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Premier League Standings
 1. Al-Manama 23-1 
 2. Al-Ahli 19-5 
 3. Al-Muharraq 18-6 
 4. Al-Riffa 16-8 
 5. Al-Nweidrat 16-8 
 6. Al-Hala 16-8 
 7. Al-Najma 14-10 
 8. Al-Ittihad 12-12 
 9. Al-Bahrain 8-16 
 10. Sitra 7-17 
 11. Isa Town 3-21 
 12. Hidd 2-22 
 13. Samaheej 2-22 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Al-Riffa
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Jones, Al-Riffa30.8 
 2. Holden, Al-Bahrain24.8 
 3. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad23.3 
 4. Woods, Al-Hala21.4 
 5. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat20.6 
 6. Quantance, Al-Na.19.5 
 7. Lulu, Hidd18.8 
 8. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq18.1 
 9. Abdulla, Al-Muharraq16.7 
 10. Chism, Al-Manama16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al-Hala
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Woods, Al-Hala18.6 
 2. Jones, Al-Riffa16.7 
 3. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat16.4 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.15.8 
 5. Holden, Al-Bahrain15.1 
 6. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad13.4 
 7. Chism, Al-Manama13.0 
 8. Richard, Al-Muhar.12.6 
 9. Mohamed, Hidd9.4 
 10. Aziz, Isa Town8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hassan HELAL
  Al-Ittihad
  (173-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Helal, Al-Ittihad6.2 
 2. Abdulla, Al-Nweidrat5.7 
 3. Bullay, Al-Najma5.4 
 4. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq5.3 
 5. Hussain Al-T., Al-Ah.5.2 
 6. Quantance, Al-Na.5.1 
 7. Salman, Al-Hala4.5 
 8. Lulu, Hidd4.4 
 9. Abdullah, Sitra3.9 
 10. Ismaeel, Al-Manama3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Hussain LULU
  Hidd
  (--)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lulu, Hidd2.7 
 2. Jones, Al-Riffa2.4 
 3. Hassan, Al-Najma2.4 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.2.2 
 5. Helal, Al-Ittihad2.2 
 6. Busafwan, Samaheej2.1 
 7. Habib, Isa Town2.0 
 8. Chism, Al-Manama1.9 
 9. Shukralla, Al-Muhar.1.8 
 10. Jameel, Al-Manama1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al-Hala
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Woods, Al-Hala3.1 
 2. Richard, Al-Muhar.2.0 
 3. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat2.0 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.1.8 
 5. Chism, Al-Manama1.7 
 6. Holden, Al-Bahrain1.6 
 7. Hassan, Al-Najma1.2 
 8. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad1.1 
 9. Hussain, Al-Ahli1.1 
 10. Jones, Al-Riffa1.0 

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Premier League Round 12: Al-Muharraq is upset by Al-Najma - Dec 1, 2017


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There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Premier League. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most important game in the last round took place in Manama between third ranked Al-Muharraq (8-2) and seventh ranked Al-Najma (6-5) on Wednesday night. Al-Muharraq was defeated by Al-Najma on the road 78-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al-Muharraq. Al-Najma held Al-Muharraq to an opponent 23.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 46.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Al-Najma had a 43-28 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Al-Muharraq helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Haminn Quaintance (203-85, college: Kent St.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 26 rebounds and 5 assists. Qassim Hassan chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Ali-Hassan Shukralla who recorded 9 points and 13 rebounds. Al-Muharraq's coach Ivan Jeremic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Al-Najma have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 6-5 record. Al-Muharraq at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Al-Najma's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manama to the arena Samaheej.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Al-Nweidrat (9-3) against fourth ranked Al-Manama (9-1) on Tuesday night. Visiting Al-Nweidrat was defeated by Al-Manama in a tough game in Manama 65-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Nweidrat. It was a good game for American Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Ahmed Aziz contributed with 12 points for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 19 rebounds for Al-Nweidrat. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Al-Nweidrat at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Al-Manama will play against league's leader Al-Ahli in Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al-Nweidrat will have a break next round.
Hidd can celebrate finally their first win this season after ten consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Manama, where they defeated Samaheej (0-11) 84-72 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Nooraldeen Mohamed who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 26 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Mujtaba Ismaeel with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Newly promoted Hidd maintains twelfth position with 1-10 record. It was Samaheej's eleventh loss in a row. They still close the standings with 11 games lost. Hidd will meet at home higher ranked Al-Bahrain (#10) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Samaheej's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Al-Najma.
Leader Al-Ahli delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed 10th ranked Al-Bahrain (3-8) 76-57 in Manama. The winners were led by Ndudi Ebi who scored that evening 23 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Al-Ahli (10-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Al-Bahrain at the other side keeps the tenth place with eight games lost. Al-Ahli's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al-Manama in Manama and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al-Bahrain will play on the road against Hidd (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Issa Town. Local Isa Town (2-8) was outscored by seventh ranked Al-Riffa (6-4) 91-49 on Thursday night. The best player for the winners was Marcel Jones who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Al-Riffa have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Isa Town lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Al-Riffa will face Sitra (#9) at home in the next round. Isa Town will play against Al-Ittihad in Manama and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 12 Al-Hala defeated Sitra in Muharraq 89-73.

