qualfication to semi-final.

Al Kuwait Club 64 - ASS Sale 63 (20-18, 37-30, 47-45 & 64-63)
Best scorer in Al Kuwait Club: Chudney Gray (34 points)
Best scorer in ASS Sale: Mustapha Dedush (26 points)


Ittihad Jeddah - RCA Casablanca
Ittihad of Saudi Arabia finished the 2nd round of the tournament with a win against the moroccan side RCA Casabalna by 8 oints 87-79.
Each team secured their apearance in semi-finals, So both teams began slowly to play with the bench but with awarnese to not meet Al Riyadi Beirut in the semi-game, So Ittihad Jeddah were so focused and willing to win due to their good imports and local players esspecially Ali Al Maghribi (200-F-75, agency: GT Sports) who starred in this game in defense and offense and helped the imports Art Long & Malon Parmer alot in the game.
From RCA side, Mounir Bou Helal and Mustafa Al Khalfi were doing good game and they were trying all the time to close the gap and succeeded at last to make it 8 only.

Ittihad Jeddah 87 - RCA Casablanca 79 (22-11, 47-36, 65-59 & 87-79)
Best scorer in Ittihad Jeddah: Ali Al Maghribi (200-F-75, agency: GT Sports) (22 points)
Best scorer in RCA Casablanca: Mounir Bou Helal (18 points)


Al Riyadi Beirut - Arena
Al Riyadi Beirut ,without Ismail Ahmad and Omar Turk who their coach Fouad Abu Chakra prefered to rest them, Made an easy win their youth players over Arena of Jordan 113-89.
The victims Arena who were officially out from the tournament from last stage but they tried to play well, The team head coach Gheith Najjar played with his imports Chad Hendrick & Clarence Thrash only in the 1st quarters, The brothers Islam and Zeid Abbas were the best in arena's side after scoring together 48 points for their team, While from Al Riyadi Beirut side, Their youth player Mazen Mneimneh were doing one of his best game sin his career in Men's games after he succeeded to make 6 3-pts shots, Clavin Warner and Ali Fakheridine played also a big game from the lebanese team who made the range in some parts of the game 33 points, But the good effort from the brothers Abbas with Naser Bassam and Nidal Shareef made it only 24 at last 113-89.

Al Riyadi Beirut 113 - Arena 89 (34-22, 67-42, 91-60 & 113-89)
Best scorer in Al Riyadi Beirut: Mazen Mneimneh (29 points)
Best scorers in Arena: Zeid Abbas (24 points), Islam Abbas (24 points)

Al Muharraq - Ittihad Aleppo
Bahraini Al Muharraq Club could not alter their fate in their failed bid for the Championships, even after ending the tournament on a high with a 101-90 victory over Ittihad Aleppo Club of Syria in their final game of the quarerfinals, played yesterday afternoon in Morocco.
Muharraq were eliminated from final-four contention after suffering two losses on Tuesday and Wednesday against Group B teams Ettihad of Saudi Arabia and Raja of Morocco, which meant that yesterday’s contest was a no-bearing encounter.
Four of Muharraq’s stars finished the game in double figures, with Mohammed Hassan leading,Rah-Shaun Robert and Hakim Mousa helped him to make this win, while Haji Sulaiman finished with Ahmed Mutawa and Faraj Abdulla were doing good game.
Muharraq bounced back from a poor first-quarter start to head into the half with a 13-point lead, 48-35. They then widened their margin after the third and built a 79-61 advantage, then finished off their rivals in the fourth for the 101-90 win.
From Ittihad Aleppo's side, Salah Al Shawa were showing good performance with Lamine Diawara and Earnest Bell but that did'nt help them to win despite they joind Al Muharaq out of the tournament.

Al Muharraq 101 - Ittihad Aleppo 90 (20-20, 48-35, 79-61 & 101-90)
Best scorer in Al Muharraq: Mohammed Hassan (31 points)
Best scorer in Ittihad Aleppo: Salah Al Shawa (17 points)

 



Eddie Elisma

Day 7 of 19th ACC games results - May 4, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 2nd day of the second round which began in the 6th day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 4 games were made.......

