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Pan Arab Games Standings
 1. Lebanon 5-0 
 2. Egypt 4-1 
 3. Jordan 3-2 
 4. Somalia 2-3 
 5. Qatar 1-4 
 6. Kuwait 0-5 

Lebanon win 2011 Pan Arab Games (Photo:

Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
Martina Wood
Rebecca Akl
Layla Fares
Nisrin Dandan
Tamara Khalil
4 Martina Wood 188-F/C Gimle Norway
5 Rebecca Akl 169-F-92 Al Riyadi Lebanon
6 Hanna Saliba C-94
7 Farah El Harake G-90 Moutahed Lebanon
8 Narine Gyokchyan 186-F/C-93
9 Layla Fares F/C-89
10 Leyla Assi F/C-92 Antranik Lebanon
11 Nisrin Dandan 172-G-77 Antranik Lebanon
12 Nathalie Mamo 172-G-86 Al Riyadi Lebanon
13 Nathalie Sevajian 170-G-88 Homentmen A. Lebanon
14 Tamara Khalil 185-F-86 Antranik Lebanon
15 Fay Marie Prince Antoura Lebanon

Vicken Eskigjian Head Coach
Marwan Al Amil Assistant

Lebanon celebrate title in Doha - Dec 19, 2011

Lebanon - Qatar 72:34
Lebanon celebrated the Pan Arab Games Gold. They overcame hosting Qatar on the final day of the tournament to claim the top spot. Nisrin Dandan (172-G-77) posted 9 points to lead the effort. Qatar suffered the fourth defeat and finished the tournament in the fourth position.
Lebanon stunned their opponents in the opening frame. They went on a 26:4 run in the first term. Qatar opened the second frame on a 5:0 run but Lebanon quickly stopped the rally and went on their own surge to establish a 39:13 halftime advantage. Lebanon controlled the tempo in the third frame. They secured a 53:24 lead with ten minutes remaining. Qatar never threatened the gap in the final period and rolled to the victory at the end. Narine Gyokchyan (186-F/C-93) and Layla Fares (F/C-89) had 8 points apiece for the winners. Warda Mohammed (F-87) answered with 13 points and 13 boards for Qatar. Amal Mohamed (C-86) had 11 points and 14 boards in the loss.

Lebanon: Nisrin Dandan 9, Narine Gyokchyan 8, Layla Fares 8
Qatar: Warda Mohammed 13+13 boards, Amal Mohamed 11+14 boards

Jordan - Somalia 80:50
Jordan recorded the third win at the Pan Arab Games in Doha. They shot down Somalia to clinch the third overall position at the tournament. Dina Halasah (169-G/F-86) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Somalia fell at 2-3 record in the fourth place after loss.
Jordan cleared off late in the opening frame to take a 23:13 lead. They boosted the gap to as many as 30 points at halftime 51:21. Jordan kept their opponents at bay throughout the third period. They arrived at the final break up by 36 points 69:33. Jordan eased to the victory in the final quarter. Lubna Nasser (178-F/C-88) had 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Rubi Habash (175-G-89) netted 11 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Manal Cali (F/C-86) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Somalia. Mariam Hussein finished with 13 points in the loss.

Jordan: Dina Halasah 20, Lubna Nasser 12+10 boards, Rubi Habash 11
Somalia: Manal Cali 19, Mariam Hussein 13

Pan Arab Games 2011. Wins for Somalia and Egypt - Dec 16, 2011

Somalia - Kuwait 66:47
Somalia registered the second win at Pan Arab Games in Doha. They held off Kuwait to improve at 2-2 record in the ladder. Somalia now share the third position with Jordan and Qatar. Somalia will take on Jordan tomorrow.
Somalia stunned their opponents in the first frame. The African side went on a 22:9 run to leave their opponents behind. The margin grew at 16-point mark at halftime 36:20. Kuwait tried to stay in the game in the third quarter. They trimmed the deficit to 14 points with ten minutes remaining 36:50. Somalia however quickly boosted the gap to 20 points and never looked back en route to the win. Manal Cali (F/C-86) provided 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Somalia. Qamar Abdi Mohamed (G-87) netted 13 points in the win. Mashael Almarzouq (C-79) answered with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Kuwait. Laila Behbehani (C-86) had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss.

