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D1 Standings
 1. Al Rayyan 16-2 
 2. Al Gharafa 16-2 
 3. Al Sadd 16-2 
 4. Al Jaysh 11-7 
 5. Al Shamal 8-10 
 6. Al Wakrah 8-10 
 7. Al Khor 7-11 
 8. Al Arabi 4-14 
 9. Qatar 3-15 
 10. Al Ahli 1-17 
Points Per Game
 Patrick REMBERT
  Al Khor
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Rembert, Al Khor30.8 
 2. Joyner, Al Ahli29.3 
 3. Abouo, Al Khor25.8 
 4. Jefferson, Qatar23.7 
 5. Saaka, Al Wakrah23.7 
 6. Williams, Al Ahli23.4 
 7. Macklin, Al Jaysh23.1 
 8. James, Al Rayyan22.8 
 9. O'Brien, Al Arabi22.3 
 10. Ambres, Al Shamal22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O'BRIEN
  Al Arabi
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. O'Brien, Al Arabi17.9 
 2. White, Qatar14.7 
 3. Mofunanya, Al An.13.2 
 4. Kone, Al Sadd12.6 
 5. Abouo, Al Khor12.2 
 6. Alexander, Al Ra.11.3 
 7. Macklin, Al Jaysh11.0 
 8. Souleye, Al Wakrah10.6 
 9. Galloway, Al Ghara.10.3 
 10. Elhadj, Al Ahli9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Al Gharafa
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Galloway, Al Ghara.9.3 
 2. Watson, Al Wakrah8.2 
 3. Soyebo, Al Arabi7.8 
 4. Monroe, Al Jaysh6.8 
 5. James, Al Rayyan6.3 
 6. Jefferson, Qatar5.9 
 7. Cage, Al Nasr5.8 
 8. El Hadary, Al Jaysh5.5 
 9. Abilmona, Al Jaysh5.4 
 10. Dorsey, Al Gezira5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles ABOUO
  Al Khor
  (197-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Abouo, Al Khor3.7 
 2. James, Al Rayyan3.0 
 3. Soyebo, Al Arabi2.7 
 4. Monroe, Al Jaysh2.6 
 5. Hachad, Al Shamal2.6 
 6. Roberson, Al Ahli2.3 
 7. Jefferson, Qatar2.2 
 8. Elhadj, Al Ahli2.2 
 9. Raffa, Al Sadd2.1 
 10. Adel, Al Arabi1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Alen HADZIBEGOVIC
  Al Khor
  (--)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hadzibegovic, Al K.1.9 
 2. White, Qatar1.9 
 3. O'Brien, Al Arabi1.4 
 4. Souleye, Al Wakrah1.3 
 5. Macklin, Al Jaysh1.1 
 6. Erfan, Al Sadd1.1 
 7. Mofunanya, Al An.1.0 
 8. Kone, Al Sadd1.0 
 9. Ambres, Al Shamal1.0 
 10. Monroe, Al Jaysh1.0 

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D1 Round 9: Al Rayyan hands first defeat to Al Sadd - Dec 3, 2012


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The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Al Sadd (7-1) in Doha on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Al Rayyan (7-1) 79-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Al Sadd. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-1 record before this meeting. Al Rayyan made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Tanguy Ngombo (197-84) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Al Sadd.
Important game to mention about took place in Doha. Fourth ranked Al Jaysh (6-2) saved a 1-point derby victory at home edging 6th ranked Qatar Sports Club (3-5) 77-76 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Qatar Sports Club. It was a good game for international forward Baker Ahmad Mohammed (199-86) who saved his team from a defeat with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Fadi Abilmoni Hani contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Chauncey Leslie (183-81, college: Iowa) answered with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Qatar Sports Club. Al Jaysh moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Arabi. Qatar Sports Club at the other side keeps the sixth position with five games lost.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Shamal was defeated at home 68-79 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Omar Abdelkader stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Mezie Nwigwe with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Al Gharafa maintains fifth place with 4-4 record. Al Shamal lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Al Ahli and Al Wakrah.
Al Wakrah can celebrate finally their first win this season after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Al Ahli (1-7) 65-61. Kayode Ayeni nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Al Wakrah left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Al Ahli and Al Shamal.