Ittihad Jeddah - Ittihad Aleppo
Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia cut officially their way to semi-final of 19th ACC after beating Ittihad Aleppo of Syria 81-66.
Ittihad Jeddah was out of shape in the 1st quarter after good perofrmance and technic from Ittihad Aleppo's players esspecially the team's veteran Mohammed Abu Saada and the Malian player Lamine Diawara, But from the beginning of the 2nd quarter the saudis recollected their papers and showed a new face with storms of offense and good defense from them to make the lead and making big range at the same time, 12 points in the 1st half 44-32, This lead was made from Marlon Parmer, Ali Al Maghrabi, Art Long and Adel al Juhnani.
In the last two quarters, The syrian team tried to enter the game again and that was applied only in some parts of the 3rd quarter after making the range from 12 to 4 only but that was for a small while, Art Long and Marlon Parmer helped the team again to be back on track and suceeded to finish the game by 15 points 81-66.

Ittihad Jeddah 81 - Ittihad Aleppo 66 (18-23, 44-32, 61-54 & 81-66)
Best scorers in Ittihad Jeddah: Marlon Parmer (28 points), Art Long (20 points), Ali Al Maghrabi (18 points), Adel Al Juhani (14 points)
Best scoers in Ittihad Aleppo: Mohammed Abu Saada (22 points), Lamine Diawara (16 points)


RCA Casablanca - Al Muharraq
RCA Casablanca is nearer than before to qualify to the semi-final of ACC after beating their direct revlas to this seast Bahraini Al Muharraq by 15 points 75-60 in an average perfromance game from both sides.
Moroccan RCA Casablanca players entered more concentrated and focused after his fan support in the court, Mounir Bou Helal, Motopenza and Adnan Musa'dieh were doing a big games and helped their team to keep the gap at least 8 points in most of the game, Al Muharraq's Nigirian-Bahraini palyers Hakeem Mubarak, Faraj Abdalla made a good role in the game for Al Muharraq and scored many important points with Mohammed Hassan the team captain.

RCA Casablanca 75 - Al Muharraq 60 (14-6, 33-27, 47-47 & 75-60)
Best scorers in RCA Casablanca: Mounir Bou Helal (17 points), Adnan Muysa'dieh (15 points)
Best scorers in Al Muharraq: Hakeem Mubarak (21 points), Mohammed Hassan (20 points)

Al Riyadi Beirut - ASS Sale
Al Riyadi Beirut stopped the winning streak of ASS sale the hosts in the tournament after beating them but after big effort 95-88, By this win Al Riyadi Beirut are now the only unbeatable team in the tournament and secured their qualification to semi-final of the tournament.
ASS Sale fans were behind their team all the time and that made some pressue to the titleholders who were playing well most of the time and depressed the hosts many times and that let them to lead in important times after good performance from Omar Turk who scored 8 3-pts, Ismail Ahmad was the helper of the team after scoring 8 consecutive points in the last quarter, Zakaria Al Misbahi and mustafa dedush were the best in the moroccan side after making together 8-3pts devided equaly between them.

Al Riyadi Beirut 95 - ASS Sale 88 (35-25, 53-47, 70-66 & 95-88)
Best scorer in Al Riyadi Beirut: Omar Turk (24 points)
Best scorer in ASS Sale: Zakaria Al Misbahi (28 points)

Al Kuwait Club - Arena
Arena lost hopes to qualify to semi-final of ACC after loosing from Al Kuwait club 80-75 in tough game between the both sides.
The beginning was as a hurricane for Al Kuwait club after great communitcations between Chudney Gray, Osama Al Farhan and Eddie Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech) which made Arena players freezed with doing a weak defense.
Arena's Nidal Shareef, Naser Bassam and Clarence Thrash were doing good game in everything but their team-mates did'nt let them to achive their goals.
Yahia Al Bahar the veteran player in Al Kuwait club were a star after scoring 5-3pts in the game.
The qualifier to the semi-final with Al Riyadi will be decided in today's game between Al Kuwait and ASS Sale club as the both teams has same chances to qualify to the second round despite ASS favourity as they are playing in their court and behind their fans.

