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Pan Arab Games 2011 - Men Basketball



Pan Arab Games Final Standings
 1. Qatar
 2. Jordan
 3. Egypt
 4. Tunisia
 5. Algeria
 6. Kuwait
 7. Lebanon
 8. Iraq
 9. Morocco
 10. Palestine
 11. Saudi Arab.
 12. Sudan
Points Per Game
 Fadi KHATIB
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Khatib, LEB29.3 
 2. Elfadel, SUD22.2 
 3. Wright, JOR21.7 
 4. Mohammad, KUW21.3 
 5. Abu-Shamala, PAL21.2 
 6. AlRashidi, KUW18.0 
 7. Al-Doori, IRQ15.7 
 8. Samater, KSA15.7 
 9. Grayssi, MOR15.2 
 10. El Gandy, EGY14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed ESSEGHIR
  USA
  (208-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Esseghir, ALG11.7 
 2. Elfadel, SUD11.2 
 3. Khatib, LEB10.3 
 4. Soufiane, MOR9.8 
 5. Sakakini, PAL9.0 
 6. Mahdi, IRQ9.0 
 7. Ngombo, QAT8.9 
 8. Abu-Shamala, PAL8.7 
 9. Ghezzoul, ALG8.2 
 10. Samater, KSA8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Qutaiba AL-DOORI
  (198-G/F-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Al-Doori, IRQ6.0 
 2. Kaouane, ALG4.6 
 3. Ibrahim, LEB4.3 
 4. Knioua, TUN4.0 
 5. Benzegala, ALG4.0 
 6. Badr, EGY3.7 
 7. Saeed, KUW3.2 
 8. Mahmoud, LEB3.2 
 9. Wright, JOR2.9 
 10. AlSager, KSA2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Anouar GRAYSSI
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Grayssi, MOR3.5 
 2. Ibrahim, LEB2.5 
 3. Abu-Shamala, PAL2.5 
 4. Belal, KSA2.5 
 5. Fadayel, PAL2.3 
 6. AlRabah, KUW2.2 
 7. El Mabrouk, TUN2.1 
 8. ElGamal, EGY1.9 
 9. Ismael, IRQ1.8 
 10. Mahmoud, LEB1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mohamed ESSEGHIR
  USA
  (208-C/F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Esseghir, ALG2.2 
 2. Mahdi, IRQ2.0 
 3. Nahi, IRQ1.8 
 4. Sallah, EGY1.7 
 5. Ghezzoul, ALG1.3 
 6. Ali, QAT1.3 
 7. Kanaan, LEB1.2 
 8. Ismael, IRQ1.2 
 9. Zaghab, JOR1.0 
 10. Albrahim, KUW0.8 
Pan Arab Games 2nd Stage Standings
Group D
 1. Jordan 3-0 
 2. Qatar 1-1 
 3. Algeria 1-2 
Group E
 1. Egypt 2-0 
 2. Tunisia 1-2 
 3. Kuwait 0-3 
Group F
 1. Morocco 2-1 
 2. Iraq 2-1 
 3. Saudi Arab. 1-2 
Group G
 1. Lebanon 3-0 
 2. Palestine 1-2 
 3. Sudan 0-3 
Pan Arab Games 1st Stage Standings
Group A
 1. Algeria 3-0 
 2. Egypt 2-1 
 3. Iraq 1-2 
 4. Sudan 0-3 
Group B
 1. Tunisia 3-0 
 2. Jordan 2-1 
 3. Lebanon 1-2 
 4. Morocco 0-3 
Group C
 1. Qatar 3-0 
 2. Kuwait 2-1 
 3. Saudi Arab. 1-2 
 4. Palestine 0-3 

Qatar win 2011 Pan Arab Games (Photo: gulf-times.com)
 

2011 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
Abdulrahman Saad
Saad
Daoud Mousa
Mousa
Ali Turki
Turki
Yasseen Ismail
Ismail
Erfan Ali
Ali
4 Targuy Alban 197-F-84 Al Rayyan Qatar
5 Mansour Atif 177-PG-90 Al Arabi Qatar
6 Abdulrahman Saad 192-F/G-85 As Sadd Qatar
7 Daoud Mousa 193-G-82 As Sadd Qatar
8 Khalid Suliman 198-G/F-87 As Sadd Qatar
9 Ali Turki 201-F/C-82 Al Jaysh Qatar
10 Yasseen Ismail 204-F/C-80 Al Rayyan Qatar
11 Erfan Ali 198-PF-83 Al Rayyan Qatar
12 Mame Souleye 206-C-87 Al Jaysh Qatar
13 Baker Ahmad 199-F-86 Al Jaysh Qatar
14 Ousseynou N'Diaye 196-G/F-85 Al Gharrafah Qatar
15 Omar Abdelkader 206-C-83 Al Gharrafah Qatar