Al Sadd - Al Rayyan 63-79

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Al Sadd (7-1) in Doha on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Al Rayyan (7-1) 79-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Al Sadd. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-1 record before this meeting. Al Rayyan made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Tanguy Ngombo (197-84) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and American-Dominican point guard Chris De La Rosa (175-88, college: UMBC, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively. Five Al Rayyan and four Al Sadd players scored in double figures. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Al Sadd.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: T.Ngombo 20+6reb+4ast, B.Watson 17+4reb+6ast, M.Saleem 12+10reb, E.Ali Saeed 11+6reb+4ast, H.Mohamed 11+2reb+1ast, S.Johnson 4+2reb
Al Sadd: M.Southall 19+12reb+1ast, C.De La Rosa 15+3reb+4ast, K.Suliman 13+5reb+1ast, D.Mousa 11+2reb+2ast, A.Saad 3+6reb+3ast, J.Mpondo 2+7reb
gschID: 228001


Al Jaysh - Qatar 77-76

Important game to mention about took place in Doha. Fourth ranked Al Jaysh (6-2) saved a 1-point derby victory at home edging 6th ranked Qatar Sports Club (3-5) 77-76 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Qatar Sports Club. Al Jaysh dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 36. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 53-32 including a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international forward Baker Ahmad Mohammed (199-86) who saved his team from a defeat with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Lebanese point guard Fadi Abilmoni Hani (184) contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American swingman Chauncey Leslie (183-81, college: Iowa) answered with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Cameroonian forward Gaston Moliva (202-85, college: Richmond) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Qatar Sports Club. Al Jaysh moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Arabi. Qatar Sports Club at the other side keeps the sixth position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Jaysh: B.Ahmad Mohammed 31+9reb+1ast, F.Abilmoni Hani 16+8reb+6ast, C.Sall 10+14reb+4ast, M.Goubara Salahudun 6+4reb+5ast, I.Mamadu 5+6reb+1ast, B.Marone Ngom 5+5reb
Qatar: C.Leslie 28+7reb+5ast, G.Moliva 16+7reb+1ast, A.Abdallah 14+2reb+4ast, O.Seck 8+13reb+2ast, A.Khalifa 6+3reb+2ast, S.Al Malki 4+2ast
gschID: 228000


Al Shamal - Al Gharafa 68-79

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Shamal was defeated at home 68-79 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Al Gharafa dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Al Shamal's 26. International center Omar Abdelkader (206-83) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and international swingman Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Four Al Gharafa players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Nigerian-American guard Mezie Nwigwe (193-88, college: Robert Morris) with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American point guard Tyvon Williams (182-87, college: S.Carolina St.) scored 19 points and 6 assists. Al Gharafa maintains fifth place with 4-4 record. Al Shamal lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Al Ahli and Al Wakrah.
Top scorers:
Al Gharafa: O.Abdelkader 24+9reb+1ast, O.N'Diaye 21+5reb+3ast, W.Belton 11+3reb+4ast, M.Abdullah Ali 10+1reb+6ast, M.Adako 9+8reb+2ast, M.Nayef Mahmoud 4+1reb+2ast
Al Shamal: M.Nwigwe 25+7reb+6ast, T.Williams 19+4reb+6ast, D.Egona 9+6reb+2ast, H.Omar 8+4reb+2ast, A.Hamed 5, M.Yembo 2+5reb
gschID: 227999


Al Wakrah - Al Ahli 65-61

Al Wakrah can celebrate finally their first win this season after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Al Ahli (1-7) 65-61. Al Wakrah forced 20 Al Ahli turnovers. American-Nigerian forward Kayode Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and international center Mame Souleye (206-87) accounted for 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Ayeni is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Al Wakrah players scored in double figures. Senegalese forward Ibou Gueye Sarr (204-83) came up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and the former international center Hashem Zaidan (211-80) added 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Al Ahli in the defeat. Al Wakrah left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Al Ahli and Al Shamal.
Top scorers:
Al Wakrah: K.Ayeni 27+11reb+1ast, A.Matalkeh Abrahem 10+5reb, M.Souleye 10+10reb+5ast, A.Osama Soliman 10+3reb+5ast, J.Obazuaye 8+4reb+7ast, S.Mohammad 0
Al Ahli: I.Gueye Sarr 30+11reb+2ast, H.Zaidan 14+12reb+6ast, Y.Mohammed 12+8reb+1ast, A.Abel 3+1reb+3ast, O.Ahmad 2+3reb+7ast, M.Saeed 0
gschID: 227998
  




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