Al Rayyan Crowned Arab Basketball Champions - Nov 8, 2014
Al-Rayyan beat Morocco's Association Sale 85-78 to land the Arab clubs basketball championship title for the first time in its history. The first three quarters of the game concluded in the Qatari club's favor, ending 22-17, 15-14 and 21-20, while the last one ended in a 26-26 draw. Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut won the third place by beating Egypt's Al Ahly 91-68 in a game that took place ahead of the final. Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, who is also chairman of the Qatar Basketball Federation, congratulated Al-Rayyan on their victory in a phone call with the club's Vice President Rashid bin Nasser Al-Khalifa. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman said Al-Rayyan's win is an honor for Qatar and a huge achievement for the Qatari sport. He also praised the strong performance of the team and the role of the technical and administrative staff in the achievement. Courtesy of: qna.org.qa
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