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Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 1-0 
 2. Byblos 1-0 
 3. Champville 1-0 
 4. Homenetmen 1-0 
 5. Sagesse 1-0 
 6. Al Mahad 0-1 
 7. Hoops 0-1 
 8. Louaize 0-1 
 9. Moutahed 0-1 
 10. Tadamon 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:10/18/2017
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. Johnson, Byblos24.0 
 3. Young, Homenetmen23.0 
 4. Khalil, Moutahed19.0 
 5. Youngblood, Sagesse19.0 
 6. Barnette, Tadamon19.0 
 7. Franklin, Louaize19.0 
 8. Mobley, Louaize18.0 
 9. Rembert, Tadamon18.0 
 10. Crawford, Hoops17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ali KANAAN
  Byblos
  (207-C/F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Kanaan, Byblos20.0 
 2. Mobley, Louaize15.0 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse12.0 
 4. Fraser, Sagesse11.0 
 5. Townes, Moutahed11.0 
 6. Greene, Al Riyadi10.0 
 7. Bawji, Hoops10.0 
 8. Youngblood, Sagesse9.0 
 9. Upshaw, Champville9.0 
 10. Daniels, Al Riyadi8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Wael ARAKJI
  Al Riyadi
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 11
 1. Arakji, Al Riyadi11.0 
 2. Ismail, Homenetmen8.0 
 3. Hodge, Homenetmen8.0 
 4. Ammoury, Byblos7.0 
 5. El-Khatib, Champville7.0 
 6. Zaloum, Tadamon6.0 
 7. Young, Champville6.0 
 8. Dandach, Louaize6.0 
 9. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.0 
 10. Youngblood, Sagesse5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ahmad ISMAIL
  Homenetmen
  (205-F/C-76)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ismail, Homenetmen3.0 
 2. Bawji, Hoops3.0 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse3.0 
 4. Crawford, Hoops3.0 
 5. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.3.0 
 6. Harris, Louaize3.0 
 7. Haidar, Al Riyadi2.0 
 8. Mobley, Louaize2.0 
 9. Post, Hoops2.0 
 10. Barnette, Tadamon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Champville
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Upshaw, Champville5.0 
 2. Townes, Moutahed3.0 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse2.0 
 4. Mobley, Louaize2.0 
 5. Fraser, Sagesse2.0 
 6. Kanaan, Byblos2.0 
 7. Bawji, Hoops2.0 
 8. Bou Abboud, Al Ma.1.0 
 9. Ibrahim, Champville1.0 
 10. Arnaout, Tadamon1.0 
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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Byblos 58% Oct.22 Champville
Louaize 57% Oct.22 Moutahed
Al Mahad 58% Oct.21 Tadamon
Al Riyadi 99% Oct.21 Hoops
Sagesse 56% Oct.20 Homenetmen
Pepsi LBL Round 17: Sagesse defeat Al Moutahed in the closest game of the week - Mar 25, 2017


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There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Pepsi LBL.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al Moutahed (9-8) to eighth ranked Sagesse (6-11) 77-76 on Thursday evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) responded with 27 points and 5 assists. Sagesse moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Tadamon. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Louaize. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Al Riyadi.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Al Riyadi (#2). Homenetmen (16-1) crushed visiting Al Riyadi (13-4) by 18 points 67-49. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Al Riyadi. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Kevin Galloway accounted for 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Homenetmen have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-1 record. Defending champion Al Riyadi keeps the second position with four games lost. Homenetmen will play against Champville (#6) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Sagesse.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 17: Tadamon won against Mayrouba on the opponent's court 85-80. Byblos managed to outperform Louaize in a home game 99-85. Champville managed to beat Hoops on the road 77-73.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists by Darian Townes of Champville.

Homenetmen - Al Riyadi 67-49

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Al Riyadi (#2). Homenetmen (16-1) crushed visiting Al Riyadi (13-4) by 18 points 67-49. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Al Riyadi. It looked good early as Al Riyadi took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Homenetmen had a 14-8 second period charge getting the lead and Al Riyadi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 49-67. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) accounted for 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: AproK Sports Group) added 15 points respectively for Al Riyadi in the defeat. Homenetmen have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-1 record. Defending champion Al Riyadi keeps the second position with four games lost. Homenetmen will play against Champville (#6) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Riyadi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: B.Cvetkovic 15+4reb, A.Aminu 12+11reb+1ast, K.Brown 7+3reb+6ast, A.Ismail 5+5reb+1ast, J.Abdel Nour 4+4reb, M.Haidar 4+8reb+1ast
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 24+7reb+2ast, K.Galloway 16+8reb+8ast, A.Majok 12+13reb, F.El Khatib 8+9reb+2ast, E.Chamoun 4+4reb+1ast, N.Souaid 3+2reb
gschID: 522159


