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WABA League: Moutahed draw first blood - Jan 26, 2012


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Austin
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Moutahed - Duhok 97:87

Moutahed celebrated the first win in the WABA League Group B. They shot down Duhok to improve at 1-1 record. Austin Johnson (191-G-87, college: Oklahoma) poured in 37 points to lead the winners. Duhok suffered the second loss in a row at the tournament.
Moutahed pulled ahead late in the opening quarter. The Lebanese team gained a 24:19 lead after ten minutes. But Duhok opened the second frame on a 15:2 run to surge ahead. The Iraqis hung on to establish a 45:44 halftime lead. Moutahed however quickly restored their advantage after the main break. The Lebanese side grabbed the initiative and recorded a 76:69 lead at the final intermission. Duhok got within a striking distance midway through the final term but Moutahed relied on Austin Johnson who led them to the victory. Bassel Bawji (203-F/C-89, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Tulsa) provided 30 points and 13 boards, while Marwan Ziadeh (202-C-87) had 8 points for the winners. Chamberlain Oguchi (198-G-86, college: Illinois St.) answered with 29 points for Duhok. Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico) finished with 26 points in defeat.

Moutahed: Austin Johnson 37, Bassel Bawji 30+13 boards, Marwan Ziadeh 8
Duhok: Chamberlain Oguchi 29, Malcolm Battles 26

  




Qutaiba
Al-Doori
Al Mina signs Qutaiba Al-Doori !! - 2 days ago

Al Mina (Superleague) signed experienced 36-year old ex-international swingman Qutaiba Al-Doori (198-91kg-80) from Al Karkh. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. The previous (14-15) season Al-Doori played at Duhok (D2). He contributed to his team making it to the final. The list of the past achievements is quite...   [read more]

Malik Nahi
Nahi comes back to Al Kahraba !! - 3 days ago

Al Kahraba Electricity (Superleague) inked 28-year old former international center Malik Nahi (210-88). It is actually his comeback to Baghdad as he has played here before. Nahi played most recently at Al Karkh in the Superleague. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. The previous (14-15) season Nahi played at Nift Al-Janoub (D2). He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Nahi also represented Iraq at the Arab Club...   [read more]

Mustafa
Hamzah
Mustafa Hamzah signs at Al Mina !! - 3 days ago

Al Mina (Superleague) landed 31-year old former international swingman Mustafa Hamzah (188-85) from Al Karkh. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Hamzah also represented Iraq at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Amman (Jordan) last y...   [read more]


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