Qusay Khalaf Head Coach
Atila Abdulaziz Assistant

Africabasket.com All-Pan Arab Games Awards 2011 - Dec 28, 2011

Africabasket.com All-Pan Arab Games 1st Team 2011
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Tanguy Ngombo
Ngombo
Rasheim Wright
Wright
Qutaiba Al-Doori
Al-Doori
Fadi Khatib
Khatib
Mohamed Esseghir
Esseghir
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MVP: Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) of Qatar
Best Guard: Rasheim Wright (192-G-81) of Jordan
Best Forward: Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) of Qatar
Best Center: Mohamed Esseghir (208-C/F-85) of Algeria
Best Coach: Qusay Khalaf of Qatar

1st Team
G: Rasheim Wright (192-81) of Jordan
G/F: Qutaiba Al-Doori (198-80) of Iraq
F: Tanguy Ngombo (197-84) of Qatar
F: Fadi Khatib (199-79) of Lebanon
C/F: Mohamed Esseghir (208-85) of Algeria

2nd Team
G: Mourad El Mabrouk (190-86) of Tunisia
G: Anouar Grayssi (193-88) of Morocco
G/F: Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-87) of Palestine
PF: Erfan Ali (198-83) of Qatar
C: Islam Abbaas (200-80) of Jordan

Honorable Mention
Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) of Kuwait
Mounir Benzegala (178-PG-87) of Algeria
Ahmed Samater (198-F/C-80) of Saudi Arabia
Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-G/F-85) of Qatar
Kamal Elfadel (F/C) of Sudan
Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) of Egypt
Mohammed Mahdi (203-F/C-91) of Iraq

Qatar celebrate title in Doha - Dec 22, 2011

FINAL
Qatar - Jordan 78-70
Qatar clinched the Pan Arab Games title. The hosts of the tournament overcame Jordan in the title encounter tonight. Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) tallied 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort. Qatar grabbed the initiative right from the start. They established a 20:13 lead after ten minutes of action. The home team maintained the lead throughout the second term. They posted a 33:30 halftime lead. Qatar cleared off in the third term. The home team arrived at the final break up by 10 points 57:47. Qatar held off Jordan comeback rally in the final stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. Ali Turki (201-F/C-82) and Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) accounted for 11 points each in the victory. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Jordan. Islam Abbaas (200-C-80) had 10 points in the loss.
3-4 place
Tunisia - Egypt 71-88
Egypt clinched the third position at Pan Arab Games. They outgunned Tunisia in the consolation final tonight. Assem Marei (206-C/F-92) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The lead changed hands for several times before Egypt eked out a 19:18 lead heading into the next period. Egypt opened the second quarter on a 16:1 run to boost their lead. They arrived at halftime up by 16 points 47:31. Egypt kept their opponents at safe distance throughout the third quarter. They headed into the final frame up by 19 points 69:50 and never looked back en route to the victory. Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) finished with 11 points, while Ahmed ElSabagh (191-F/G-85) chipped in 10 points for the winners. Mourad El Mabrouk (190-G-86) answered with 28 points for Tunisia. Lassad Chouya (190-G-89) netted 11 points in the loss.
Qatar and Jordan will play for the title in Doha - Dec 21, 2011

SEMIFINALS
Egypt - Qatar 72-75
Qatar will play in Pan Arab Games Final. The hosts of the tournament overcame Egypt tonight to reach the championship game. Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) posted 21 points and 6 boards to pace the winners. Qatar will face Jordan in the title game. Egypt will play versus Tunisia in the consolation final. Egypt stunned the home side in the opening quarter. They went on a 23:10 run to leave Qatar behind. Egypt controlled the tempo in the second quarter. They raced to a 44:30 halftime lead. But Qatar gradually came back to life in the third term. The hosts got within 5 points midway throughout the final frame and then went on a final spurt to clinch the victory. Ali Turki (201-F/C-82) posted 18 points, while Erfan Ali had 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) answered with 19 points for Egypt. Mohamed Kardani posted 12 points in the loss.

