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Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 2-0 
 2. Homenetmen 2-0 
 3. Byblos 1-0 
 4. Champville 1-0 
 5. Al Mahad 1-1 
 6. Sagesse 1-1 
 7. Louaize 0-1 
 8. Moutahed 0-1 
 9. Hoops 0-2 
 10. Tadamon 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/21/2017
Division 2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beirut 7-0 
 2. Hadath 6-1 
 3. Animation 4-2 
 4. Al Anwar 2-3 
 5. Feytroun 1-3 
 6. Beit el Kiko 1-4 
 7. ENB 1-4 
 8. Aamal 0-5 
Group B
 1. Centrale 6-0 
 2. Antounieh 4-2 
 3. Antranik 4-3 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Tebnine 3-3 
 6. Aintoura 2-4 
 7. Meziara 2-5 
 8. Amchit 0-6 
Last:3/1/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-2 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Sagesse 1-3 
Group B
 1 ES Sahel 4-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 3-1 
 3 Al Mina 2-2 
 4 DSG 1-3 
 5 As Seeb 0-4 
Last:11/17/2016
WABA League Standings
Group A
 1 Al Riyadi 3-0 
 2 Petrochimi 2-1 
 3 Naft Abadan 1-2 
 4 Seraeyett 0-3 
Group B
 1 Chemidor 2-0 
 2 Sagesse 1-1 
 3 Al Mina 0-2 
Last:3/14/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  Champville
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 27
 1. El-Khatib, Champville27.0 
 2. Young, Homenetmen26.0 
 3. Johnson, Byblos24.0 
 4. Jackson, Sagesse19.5 
 5. Barnette, Tadamon19.0 
 6. Khalil, Moutahed19.0 
 7. Youngblood, Sagesse19.0 
 8. Franklin, Louaize19.0 
 9. Mobley, Louaize18.0 
 10. Rembert, Tadamon18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ali KANAAN
  Byblos
  (207-C/F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Kanaan, Byblos20.0 
 2. Mobley, Louaize15.0 
 3. Townes, Moutahed11.0 
 4. Fraser, Sagesse10.5 
 5. Bawji, Hoops10.0 
 6. Ismail, Homenetmen10.0 
 7. Greene, Al Riyadi10.0 
 8. Jackson, Sagesse9.0 
 9. Upshaw, Champville9.0 
 10. Youngblood, Sagesse8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Wael ARAKJI
  Al Riyadi
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 11
 1. Arakji, Al Riyadi11.0 
 2. El-Khatib, Champville7.0 
 3. Ammoury, Byblos7.0 
 4. Zaloum, Tadamon6.0 
 5. Young, Champville6.0 
 6. Hodge, Homenetmen6.0 
 7. Dandach, Louaize6.0 
 8. Youngblood, Sagesse5.5 
 9. Hall, Byblos5.0 
 10. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bassel BAWJI
  Hoops
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bawji, Hoops3.0 
 2. Crawford, Hoops3.0 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse3.0 
 4. Harris, Louaize3.0 
 5. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.2.5 
 6. Daniels, Al Riyadi2.0 
 7. Hawkins, Champville2.0 
 8. Johnson, Byblos2.0 
 9. Zaloum, Tadamon2.0 
 10. Ammoury, Byblos2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Champville
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Upshaw, Champville5.0 
 2. Townes, Moutahed3.0 
 3. Fraser, Sagesse2.5 
 4. Bawji, Hoops2.0 
 5. Mobley, Louaize2.0 
 6. Kanaan, Byblos2.0 
 7. Jackson, Sagesse2.0 
 8. Bou Abboud, Al Ma.1.0 
 9. Ibrahim, Champville1.0 
 10. Hawi, Champville1.0 
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Hoops Oct.24 Sagesse 89%
Tadamon Oct.24 Al Riyadi 99%
Pepsi LBL Round 8: Al Riyadi hand first defeat to Homenetmen - Jan 13, 2017


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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Homenetmen (7-1) recorded its first loss in Beirut on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Al Riyadi (5-3) 73-66. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Homenetmen. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But Homenetmen won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) chipped in 11 points and 13 rebounds. South Sudanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Louaize. Homenetmen at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
Another exciting game was played in Zouk between second ranked Byblos and one of their biggest challengers Louaize where Byblos (6-2) beat Louaize (5-3) on the road 83-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Louaize. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!). Ndudi Ebi contributed with 19 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Louaize. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Byblos maintains second position with 6-2 record behind leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Al Riyadi. Byblos will play against Tadamon (#5) in Zouk in the next round. Louaize will play on the road against Hoops Club in Beirut and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Hoops Club (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 80-73 loss to eighth ranked Champville (3-5) in Dik El Mehdi on Monday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Patrick Rembert who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 8 assists. Vladan Vukosavljevic responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. Champville moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse and Mayrouba. Loser Hoops Club still closes the standings with eight games lost. Champville will meet league's leader Homenetmen in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hoops Club will play against Louaize (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Zouk. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Tadamon (4-4) to ninth ranked Mayrouba (3-5) 104-101 on Wednesday evening. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by Emmanuel Jones who scored that evening 28 points and 8 rebounds. Mayrouba moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse and Champville. Tadamon at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Mayrouba's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Moutahed (#6) in Tripoli and it may be quite challenging game. Tadamon will play on the road against the league's second-placed Byblos and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tripoli. Local Al Moutahed (4-4) outscored 7th ranked Sagesse (3-5) 98-75 on Thursday night. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Cleveland Melvin who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. 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 Moutahed moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tadamon. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Al Moutahed will face Mayrouba (#8) on the road in the next round. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Al Riyadi.