Somalia: Manal Cali 20, Qamar Abdi Mohamed 13, Marian Hussein 12
Kuwait: Mashael Almarzouq 17+10 boards, Laila Behbehani 10

Egypt - Qatar 132:52
Egypt celebrated the fourth win at Pan Arab Games in Qatar. They knocked down the hosts by impressive 80 points to improve at 4-1 record. Eight Egypt players scored in double digits to lead the charge. Hagar Hesham (F/C-93) stepped up with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge. Qatar slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Egypt eased in front early in the game posting a 30:14 lead after ten minutes. The margin reached a 30-point mark at the end of the first half. Egypt enjoyed an insurmountable 95:38 lead heading into the fourth frame and never looked back on the way to the win. Menatalla Awad (G-91) produced 21 points, while Engy Adal (191-C-92) had 17 points in the victory. Warda Mohammed (F-87) posted 22 points and 12 rebounds for Qatar. Amal Mohamed (C-86) had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Egypt: Hagar Hesham 21+12 boards, Menatalla Awad 21, Engy Adal 17
Qatar: Warda Mohammed 22+12 boards, Amal Mohamed 18+10 boards

Lebanon keep spotless record after four games - Dec 15, 2011

Egypt - Jordan 91:51
Egypt celebrated the third win at Pan Arab Games 2011. They overcame Jordan to stay in the second place in the ladder. Hagar Hesham (F/C-93) posted 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Jordan fell at 2-2 record after the loss.
Egypt went on a 9:3 run late in the starting quarter to take a 21:11 lead. Egypt limited their opponents to just 6 points in the second frame to ensure a 26-point halftime advantage 43:17. Jordan could not recover after the big break. They faced to a massive 34-point deficit heading into the fourth period. Egypt erupted for 26 points in the final frame and sealed a confident win at the end. Engy Adal (191-C-92) nailed 15 points, while Reem Ossamh (170-PG-93) had 14 points in the win. Dina Halasah (169-G/F-86) answered with 19 points for Jordan. Lubna Nasser (178-F/C-88) netted 15 points in the loss.

Egypt: Hagar Hesham 20, Engy Adal 15, Reem Ossamh 14
Jordan: Dina Halasah 19, Lubna Nasser 15

Lebanon - Somalia 87:38
Lebanon registered the fourth straight win at Pan Arab Games. They knocked down Somalia to stay on top of the ladder at 4-0 record. Somalia fell at 1-2 record. Nisrin Dandan (172-G-77) knocked down 24 points to lead the effort.
Lebanon grabbed the lead early in the game and registered an 18:10 advantage at the first break. The margin grew at 14-point mark at the interval 36:22. Somalia managed just 7 points in the third term to face an insurmountable 32-point deficit with ten minutes to go. Lebanon never loosened the grasp and cruised to the win at the end. Martina Wood (188-F/C, college: N.Carolina) had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Lebanon. Rebecca Akl (169-F-92) produced 11 points in the victory. Manal Cali (F/C-86) replied with 12 points for Somalia. Khatra Mahdin (F-95) provided 11 points in the loss.

Lebanon: Nisrin Dandan 24, Martina Wood 14+12 boards, Rebecca Akl 11
Somalia: Manal Cali 12, Khatra Mahdin 11

Lebanon open Pan Arab Games with three wins in a row - Dec 14, 2011

Lebanon ensured a brave start to their Pan Arab Games campaign. The team that finished fifth in the last Asian Championship opened the tournament with three victories in a row.
Lebanon overcame Jordan 69:40 in the opener. The Lebanese team established a 40:14 lead after the first half and cruised to the victory after the big break
Lebanon extended their winning series with a comfortable 108:28 victory over Kuwait.
The third round brought an exciting clash between Egypt and Lebanon. Egypt led by ten points after the opening ten minutes but Lebanon managed to recover and stole a 68:67 win at the end to stay undefeated.
Lebanon will face Somalia in Round 4. Somalia will enter the game with 1-1 record after two games played. Egypt and Jordan are sharing the second position at the moment with 2-1 records.

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