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WABA League: Duhok hold off ASU in crucial game - Jan 29, 2012


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Malcolm
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Duhok - ASU 113:106

Duhok celebrated a crucial win at WABA League Group B. They overcame Jordanian ASU to improve at 1-3 record and clinched the fourth spot that sent them into the next round. Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico) posted 28 points and 7 rebounds to pace Duhok. ASU in the meantime fell at 0-4 record and got eliminated from the tournament.
ASU got the upper hand in the opening quarter. The Jordanian team grabbed a 31:29 lead after a high-flying period. But Duhok surged ahead late in the half. The Iraqis secured a 59:53 lead at the interval. The teams traded baskets throughout the third period. ASU pulled ahead to enter the final frame up by two points 77:75. Duhok however did not surrender and soon regained the lead. Quinton Day (196-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: UMKC) and Esian Henderson fouled out for ASU and Duhok capitalized surviving a tough final minutes and clinching a difficult win at the end. Jenero Gorgiss (185-G/F-82) posted 23 points, while Chamberlain Oguchi (198-G-86, college: Illinois St.) added 20 points in the victory. Quinton Day and Islam Abbaas (203-C-80) finished with 23 points each in the loss.

Duhok: Malcolm Battles 28, Jenero Gorgiss 23, Chamberlain Oguchi 20
ASU: Quinton Day 23, Islam Abbaas 23+12 boards

  




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Taylor
Al Mina inks D'Shon Taylor !! - 1 day ago

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Rashad Bell
Al Mina tabs Rashad Bell !! - 5 hours ago

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Demario
Mayfield
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