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Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 2-0 
 2. Champville 2-0 
 3. Homenetmen 2-0 
 4. Sagesse 1-1 
 5. Al Mahad 1-1 
 6. Byblos 1-1 
 7. Moutahed 1-1 
 8. Hoops 0-2 
 9. Louaize 0-2 
 10. Tadamon 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/22/2017
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. Al Gezira 0-0 
 2. Al-Muharraq 0-0 
 3. FUS Rabat 0-0 
 4. JS Manazeh 0-0 
Group B
 1. Al Gharafa 0-0 
 2. Al Nizwa 0-0 
 3. FAR Rabat 0-0 
 4. Homenetmen 0-0 
Group C
 1. Ahli Shabab 0-0 
 2. Al Fateh 0-0 
 3. ASS Sale 0-0 
 4. GS Petroliers 0-0 
Last:10/23/2017
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. Khalil, Moutahed19.0 
 6. Franklin, Louaize19.0 
 7. Youngblood, Sagesse19.0 
 8. Rembert, Tadamon19.0 
 9. Greene, Al Riyadi18.5 
 10. Mobley, Louaize18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ali KANAAN
  Byblos
  (207-C/F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Kanaan, Byblos20.0 
 2. Mobley, Louaize15.0 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.12.0 
 4. Townes, Moutahed11.0 
 5. Fraser, Sagesse10.5 
 6. Greene, Al Riyadi10.0 
 7. Ismail, Homenetmen10.0 
 8. Upshaw, Champville9.0 
 9. Crawford, Hoops9.0 
 10. Jackson, Sagesse9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Wael ARAKJI
  Al Riyadi
  (194-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Arakji, Al Riyadi7.5 
 2. El-Khatib, Champville7.0 
 3. Ammoury, Byblos7.0 
 4. Young, Champville6.0 
 5. Hodge, Homenetmen6.0 
 6. Dandach, Louaize6.0 
 7. Youngblood, Sagesse5.5 
 8. Crawford, Hoops5.0 
 9. Hall, Byblos5.0 
 10. Zaloum, Tadamon4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marvelle HARRIS
  Louaize
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Harris, Louaize3.0 
 2. Jackson, Sagesse3.0 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.3.0 
 4. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.2.5 
 5. Mobley, Louaize2.0 
 6. Hawkins, Champville2.0 
 7. Crawford, Hoops2.0 
 8. Chamoun, Homen.2.0 
 9. Sulskis, Hoops2.0 
 10. Burwell, Al Mahad2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Champville
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Upshaw, Champville5.0 
 2. Townes, Moutahed3.0 
 3. Fraser, Sagesse2.5 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.2.5 
 5. Kanaan, Byblos2.0 
 6. Jackson, Sagesse2.0 
 7. Mobley, Louaize2.0 
 8. Greene, Al Riyadi1.5 
 9. Bawji, Hoops1.5 
 10. Johnson, Byblos1.0 
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Hoops Oct.24 Sagesse 90%
Tadamon Oct.24 Al Riyadi 99%
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JS Manazeh 50% Oct.24 Al-Muharraq
FAR Rabat 50% Oct.24 Homenetmen
GS Petrolier 50% Oct.24 Ahli Shabab
FUS Rabat 50% Oct.23 Al Gezira
Al Gharafa 50% Oct.23 Al Nizwa
ASS Sale 50% Oct.23 Al Fateh
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Pepsi LBL Round 2 (Second Stage): Al Moutahed loses to Tadamon - Apr 1, 2017


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There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in Pepsi LBL.

