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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

  




D'Shon
Taylor
Al Mina inks D'Shon Taylor !! - 4 hours ago

Al Mina (Superleague) agreed terms with 23-year old Bahamas international guard D'Shon Taylor (196-93kg-93). He just graduated from Norfolk State University (NCAA). In 33 games he had 13.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Taylor helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Taylor was called to B...   [read more]

Rashad Bell
Al Mina tabs Rashad Bell !! - 4 hours ago

Al Mina (Superleague) inked experienced 34-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston). He played most recently at Guaiqueries in Venezuela LPB league. In two games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg and 1.5bpg last season. Bell also spent pre-season at Al Jaysh (D1) in Qatari league that year. He helped them to make it to the Qatari Cup Semifinals. The other team Bell played shortly was Atletico Aguada in LUB where in three games...   [read more]

Demario
Mayfield
Mayfield is back at Al Nift, ex Uhud !! - 1 day ago

Al Nift Baghdad (Superleague) signed 25-year old American swingman Demario Mayfield (196-95kg-91, college: Angelo State). It is actually his comeback to Baghdad as he has played here before. Mayfield played last season at Uhud in Saudi Arabia SBL league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mayfield also played that season for Al Nift where in 15 Superleague games he was the best scorer with impressive 33.2ppg and averaged 9.4rpg and 6.4apg. A very spectacular season in his career...   [read more]


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