Jordan - Tunisia 74-69
Jordan entered the Final game of Pan Arab Games in Doha. The team overcame Tunisia and revenged for the only loss in the tournament few days ago. That time Jordan lost to Tunisia 69:77. Today Jordan edged Tunisia 74:69 mostly due to the second half. Although Jordan won the first period 20-14, the African team replied with 20-11 and took 3-points lead at the halftime. Jordan reduced to 2 points after three quarters due to 21-20 in the third quarter. Moreover the final push allowed them to taste the win and advanced to the Finals. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) paced all the winners with 28 points and Abbaas Islam netted 9. Bachir Hadidane (201-C-84) ended up with 22 points and Ghayaza Mokhtar notched 14 in defeat.

5-6 places
Algeria - Kuwait 92-79
Algeria is placed 5th, while Kuwait finishes 6th at Pan Arab Games in Doha. The African team grabbed 92:79 victory in the last game for both teams. Algeria took 25-22 after the first 10 minutes and erupted in the second frame. The African team added 29-16 in the quarter for 16-point advantage at the halftime. Kuwait however was too far to give up and reduced the gap after 24-12 in the third period. Only due to 26-17 in the last stanza Algeria managed to take the win. Mohamed Esseghir (208-C/F-85, college: S.Florida) erupted with 24 points and 19 rebounds for the winners, while Mounir Benzegala (178-PG-87, agency: SportsList Inc., college: Tampa) nailed 20. Belkacemi Nedjeddine (F-87) scored 14 and Belhoul Mohamed Amine added 10. AlRashidi Nayef and Mohammad Abdulaziz combined for 60 points in the losing effort.

7-8 places
Iraq - Lebanon 75-89
Lebanon finished their Pan Arab Games on a high note. Ghassan Sarkis team overcame Iraq to claim the seventh overall position. Cheickh El Khatib posted 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The lead changed hands for several times before Iraq did not post a 20:18 advantage. Lebanon pulled ahead in the second quarter. They took a 41:36 halftime lead. The margin grew at double-digits in the third quarter. Lebanon entered the final frame up by 10 points 67:57. Lebanon triggered a 10:4 run early in the second quarter and sealed the deal. Elie ES\stephane posted 13 points, while Nadim Hawe (203-C/F-83) finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Lebona. Mohammed Mahdi answered with 19 points and 11 boards. Quaiba Al-Doore had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

9-10 places
Morocco - Palestine 83-65
Morocco finished 10th in Doha beating Palestine in the game for 10-11th places at Pan Arab Games. Trailing after the first 10 minutes of the game, they grabbed 83:65 win in their last game. Palestine surprised the opponents with 20-16 in the first period, but could not follow them in the rest of the game. Morocco produced a 22-12 surge in the second frame and took 6-point advantage at the halftime. Moreover the third quarter brought them 26-13 and the bigger lead that they kept up to the end. Anouar Grayssi (193-G-88) paced all the winners with 26 points and Rhalimi Reda netted 17. Boustout Said nailed 9, while Soufiane Nadim delivered 7. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-G/F-87, college: Minnesota) replied with 19 points in the losing effort and Sakakini Salim collected 16 points and 16 rebounds in defeat.

11-12 places
Saudi Arabia - Sudan 87-64
Saudi Arabia clinch 11th place in Doha as they beat Sudan in their last game. Saudi Arabia needed 87:64 win to finish one step higher at the Al Gharafa Sports Club-Indoor Hall. Saudi Arabia started with 26-13 and never looked behind after. The opponents however won the second frame 16-15 to reduce to 41:29 at the halftime. The second half belonged to the winners as they added two victories. Saudi Arabia posted 20-17 in the third frame and finished with 26-18 in the last. Fawaz Gassas (194-F-77) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Ahmed Samater (198-F/C-80) collected 19 points and 13 rebounds. Fahad Belal (181-G-91) netted 14 and Almuwallad Marzouq scored 10. Haman Elkir (G) ended up with 22 points and Elfadel Kamal collected 18 points and 10 rebounds in defeat. Sudan finished the tournament on the 12th place.





