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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 16: Al Sadd beats Qatar Sports Club in a derby game - Jan 26, 2013


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There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in D1.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#3) and Qatar Sports Club (#7). Qatar Sports Club was smashed at home by 29 points 51-80 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Al Sadd dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 22. Al Sadd forced 20 Qatar Sports Club turnovers. American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) fired 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (192-85) chipped in 21 points. Al Sadd's coach Dejan Tomic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese Oumar Seck produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Al Sadd (11-3) moved-up to second place. Qatar Sports Club lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Al Shamal. Al Sadd's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#1) and Al Arabi (#4). Al Arabi was defeated at home 67-72 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Arabi. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Suleiman Braimoh contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for Al Arabi. Al Rayyan have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-2 record. Al Arabi at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Al Rayyan's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Jaysh.
Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Jaysh (#2). Al Jaysh was defeated at home 59-64 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jaysh. Worth to mention a great performance of Omar Salem who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side Fadi Hani Abilmoni responded with 29 points and 6 rebounds. Al Gharafa maintains fifth position with 9-6 record. Loser Al Jaysh dropped to the third place with four games lost. Al Gharafa's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha .
Another interesting game was also this time a derby match between teams from Doha: Al Shamal (#8) and Al Ahli (#9). Al Shamal (3-11) smashed visiting Al Ahli (1-13) by 16 points 82-66. The winners were led by Tyvon Williams who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals. Al Shamal moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Qatar. Al Ahli lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Al Shamal's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Wakrah (#6) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Al Ahli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Qatar Sports Club.



Qatar - Al Sadd 51-80

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#3) and Qatar Sports Club (#7). Qatar Sports Club was smashed at home by 29 points 51-80 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Al Sadd dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 22. Al Sadd forced 20 Qatar Sports Club turnovers. American center Michael Southall (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) fired 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (192-85) chipped in 21 points. Al Sadd's coach Dejan Tomic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese Oumar Seck produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Cameroonian forward Gaston Moliva (202-85, college: Richmond) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Al Sadd (11-3) moved-up to second place. Qatar Sports Club lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Al Shamal. Al Sadd's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.
Top scorers:
Al Sadd: A.Saad 21+3reb, M.Southall 20+9reb+5ast, K.Suliman 9+3reb+2ast, I.Thomas 8+3reb+1ast, D.Mousa 7+2reb+4ast, A.Hussam 4+1reb
Qatar: G.Moliva 16+8reb+1ast, O.Seck 13+11reb+1ast, A.Al-Malki 10+1reb+4ast, C.Leslie 6+5reb+4ast, A.Khalifa 3+2reb+1ast, A.Abdallah 3+1reb
gschID: 232435


Al Shamal - Al Ahli 82-66

Another interesting game was also this time a derby match between teams from Doha: Al Shamal (#8) and Al Ahli (#9). Al Shamal (3-11) smashed visiting Al Ahli (1-13) by 16 points 82-66. Al Shamal dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Al Ahli's 46. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Al Shamal brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by American point guard Tyvon Williams (182-87, college: S.Carolina St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals and Nigerian-American guard Mezie Nwigwe (193-88, college: Robert Morris) supported him with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Even a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds by Senegalese forward Ibou Gueye Sarr (204-83) did not help to save the game for Al Ahli. American swingman Mike Cook (193-84, college: Pittsburgh) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for lost side. Four Al Ahli players scored in double figures. Al Shamal moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Qatar. Al Ahli lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Al Shamal's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al Wakrah (#6) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Al Ahli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Qatar Sports Club.
Top scorers:
Al Shamal: T.Williams 25+7reb+11ast, L.Obame 22+10reb+2ast, M.Nwigwe 21+12reb+8ast, C.Bere 8+10reb+2ast, H.Omer Ismail 6+4reb+1ast, S.Khalifa 0
Al Ahli: H.Zaidan 16+8reb+3ast, Y.Mohammed Beka 14+8reb+1ast, I.Gueye Sarr 14+14reb+2ast, M.Cook 12+7reb+9ast, S.Mohammed 7+2reb+2ast, A.Mohamed 3+2reb
gschID: 232434


Al Arabi - Al Rayyan 67-72

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#1) and Al Arabi (#4). Al Arabi was defeated at home 67-72 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Arabi. Al Rayyan had a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Boney Watson (183-78, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Nigerian-American forward Suleiman Braimoh (203-89, college: Rice) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Al Rayyan players scored in double figures. American swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Mansour El Hadary (177-90) added 21 points in the effort for Al Arabi. Al Rayyan have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-2 record. Al Arabi at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Al Rayyan's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Jaysh.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: T.Ngombo 17+5reb+1ast, B.Watson 14+6reb+7ast, S.Braimoh 11+11reb+2ast, E.Ali Saeed 11+3reb+1ast, Y.Ismail Musa 9+3reb+1ast, M.Saleem 8+4reb
Al Arabi: M.El Hadary 21+4reb+3ast, W.Byrd 19+10reb, A.Jalloh 15+4reb+5ast, A.Mofunanya 7+12reb+2ast, K.Masoud Al Nasr 3+3reb+1ast, H.Omar 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 232433


Al Jaysh - Al Gharafa 59-64

Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Jaysh (#2). Al Jaysh was defeated at home 59-64 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jaysh. Al Gharafa made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Egyptian guard Omar Salem (190) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Nigerian forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) who added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Lebanese point guard Fadi Hani Abilmoni (184) responded with 29 points and 6 rebounds and international forward Baker Ahmad Mohammed (199-86) scored 10 points and 5 assists. Al Gharafa maintains fifth position with 9-6 record. Loser Al Jaysh dropped to the third place with four games lost. Al Gharafa's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha .
Top scorers:
Al Gharafa: M.Adako 18+7reb+1ast, O.Salem 17+10reb, R.Wright 12+6reb+6ast, O.N'Diaye 9+7reb+1ast, M.Nayef Mahmoud 4+3reb+3ast, B.Mohammad Ba-Sulaiman 2+1ast
Al Jaysh: F.Hani Abilmoni 29+6reb+2ast, B.Ahmad Mohammed 10+4reb+5ast, M.Goubara Salahudun 6+2reb, B.Marone Ngom 6+11reb, A.Ndoye 3+2reb, A.Turki Ali 2+3reb+7ast
gschID: 232432


  




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