Al Kuwait club 80 - Arena 75 (24-14, 40-34, 59-52 & 80-75)
Best scorers in Al Kuwait club: Eddie Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech) (17 points), Yahia Al Bahar (15 points)
Best scorer in Arena: Nidal Shareef (23 points)



Ali Mahmoud

Day 6 of 19th ACC games results - May 3, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 1st day of the second round began in the 6th day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 4 games were made.......

Al Riyadi Beirut - Al Kuwait Club
Al Riyadi Beirut made their 5th consecutive win in ACC after making their 1st win in 2nd round of the tournament over Kuwaiti club Al Kuwait 95-76.
Al Kuwait began strongley in the 1st quarter but that was'nt for a long time as the lebanese began to enter the game quickly after the big performance from Calvin Warner, Ismail Ahmad and Ali Mahmoud (182-G-83).
In the last two quarters, The lebanese began to increase the score to make it 30 but Al Kuwait club players tried their best and succeeded to make the range only 19 at last 95-66.

Al Riyadi Beirut 95 - Al Kuwait club 76 (23-17, 45-26, 71-50 & 95-76)
Best scorers in Al Riyadi Beirut: Calvin Warner (21 points), Ali Mahmoud (182-G-83) (17 points), Ismail Ahmad (13 points)
Best scorers in Al Kuwait Club: Chudney Gray (20 points), Fahed Al Rabbah (13 points)

ASS Sale - Arena
ASS Sale the hosts made a big win in their 2nd round oppening game over Jordanian Arena 92-72 in one side game esspecially in the last quarter.
Arena began the game with great performance,The most active were Chad Hendrick, Ghazi Naber & Clarence Thrash but that did'nt resume in the rest quarters as the moroccan team controled in all the rythem of the game and succeeded to stop the moves of Chad and Ghazi, Mustafa Dedush and Zakaria Al Misbahi were the best in their team as whole and helped them to mage the gap bigger and bigger to make it 20 at last which was the biggest range 92-72

ASS Sale 92 - Arena 72 (23-25, 48-42, 68-53 & 92-72)
Best scorers of ASS Sale: Mustafa Dedush (23 points), Mohammed Mowaq (23 points), Zakaria Al Misbahi (21 points), Abdoulaye Sow (20 points)
Best scorers of Arena: Chad Hendrick (23 points), Ghazi Naber (20 points), Clarence Thrash (13 points)


RCA Casablanca - Ittihad Aleppo
RCA Casablanca made their 1st surprise in the tournament after beating Ittihad Aleppo -who were the most favorite to win- by 4 points 65-61.
The moroccan team entered the game more concentrated than Ittihad Aleppo who were like a lost in the 1st quarter.
Salah Al Shawa and Lamine Diawara were the players in the Syrian team while from the other side, All the morrocan team players were doing big performance esspecially from the duo Mounir Bou Helal and Adnan Musa'dieh who succeeded to guarantee the win for the greens at the end.

RCA Casablanca 65 - Ittihad Aleppo 61 (26-13, 37-35, 59-42 & 65-61)
Best scorers in RCA Casablanca: Adnan Musa'dieh (12 points), Mounir Bou Helal (12 points)
Best scorer in Ittihad Aleppo: Salah Al Shawa (19 points)


Ittihad Jeddah - Al Muharraq
Ittihad of Saudi Arabia made it and beated Al Muharraq with 9 points advantage 83-74......
Al Muharraq were playing more better from the saudis in the 1st quarter after the huge effort from Mohammed Hassan and Hakeem Mubarak, But that did'nt continue as Ittihad Jeddah played well in the 3rd and 4th quarter and tried their best to make the gap bigger which they succeeded in that esspecially in the 4th quarter which was one-sided most of the minutes.
Muharraq's Rah-Shun Roberts was'nt so effective at first but lastley his move were more apeared and scored many points inside and outside, Ittihad's Art Long and Bahraini's Ahmad Al Mutawa were fouled-out in the game.
“The team is OK after the loss,” Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) Assistant Secretary General, Abdulredha Qurban said, “They came to the game and tried their best. They have nothing to be ashamed of. I’m sure that everybody’s OK and inshaallah, I believe we can beat Raja,” he concluded.