Semifinalists become known in Doha - Dec 20, 2011

Algeria - Qatar 56-67
Qatar completed the semifinal picture at Pan Arab Games. The hosts overcame Algeria today to clinch the second place in Group D. Erfan Ali (198-PF-83) posted 17 points to lead the effort. Algeria fell at 0-2 record and finished in the third position in the group. Qatar will take on Egypt tomorrow. Algeria will face Kuwait in the game for the 5th place. Qatar aggressively opened the game taking a 17:8 lead after ten minutes. Qatar maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They established a 29:23 halftime lead. Algeria went on a rescue rally in the third term. The margin was cut to just four points with one quarter remaining 40:44. But Qatar proved the difference in the money time. The home team stayed confident and stole a key win at the end. Ndiaye posted 15 points, while Ali Turki (201-F/C-82) and Targuy Alban had 10 points each in the victory. Mounir Benzegala (178-PG-87, agency: SportsList Inc., college: Tampa) delivered 12 points for Algeria. Nabil Saidi netted 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Palestine - Sudan 87-67
Palestine registered the first win at the second stage of Pan Arab Games. They held off Sudan in Group G to improve at 1-1 record. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-G/F-87, college: Minnesota) fired 32 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Sudan fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Sudan stayed competitive in the starting quarter. They earned a narrow 26:25 lead after ten minutes of action. But Palestine opened the second quarter on a 17:3 run to surge ahead. Palestine ensured a 51:36 halftime advantage. They maintained the lead throughout the third frame. They built a 69:55 advantage at the final intermission. Palestine never allowed Sudan closer throughout the final frame and rolled to a comfortable win at the end. Nicola Fadayel (191-F-87) posted 22 points, while Yahya AlKhatib had 12 points for the winning side. Kamal Elfadel (F/C) notched 30 points and 13 rebounds for Sudan. Alaa Eldin and Orsd Hamend chipped in 9 points each in defeat.

Saudi Arabia - Iraq 79-85
Iraq celebrated the second straight win at the second stage of Pan Arab Games in Doha. They held off Saudi Arabia to improve at 2-0 record in Group F. Iraq will now take on Lebanon for the 7th-8th place at the tournament. Saudi Arabia fell at 0-2 record and would face Sudan for the 11th-12th position. Iraq managed to build a narrow 21:19 lead after ten minutes of action. Saudi Arabia pulled ahead early in the second quarter but Iraq bounced back and secured a 41:33 halftime lead. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third quarter. Iraq entered the final frame up by a single point 59:58. They were able to clear off early in the final stanza to take an 8-point lead. Saudi Arabia fought till the final seconds but Iraq wisely kept their opponents at bay and earned a hard-fought win at the end. Mohammed Mahdi (203-F/C-91) notched 21 points and 15 rebounds. Ali Ismael (201-PF-94) added 14 points for the winners. Fahad Belal (181-G-91) replied with 25 points for Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Samater delivered 19 points and 8 rebounds in the losing case.

Egypt - Kuwait 79-63
Egypt won Group E of the Second Stage in Doha at the Pan Arab Games. The team needed 76:63 to take the first spot and advanced to the Semifinals. Egypt took the lead at the very beginning and reached 22-9 after the first period. Kuwait however replied with 18-10 to trail 5 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive as Egypt produced 32-19 to seal the victory. Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) stepped up with 16 points and Ibrahim ElGamal netted 9. Moamen AbdouElLanin and Haytham Kamal delivered 8 points apiece. Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) replied with 26 points in the losing effort and Nayef AlRashidi scored 12. Rashed AlRabah and Abdullah AlShammari (201-F-89) notched 8 points each in defeat. Tomorrow Egypt will face Qatar in the Semifinal game. In another one Jordan will take on Tunisia.



Day: 2 (Second Stage) - Dec 18, 2011

Tunisia - Egypt 59-82
Egypt registered the first win at the second stage of Pan Arab Games. They held off Tunisia to improve at 1-0 record in Group E. Tunisia fell at 1-1 record. Amr El Gandy nailed 17 points for the winners. Egypt jumped into the lead early in the game but Tunisia bounced back to take a 14:13 lead after ten minutes. Egypt quickly regained the lead and maintained it throughout the second frame. They posted a 36:32 halftime advantage. The margin grew at double digits in the third period. Egypt entered the final frame up by 11 points 56:45. They quickly stretched the lead to 16 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Assem Marei (206-C/F-92) notched 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Ganadi Shrief (G) posted 12 points in the victory. Bechir Hadidane (206-F-86) replied with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Tunisia. Mourad El Mabrouk (190-G-86) provided 12 points in defeat.