The most important game in the last round took place in Zouk between Al Moutahed (11-9) and Tadamon (7-13) on Thursday night. Al Moutahed was defeated by Tadamon in a tough game on the road 71-75. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) replied with 19 points and 6 assists for Al Moutahed. Tadamon are looking forward to face Champville (#3) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Al Moutahed will play on the road against Al Riyadi in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Homenetmen (19-1) which played road game in Zouk against Louaize (10-10). Homenetmen had an easy win 96-62. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Ater Majok chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Homenetmen will play against Byblos at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Byblos (15-5) which played road game in Beirut against Sagesse (6-14). Byblos managed to get a 10-point victory 86-76. Tarek Ammoury notched 24 points to lead the effort. Even 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists by Michael Efevberha did not help to save the game for Sagesse. Byblos will meet Homenetmen in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sagesse will play against Louaize in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Al Riyadi (16-4) which played road game in Dik El Mehdi against Champville (8-12). Al Riyadi managed to get a 11-point victory 79-68. The best player for the winners was Mohamad Haidar who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play at home against Tadamon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Group A
Louaize - Homenetmen 62-96

An interesting game for Homenetmen (19-1) which played road game in Zouk against Louaize (10-10). Homenetmen had an easy win 96-62. Homenetmen players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Homenetmen players scored in double figures. International guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) scored 10 points and 6 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. Homenetmen will play against Byblos at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 21+9reb+4ast, T.McKie 10+6reb, W.Lewis 8+2reb+1ast, R.Dib 6+1ast, R.Bechara 4+2reb, J.Bitar 4+6reb+1ast
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 29+5reb+2ast, A.Majok 12+11reb+3ast, D.Jackson 11+4reb+1ast, K.Galloway 11+6reb+6ast, N.Souaid 10+4reb+3ast, E.Chamoun 7+2ast
gschID: 543077


Sagesse - Byblos 76-86

An interesting game for Byblos (15-5) which played road game in Beirut against Sagesse (6-14). Byblos managed to get a 10-point victory 86-76. The game was mostly controlled by Byblos. Sagesse managed to win third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized American swingman Tarek Ammoury (196-90, college: Marymount) notched 24 points to lead the effort and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 21 points. Even 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists by Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) did not help to save the game for Sagesse. American forward Calvin Godfrey (206-90, college: Memphis) added 21 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Byblos will meet Homenetmen in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sagesse will play against Louaize in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: C.Godfrey 21+8reb, M.Efevberha 18+6reb+9ast, P.Bou Abboud 12+2reb+4ast, K.Adeleke 10+9reb, M.Ibrahim 8+2reb+4ast, B.Ammoury 7+3reb
Byblos: T.Ammoury 24+4reb+1ast, A.Traore 21+4reb+2ast, C.Tucker 12+1reb+3ast, S.Roundtree 11+13reb+2ast, O.El Turk 9+2reb+1ast, R.Akl 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 543078


Group B
Tadamon - Moutahed 75-71

The most important game in the last round took place in Zouk between Al Moutahed (11-9) and Tadamon (7-13) on Thursday night. Al Moutahed was defeated by Tadamon in a tough game on the road 71-75. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) replied with 19 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Al Moutahed. Tadamon are looking forward to face Champville (#3) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Al Moutahed will play on the road against Al Riyadi in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: R.Curry 19+3reb+6ast, C.Melvin 14+9reb+2ast, C.Tabet 12+7reb+3ast, E.Rustom 9+6reb+2ast, D.Spencer 9+2reb+6ast, T.Makluf 5+1reb
Tadamon: M.Kemp 24+5reb+2ast, M.Ilic 18+7reb+3ast, B.Tabbara 12+8reb, G.Hadidian 9+5reb, C.Pigram 4+3reb+6ast, J.Khalil 4+1ast
gschID: 543075


Champville - Al Riyadi 68-79

An interesting game for Al Riyadi (16-4) which played road game in Dik El Mehdi against Champville (8-12). Al Riyadi managed to get a 11-point victory 79-68. Al Riyadi dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Champville's 38. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) produced 25 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) added 10 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play at home against Tadamon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Champville: P.Rembert 25+3reb+5ast, B.Bawji 11+3reb+2ast, M.Cummings 10+6reb+1ast, D.Townes 10+16reb+4ast, J.Assi 7+1reb+1ast, R.Dagher 3+1reb+2ast
Al Riyadi: M.Haidar 29+11reb, E.Sosa 17+2reb+5ast, B.Cvetkovic 13+4reb+6ast, J.Abdel Nour 10+6reb+2ast, A.Aminu 4+2reb+2ast, A.Ismail 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 543076


  




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