Ittihad Jeddah 83 - Al Muharraq 74 (19-21, 42-38, 64-60 & 83-74)
Best scorers in Ittihad Jeddah: Marlon Parmer (22 points), Art Long (20 points)
Best scorers in Al Muharraq: Mohammed Hassan (23 points), Ruh-Shun Roberts (16 points)




Clarence
Trash
 

Day 5 of 19th ACC games results - May 2, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 5th day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 4 games were made.......

Arena - Al Nasr Sabkha
Arena made their 2nd consecutive time to get best third in their group and qualified to the 2nd round....
The team from Jordan knew how they turn the dynamic spirit of the Mauritanian team Al Nasr Sabkha to his side as they applied a strong defensive plan to prevent the opposite from scoring inside as the mauritanian players are popular in strong moves with some force.
Clarence Thrash (205-C/F-72, college: UAB) was the team star in defense and offense esspecially in rebounds and scoring important points with the help of Islam Abbas and sometimes his Zeid Abbas (Islam's brother) under the baskets, In the time that Ghazi Naber, Chad Hendrick & Naser Bassam are doing good job from outside.
Gheith Najjar Arena's head coach tried all his players in this game, Abdalla Ramini, Louai Najjar, Nidal Shareef & Khaldoon Abu Rukayeah were having good game also.
Mohammed Job and Bashir Timbo were the best in the mauritanian side but that did'nt help them to end the game by 25 points range for the jordanians 83-60.

Arena 83 - Al Nasr Sabkha 60 (27-13, 46-34, 73-48 & 83-60)
Best scorers in Arena: Clarence Thrash (205-C/F-72, college: UAB) (19 points), Chad Hendrick (16 points)
Best scroer in Al Nasr Sabkha: Bashir Timbo (23 points)


Al Riyadi Beirut - Dohuk
The game between Al Riyadi Beirut and Dohuk from Iraq did not reach the happy ending as the Iraqi team felt so out of competency and withdrew from its game against Riyadi who was leading 44-9 in just the first few minutes of the game and found itself obliged to quit and race to the airport to catch a flight back to Iraq.

Al Kuwait - Ittihad Aleppo
Chudney Gray again improved that he deserves to be the best import in this tournament after leading his team Al Kuwait from Kuwait to an important win over Al Ittihad Aleppo 84-77, After this win they got the 2nd place in the 2nd group and left the best 3rd place to Ittihad Alppo who qualified with Arena of Jordan as best third from three teams got third (Al Shabab of Libya left the tournament after not choosing them to the 2nd round).
Back to the game, Ittihad played strongley as their import Lamine Diawara and Firas Al Masri were having good match with the veteran Ammar Kassas who was so successful in 3-pts shooting as he score 3 3-pts in the game, But Chudney Gray, Eddie Elisma and Salem Al Inazi said their word at last to win the game 7 points.
Al Kuwait's Osama Al Farhan did'nt play due to small injury.

Al Kuwait 84 - Ittihad Aleppo 77 (21-17, 46-37, 63-58, 84-77)
Best scorer in Al Kuwait Club: Chudney Gray (34 points)
Best scroers in Ittihad Aleppo: Lamine Diawara (16 points), Ammar Kassas (13 points)


WA Boufarik - Ittihad Jeddah
Itthad Jeddah who played with his subtitutes only lost their game over the Algerian team WA Boufarik 73-66 in a strong game despite that.
Ittihad's coach Daniel Maffei preferred to played with the 2nd team after they qualified officially as 1st in their 2nd group, While WA Boufarik was searching for their 1st win in the tournament which at last they found after the good performance from the tall player Hisham Shargi, with Abdel Aziz Al Rabbahi & Abdel Halim Kawwan.
Saad Kaabi, Jaber Al Shamrani and Hashem Al Fotawi the players who used to sit on the bench were starring last night and helped thier team to decrease the score as much as they can but that did'nt let them to win but loosing by 7 points at last.