Jordan - Algeria 78-68
Jordan wins Group D of the Pan Arab Games to secure the place in the Semifinal. The favorites defeated Algeria 78:68 on Sunday. Jordan started with 13-10 after the first period, but could not keep the advantage at the end of the half. Algeria bounced back with 28-17 in the second quarter and grabbed 38:30 lead at the halftime. Jordan meanwhile needed two victories in the second half to secure the win. They produced 22-14 in the third quarter and finished the game with 26-16 in the last stanza. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Enver Soobzokov (201-G/F-78, college: CS San Bernar.) added 15. Al-Sous Wesam and Idais Ayman posted 11 points each, while the latter also grabbed 11 rebounds. Mounir Benzegala (178-PG-87, agency: SportsList Inc., college: Tampa) ended up with 23 points in the losing effort and Ghezzoul Touhami collected 20 points and 13 boards. Mohamed Harath (196-F-90) scored 10 as Algeria fell at 0-1 record at the Second Stage.

Sudan - Lebanon 71-114
Lebanon celebrated the second straight victory in the Second Stage of Pan Arab Games. The Lebanese team smashed Sudan 114:71 in the opening game of Day 2. Lebanon took the early lead and enjoyed 26-22 after the first 10 minutes of the game. The second quarter was the disaster for Sudan that lost it 15-31 and allowed the favorites to take 57:37 halftime advantage. In the second half Lebanon added two victories to reach 3-digit number. They won the third frame 25-12 and added 32-22 in the last stanza. Cheickh El Khatib paced all the winners with 31 points and William Pharis (206-F/C-81, college: Arkansas) collected 24 points and 14 rebounds. Elie Estephane (194-G/F-86, college: Alabama So. CC) delivered 20, while Kanaan Ali notched 11. Kamal Elfadel (F/C) responded with 29 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort and Orsd Hamend (G) added 10.

Iraq - Morocco 68-61
Iraq celebrated the first win at Pan Arab Games classification round. They overcame Morocco in the games for the 7th-12th places at the tournament. Ahmed Al-Nasrawi (F/G-89) posted 26 points to pace the effort. Morroco looked better at the start of the game. They enjoyed a 14:12 lead after ten minutes of action. But Iraq started the second quarter strongly to surge ahead. Fikrat Abdulahad team gained a 37:25 halftime lead. Iraq maintained the advantage in the third period. They secured a 54:46 lead with one quarter remaining. Morocco tipped off the final period with an 11:2 rally to regain the advantage. But Iraq bounced back late in regulation and ran away with a tough win at the end. Mohammed Mahdi (203-F/C-91) nailed 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Malik Nahi (210-C-88) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Anouar Grayssi (193-G-88) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds for Morocco. Nadim Soufiane had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.



Day: 1 (Second Stage) - Dec 17, 2011

Kuwait - Tunisia 59-67
Tunisia recorded the first win at the second stage of Pan Arab Games. They held off Kuwait in Group B in Doha. Lassad Chouya (190-G-89) posted 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Kuwait led early in the game but Tunisia eked out a 17:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Kuwait opened the second frame on a 15:4 run to surge ahead. But Tunisia trimmed the deficit to 3 points at halftime 28:31. Kuwait maintained the lead throughout the third period. They entered the final stanza up by a single point 44:43. But Tunisia found the way to regain the lead and pulled ahead late in regulation. Nizar Knioua (189-G-83) posted 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Mourad El Mabrouk (190-G-86) and Marouane Laghnej (190-G-86) added 10 points each in the win. Abdulaziz Mohammad answered with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Kuwait. Nayef AlRashidi posted 17 points in the loss.

Lebanon - Palestine 90-77
El Khatib Cheickh and William Pharis (206-F/C-81, college: Arkansas) paced Lebanon over Palestine in the start of the Second Stage in Doha. Lebanon won over Palestine 90:77 at Pan Arab Games for 7-12 places. Palestine looked better in the opening period and enjoyed 22-17 after the first 10 minutes of the game. The second period however was decisive in the game and brought Lebanon 32-18 surge. The teams went to the lockers at 49:40 and then Lebanon increased to 70:51 after three quarters. Palestine managed to reduce the gap due to the last period and finished with minus 13. El Khatib Cheickh erupted with 30 points, while William Pharis collected 24 points and 15 rebounds. Ibrahim Mohamad followed them with 16 and Hawe Nadim added 15. Fadayel Nicola responded with 14 points in defeat and Salim Sakakini (F-87) notched 13. Abu Tayyem Wael, Abu-Shamala Jamal and Iyad Yousef (205-C-80) each added 10 points in the losing effort.