Moutahed - Sagesse 98-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tripoli. Local Al Moutahed (4-4) outscored 7th ranked Sagesse (3-5) 98-75 on Thursday night. Al Moutahed dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Sagesse's 38. They outrebounded Sagesse 41-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Al Moutahed made 8 blocks. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. Four Al Moutahed players scored in double figures. Guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) produced 30 points and power forward Ivan Johnson (203-84, college: CS San Bernar., agency: Haylett Sports) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. 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 Moutahed moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tadamon. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Al Moutahed will face Mayrouba (#8) on the road in the next round. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Al Riyadi.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: C.Melvin 23+9reb+1ast, R.Curry 22+6reb+3ast, D.Bowles 18+6reb+5ast, R.Akl 14+2reb+7ast, E.Roustom 8+6reb+1ast, O.El Ayoubi 5+7reb+1ast
Sagesse: T.Stoglin 30+2ast, I.Johnson 21+5reb+3ast, S.Khoury 7+5reb+1ast, J.Ghattas 5+1reb+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 4+6reb, G.Beyrouthy 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 522116


Tadamon - Mayrouba 101-104

A very interesting game took place in Zouk. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Tadamon (4-4) to ninth ranked Mayrouba (3-5) 104-101 on Wednesday evening. Strangely Tadamon outrebounded Mayrouba 56-39 including a 24-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) who scored that evening 28 points and 8 rebounds and center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) supported him with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 30 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists by guard Earvin Morris (196-94, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Tadamon. Forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) added 18 points and 19 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mayrouba moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse and Champville. Tadamon at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Mayrouba's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Moutahed (#6) in Tripoli and it may be quite challenging game. Tadamon will play on the road against the league's second-placed Byblos and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: E.Jones 28+8reb+3ast, R.Upshaw 26+10reb+1ast, I.Umipig 22+3reb+7ast, C.Kodsi 16+7reb+4ast, F.Anaty 9+6reb+2ast, T.Ammar 3+5reb+6ast
Tadamon: E.Morris 30+11reb+8ast, M.Kemp 23+9reb+1ast, H.Hill 18+19reb+1ast, J.Khalil 12+6reb+4ast, R.Fahed 9+4reb+1ast, B.Tabbara 7+3reb
gschID: 522115


Champville - Hoops 80-73

Bottom-ranked Hoops Club (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 80-73 loss to eighth ranked Champville (3-5) in Dik El Mehdi on Monday evening. Strangely Hoops Club outrebounded Champville 49-34 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Champville made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 8 assists and the other American import swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and American center Darrius Garrett (206-90, college: Richmond) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Champville moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse and Mayrouba. Loser Hoops Club still closes the standings with eight games lost. Champville will meet league's leader Homenetmen in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hoops Club will play against Louaize (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Champville: P.Rembert 32+4reb+8ast, B.Thomas 16+5reb+4ast, B.Bawji 14+8reb, D.Townes 8+7reb+6ast, A.Farhat 4+3reb+1ast, A.Eddin Arnaout 4+1ast
Hoops: V.Vukosavljevic 23+15reb+3ast, D.Garrett 21+13reb+1ast, O.Thomas 13+12reb+1ast, A.Mezher 9+8reb+5ast, I.Kaissy 7+1reb+2ast, H.Abdallah 0
gschID: 522113


Al Riyadi - Homenetmen 73-66

Homenetmen (7-1) recorded its first loss in Beirut on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Al Riyadi (5-3) 73-66. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Homenetmen. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But Homenetmen won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. South Sudanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and the former international swingman Fadi Khatib (198-79) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Louaize. Homenetmen at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: W.Arakji 17+8reb+4ast, B.Cvetkovic 13+4reb+2ast, A.Saoud 13+2reb+3ast, A.Haidar 11+10reb+2ast, A.Ismail 11+13reb+3ast, A.Aminu 8+2reb
Homenetmen: F.Khatib 17+4reb, A.Majok 16+13reb+1ast, D.Jackson 13+2reb+1ast, E.Chamoun 9+3reb+1ast, K.Galloway 6+7reb+6ast, N.Souaid 5+3reb
gschID: 522114


Louaize - Byblos 71-83

Another exciting game was played in Zouk between second ranked Byblos and one of their biggest challengers Louaize where Byblos (6-2) beat Louaize (5-3) on the road 83-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Louaize. The game was mostly controlled by Byblos. Louaize was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!). Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Louaize. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Byblos maintains second position with 6-2 record behind leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Al Riyadi. Byblos will play against Tadamon (#5) in Zouk in the next round. Louaize will play on the road against Hoops Club in Beirut and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Byblos: J.Youngblood 36+4reb+2ast, N.Ebi 19+15reb+3ast, C.Tucker 11+2reb+4ast, A.Kanaan 6+7reb, T.Ammoury 6+3reb, R.Akl 3+2reb+2ast
Louaize: G.Johnson 32+10reb+4ast, T.McKie 11+8reb+1ast, W.Lewis 10+7reb, E.Stephan 7+2reb+1ast, J.Bitar 4+1reb, E.Bechara 3
gschID: 522112


  




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