WA Boufarik 73 - Ittihad Jeddah 66 (25-14, 47-33, 57-51 & 73- 66)
Best scorers in WA Boufarik: Abdel Aziz Al Rabbahi (16 points), Hisham Shargi (13 points), Abdel Halim Kawwan (12 points)
Best scorers in Ittihad Jeddah: Jaber Al Shamrani (13 points), Saad Kaabi (11 points), Ali Al Maghrabi (10 points).


-The second round will divide the qualifying teams into two groups:

#Group A
Arena - Jordan
Al Kuwait Club - Kuwait
ASS Sale - Morocco (The Hosts)
Al Riyadi Beirut - Lebanon

#Group B
Ittihad Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
Ittihad Aleppo - Syria
Al Muharraq - Bahrain
RCA Casablanca - Morocco

The 1st two teams which take more points in each group will qualify to the semi final as the 1st of Group A will meet 2nd in Group B, And 1st Group B will meet the 2nd in Group A.

Today's games:
Ittihad Aleppo - RCA Casablanca
Al Riyadi Beirut - Al Kwuait Club
Ittihad Jeddah - Al Muharraq
Arena - ASS Sale

-TV broadcasting:
Future TV of Lebanon agreed with the local Moroccan TV to broadcast the tournament game sfrom the beginning of the 2nd round, Saudi Sport Channel , Kuwait Sport Channel and Local Moroccan TV were broadcasting the game live from the start of the tournament.



Lamine
Diawara 

Day 4 of 19th ACC games results - May 1, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 4th day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 5 games were made.......

Arena - Dohuk
Arena made their 1st win after 2 losses in the ACC after beating Dohuk of Iraq 107-82 in a one side game.......
As usual, Arena began the game with Abdalla Ramini in play making, Chad Hendrik & Ghazi Naber in the parameters and Islam Abbas with Clarence Thrash inside the zone, While the iraqi team was depending on the moves of Ali Ghanem, Daniel Dajic & Mattias Johansson and succeeded in some parts to put the game to thier side but that was'nt for a long time, Arena started to control the game by increasing to end the 1st quarter 24-18.
The subtitutions of Arena's coach Gheith Najjar gave team new spirit after the good performance from Nidal Shareef, Khaldoon Abo Rukayeah & Fadi Yaghmour and that let them to end the 1st half with 8 point in the pocket 46-38.
In the last two quarters,Iraqi dohuk in the beginning tried to give the ball to the tall center johansson to utilize his height but they did'nt succeed after making a district move from Zeid Abbas who was behind the big range in the last of the 3rd quarter 77-59.
After the entering of Louai Najjar, Arena remained in increasing the score minute after minute till it arrived to 25 points at last 107-82 for the jordanian representatives. Arena now may qualify to 2nd round as best third place , the tournament technical comittee will choose only 2 teams who took third place from the three groups, Arena and Ittihad Aleppo of Syria are nearer to that.

Arena - Dohuk (24-18, 46-38, 77-59 & 107-82)
Best scroers in Arena: Chad Hendrick (23 points), Clarence Thrash (17 points)
Best scorer in Dohuk: Daniel Dajic (19 points)

Al Riyadi Beirut - Al Muharraq
Al Riyadi Beirut secured the 1st place of the Group 3 after crushing the bahraini team Al Muharraq 125-91!!!!!
The game were managed from one side only, The 1st quarrter stars were Omar Turk & Joe Vogel, They scored together 30 points from the 41 points of the 1st quarter!!!!!
Ismail Ahmad the egyption pharone was saying his ward to the ryhm in the 2nd quarter,He scored from all the ranges and places inside and outside the zone.
In the 3rd quarter the turn was to the american guy Calvin Warner the plane who don't stop flying to the basket, He made all the styles of dunks and Al Muharraq players are looking !!!!!!
The 4th quarter's title was for Mazen Mneimneh who started his points from zero till the end when he made 19!!!!!
The Bahraini players were so lost and had big lack in comunications between each other but that did'nt stop Ahmad Al Mutawa to put his name in best performance from Al Muharraq in the game.

