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LBL Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Homenetmen 21-5 
 2. Al Riyadi 21-5 
 3. Beirut Club 15-11 
 4. Sagesse 15-11 
 5. Champville 14-12 
Group B
 1. Moutahed 14-12 
 2. CS Antonine 10-16 
 3. Louaize 8-18 
 4. Byblos 6-20 
 5. Tadamon 5-21 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/23/2018
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:5/23/2018
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
Last:5/23/2018
WABA League Standings
 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 
Last:5/23/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Tadamon
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Blair, Tadamon27.4 
 2. Rembert, Tadamon25.6 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse24.0 
 4. Franklin, Louaize23.0 
 5. Young, Homenetmen22.6 
 6. Harris, Louaize22.4 
 7. El-Khatib, Champville21.9 
 8. Efevberha, Beirut C.21.9 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi21.2 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Townes, Moutahed12.4 
 2. Majok, Sagesse11.8 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.11.1 
 4. Harris, Al Riyadi10.6 
 5. Bawji, Beirut Club9.6 
 6. Franklin, Louaize9.3 
 7. Mobley, Louaize9.2 
 8. El-Khatib, Champville8.9 
 9. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.8.2 
 10. Goodridge, CS Anton.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Homenetmen
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Hodge, Homenetmen7.2 
 2. Arakji, Al Riyadi6.3 
 3. Crawford, Beirut C.6.3 
 4. Wright, CS Anton.6.3 
 5. Blair, Tadamon6.2 
 6. El-Khatib, Champville5.9 
 7. Shorter, Al Riyadi5.7 
 8. Mezher, Sagesse5.6 
 9. Dandach, Louaize5.5 
 10. Rembert, Tadamon4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Dewayne JACKSON
  Sagesse
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Jackson, Sagesse2.3 
 2. Harris, Louaize2.1 
 3. Youngblood, Sagesse1.9 
 4. Young, Champville1.8 
 5. Franklin, Louaize1.7 
 6. Douby, Al Riyadi1.7 
 7. Crawford, Beirut C.1.7 
 8. Wright, CS Anton.1.7 
 9. Rembert, Tadamon1.6 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Townes, Moutahed2.8 
 2. Majok, Sagesse2.7 
 3. Upshaw, Champville1.9 
 4. Goodridge, CS Anton.1.7 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.1.4 
 6. Harris, Al Riyadi1.2 
 7. Jackson, Sagesse1.2 
 8. Mobley, Louaize1.1 
 9. Bawji, Beirut Club1.1 
 10. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.0 
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Pepsi LBL Round 11: Louaize edge Champville by three points - Feb 11, 2017


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The most exciting game of round 11 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Zouk. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Champville (3-8) to sixth ranked Louaize (6-5) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 26-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Louaize looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 28 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Louaize moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Moutahed. Champville lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Mayrouba. Louaize is looking forward to face higher ranked Al Riyadi (#3) in Beirut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Champville will play at home against Tadamon (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Homenetmen delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tadamon (5-6) 112-92 in Zouk. The former international swingman Fadi Khatib (198-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Dewayne Jackson contributed with 37 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for Tadamon. Homenetmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Tadamon at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Homenetmen will play against Al Moutahed (#5) in Tripoli in the next round. Tadamon will play on the road against Champville in Dik El Mehdi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Beirut was also quite interesting. Second ranked Byblos (9-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Sagesse (4-7). Byblos managed to secure a 4-point victory 86-82 on Friday. It was a great evening for Clay Tucker who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Terrell Stoglin responded with 30 points. Byblos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 9-2 record behind leader Homenetmen. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Byblos will meet at home Mayrouba (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Hoops Club.

In the last two games of round 11 bottom-ranked Hoops was defeated by Moutahed in Tripoli 89-76. Mayrouba lost to defending champion Al Riyadi at home 64-77.
The best stats of 11th round was 24 points and 11 rebounds by Omar Thomas of Hoops.

