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D1 Standings
 1. El Jaysh 18-0 
 2. Al Gharafa 16-2 
 3. Al Arabi 12-6 
 4. Al Rayyan 12-6 
 5. Al Wakrah 7-11 
 6. Al Shamal 7-11 
 7. Al Ahli 6-12 
 8. Al Sadd 5-13 
 9. Qatar Club 5-13 
 10. Al Khor 2-16 
Last:3/3/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-2 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Sagesse 1-3 
Group B
 1 ES Sahel 4-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 3-1 
 3 Al Mina 2-2 
 4 DSG 1-3 
 5 As Seeb 0-4 
Last:11/17/2016
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael TAYLOR
  Al Gharafa
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 33
 1. Taylor, Al Gharafa33.0 
 2. Justice, Qatar Club31.0 
 3. Ayeni, Al Wakrah29.4 
 4. Blair, Al Wakrah29.2 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club28.4 
 6. Haras, Al Shamal26.6 
 7. Gary, Al Khor26.1 
 8. Hamilton, Al Shamal25.8 
 9. Anderson, Al Rayyan25.2 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh24.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Oumar SECK
  Al Sadd
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Seck, Al Sadd17.1 
 2. Haras, Al Shamal16.2 
 3. Bell, Al Rayyan15.2 
 4. West, Al Sadd13.5 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club12.3 
 6. Deng, Al Shamal12.2 
 7. Adako, Al Arabi11.9 
 8. Ayeni, Al Wakrah11.3 
 9. Young, Al Khor10.3 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Al Wakrah
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Blair, Al Wakrah9.0 
 2. Jereminov, Al Ahli7.9 
 3. Watson, Al Shamal7.5 
 4. Justice, Qatar Club7.2 
 5. Abilmoni, El Jaysh5.8 
 6. James, El Jaysh5.8 
 7. Gary, Al Khor5.8 
 8. Taylor, Al Gharafa5.7 
 9. Hamilton, Al Shamal5.6 
 10. Fouda, Al Sadd5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dominic JAMES
  El Jaysh
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. James, El Jaysh3.9 
 2. Blair, Al Wakrah3.3 
 3. Justice, Qatar Club2.8 
 4. Deng, Al Shamal2.8 
 5. Monroe, Al Gharafa2.8 
 6. Anderson, Al Rayyan2.6 
 7. Seydou-E., Al Ahli2.4 
 8. Bell, Al Rayyan2.4 
 9. Jereminov, Al Ahli2.3 
 10. Mohamed, Al Rayyan2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deng DENG
  Al Shamal
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Deng, Al Shamal4.0 
 2. Young, Al Khor1.9 
 3. Sykes, Al Sadd1.7 
 4. West, Al Sadd1.6 
 5. Seck, Al Sadd1.4 
 6. Macklin, El Jaysh1.3 
 7. Bell, Al Rayyan1.2 
 8. Adako, Al Arabi1.0 
 9. Haras, Al Shamal1.0 
 10. Ayeni, Al Wakrah0.9 

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D1 Round 4: Al Gharafa loses to El Jaysh - Dec 19, 2016


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The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Al Gharafa (2-1) in Doha on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by El Jaysh (3-0) 87-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Al Gharafa won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. El Jaysh made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) fired 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his fifteen free throws !!!) for the winners. Power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) chipped in 11 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Michael Taylor (186-86, college: Iowa St.) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. El Jaysh have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Al Gharafa at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Qatar Club and Al Arabi. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Sadd.
Important game to mention about took place in Al Wakrah. Eighth ranked Al Ahli (1-2) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging 7th ranked Al Wakrah (1-2) 76-73 in the game for the sixth place. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Nemanja Miljkovic contributed with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds for Al Wakrah. Al Ahli left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Al Wakrah. 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 Al Gharafa.
Al Shamal can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Doha, where they edged Al Sadd (1-2) 69-68 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Mohamed Haras who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 24 rebounds. At the losing side Khalid Abdi responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Al Shamal left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Al Sadd. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Qatar Sports Club.
Bottom-ranked Al Khor (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-78 loss to fourth ranked Al Rayyan (3-1) in Doha. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The winners were led by Marcus Bell who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 21 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Al Khor at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Al Sadd - Al Shamal 68-69