Sagesse - Moutahed 77-76

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al Moutahed (9-8) to eighth ranked Sagesse (6-11) 77-76 on Thursday evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) responded with 27 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Four Al Moutahed players scored in double figures. Sagesse moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Tadamon. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Louaize. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Al Riyadi.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: R.Curry 27+2reb+5ast, C.Melvin 19+11reb+2ast, D.Spencer 14+2reb+3ast, O.El Ayoubi 10+4reb+1ast, M.Ziadeh 2+1reb, C.Tabet 2+11reb+3ast
Sagesse: M.Efevberha 33+6reb+5ast, C.Godfrey 28+6reb+1ast, B.Ammoury 6+6reb+1ast, K.Adeleke 4+9reb+1ast, G.Yves-Daaboul 3+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 522158


Mayrouba - Tadamon 80-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Mayrouba's (3-14) home loss to eighth ranked Tadamon (6-11) 80-85. Tadamon players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) nailed a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and guard Courtney Pigram (185-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Tadamon players scored in double figures. Center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and forward Emmanuel Jones (200-85, college: UTRGV) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mayrouba in the defeat. Tadamon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sagesse. Mayrouba lost their ninth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 14 games lost. They share it with Hoops. Tadamon will play against higher ranked Byblos (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mayrouba will play against Al Moutahed (#4) in Tripoli and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mayrouba: E.Jones 24+8reb+2ast, R.Upshaw 22+18reb+1ast, T.Weeden 19+4reb+3ast, T.Ammar 9+7reb+3ast, A.Zeinoun 6+2reb+12ast, F.Anaty 0+2ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 32+11reb+6ast, A.Fakhreddine 16+9reb+5ast, C.Pigram 15+5reb+11ast, D.Deng 11+10reb+1ast, R.Fahed 8+2ast, J.Khalil 3+4reb+4ast
gschID: 522157


Byblos - Louaize 99-85

Rather predictable result when third ranked Byblos (12-5) defeated at home 5th ranked Louaize (9-8) 99-85. The game was mostly controlled by Byblos. Louaize was better in second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Louaize 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Byblos players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning side and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Byblos players scored in double figures. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) came up with 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 9 assists and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Louaize in the defeat. Byblos maintains third place with 12-5 record having four points less than leader Homenetmen. Louaize at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Moutahed. Byblos will play against Tadamon (#8) in Zouk in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Louaize will play at home against Hoops Club (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 35+5reb+9ast, T.McKie 21+5reb, W.Lewis 17+5reb, M.Martinez 5+4reb+1ast, R.Dib 4+1reb+2ast, R.Bechara 3+3reb
Byblos: C.Tucker 26+6reb+10ast, J.Youngblood 23+4reb+3ast, A.Traore 21+13reb+4ast, R.Akl 12+6reb+3ast, A.Mahmoud 11+1reb+1ast, J.Aby Khers 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 522160


Hoops - Champville 73-77

Not a big story in a game in Beirut where 9th ranked Hoops Club (3-14) was defeated by sixth ranked Champville (8-9) 77-73. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Champville outrebounded Hoops Club 58-35 including a 23-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American Markeith Cummings (198-88, college: Kennesaw St.) nailed 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and the former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) accounted for 15 points and 16 rebounds. International point guard Ali Mezher (182-94) came up with 23 points and 7 assists and American swingman Antonio Haymon (198-88, college: Lee) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Hoops Club in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Champville. They maintain sixth place with 8-9 record. Hoops Club lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Mayrouba. Champville will play against league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hoops Club will play on the road against Louaize (#5) in Zouk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hoops: A.Mezher 23+4reb+7ast, Z.Buljan 16+9reb+1ast, A.Haymon 14+11reb+2ast, O.Thomas 12+7reb+2ast, I.Kaissy 5, K.Aoun 3+3reb
Champville: M.Cummings 21+9reb+4ast, P.Rembert 17+3reb+6ast, B.Bawji 15+16reb+3ast, D.Townes 11+19reb+4ast, Y.Ghantous 8+9reb+4ast, A.Farhat 3+1reb
gschID: 522161


  




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