Sagesse - Byblos 82-86

The game in Beirut was also quite interesting. Second ranked Byblos (9-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Sagesse (4-7). Byblos managed to secure a 4-point victory 86-82 on Friday. It was a great evening for American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) helped adding 16 points and 17 rebounds. Four Byblos players scored in double figures. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) responded with 30 points and Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Byblos have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 9-2 record behind leader Homenetmen. Loser Sagesse keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Byblos will meet at home Mayrouba (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Hoops Club.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: T.Stoglin 30+3reb+3ast, M.Efevberha 24+7reb+2ast, B.Ammoury 13+7reb+2ast, T.O'Brien 8+16reb+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 4+5reb+3ast, J.Ghattas 3+1reb+1ast
Byblos: C.Tucker 25+4reb+9ast, J.Youngblood 19+6reb+4ast, N.Ebi 16+17reb+2ast, T.Ammoury 13+3reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 7+2reb+1ast, J.Aby Khers 6+4reb
gschID: 522129


Tadamon - Homenetmen 92-112

Leader Homenetmen delivered the tenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tadamon (5-6) 112-92 in Zouk. Homenetmen players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The former international swingman Fadi Khatib (198-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) contributed with 37 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Earvin Morris (196-94, college: UTEP) added 22 points and 5 assists in the effort for Tadamon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Homenetmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Tadamon at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Homenetmen will play against Al Moutahed (#5) in Tripoli in the next round. Tadamon will play on the road against Champville in Dik El Mehdi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tadamon: M.Kemp 32+13reb+4ast, E.Morris 22+3reb+5ast, M.Rhett 14+11reb+3ast, J.Khalil 13+2reb+6ast, G.Hadidian 5+2reb, A.Fakhreddine 4+6reb
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 37+6reb+2ast, F.El Khatib 31+10reb+8ast, K.Galloway 15+6reb+6ast, A.Majok 12+7reb, H.Gyokchyan 5+2reb, N.Hawi 4+11reb
gschID: 522130


Louaize - Champville 81-78

The most exciting game of round 11 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Zouk. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Champville (3-8) to sixth ranked Louaize (6-5) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 26-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Louaize looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 28 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) added 17 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Louaize moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Moutahed. Champville lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Mayrouba. Louaize is looking forward to face higher ranked Al Riyadi (#3) in Beirut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Champville will play at home against Tadamon (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Champville: P.Rembert 24+3reb+10ast, D.Townes 18+13reb+1ast, B.Bawji 17+14reb+2ast, B.Thomas 16+5reb, M.Mneimneh 3+4reb+5ast, J.Assi 0+1ast
Louaize: T.McKie 28+8reb+1ast, W.Lewis 16+8reb+1ast, M.Martinez 15+11reb+4ast, G.Johnson 12+11reb+12ast, E.Stephan 5+1reb+1ast, R.Dib 2+1ast
gschID: 522127


Moutahed - Hoops 89-76

There was no surprise in Tripoli where 10th ranked Hoops Club (1-10) was defeated by sixth ranked Al Moutahed (6-5) 89-76 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Al Moutahed. Hoops Club managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hoops Club 49-23 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al Moutahed looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) helped adding 21 points and 6 assists. Four Al Moutahed players scored in double figures. Al Moutahed's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and international point guard Ali Mezher (182-94) scored 22 points. Al Moutahed moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Louaize. Loser Hoops Club stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Al Moutahed will meet league's leader Homenetmen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hoops Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Hoops: O.Thomas 24+11reb+3ast, A.Mezher 22+1reb+3ast, I.Kaissy 8+1reb+1ast, T.Merheby 7+2ast, H.Abdallah 6+2reb+2ast, O.Kaissi 3
Moutahed: D.Spencer 21+3reb+6ast, R.Curry 21+1reb+7ast, C.Melvin 18+21reb, C.Tabet 14+11reb, M.Ziadeh 6+3reb, O.El Ayoubi 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 522131


Mayrouba - Al Riyadi 64-77

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Al Riyadi (8-3) defeated on the road 9th ranked Mayrouba (3-8) 77-64 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Al Riyadi dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Mayrouba's 36. They outrebounded Mayrouba 50-32 including a 22-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al Riyadi looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. The former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. Venezuelan point guard Calvin Cage (183-84, college: Buffalo) responded with 25 points and 6 assists and American center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Mayrouba's coach Elie Nasr rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Al Riyadi. Defending champion maintains third place with 8-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen. Mayrouba lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Champville. Al Riyadi will meet at home Louaize (#4) in the next round. Mayrouba will play against the league's second-placed Byblos (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: C.Cage 25+2reb+6ast, E.Jones 16+7reb+2ast, R.Upshaw 16+14reb+2ast, T.Ammar 5+3reb, F.Anaty 2+4reb+1ast, A.Zeinoun 0+1reb+2ast
Al Riyadi: W.Arakji 14+7reb+4ast, A.Aminu 14+14reb+2ast, A.Saoud 14+5ast, J.Abdel Nour 10+10reb+2ast, B.Cvetkovic 10+8reb+2ast, A.Ismail 7+6reb+6ast
gschID: 522128


  




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