Qatar - Jordan 71-77
Jordan continued their streak at Pan Arab Games and won the first one of the Second Stage. The team overcame Qatar 77:71 to hand them their first loss. Qatar took 12-10 lead at the end of the first five minutes and had 16:15 after 10 minutes. Jordan however dominated in the second period and grabbed the advantage at the halftime taking 37:30 lead. Again Qatar looked better in the third quarter and bounced back for 55:51 lead after 30 minutes. They led 64:62 with 5 minutes to go, but could not keep the victory. The final push allowed Jordan to upset Qatar team and hand them their first loss. Enver Soobzokov (201-G/F-78, college: CS San Bernar.) stepped up with 17 points and Abbaas Islam as well as Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) added 15 apiece. Al-Sous Wesam followed them with12 points for another victory. Ali Erfan ended up with 17 points in the losing effort, while N'Diaye Ousseynou posted 14.

Morocco - Saudi Arabia 71-52
Morocco and Saudi Arabia opened Second Stage of Pan Arab games in Doha. The African team celebrated 71:52 in the game for 7-12 places. Morocco took 7:5 lead after the first 5 minutes of the game, but trailed 4 points at the end of the first period. Only in the second frame they managed to grab the lead and never looked behind after. The teams went to the lockers with 36:25 on the board and Morocco enjoyed 55:39 advantage after 30 minutes. Another final push in the last stanza brought them 19-point victory. Grayssi Anouar top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Boustout Said collected 14 points and 12 rebounds. Nadim Soufiane (G-88) added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Reda Rhalimi (213-C-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) posted 7. Ahmed Alhosawi (200-C/F-84) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Samater Ahmed notched 13.

The End of the First Stage - Dec 16, 2011

Group A
Algeria - Egypt 81-73
Algeria continued their winning run at Pan Arab Games in Doha. They defeated Egypt to clinch 3-0 record in Group A. Egypt suffered the first defeat and slipped at 2-1 record. Mohamed Harath (196-F-90) nailed 23 points to pace the winners. Egypt got to the better start. They led by five points at the first break 18:13. Egypt maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated an 8-point buffer at halftime 48:40. But Algeria managed to revive the intrigue in the third period. They got within just a single point at the final intermission 54:55. Algeria went on a strong rally early in the final period to surge ahead. They held off all comeback efforts from Egypt and ran to the victory at the end. Mohamed Esseghir (208-C/F-85, college: S.Florida) nailed 18 points and collected 19 rebounds, while Mohamed Amine Belhoul added 12 points in the win. Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) answered with 16 points for Egypt. Assem Marei (206-C/F-92) produced 10 points in the loss.

Iraq - Sudan 89-60
Iraq celebrated the initial victory at Pan Arab Games tonight. The team won over Sudan 89:60 to finish third in the Group A. Sudan meanwhile lost the third straight game and finished on the fourth position. Sudan enjoyed 9:6 early in the game and won the first period 19:15. They also looked better in the second frame and reached 35:29 at the halftime. The third quarter however completely belonged to the Asian side. With 32-6 Iraq won the third frame and had 61:41 at the end of thirty minutes. Another productive last stanza gave them 29-point victory. Qutaiba Al-Doori (198-G/F-80) paced all the winners with 22 points and Ali Al-Juboori (170-PG-87) scored 20. Ali Ismael nailed 13, while Ahmed Al-Nasrawi (F/G-89) delivered 10. Kamal Elfadel (F/C) finished the game with 21 points in defeat and Alaa Eldin notched 19.
Group B
Jordan - Lebanon 83-72 OT
Jordan wins the overtime thriller over Lebanon to seal the Second Stage birth and remain alive for the top positions. Jordan grabbed the second place in Group B after 83:72 victory. Lebanon won the first period 15-12 and added 18-6 in the second frame to lead 33:18 at the halftime. Even with 15-point advantage they could not however win the game. Jordan needed 22-15 in the third quarter and 23-15 to tie the game after four quarters. In overtime Jordan produced 20-9 to seal the victory. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.) paced all the winners with 32 points and Zaghab Ali posted 17. Wesam Al-Sous (189-G-83) netted 13 points and Ayman Idais (205-C-78, agency: Court Side) notched 11. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) collected massive 33 points and 15 rebounds in defeat and Abdel Nour Jean netted 15.

