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 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 
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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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Al Gharafa 50% Oct.23 Al Nizwa
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Pepsi LBL Round 5 (Second Stage): Al Moutahed beats Tadamon by one after a very close game - Apr 8, 2017


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There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Pepsi LBL.

Third-ranked Tadamon (9-14) was very close to win a game against second ranked Al Moutahed (13-10) in Tripoli on Thursday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 102-101. However their fans expected easier game. Al Moutahed made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) saved the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). His fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) contributed with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for Tadamon. Al Moutahed maintains second place in LBL with 13-10 record having four points less than leader Al Riyadi. Tadamon at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tadamon will play at home against Champville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Byblos (16-7) against fourth ranked Sagesse (7-16) on Friday night. Host Byblos were defeated by Sagesse in a tough game in Byblos 63-72. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners and Mohammed Ibrahim chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Sagesse maintains fourth place in LBL with 7-16 record. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Sagesse will play against higher ranked Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Byblos will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Homenetmen (22-1) which hosted in Beirut 3rd placed Louaize (11-12). First ranked Homenetmen had an easy win 98-77. Fadi El-Khatib nailed 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Travis McKie came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds for Louaize in the defeat. 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 maintains first place in LBL with 22-1 record. Loser Louaize keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Homenetmen will meet league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Al Riyadi (17-6) which hosted in Beirut 4th placed Champville (9-14). First ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 93-76. The best player for the winners was Edgar Sosa who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion maintains first place in LBL with 17-6 record. Champville at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive performance of 5th round was 27 points by Amir Saoud of Al Riyadi.

Group A
Homenetmen - Louaize 98-77

An interesting game for Homenetmen (22-1) which hosted in Beirut 3rd placed Louaize (11-12). First ranked Homenetmen had an easy win 98-77. The game without a history. Homenetmen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Homenetmen outrebounded Louaize 48-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international swingman Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) nailed 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and international center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) accounted for 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Homenetmen players scored in double figures. American Travis McKie (201-92, college: Wake Forest, agency: Diamond Sports) came up with 26 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Geron Johnson (190-92, college: Memphis) added 20 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Louaize in the defeat. 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 maintains first place in LBL with 22-1 record. Loser Louaize keeps the third position with 12 games lost. Homenetmen will meet league's second-placed Byblos on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Louaize will play against Sagesse in Beirut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: F.El Khatib 31+5reb+5ast, D.Jackson 15+4reb+3ast, A.Majok 15+11reb+2ast, S.Ketenjian 11+6reb+5ast, E.Chamoun 11+4reb+1ast, K.Mechref 8+3reb+5ast
Louaize: T.McKie 26+7reb+1ast, G.Johnson 20+11reb+3ast, E.Stephan 19+4reb+4ast, J.Bitar 6+5reb+1ast, W.Lewis 2+1reb, J.Salem 2
gschID: 543087


Byblos - Sagesse 63-72

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Byblos (16-7) against fourth ranked Sagesse (7-16) on Friday night. Host Byblos were defeated by Sagesse in a tough game in Byblos 63-72. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Byblos won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Mohammed Ibrahim (196-83) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. The former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and French power forward Ali Traore (207-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sagesse maintains fourth place in LBL with 7-16 record. Byblos at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Sagesse will play against higher ranked Louaize (#3) in Zouk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Byblos will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: M.Efevberha 33+12reb+3ast, C.Godfrey 14+9reb, B.Ammoury 11+8reb+1ast, M.Ibrahim 8+6reb+11ast, S.Khoury 6+3reb, K.Adeleke 0
Byblos: J.Youngblood 16+9reb+3ast, A.Traore 15+12reb+1ast, C.Tucker 12+5reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 8+2reb, O.El Turk 6+1ast, R.Akl 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543088


Group B
Al Riyadi - Champville 93-76

An interesting game for Al Riyadi (17-6) which hosted in Beirut 4th placed Champville (9-14). First ranked Al Riyadi had an easy win 93-76. The game was mostly controlled by Al Riyadi. Champville was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Champville to just 6 points in first quarter. Al Riyadi shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds. Five Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. American swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) added 22 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Defending champion maintains first place in LBL with 17-6 record. Champville at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Al Riyadi's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Al Moutahed in Tripoli and it will be for sure the game of the week. Champville will play on the road against Tadamon in Zouk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Saoud 27+1reb+3ast, E.Sosa 20+7reb+5ast, B.Cvetkovic 18+7reb+4ast, A.Aminu 15+16reb+1ast, J.Abdel Nour 13+7reb+2ast, J.Aawar 0
Champville: B.Thomas 23+8reb+4ast, P.Rembert 22+4ast, A.Farhat 13+4reb+6ast, M.Cummings 6+7reb+1ast, D.Faris 4+6reb+1ast, J.Assi 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 543090


Moutahed - Tadamon 102-101

Third-ranked Tadamon (9-14) was very close to win a game against second ranked Al Moutahed (13-10) in Tripoli on Thursday. Al Moutahed managed to secure only one-point victory 102-101. However their fans expected easier game. Al Moutahed made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. American guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) saved the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). His fellow American import forward Cleveland Melvin (203-91, college: De Paul) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International) added 26 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tadamon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Moutahed maintains second place in LBL with 13-10 record having four points less than leader Al Riyadi. Tadamon at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed are looking forward to face league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tadamon will play at home against Champville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: D.Spencer 33+8reb+6ast, C.Melvin 21+10reb+1ast, R.Curry 16+1ast, E.Rustom 10+1reb+2ast, T.Makluf 7+2reb, O.El Ayoubi 7+4reb+2ast
Tadamon: M.Kemp 26+7reb+3ast, C.Pigram 23+3reb+6ast, R.Fahed 20+3reb+2ast, M.Ilic 20+14reb+5ast, J.Khalil 8+4reb+7ast, G.Hadidian 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543089


  




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