Al Riyadi Beirut 125 - Al Muharraq 91 (41-20, 78-42 & 107-58)
Best scorers in Al Riyadi Beirut: Calvin Warner (23 points), Ismail Ahmad (21 points), Mazen Mneimneh (19 points), Omar Turk 15 points, Joe Vogel 15 points
Best scorer in Al Muharraq: Ahmad Al Mutawa (23 points)


ASS Sale - RCA Casablanca
A local game in an arabic tournament, The two moroccan teams were face to face to know the 1st and 2nd in the group as they qualified together to the 2nd round, The hosts ASS Sale made it over RCA Casablanca and won at them by 8 points 67-59.
The imports were the stars of the game from the two teams, As Sale's import Abdoulaye Pape Sow began to score points and Motopenza the congolese player of RCA Casablanca replies on him, And the same with Fabrice Moussounda (ASS) and Tiam Doudou (RCA).
Adnan Musa'dieh tried to save his team from a big loss after the big performance of the hosts who started to open all the engines to score as much as they can to secure the 1st place of the group and they succeeded to make it 8 points at last and qualify as 1st in the group and let RCA Casablance to be 2nd.

ASS Sale 67 - RCA Casablanca 59 (18-17, 26-23, 45-43 & 67-59)
Best scorer in ASS Sale: Abdoulaye Pape Sow (17 points)
Best scorer in RCA Casablanca: Tiam Doudou (26 points)


Ittihad Aleppo - WA Boufarik
Ittihad Aleppo (Group 2) is around to qualify as best third along side with Arena (Group 3) after they won on their 3rd place rivals Algerian Widad Boufarik 91-88 in a very close game.
Syrian team's import Lamine Diawara (206-C-71, agency: China-Hoop) was the big boss of the game after controling in rebounds and scoring in the both basket, The same player gave his team the win at last by scoring nice and-one play in the last second after it was tied 88-88.
Abdelhamid Kaouane and Garouk Djellali were so effective from WA Boufarik as they made big role in 3rd quarter which they were leading in is some parts from it by 7 points but they did'nt save it, Salah Al Shawa & Earnest Bell were having good day in 3-pts shooting accuracy as they made only 5 3-pts together in the 3rd quarter.
4th quarter was so hot as each team were having turns in scoring but at last Lamine said his word to give Ittihad Aleppo the win by 3 points only.
Ittihad Aleppo 91 - WA Boufarik 88 (19-14, 47-46, 65-65 & 91-88)
Best scorer in Ittihad Aleppo: Lamine Diawara (206-C-71, agency: China-Hoop) (36 points !!!)
Best scorer in WA Boufarik:
Farouk Djellali (25 points)

Today's games:
Arena - Al Nasr Sabkha
Al Riyadi Beirut - Dohuk
Al Kuwait - Ittihad Aleppo
Ittihad Jeddah - WA Boufarik

Day 3 of 19th ACC games results - Apr 30, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2


Chudney Gray


In the 3rd day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 5 games were made.......

Muharraq - Arena
Muharraq basketball team from Bahrain shocked the Jordanian representative Arena and won at them 96-88.
Arena team did'nt succeed to stop the bahraini fire on the jordanian basket and that apeared more in last two quarters by moves from the bahraini Mohammed Hassan with naturalized players Faraj Abdalla and Abdalla Sulaiman with the other naturalized one Hakeem Moussa.
Fadi Yaghmour was the more concentrated player in the whole game from Arena side with some good moves from Chad Hendrick, Ghazi Naber & Clarence Trash who was playing better from the last game and found some more help from his team-mate under the rhym Islam Abbas.
Despite the less experience from the bahraini team in big games but the good management from the head coach Bruce Wilson of the game and the good lead from the point guart Abdalla Sulaiman gave them a combfortable win by 8 points 96-88.