Morocco - Tunisia 53-64
Tunisia keep the perfect record at Pan Arab Games in Doha. The team won Group B with 3-0 record beating Morocco 64:53. Morocco started better and took 13-12 after the first 10 minutes in the court. They also dominated in the second quarter and after 12-8 increased to 25:20 at the halftime. Moreover Morocco won the third frame 18-16 but failed at the end of the game. Tunisia needed massive 28-10 in the last stanza to celebrate their third consecutive win and advanced to the Second Stage. Morocco meanwhile suffered their third straight loss. Amine Maghrebi (196-G/F-84) stepped up with 17 points and El Mabrouk Mourad netted 12. Youssef Gaddour (198-F-90) ended up with 10 points, while Knioua Nizar added 8. Rhalimi Reda delivered 12 points in the losing effort, whilst Anouar Grayssi (193-G-88) brought 11.

Group C
Kuwait - Palestine 94-86
Kuwait grabbed the second place in Group C of Pan Arab Games after the victory over Palestine. A final push in the last quarter allowed them to taste 94:86 win for 2-1 record. Kuwait only took 9-8 after the first 5 minutes of the game but then increased to 20:15 at the end of the first period. The board showed 43:37 at the halftime, while Palestine erupted for 12-2 run early in the fourth to reduce to 78:72. Kuwait however did not allow them to come closer and won the game. Nayef AlRashidi (185-SF-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Abdullah AlMutairi (190-F/G-87) delivered 15. Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) ended up with 14 points and three other teammates added 10 apiece. Jamal Abu-Shamala replied with 30 points in the losing effort and Nicola Fadayel nailed 18. Iyad Yousef notched 11, while Salim Sakakini (F-87) posted 9 for Palestine that lost the third straight game.

Qatar - Saudi Arabia 79-57
Qatar wins Group C with 3-0 record as they overcame Saudi Arabia in their last game of the group stage. The favorites grabbed 79:57 victory to remain undefeated. Qatar took the lead from the very beginning and reached 20-15 at the end of the first period. Moreover they created a 12-4 run early in the second for 32:19 lead. The advantage continued to grow in the entire game as Qatar dominated the court. Yasseen Ismail top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) posted 13. Erfan Ali ended up with 12, whilst Targuy Alban (197-F-84) netted 10. Fahad Belal (181-G-91) ended up with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Ahmed Alhosawi (200-C/F-84) and Mohammed Almutairi added 12 apiece. Qatar scored 40 Points in the Paints versus 10 from the opponent. They had also the biggest lead of 30 points.

Day 2 and 3 results and stats - Dec 14, 2011

GROUP A

Iraq-Sudan 89:60

Iraq celebrated the initial victory at Pan Arab Games tonight. The team won over Sudan 89:60 to finish third in the Group A. Sudan meanwhile lost the third straight game and finished on the fourth position.
Sudan enjoyed 9:6 early in the game and won the first period 19:15. They also looked better in the second frame and reached 35:29 at the halftime. The third quarter however completely belonged to the Asian side. With 32-6 Iraq won the third frame and had 61:41 at the end of thirty minutes. Another productive last stanza gave them 29-point victory.

Qutaiba Al-Doori (198-G/F-80) paced all the winners with 22 points and Ali Al-Juboori (170-PG-87) scored 20. Ali Ismael (201-PF-94) nailed 13, while Ahmed Al-Nasrawi (F/G-89) delivered 10. Kamal Elfadel (F/C) finished the game with 21 points in defeat and Alaa Eldin (G) notched 19.

Iraq:
Qutaiba Al-Doori 22, Ali Al-Juboori 20, Ali Ismael 13, Ahmed Al-Nasrawi 10
Sudan:
Kamal Elfadel 21, Alaa Eldin 19

Algeria - Egypt 81:73

Algeria continued their winning run at Pan Arab Games in Doha. They defeated Egypt to clinch 3-0 record in Group A. Egypt suffered the first defeat and slipped at 2-1 record.
Mohamed Harath (196-F-90) (196-F-90) nailed 23 points to pace the winners.
Egypt got to the better start. They led by five points at the first break 18:13. Egypt maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated an 8-point buffer at halftime 48:40. But Algeria managed to revive the intrigue in the third period. They got within just a single point at the final intermission 54:55. Algeria went on a strong rally early in the final period to surge ahead. They held off all comeback efforts from Egypt and ran to the victory at the end.
Mohamed Esseghir (208-C/F-85) nailed 18 points and collected 19 rebounds, while Mohamed Amine Belhoul (F-86) added 12 points in the win. Amr El Gandy (202-F/C-88) answered with 16 points for Egypt. Assem Marei (206-C/F-92) produced 10 points in the loss.