Al Shamal can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Doha, where they edged Al Sadd (1-2) 69-68 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Al Shamal outrebounded Al Sadd 42-30 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Mohamed Haras who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 24 rebounds and American guard Justin Tubbs (190-87, college: E.Tenn.St.) who added 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side international swingman Khalid Abdi (198-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Moustafa Essam Fouda (174-97) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Five Al Sadd players scored in double figures. Al Shamal left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Al Sadd. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Qatar Sports Club.
Top scorers:
Al Shamal: M.Haras 29+24reb+2ast, J.Tubbs 17+1reb+4ast, A.Kosar 13+3reb+2ast, E.Ali Saleh 7+7reb, F.Avdic 3+3reb+4ast, B.Watson 0
Al Sadd: K.Abdi 18+10reb+3ast, M.Essam Fouda 15+4reb+5ast, A.West 13+7reb+1ast, O.Saad 11+2reb+1ast, R.Sykes 11+4reb+1ast, I.Alazar 0
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Al Wakrah - Al Ahli 73-76

Important game to mention about took place in Al Wakrah. Eighth ranked Al Ahli (1-2) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging 7th ranked Al Wakrah (1-2) 76-73 in the game for the sixth place. Al Wakrah was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 27-22 charge of Al Ahli, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Serbian power forward Nemanja Miljkovic (204-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Al Ahli players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Larry Williams (191-86, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Al Wakrah. Al Ahli left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Al Wakrah. 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 Al Gharafa.
Top scorers:
Al Ahli: O.Ahmad 16+6reb+1ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 16+5reb+1ast, B.Jereminov 15+8reb+10ast, N.Miljkovic 14+10reb+5ast, A.Al-Muftah 13+3reb+1ast, H.Omar 2+1reb
Al Wakrah: O.Ayeni 32+11reb+2ast, L.Williams 18+5reb+4ast, M.Saleem 11+5reb+5ast, A.Al-Darwish 5+6reb+4ast, E.Mujkic 4+6reb, N.Diatta 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 522271


Al Rayyan - Al Khor 83-78

Bottom-ranked Al Khor (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-78 loss to fourth ranked Al Rayyan (3-1) in Doha. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The hosts were already 17 points ahead at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 24-11 last quarter charge of Al Khor cut the lead to 83-78 at the end of the game. The winners were led by American center Marcus Bell (206-90, college: CS Stanislaus) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 21 rebounds and international swingman Mohd Hassan Mohamed (191-91) supported him with 26 points and 7 assists. Four Al Rayyan players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 27 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals by American point guard Dairese Gary (185-88, college: N.Mexico) did not help to save the game for Al Khor. His fellow American import Rickey Young (205-90, college: W.Virginia Tech) added 23 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Al Khor at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: M.Hassan Mohamed 26+4reb+7ast, M.Bell 23+21reb, T.Ngombo 13+9reb+6ast, A.Abdelhaleem 11+2reb, M.Abdelaziz ElSayed 8+1reb+7ast, M.Haracic 2+3reb
Al Khor: D.Gary 27+14reb+6ast, R.Young 23+6reb, A.Adam 17+3reb+1ast, K.Roushdi Mohamed 7+2reb+2ast, M.Elserafy Shawky 4+4reb+1ast, A.Muhamad 0+1ast
gschID: 522274


Al Gharafa - El Jaysh 78-87

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Al Gharafa (2-1) in Doha on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by El Jaysh (3-0) 87-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Al Gharafa won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. El Jaysh made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) fired 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his fifteen free throws !!!) for the winners. Power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds. Four El Jaysh players scored in double figures. Guard Michael Taylor (186-86, college: Iowa St.) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) added 14 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. El Jaysh have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Al Gharafa at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Qatar Club and Al Arabi. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Sadd.
Top scorers:
El Jaysh: D.James 35+7reb+5ast, A.Badara Ndoye 17+2reb+1ast, F.Hani Abilmona 12+7reb+3ast, V.Macklin 11+15reb+2ast, A.Turki Ali 8+2reb+2ast, M.Mohamed Yousef 2+5reb+2ast
Al Gharafa: M.Taylor 27+5reb+4ast, S.Monroe 14+14reb+2ast, A.Saad 14+7reb+4ast, M.Abdullah 7+2reb, N.Muslic 7+5reb+2ast, O.Salem 5+8reb
gschID: 522273


  




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