Manama lift basketball league title - Apr 19, 2017
Manama were crowned Bahrain Zain Basketball League champions after defeating Muharraq 81-79 in the third final played at the Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town last night. The quarters scores were 24-19 (Muharraq), 19-11 (Muharraq), 22-18 (Manama) and 29-18 (Manama). Manama's sealed their third consecutive win in the best of five series finals to retain the league title for the fifth year in a row. Muharraq led the first two quarters with 13 points difference (43-30) before Manama came back in the third and fourth quarters to win the title. Manama's main scorer was Georgian giant Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83, agency: Interperformances) with 23 points which included four three pointers and 11 rebounds. His teammate Maytham Jameel was also in form, scoring 13 points, while Ahmed Aziz and Mohammed Hussain scored 10 points each. The match was attended by Bahrain Basketball Association President Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who presented the silver medals to Muharraq team members and the gold medals as well as the trophy to Manama team members. Courtesy of: gdnonline.com
Muharraq clinch basketball title - Feb 3, 2017
Mohamed Alderazi (194-F/G-80) scored 27 points to help Muharraq clinch the Khalifa bin Salman Basketball Cup after defeating Nuwaidrat 73-58 in the final at the Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town last night. The match was held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and attended by Bahrain Basketball Association President Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and other top officials from clubs and sports associations. The quarters scores of the match were 21-14 (Nuwaidrat), 19-11 (Muharraq), 15-11 (Muharraq) and 25-15 (Muharraq). Al Derazi's 27 points included four of the three pointers shots scored by Muharraq. American Kadeem Coleby (206-C/F-89, college: Wichita St.) scored 16 points and Ali Abbas claimed 11 for the winners. Nuwaidrat's top scorers were Serbian Mile Ilic (215-C-84) with 24 points and Hassan Madan with 11. This was Muharraq's first title in three seasons, ending Manama's domination in the past three years. Nuwaidrat have now failed in their second final of the competition, having lost the title clash against Manama in 2008-2009. Muharraq were down in the first quarter by seven points after three pointer shots by Nuwaidrat's Hassan Madan and some great performance by Serbian Mile Ilic who set some fine lay ups to lead Nuwaidrat 21-14. However, Muharraq's Serbian coach Ivan Jeremic (agency: BeoBasket ) made up some fine substitutions later, which helped the team to bounce back and win the match. Shaikh Isa honoured Nuwaidrat team members with silver medals and Muharraq team members with gold medals and the Khalifa bin Salman Cup. Meanwhile, Bader Abdulla of Muharraq won the best three pointers shooter award in the championship, while his teammate Ahmed Hassan Al Derazi was presented with the best scorer award in the final and the best player award of the championship. In Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated the president and members of Muharraq Sports and Cultural Club for the victory. Shaikh Khalid also praised the performance of Nuwaidrat team, wishing them success in upcoming competitions. Courtesy of: gdnonline.com
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