Samaheej - Hidd 72-84

Hidd can celebrate finally their first win this season after ten consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Manama, where they defeated Samaheej (0-11) 84-72 on Thursday. Hidd dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Samaheej's 38. They outrebounded Samaheej 54-31 including a 45-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Nooraldeen Mohamed who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 26 rebounds and Hussain Lulu who added 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was Mujtaba Ismaeel with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Mohammed Hameed scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Samaheej players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Hidd maintains twelfth position with 1-10 record. It was Samaheej's eleventh loss in a row. They still close the standings with 11 games lost. Hidd will meet at home higher ranked Al-Bahrain (#10) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Samaheej's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Al-Najma.
Top scorers:
Samaheej: M.Ismaeel 13+9reb+1ast, M.Hameed 12+9reb+1ast, J.Mohamed 10+2reb+1ast, H.Busafwan 10+1reb+1ast, M.Busafwan 9+1reb+3ast, A.Fateel 8+1reb
Hidd: H.Lulu 29+8reb+10ast, N.Mohamed 24+26reb+3ast, A.Moaweya 14+4reb+2ast, A.Alromaihi 8+12reb+2ast, A.Alnajjar 7+1reb, O.Adnan 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 570370


Isa Town - Al-Riffa 49-91

The game with biggest result difference took place in Issa Town. Local Isa Town (2-8) was outscored by seventh ranked Al-Riffa (6-4) 91-49 on Thursday night. Al-Riffa dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Isa Town's 40. Al-Riffa forced 22 Isa Town turnovers and outrebounded them 38-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Isa Town's players. The best player for the winners was American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field). The former international Mohamed Nabeel chipped in 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Sayed-Mohammed Habib who recorded 21 points and Mohsen Mahdi added 10 points and 6 steals respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Al-Riffa have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Isa Town lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Al-Riffa will face Sitra (#9) at home in the next round. Isa Town will play against Al-Ittihad in Manama and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Isa Town: S.Habib 21+4reb, M.Mahdi 10+4reb+2ast, M.Aziz 10+2reb, T.Hasan 4+3reb+1ast, H.Faraj 4+2reb+2ast, R.Nayef 0+1reb
Al-Riffa: M.Jones 33+16reb+1ast, A.Asghar 13+2reb+1ast, M.Salem 10+2reb, M.Nabeel 9+5reb+4ast, M.Hakeem 6+2reb+5ast, R.Shams 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 570369