Algeria:
Mohamed Harath 23, Mohamed Esseghir 18+19 boards, Mohamed Amine Belhoul 12
Egypt:
Amr El Gandy 16, Assem Marei 10


GROUP C


Palestine- Kuwait 86:94

Kuwait grabbed the second place in Group C of Pan Arab Games after the victory over Palestine. A final push in the last quarter allowed them to taste 94:86 win for 2-1 record.
Kuwait only took 9-8 after the first 5 minutes of the game but then increased to 20:15 at the end of the first period. The board showed 43:37 at the halftime, while Palestine erupted for 12-2 run early in the fourth to reduce to 78:72. Kuwait however did not allow them to come closer and won the game.

Nayef AlRashidi (185-SF-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Abdullah AlMutairi (190-F/G-87) delivered 15. Abdulaziz Mohammad (186-G/F-87) ended up with 14 points and three other teammates added 10 apiece. Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-G/F-87, college: Minnesota) replied with 30 points in the losing effort and Nicola Fadayel (191-F-87) nailed 18. Iyad Yousef (205-C-80) notched 11, while Salim Sakakini (F-87) posted 9 for Palestine that lost the third straight game.

Palestine:
Jamal Abu-Shamala 30, Nicola Fadayel 18, Iyad Yousef 11, Salim Sakakini 9
Kuwait:
Nayef AlRashidi 22, Abdullah AlMutairi 15, Abdulaziz Mohammad 14


Qatar-Saudi Arabia 79:57

Qatar wins Group C with 3-0 record as they overcame Saudi Arabia in their last game of the group stage. The favorites grabbed 79:57 victory to remain undefeated.
Qatar took the lead from the very beginning and reached 20-15 at the end of the first period. Moreover they created a 12-4 run early in the second for 32:19 lead. The advantage continued to grow in the entire game as Qatar dominated the court.

Yasseen Ismail (204-F/C-80) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Ousseynou N'Diaye posted 13. Erfan Ali (198-PF-83) ended up with 12, whilst Targuy Alban (197-F-84) netted 10. Fahad Belal (181-G-91) ended up with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Ahmed Alhosawi (200-C/F-84) and Mohammed Almutairi (193-F-92) added 12 apiece.
Qatar scored 40 Points in the Paints versus 10 from the opponent. They had also the biggest lead of 30 points.

Qatar:
Yasseen Ismail 15, Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) 13, Erfan Ali 12, Targuy Alban 10
Saudi Arabia:
Fahad Belal 14, Ahmed Alhosawi 12, Mohammed Almutairi 12

Doha invites to Arab Games 2011. Day 1 results - Dec 12, 2011

Doha invites to Arab Games 2011 as the teams already tasted the victories and the losses in the event. Egypt and Algeria are tied for first place in group A on four points, while Iraq and Sudan have two points apiece. Jordan and Tunisia are tied on top of the group B standings, with two points each, while Lebanon is third with one point, and Morocco has none. In Group C, Qatar sits in first place in with four points, one more than Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Palestine is fourth with two points.
The home team won over Palestine 76:58.Targuy al-Dam top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Erfan Ali Saeed (198-F-83) with 12 and Yaseen Ismail with 10 also excelled for Qatar. For Palestine, Jamal Abu Shamla and Nicola Fadayel scored 14 points each.
In the only game on Monday, December 12th Jordan lost to Tunisia 69:77. Jordan took 15-8 after the first period and even won the second frame 22-20. It was not however enough to win the game as Tunisia needed 35-9 in the third quarter to seal the victory.
Lebanon will face Morocco in the only game on Tuesday 13th December. There will be four games however played on Wednesday, December 15th.

Wednesday 7 Dec 2011
Qatar -Palestine 78:61

Thursday 8 Dec 2011
Saudi Arabia - Kuwait 59:68

Saturday 10 Dec 2011
Egypt -Sudan 107:56
Algeria - Iraq 85:68
Jordan -Morocco 67:58
Lebanon - Tunisia 73:79

Sunday 11 Dec 2011
Qatar -Kuwait 70:63
Palestine - Saudi Arabia 79:82
Iraq - Egypt 59:92
Algeria -Sudan 88:37

Monday 12 Dec 2011
Jordan - Tunisia 69:77




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