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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 4 (Second Stage): Al Riyadi loses to Tadamon - Apr 6, 2017


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There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in Pepsi LBL.

Top ranked Al Riyadi (16-6) recorded its sixth loss in Zouk on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Tadamon (9-13) 89-87. Tadamon looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Amir Saoud (186-91) produced 28 points and 7 assists for lost side. Tadamon maintains third position in LBL with 9-13 record having seven points less than leader Al Riyadi. Defending champion Al Riyadi still keeps top place with six games lost. Tadamon are looking forward to face league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Riyadi will play at home against Champville and is hoping to win this game.
Fourth-ranked Sagesse (6-16) made lots of trouble for first ranked Homenetmen (21-1) in Beirut. The visitors managed to secure only one-point victory 68-67. However their fans expected easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) who helped to win the game recording 31 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!). Ater Majok contributed with 11 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) replied with 29 points for Sagesse. Homenetmen maintains first position in LBL with 21-1 record. Sagesse at the other side keeps the fourth place with 16 games lost. Homenetmen will play against Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sagesse will play on the road against the league's second-placed Byblos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Al Moutahed (12-10) against fourth ranked Champville (9-13) on Tuesday night. Visiting Al Moutahed was defeated by Champville in Dik El Mehdi 90-76. Worth to mention a great performance of Bassel Bawji who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds. Champville's coach Ghassan Sarkis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Cleveland Melvin responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Champville maintains fourth position in LBL with 9-13 record. Loser Al Moutahed keeps the second place with ten games lost. Champville will meet league's leader Al Riyadi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Al Moutahed will play against Tadamon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Zouk. Second ranked Byblos faced one of their biggest challengers Louaize. Guests from Byblos (16-6) defeated host Louaize (11-11) 90-84. The winners were led by Ali Traore who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Byblos maintains second position in LBL with 16-6 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Al Riyadi. Louaize at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. Byblos' next round opponent will be Sagesse (#4) in Beirut. Louaize will play on the road against the league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Group A
Louaize - Byblos 84-90

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Zouk. Second ranked Byblos faced one of their biggest challengers Louaize. Guests from Byblos (16-6) defeated host Louaize (11-11) 90-84. The winners were led by French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Steven Roundtree (206, college: William Penn) supported him with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Five Byblos players scored in double figures. Even 30 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists by international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) did not help to save the game for Louaize. American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) added 22 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Byblos maintains second position in LBL with 16-6 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Al Riyadi. Louaize at the other side keeps the third place with 11 games lost. Byblos' next round opponent will be Sagesse (#4) in Beirut. Louaize will play on the road against the league's leader Homenetmen in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Louaize: G.Johnson 30+8reb+7ast, T.McKie 22+7reb+2ast, M.Martinez 13+3reb+4ast, W.Lewis 7+5reb+1ast, E.Stephan 6+3reb+2ast, R.Bechara 3
Byblos: S.Roundtree 20+7reb+2ast, A.Traore 18+11reb+3ast, R.Akl 13+2reb+4ast, C.Tucker 12+7reb+6ast, O.El Turk 12+1reb+1ast, A.Mahmoud 8+2reb
gschID: 543084


Sagesse - Homenetmen 67-68

Fourth-ranked Sagesse (6-16) made lots of trouble for first ranked Homenetmen (21-1) in Beirut. The visitors managed to secure only one-point victory 68-67. However their fans expected easier game. Homenetmen made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Homenetmen outrebounded Sagesse 48-33 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) who helped to win the game recording 31 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!). International center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) replied with 29 points and the former international forward Patrick Bou-Abboud (199-87) added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Sagesse. Homenetmen maintains first position in LBL with 21-1 record. Sagesse at the other side keeps the fourth place with 16 games lost. Homenetmen will play against Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sagesse will play on the road against the league's second-placed Byblos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: M.Efevberha 29+4reb+3ast, P.Bou Abboud 11+9reb+2ast, C.Godfrey 11+11reb, M.Ibrahim 5+2reb+6ast, S.Khoury 4+3reb+3ast, B.Ammoury 4+4reb+3ast
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 31+3reb, K.Galloway 12+4reb+9ast, A.Majok 11+17reb+2ast, E.Chamoun 5+3reb+2ast, H.Gyokchyan 4+5reb, K.Mechref 3+4reb
gschID: 543083


Group B
Champville - Moutahed 90-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Al Moutahed (12-10) against fourth ranked Champville (9-13) on Tuesday night. Visiting Al Moutahed was defeated by Champville in Dik El Mehdi 90-76. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds and American swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 23 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Champville's coach Ghassan Sarkis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Champville maintains fourth position in LBL with 9-13 record. Loser Al Moutahed keeps the second place with ten games lost. Champville will meet league's leader Al Riyadi in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Al Moutahed will play against Tadamon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: C.Melvin 17+10reb+1ast, R.Curry 15+4reb+1ast, D.Spencer 15+1reb+3ast, O.El Ayoubi 11+4reb+4ast, R.Akl 7+3reb+4ast, E.Rustom 4+2reb+1ast
Champville: B.Thomas 23+7reb+3ast, P.Rembert 20+5reb+7ast, M.Cummings 16+4reb+3ast, B.Bawji 16+19reb+3ast, M.Khoury 9+4reb, J.Assi 3+3reb
gschID: 543086


Tadamon - Al Riyadi 89-87

Top ranked Al Riyadi (16-6) recorded its sixth loss in Zouk on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Tadamon (9-13) 89-87. Tadamon looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. Four Tadamon players scored in double figures. The former international guard Amir Saoud (186-91) produced 28 points and 7 assists and the former international forward Mohamad Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) added 22 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Tadamon maintains third position in LBL with 9-13 record having seven points less than leader Al Riyadi. Defending champion Al Riyadi still keeps top place with six games lost. Tadamon are looking forward to face league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Riyadi will play at home against Champville and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Saoud 28+4reb+7ast, M.Haidar 22+10reb+1ast, A.Aminu 14+8reb, J.Zaloum 7+5reb+8ast, B.Cvetkovic 7+1ast, R.Samaha 6+4reb
Tadamon: M.Ilic 23+11reb+3ast, M.Kemp 20+8reb+1ast, G.Hadidian 12+4reb+1ast, R.Fahed 10+2reb+7ast, C.Pigram 10+2reb+8ast, J.Khalil 9+6reb+6ast
gschID: 543085


  




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