Al-Najma - Al-Muharraq 78-61

The most important game in the last round took place in Manama between third ranked Al-Muharraq (8-2) and seventh ranked Al-Najma (6-5) on Wednesday night. Al-Muharraq was defeated by Al-Najma on the road 78-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al-Muharraq. Al-Najma held Al-Muharraq to an opponent 23.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 46.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Al-Najma had a 43-28 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Al-Muharraq helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Haminn Quaintance (203-85, college: Kent St.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 26 rebounds and 5 assists. Qassim Hassan chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Ali-Hassan Shukralla who recorded 9 points and 13 rebounds and Bader Abdulla added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Al-Muharraq's coach Ivan Jeremic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Al-Najma have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 6-5 record. Al-Muharraq at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Al-Najma's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manama to the arena Samaheej.
Top scorers:
Al-Muharraq: B.Abdulla 15+5reb, A.Salman 10+3reb+4ast, A.Muharram 10+4reb, A.Hassan Shukralla 9+13reb, A.Aldurazi 7+1reb, J.Ahmed 5+4reb
Al-Najma: H.Quaintance 22+26reb+5ast, Q.Hassan 16+4reb+4ast, M.Alboosta 11+1reb, J.Ali 9, A.Jawadi 9+1ast, M.Bullay 7+9reb+3ast
gschID: 570368


Al-Bahrain - Al-Ahli 57-76

Leader Al-Ahli delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed 10th ranked Al-Bahrain (3-8) 76-57 in Manama. Al-Ahli forced 21 Al-Bahrain turnovers. The winners were led by Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) who scored that evening 23 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Hesham Sarhan (-92) supported him with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Al-Ahli players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Merrill Holden (203-93, college: Iowa St., agency: SDJ Sports) did not help to save the game for Al-Bahrain. Fadhel Abbas added 8 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Al-Ahli (10-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Al-Bahrain at the other side keeps the tenth place with eight games lost. Al-Ahli's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al-Manama in Manama and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al-Bahrain will play on the road against Hidd (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al-Bahrain: M.Holden 23+12reb+2ast, F.Abbas 8+4reb+2ast, M.Khalili 7+4reb+3ast, M.Ashoor 6+8reb, K.Ali 6+3reb+2ast, A.Najaf 3+1reb
Al-Ahli: N.Ebi 23+8reb, A.Aqeel 14+3reb+2ast, H.Sarhan 11+6reb+5ast, H.Alarabi 10+1reb+2ast, J.Abul 9+2reb+1ast, S.Hussain 7+13reb+1ast
gschID: 570367


Sitra - Al-Hala 73-89

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Sitra (4-7) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Al-Hala (7-4) 89-73 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Ali Jaffar who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jordanian Ahmed Jamal (-87) chipped in 25 points and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Kenny Williams (201-86, college: Angelo St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Iraqi Ali Abdulla added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Al-Hala maintains fifth position with 7-4 record. Loser Sitra keeps the ninth place with seven games lost. Al-Hala will face higher ranked Al-Muharraq (#4) in Al Muharraq in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sitra will play against Al-Riffa (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sitra: A.Abdulla 19+5reb+1ast, K.Williams 16+14reb+2ast, N.Almosawi 15+7reb+2ast, I.Abdulameer 9+2reb+1ast, M.Abdullah 4+1reb+5ast, M.Abdulameer 3
Al-Hala: A.Jamal 25+2reb+3ast, A.Jaffar 19+10reb+3ast, H.Gerashi 15+3reb+5ast, H.Jan 8+3reb+1ast, L.Woods 8+8reb+1ast, H.Salman 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 570366


Al-Manama - Al-Nweidrat 70-65

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Al-Nweidrat (9-3) against fourth ranked Al-Manama (9-1) on Tuesday night. Visiting Al-Nweidrat was defeated by Al-Manama in a tough game in Manama 65-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Nweidrat. Al-Manama forced 23 Al-Nweidrat turnovers. It was a good game for American Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. The former international forward Ahmed Aziz (203-90) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Four Al-Manama players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 19 rebounds and Hassan Madan added 24 points and 4 steals in the effort for Al-Nweidrat. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Al-Nweidrat at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Al-Manama will play against league's leader Al-Ahli in Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al-Nweidrat will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Al-Nweidrat: H.Madan 24+2reb+2ast, M.Ilic 17+19reb+3ast, J.Abdulla 7+1reb+4ast, A.Hassan 6+5reb+3ast, E.Albasri 6+1reb, H.Hasan 3+1reb
Al-Manama: W.Chism 23+14reb+1ast, A.Aziz 12+2reb+3ast, M.Jameel 11+2reb+2ast, H.Nawrooz 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Kawaid 7+4reb+6ast, M.Ameer 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 570365


  




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