Al Muharraq 96 - Arena 88 (24-23, 47-43, 69-64 & 96-88)
Best scorer in Al Muharraq: Mohammed Hassan (35points)
Best scorer in Arena: Chad Hendrick (22 points)


Ittihad Jeddah - Al Kuwait
Ittihad Jeddah knew how to stop the waves of Al Kuwait club on their basket from the 1st quarter despite the good performance from Chudney Gray (190-G-78, agency: Passing Lane, college: St.John's), Osama Al Farhan & Eddie Elisma in transition defense and offense but that was'nt for a long time after the nice comunication between Marlon Parmer and Art long in most of the teams balls in the Kuwaiti zone, That made them to increase the gap quickly,Al Kuwait team at last began to recollect their papers and made them to make the game tie in 8 times and in one time they made the margin 10 points in the center of the 2nd quarter, But the expeience of Art Long and Ali Al Maghrabi forced Osama Al Farhan make 4 fouls and that was enough to stop his effeciency at least in defense.
In the last two quarters, Things turned for Ittihad Jeddah side as they tried in all the ways to score esspecially from the parameters Jaber Al Shamrani and Adel Juhani and from the centers Al Maghrabi and Art Long who scored 3 time from 3-pts arc.
Chudney Gray (190-G-78, agency: Passing Lane, college: St.John's) of Kuwait was doing a big game form Al Kuwait as he was scoring most of his team's points along side with Salem Al Inazi the young player who was more effective after Osama Al Farhan's fouls-out but Ittihad Jeddah's concentration to win were more and ended the game with 8 points gap 101-93.

Ittihad Jeddah 101 - Al Kuwait 93 (18-22, 49-50, 87-69 & 101-93)
Best scorers in Ittihad Jeddah: Marlon Parmer (34 points), Art Long (28 points)
Best scorers in Al Kuwait club: Chudney Gray (190-G-78, agency: Passing Lane, college: St.John's) (38 points), Salem Al Inazi (17 points)

RCA Casablanca - Nezwa
RCA Casablanca exploded it as they had the biggest gap in the tournament after winning 108-39 in a one sidegame!!!!!!!
RCA Casablanca were having as training session against Nezwa of Oman who needs a long time to have the experience of the game plus they were loosing David Akira the kenyan import due to an injury in his foot, All that made the moroccan side have a nice trip in the omani basket esspecially from Mounir Bouhelal and Adnan Musa'dieh who scored togther 34 points and made together everything in basketball world in ways of play and shows of dunks,All the 12 players played in the game.
The congolese player Motopenza were singing alone as he made alone for himself 33 points.

RCA Casablanca 108 - Nezwa 39 (30-08, 49-12, 80-30 & 108-39)
Best scorers in RCA Casablanca: Motopenza (33 points), Adnan Musa'dieh (18 points), Mounir Bou Helal (16 points)
Best scorers in Nezwa: Qasem Al Qusaymi (11 points), Patrick Albert (10 points)


ASS Sale - Al Shabab
ASS Sale the tounament hosts and Al Shabab's game main title was low scoring as the two teams did'nt score in the whole game more than 108 points together, and the major thing that the both teams did'nt score more than 7 points in the 2nd quarter!!!!!
Despite that the two teams were having good defense and stopped the offensive mechines to score from the both teams, ASS Sale players were the most effectable in the game esspecially from the Dodush Morad who were starring for the 2nd consecutive game while from the libyan side, Mohammed Issa and Islam Karbal played well but that did'nt help them to win but the opposite the range became 18 at past 63-45.

ASS Sale 63 - Al Shabab 45 (21-20, 24-24, 52-36 & 63-45)
Best scorer in ASS Sale: Abdoulaye Pape Sow (15 points)
Best scorer in Al Shabab: Islam Kerbal (13 points)

Today's games:

-Bou Azzazi Court:
Al Riyadi Beirut - Al Muharraq
Ittihad Aleppo - WA Boufarik
ASS Sale - RCA Casablanca 
-Ben Yassin Court:
Arena - Dohuk
Al Shabab - Nezwa



Marlon
Parmer
 

Day 2 of 19th ACC games results - Apr 29, 2006 - by Eurobasket News2
In the 2nd day of Arab clubs championship which is held in Morocco in its 19 edition, 5 games were made.......

