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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 7: Champville lose to Homenetmen - Dec 5, 2017


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Makram Ben
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Round 7 in Pepsi LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Beirut where host Homenetmen (6-1) crushed league's leader Champville (6-1) 110-77 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Champville. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Homenetmen dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Champville's 42. Homenetmen had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Champville's players. Tunisian Makram Ben-Romdhane (204-89) fired 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) chipped in 15 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Homenetmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Al Riyadi and Champville. Champville will play next round against Beirut Club trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Homenetmen will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Al Moutahed in Tripoli.
Important game to mention about took place in Tripoli. Second ranked Al Riyadi (6-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Al Moutahed (4-3) 86-84 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Jean Abdel-Nour contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Al Riyadi's coach Ahmad Farran allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Demarius Bolds (193-84, college: Missouri Western) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Al Moutahed. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Homenetmen and Champville. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Beirut Club. Al Riyadi will play against Byblos (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al Moutahed will play against the league's leader Homenetmen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Tadamon (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-62 loss to sixth ranked Beirut Club (4-3) in Beirut on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for Chris Crawford who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Beirut Club's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Patrick Rembert responded with 23 points (made all of his seven free throws). Beirut Club have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Moutahed. Loser Tadamon still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beirut Club will meet higher ranked Champville (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tadamon will play against Sagesse (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 7 CS Antonins were defeated by Sagesse in Beirut 99-85. Louaize beat Byblos at home 87-75.

Homenetmen - Champville 110-77

Round 7 in Pepsi LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Beirut where host Homenetmen (6-1) crushed league's leader Champville (6-1) 110-77 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Champville. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Homenetmen dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Champville's 42. Homenetmen had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Champville's players. Tunisian Makram Ben-Romdhane (204-89) fired 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Homenetmen players scored in double figures. The former international forward Fadi El-Khatib (198-79) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: De Paul, agency: Two Points) added 20 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Homenetmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Al Riyadi and Champville. Champville will play next round against Beirut Club trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Homenetmen will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Al Moutahed in Tripoli.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: M.Ben Romdhane 30+8reb+4ast, S.Young 23+3reb+3ast, H.Gyokchyan 18+10reb+3ast, W.Hodge 16+3reb+8ast, A.Ismail 15+15reb+7ast, E.Chamoun 6+1reb
Champville: B.Young 20+3reb+3ast, F.El Khatib 18+8reb+5ast, A.Ibrahim 13+3reb+1ast, D.Green 9+9reb, R.Upshaw 8+7reb+2ast, J.Assi 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 586874


Sagesse - CS Antonins 99-85

There was no surprise in Beirut where 8th ranked CS Antonins (1-6) were defeated by fourth ranked Sagesse (5-2) 99-85 on Sunday. Sagesse made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. International center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) helped adding 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sagesse's coach Fuad Abou Chakra used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American Rashad McCants (193-84, college: N.Carolina, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 26 points and 6 assists and American-Jordanian guard Rasheim Wright (192-81, college: District of Col.) scored 20 points and 6 assists. Five Sagesse and four CS Antonins players scored in double figures. Sagesse have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-2 record. CS Antonins lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Byblos. Sagesse will meet bottom-ranked Tadamon (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. CS Antonins will play against Louaize and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: D.Jackson 20+12reb+5ast, J.Youngblood 19+3reb+2ast, A.Mezher 17+1reb+3ast, N.Souaid 13+2reb+1ast, A.Majok 12+10reb+2ast, S.Khoury 10+3reb+2ast
CS Antonins: R.McCants 26+2reb+6ast, R.Wright 20+3reb+6ast, P.Bou Abboud 15+6reb+1ast, M.Mneimneh 11+2reb+2ast, I.Todorovic 7+9reb+1ast, R.Samaha 4+1reb
gschID: 586873


Moutahed - Al Riyadi 84-86

Important game to mention about took place in Tripoli. Second ranked Al Riyadi (6-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Al Moutahed (4-3) 86-84 on Saturday evening. Al Riyadi made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Wael Arakji (194-94) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international swingman Jean Abdel-Nour (198-83) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Al Riyadi's coach Ahmad Farran allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Demarius Bolds (193-84, college: Missouri Western) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Al Moutahed. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Homenetmen and Champville. Al Moutahed at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Beirut Club. Al Riyadi will play against Byblos (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al Moutahed will play against the league's leader Homenetmen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: W.Arakji 21+8reb+5ast, J.Abdel Nour 17+9reb+1ast, Q.Douby 13+3reb+2ast, A.Haidar 9+8reb+1ast, A.Saoud 9+2reb+3ast, C.Daniels 8+6reb+2ast
Moutahed: D.Townes 22+9reb, D.Bolds 22+8reb+2ast, J.Khalil 19+6reb+6ast, T.McKie 9+5reb, B.Ammoury 5+3reb+1ast, O.El Ayoubi 4+5reb+5ast
gschID: 586872


Beirut Club - Tadamon 100-62

Bottom-ranked Tadamon (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-62 loss to sixth ranked Beirut Club (4-3) in Beirut on Saturday evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Tadamon's 30. They outrebounded Tadamon 40-28 including a 33-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Beirut Club shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Tadamon's players. It was a great evening for American guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Lithuanian guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St., agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Beirut Club players scored in double figures. Beirut Club's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with 23 points (made all of his seven free throws) and Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: BeoBasket) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Beirut Club have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Moutahed. Loser Tadamon still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beirut Club will meet higher ranked Champville (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tadamon will play against Sagesse (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Beirut Club: C.Crawford 20+10reb+10ast, R.Fahed 18+2ast, B.Bawji 17+8reb, V.Sulskis 14+7reb+6ast, K.Post 9+3reb+1ast, T.Ammar 6+1reb+1ast
Tadamon: P.Rembert 23+4reb+3ast, V.Vukosavljevic 12+8reb+1ast, G.Hadidian 11+6reb, J.Zaloum 9+1reb+5ast, K.Jadayel 3+2reb, E.Ghaleb 2+2reb
gschID: 586871


Louaize - Byblos 87-75

Everything could happen in Zouk at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Louaize and 7th ranked Byblos had identical 1-5 record. This time Louaize used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Byblos 87-75 on Friday night. They outrebounded Byblos 43-28 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Louaize looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import Marvelle Harris (193-93, college: Fresno St., agency: Slash Sports) helped adding 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Louaize players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 28 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Ali Kanaan (207-85, college: Mass.-Lowell) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Louaize (2-5) moved-up to seventh place. Byblos lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with CS Antonins. Louaize will meet CS Antonins (#9) on the road in the next round. Byblos will play against the league's second-placed Al Riyadi having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Louaize: T.Franklin 35+10reb+1ast, M.Harris 25+12reb+4ast, B.Mobley 15+8reb+1ast, H.Dandach 10+6reb+8ast, K.Aoun 2, J.Salem 0+5reb+4ast
Byblos: K.Holsey 28+8reb, S.Pointer 12+3reb+1ast, A.Kanaan 10+12reb+1ast, M.Hall 9+8ast, E.Stephan 9+1reb+7ast, G.Beyrouthy 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 586870


  




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