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Basketball
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 1 of Second Stage - Mar 30, 2017


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The Second Stage in Pepsi LBL just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The biggest surprise of round 1 in Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut where host Homenetmen (18-1) crushed Sagesse (6-13) 86-65 on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Homenetmen. Sagesse managed to win fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Homenetmen forced 23 Sagesse turnovers. Strangely Sagesse outrebounded Homenetmen 50-36 including 20 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) fired a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Sagesse will play next round against strong Byblos trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Homenetmen will try to continue on its current victory against Louaize in Zouk.
Al Riyadi smashed Tadamon in Beirut 113-67. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Amir Saoud (186-91) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Edgar Sosa contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) answered with 20 points for Tadamon. Tadamon's coach Paul Coughter gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Tadamon will play next round against strong Al Moutahed trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Riyadi will try to continue on its current victory against Champville at Dik El Mehdi.
An exciting game was played in Byblos. Byblos faced Louaize. Host Byblos (14-5) defeated guests from Zouk (10-9) 88-73. Clay Tucker stepped up and scored 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side Geron Johnson responded with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Byblos will meet Sagesse (#4) in the next round. Louaize will play against Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Tripoli. Al Moutahed faced Champville. Host Al Moutahed (11-8) defeated guests from Dik El Mehdi (8-11) 92-85. The game was dominated by American players. Cleveland Melvin nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Champville's coach Ghassan Sarkis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Al Moutahed's next round opponent will be Tadamon (#4) in Zouk. Champville will play at home against Al Riyadi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Group A
Byblos - Louaize 88-73

An exciting game was played in Byblos. Byblos faced Louaize. Host Byblos (14-5) defeated guests from Zouk (10-9) 88-73. Byblos had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Clay Tucker (196-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) stepped up and scored 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Byblos players scored in double figures. At the losing side international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) responded with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Byblos will meet Sagesse (#4) in the next round. Louaize will play against Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Byblos: C.Tucker 25+5reb+1ast, A.Traore 19+8reb+3ast, A.Kanaan 12+6reb, J.Youngblood 11+4reb+2ast, T.Ammoury 9+3reb+2ast, R.Akl 8+6reb+9ast
Louaize: G.Johnson 23+5reb+7ast, T.McKie 17+5reb+2ast, W.Lewis 15+5reb, E.Stephan 8+2reb+1ast, M.Martinez 6+6reb+5ast, R.Bechara 2+3reb
gschID: 543072


Homenetmen - Sagesse 86-65

The biggest surprise of round 1 in Pepsi LBL took place in Beirut where host Homenetmen (18-1) crushed Sagesse (6-13) 86-65 on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Homenetmen. Sagesse managed to win fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Homenetmen forced 23 Sagesse turnovers. Strangely Sagesse outrebounded Homenetmen 50-36 including 20 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American-Iraqi point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern) fired a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Four Homenetmen players scored in double figures. Homenetmen's coach Joe Nebhan felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and the former international forward Patrick Bou-Abboud (199-87) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Sagesse will play next round against strong Byblos trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Homenetmen will try to continue on its current victory against Louaize in Zouk.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: D.Jackson 22+5ast, H.Gyokchyan 17+6reb, A.Majok 14+9reb+1ast, K.Galloway 13+10reb+14ast, K.Mechref 9+4reb, N.Souaid 5+1reb
Sagesse: C.Godfrey 19+14reb+2ast, P.Bou Abboud 14+6reb+4ast, M.Efevberha 12+5reb+2ast, K.Adeleke 6+13reb+4ast, M.Ibrahim 6+4reb+4ast, G.Yves-Daaboul 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543071


Group B
Al Riyadi - Tadamon 113-67

Al Riyadi smashed Tadamon in Beirut 113-67. The game without a history. Al Riyadi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Al Riyadi had a 29-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 58.6 percentage. Al Riyadi players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Tadamon's players. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Amir Saoud (186-91) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) answered with 20 points and forward Gerard Hadidian (201-95, college: Lake Land CC) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Tadamon. Tadamon's coach Paul Coughter gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Tadamon will play next round against strong Al Moutahed trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Riyadi will try to continue on its current victory against Champville at Dik El Mehdi.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: M.Haidar 21+4reb+2ast, B.Cvetkovic 19+4reb+2ast, K.Zeinoun 18+1reb, A.Saoud 17+6reb+6ast, E.Sosa 16+5reb+7ast, R.Samaha 11+6reb+2ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 20+4reb+1ast, G.Hadidian 13+9reb, D.Deng 12+6reb, C.Pigram 7+5ast, A.Abdel Massih 4+1reb, A.Fakhreddine 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 543073


Moutahed - Champville 92-85

An exciting game was played in Tripoli. Al Moutahed faced Champville. Host Al Moutahed (11-8) defeated guests from Dik El Mehdi (8-11) 92-85. The hosts were already 13 points ahead at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 34-23 last quarter charge of Champville cut the lead to 92-85 at the end of the game. Al Moutahed players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) accounted for 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Markeith Cummings (198-88, college: Kennesaw St.) added 26 points respectively for Champville in the defeat. Four Champville players scored in double figures. Champville's coach Ghassan Sarkis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Al Moutahed's next round opponent will be Tadamon (#4) in Zouk. Champville will play at home against Al Riyadi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: C.Melvin 25+10reb+2ast, D.Spencer 22+5reb+6ast, R.Curry 19+3reb+6ast, E.Rustom 9+2reb+2ast, C.Tabet 8+6reb+3ast, M.Ziadeh 6+5reb+3ast
Champville: M.Cummings 26+3reb+2ast, B.Thomas 21+6reb+4ast, Y.Ghantous 12+7reb+3ast, D.Townes 10+3reb+3ast, B.Bawji 8+12reb+4ast, J.Assi 6+2reb
gschID: 543074


  




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