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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 14 of Regular Season - Mar 6, 2017


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The biggest surprise of round 14 was guest Al Moutahed's (8-6) road victory over one of their biggest challengers Louaize (7-7) 86-80 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. Al Moutahed made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks for the hosts. Al Moutahed moved-up to fourth place. Louaize at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Tadamon (#7) in Zouk in the next round. Louaize will play on the road against Sagesse in Beirut and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Homenetmen delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Mayrouba (3-11) 96-77 in Beirut. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Dewayne Jackson contributed with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) replied with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Mayrouba. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Mayrouba lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Hoops. Homenetmen will play against Byblos (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mayrouba will play against Champville (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Dik El Mehdi was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Sagesse (4-10) played at the court of eighth ranked Champville (5-9). Champville managed to secure a 7-point victory 89-82 on Saturday. Darian Townes had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Terrell Stoglin responded with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Champville moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Tadamon. Sagesse lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Champville will meet bottom-ranked Mayrouba (#10) on the road in the next round. Sagesse will play against Louaize and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Beirut. Local Hoops Club (3-11) was outscored by second ranked Byblos (11-3) 97-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hoops Club. Ndudi Ebi notched 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Byblos' coach Nenad Vucinic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Byblos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen, which they share with Al Riyadi. Hoops Club at the other side keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Byblos' next round opponent will be league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut and it will be for sure the game of the week. 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 Al Riyadi.

In the last game of round 14 Tadamon was defeated by Al Riyadi in Beirut 108-102.
The best stats of 14th round was 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists by Omar Thomas of Hoops.

Homenetmen - Mayrouba 96-77

Leader Homenetmen delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Mayrouba (3-11) 96-77 in Beirut. The game was mostly controlled by Homenetmen. Mayrouba was better in fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Homenetmen forced 19 Mayrouba turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Homenetmen brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Homenetmen players scored in double figures. American forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) replied with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Australian swingman Thomas Ammar (199-87, college: Mars Hill) added 12 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Mayrouba. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Mayrouba lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Hoops. Homenetmen will play against Byblos (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mayrouba will play against Champville (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: E.Jones 22+6reb+4ast, T.Ammar 12+13reb+3ast, R.Upshaw 11+11reb+1ast, C.Cage 9+3reb+3ast, M.Dib 7+1reb, E.Ghaleb 6+5reb
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 37+5reb+1ast, D.Jackson 16+10reb+10ast, K.Galloway 12+3reb+6ast, A.Majok 10+9reb+1ast, E.Chamoun 8+5reb+1ast, N.Souaid 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 522145


Al Riyadi - Tadamon 108-102

There was no surprise in Beirut where 6th ranked Tadamon (5-9) was defeated by third ranked Al Riyadi (11-3) 108-102. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-19. But Tadamon won second period 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Riyadi players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international swingman Jean Abdel-Nour (198-83) supported him with 25 points. Even 25 points and 6 assists by American guard Earvin Morris (196-94, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Tadamon. American-Dominican MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Al Riyadi have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Byblos. Tadamon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games 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 Hoops Club.
Top scorers:
Tadamon: E.Morris 25+3reb+6ast, M.Rhett 18+9reb+4ast, B.Tabbara 16+3reb, J.Khalil 15+3reb+8ast, M.Kemp 14+10reb+1ast, R.Fahed 10+5ast
Al Riyadi: J.Abdel Nour 25+4reb+3ast, A.Saoud 21+3ast, A.Aminu 20+12reb+3ast, K.Brown 16+9ast, W.Arakji 14+7reb+9ast, M.Haidar 12+7reb+3ast
gschID: 522144


Champville - Sagesse 89-82

The game in Dik El Mehdi was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Sagesse (4-10) played at the court of eighth ranked Champville (5-9). Champville managed to secure a 7-point victory 89-82 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-15. But Sagesse won second period 26-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Champville looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) responded with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Sagesse players scored in double figures. Champville moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Tadamon. Sagesse lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Champville will meet bottom-ranked Mayrouba (#10) on the road in the next round. Sagesse will play against Louaize and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: T.Stoglin 33+6reb+2ast, C.Godfrey 22+7reb, M.Efevberha 17+7reb+6ast, P.Bou Abboud 10+7reb+1ast, J.Ghattas 0+1reb, M.Ibrahim 0+3reb+3ast
Champville: B.Thomas 25+6reb+4ast, P.Rembert 23+6ast, D.Townes 20+15reb+2ast, B.Bawji 9+14reb+3ast, A.Farhat 8+3reb+4ast, M.Mneimneh 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 522143


Louaize - Moutahed 80-86

The biggest surprise of round 14 was guest Al Moutahed's (8-6) road victory over one of their biggest challengers Louaize (7-7) 86-80 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. Al Moutahed made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Moutahed moved-up to fourth place. Louaize at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face Tadamon (#7) in Zouk in the next round. Louaize will play on the road against Sagesse in Beirut and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 27+10reb+6ast, T.McKie 15+7reb+4ast, W.Lewis 13+6reb+1ast, E.Stephan 11+3reb+3ast, M.Martinez 9+2reb+1ast, J.Salem 5+5reb
Moutahed: D.Spencer 24+6reb+3ast, R.Curry 22+5reb+6ast, C.Melvin 18+6reb, C.Tabet 14+15reb+2ast, E.Rustom 4+2reb+2ast, R.Akl 2
gschID: 522142


Hoops - Byblos 75-97

The game with biggest result difference took place in Beirut. Local Hoops Club (3-11) was outscored by second ranked Byblos (11-3) 97-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hoops Club. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Byblos's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-13 extending their advantage to 22 points. They also forced 22 Hoops Club turnovers. Byblos players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Hoops Club's players. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84) notched 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and the former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) supported him with 18 points and 6 assists. Five Byblos players scored in double figures. Byblos' coach Nenad Vucinic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists by American forward Omar Thomas (196-82, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Hoops Club. International point guard Ali Mezher (182-94) added 19 points and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the hosts. Byblos have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Homenetmen, which they share with Al Riyadi. Hoops Club at the other side keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Byblos' next round opponent will be league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut and it will be for sure the game of the week. 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 Al Riyadi.
Top scorers:
Hoops: O.Thomas 23+13reb+4ast, A.Mezher 19+3reb+6ast, V.Vukosavljevic 14+10reb+3ast, A.Haymon 7+3reb+1ast, I.Kaissy 5+2reb+1ast, H.Abdallah 4+3reb
Byblos: N.Ebi 28+7reb+4ast, J.Youngblood 18+4reb+6ast, C.Tucker 16+3reb+6ast, A.Kanaan 12+6reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 10+5ast, J.Aby Khers 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 522146


  




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