Al Riyadi Beirut - Arena
Al Riyadi Beirut the titleholders mae their 2nd big win in the tournament and this time against the 3rd placed in the jordanian excellent league team Arena Amman by 35 points 113-78.
After 24 hours only from their winning against Al Nasr of Mauritania, Al Riyadi Beirut players entered the 1st quarter without concentration which made Arena were a good oponent for them and it was tied 5 times before leadog by 4 points at the last 21-17 by good performance form Calvin Warner who were doing a big game.
Al Riyadi began to control the game and that did'nt make the head coach Fouad Abu Shakra rest some of his important players, Arena played with all the bench also after they knew that its difficult to make a surprise over a team as Al Riyadi Beirut with they pherone Ismail Ahmad (Soma).

Al Riyadi Beirut 113 - Arena 78 (21-17, 61-42, 86-52 & 113-78)
Best scorer in Al Riyadi Beirut: Calvin Warner (19 points)
Best scorer in Arena: Zeid Abbas (22 points)

Al Kuwait Club - WA Boufarik
Al Kuwait club made a big surprise in the tournament and beat one of the most favorite teams for title Widad Boudafarik by 4 points 81-77.
Chudney Gray, Eddie Elisma & Osama Al Farhan were doing a big game esspecially the last 2 quarter over Boufarik player who were lost in the 4th after they were leading till the 3rd quarter after good performance from Abdelhamid Kaouane and Garouk Djellali wh owere controling in rebounds and scoring.
In the 3rd quarter, Things turned down to be for the kuwaitis who succeeded to arrive to their basket safley after the early foul out from Mourad Boukhalfi and foul truoble of Ismail Kessi which made Chudney Gray move better in the transition offense and breaking the plans of the algerian team.

Al Kuwait 81 - WA Boufarik 77 (16-26, 33-41, 60-60 & 81-77)
Best scorer in Kuwait club: Chudney Gray (24 points)
Best scorer in WA Boufarik: Frouk Djellali (21 points)


RCA Casablanca - Al Shabab
The other moroccan representative in the ACC, RCA Casablanca made a bright win over the Libyan team Al Shabab 63-47.
RCA began with Mustafa Al Khalfi, Murad Al Fangawi, Motopenza, Mounir Bou Helal & Tiam Doudou, Those 5 players controled on the game in defense by making zone (2-3) and depending on fastbreaks which gave them the lead all the game, Al Shabab with their player Mohammed Issa were trying to close the gap by outside shooting but they did'nt succeed in that to lose the game by 16 points.
RCA Casablanca 63 - Al Shabab 47 (20-10, 32-21, 51-32 & 63-47)
Best scorer in RCA Casablanca: Mounir Bou Helal 26 points
Best scorer in Al Shabab: Mohammed Issa 14 points

Ittihad Jeddah - Ittihad Aleppo
In the strongest game in Day 2 of the tournament, Ittihad Jeddah of Saudi Arabia made a hard win over the Syrian team Itihad Aleppo by only 4 points 87-83 under the command of their Argentinian new haed coach Daniel Maffei who succeeded in his 1st experiment.
Ittihad began the game with Marlon Parmer (191-G-80, college: Ky Wesleyan), Adel Guhani, Yahia Ibrahim, with Ali Al Maghrabi a& Art Long under the basket, While from the other side, Itthad played with Ali Diar Bakerli, Ammar Qassas, Earnest Bell with Salah Al Shawa & Lamine Diawara under the baskets.
The lead were changed in the whole but Itthad Aleppo began more solid with good rythem which and that made them make the lead in the 1st quarter, But Ittihad Jeddah's import Morley Pamrer replied on the syrian lead by scoring 9 consecutive points to give them the lead at the last of the quarter 46-43.
Art Long were more effective in the 3rd quarter and the last of the 4th quarter equaly to Lamine Diwara who were scoring most of his team's points but that did'nt help him to help his team to win the game which they lost 87-84.
Ittihad Jeddah - Ittihad Aleppo (21-26, 46-43, 61-63 & 87-83)
Best scorer in Ittihad Jeddah: Marlon Parmer (191-G-80, college: Ky Wesleyan) (27 points)
Best scorer in Ittihad Aleppo: Lamine Diawara (33 points)


Today's games:
-Bou Azzazi Court:
ASS Sale - Al Shabab
Ittihad - Al Kuwait clb
Nezwa - RCA Casablanca
-Ben Yassin Court:
Arena-Muharraq
Dohuk - Al Nasr

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