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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 15: Al Shamal is defeated by Al Sadd in a derby game - Jan 22, 2013


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The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#4) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Sadd (10-3) crushed visiting Al Shamal (2-11) by 28 points 80-52. Al Sadd looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Al Shamal's players. It was a great evening for American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Senegalese forward Ibrahima Thomas (210-87, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 17 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard Tyvon Williams (182-87, college: S.Carolina St.) with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Al Sadd moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Arabi. Newly promoted Al Shamal keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#1) and Al Gharafa (#5). Al Rayyan (11-2) won against visiting Al Gharafa (8-6) 69-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Yasseen Ismail Musa accounted for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Jordanian guard Rasheim Wright (192-81, college: District of Col.) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Al Gharafa in the defeat. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-2 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Qatar Sports Club (#7). Al Arabi (10-3) crushed visiting Qatar Sports Club (3-10) by 23 points 93-70. The best player for the winners was Alvin Mofunanya who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Chauncey Leslie who recorded 30 points and 6 assists. Al Arabi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Sadd. Qatar Sports Club lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
Third ranked Al Jaysh (11-3) crushed at home 6th ranked Al Wakrah (4-10) by 31 points 77-46, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Baker Ahmad Mohammed who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Al Jaysh's coach Milan Minic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Al Jaysh have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Al Wakrah at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost.


Al Sadd - Al Shamal 80-52

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#4) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Sadd (10-3) crushed visiting Al Shamal (2-11) by 28 points 80-52. Al Sadd looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Al Shamal's players. It was a great evening for American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Senegalese forward Ibrahima Thomas (210-87, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 17 points and 11 rebounds. Five Al Sadd players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Tyvon Williams (182-87, college: S.Carolina St.) with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Nigerian-American guard Mezie Nwigwe (193-88, college: Robert Morris) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Al Sadd moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Arabi. Newly promoted Al Shamal keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Sadd: M.Southall 24+13reb+6ast, I.Thomas 17+11reb+3ast, A.Saad 14+1reb+4ast, C.De La Rosa 13+2reb+3ast, K.Suliman 12+6reb+9ast, A.Hussam 0
Al Shamal: M.Nwigwe 19+2reb+4ast, C.Bere 12+5reb+1ast, T.Williams 12+9reb+4ast, L.Obame 7+12reb+1ast, H.Omer Ismail 2+3reb+2ast, S.Khalifa 0
gschID: 231916


Al Jaysh - Al Wakrah 77-46

Third ranked Al Jaysh (11-3) crushed at home 6th ranked Al Wakrah (4-10) by 31 points 77-46, which is the biggest margin this round. Al Jaysh forced 23 Al Wakrah turnovers. It was a good game for international forward Baker Ahmad Mohammed (199-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. The former international power forward Ali Turki Ali (201-82) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Al Jaysh players scored in double figures. Al Jaysh's coach Milan Minic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Temi Soyebo (183-84, college: NC-Wilmington) answered with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists and American-Nigerian forward Kayode Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Al Wakrah. Al Jaysh have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Al Wakrah at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Jaysh: B.Marone Ngom 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Diriye Guled 14+3reb, A.Turki Ali 14+3reb+5ast, B.Ahmad Mohammed 14+10reb+3ast, F.Hani Abilmoni 11+2reb+4ast, C.Sall 4+7reb+1ast
Al Wakrah: K.Ayeni 17+7reb+2ast, A.Abrahem 12+5reb, T.Soyebo 8+7reb+12ast, T.Wale 8+4reb, A.Osama Soliman 1+6reb+1ast, Al-Ansari 0
gschID: 231915


Al Rayyan - Al Gharafa 69-58

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#1) and Al Gharafa (#5). Al Rayyan (11-2) won against visiting Al Gharafa (8-6) 69-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. They outrebounded Al Gharafa 45-32 including 35 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The former international power forward Yasseen Ismail Musa (204-80) accounted for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Al Rayyan players scored in double figures. American-Jordanian guard Rasheim Wright (192-81, college: District of Col.) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international swingman Ousseynou N'Diaye (196-85, agency: Court Side) added 15 points respectively for Al Gharafa in the defeat. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-2 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: B.Watson 18+10reb+3ast, Y.Ismail Musa 17+7reb+5ast, E.Ali Saeed 14+9reb+4ast, S.Braimoh 11+6reb+2ast, T.Ngombo 5+7reb+3ast, M.Saleem Ambadi 4+4reb+1ast
Al Gharafa: R.Wright 19+5reb+5ast, O.N'Diaye 15+4reb, M.Adako 10+4reb, O.Salem 5+13reb, M.Abdullah Ali 4+5reb+2ast, A.Hassan Mohammad 3+1reb
gschID: 231914


Al Arabi - Qatar 93-70

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Qatar Sports Club (#7). Al Arabi (10-3) crushed visiting Qatar Sports Club (3-10) by 23 points 93-70. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 42. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 48-32 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian forward Alvin Mofunanya (203-87, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Dream Team Management) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks. Four Al Arabi players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Chauncey Leslie (183-81, college: Iowa) who recorded 30 points and 6 assists and Cameroonian forward Gaston Moliva (202-85, college: Richmond) added 22 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Al Arabi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Sadd. Qatar Sports Club lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: W.Byrd 24+13reb+3ast, M.El Hadary 21+4reb+2ast, A.Mofunanya 20+14reb+7ast, A.Jalloh 17+11reb+2ast, K.Masoud Al Nasr 7+2reb+1ast, H.Omar 4+3reb+3ast
Qatar: C.Leslie 30+4reb+6ast, G.Moliva 22+13reb+2ast, O.Seck 8+8reb+2ast, A.Abdallah 5+2reb, A.Al-Malki 5+4reb+5ast, N.Al-nouaimi 0
gschID: 231913
  




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