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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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Lebanese Pepsi LBL round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Calvin Godfrey - Apr 15, 2017


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Calvin
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American Forward Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sagesse, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage).
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Louaize (#3, 11-13) 88-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Sagesse maintains the 4th position in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Sagesse is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 16th lost game this season out of 24 games. Godfrey just recently signed at Sagesse, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of Memphis star has very solid stats this year. Godfrey is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.9rpg) and averages impressive 2.1bpg and 58.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Daniel Orton (208-F-90) of Champville. Orton had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Champville lost that game 81-86 to slightly higher-ranked Tadamon (#3, 10-14). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Champville still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-15 record. Orton is one of the most experienced players at Champville and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Nigerian forward Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, agency: Three Eye Sports) of league's top team Al Riyadi. Aminu scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Al Riyadi, leading his team to a 88-82 win against #2 ranked Moutahed. Al Riyadi confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 6 lost games. Aminu has a great season in Lebanon. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (8th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 56.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell Lewis (208-C-89) of Louaize - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mile Ilic (215-C-84) of Tadamon - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84) of Al Riyadi - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dewarick Spencer (192-G-82) of Moutahed - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Kevin Galloway (200-PG-88) of Homenetmen - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Ahmad Ismail (205-F/C-76) of Al Riyadi - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Michael Efevberha (193-G-84) of Sagesse - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Geron
Johnson
Johnson comes back to Obregon, ex Byblos - 11 hours ago
GERON JOHNSON Defending champion Halcones de Ciudad Obregon (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old Lebanese ex-international guard Geron Johnson (190-92kg-92, college: Memphis). It is actually his comeback to Halcones de Ciudad Obregon as he has played here before. Johnson has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Johnson moved there from played at Byblos Sporting Club in Lebanese LBL league where he started the season. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.0ppg,...   [read more]

Amir Saoud
Lebanon edge Iraq in Day 2 - 12 hours ago
Lebanon edge Iraq 80-57 in Day 2 at the Bahrain International Tournament. After a 22-23 loss at the start of the game, Lebanon posted a 15-11 rally in the second frame to take a 3-point advantage at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half and came up with the big win. Amir Saoud (186-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Bassel Bawji (203-F-89, college: Tulsa) and Edward Bushara netted 10 each. Elie Chamoun (193-SG-94) followed them with 9 points and Ralph...   [read more]
Egypt edge Lebanon at the start of the Bahrain International Tournament - 1 day ago
Egypt - Lebanon 71-60 Egypt edged Lebanon 71-60 at the start of the Bahrain International Tournament. They managed to win three the quarters of the game including a 16-12 in the start. Lebanoan replied with a 16-11 rally in the third quarter, while Egypt grabbed the win due to 26-17 surge in the last stanza. Ibrahim Rajab top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Yousif Wael as well as Omar Oraby had 11 each. Elie Chamoun posted 12 points in a loss, whilst Edward Bushara ended up w...   [read more]


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