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D1 Standings
 1. Al Gharafa 12-1 
 2. Al Arabi 11-3 
 3. Qatar Club 9-5 
 4. Al Wakrah 9-5 
 5. Al Sadd 7-6 
 6. Al Rayyan 7-7 
 7. Al Khor 3-11 
 8. Al Ahli 2-12 
 9. Al Shamal 2-12 
Full Standings
Last:1/17/2018
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
Last:10/28/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick STOVER
  Al Arabi
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Stover, Al Arabi25.5 
 2. Zivcevic, Al Ahli24.8 
 3. Saaka, Al Wakrah24.5 
 4. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.23.0 
 5. Williamson, Al Khor22.9 
 6. Jaxen, Qatar Club22.9 
 7. Monroe, Al Gharafa22.1 
 8. Brown, Al Rayyan22.0 
 9. Justice, Al Gharafa21.8 
 10. Ross, Al Wakrah21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alioune TEW
  Al Shamal
  (206-C-92)
  Avg: 15
 1. Tew, Al Shamal15.0 
 2. Williamson, Al Khor13.4 
 3. Seck, Al Arabi12.7 
 4. Besovic, Al Ahli11.5 
 5. Hurt, Al Rayyan11.2 
 6. Byrd, Al Arabi10.9 
 7. West, Qatar Club10.4 
 8. Monroe, Al Gharafa10.3 
 9. Mohmmed, Qatar C.10.1 
 10. Ammons, Al Gharafa9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Darryl BRYANT
  Al Shamal
  (185-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Bryant, Al Shamal8.3 
 2. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.7.0 
 3. Davis, Al Khor6.9 
 4. Justice, Al Gharafa6.5 
 5. Jaxen, Qatar Club5.9 
 6. Fouda, Al Sadd5.6 
 7. Coles, Al Sadd5.5 
 8. Brown, Al Rayyan5.4 
 9. Monroe, Al Gharafa5.3 
 10. Talla, Al Arabi5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Moustafa Essam FOUDA
  Al Sadd
  (174-PG-97)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fouda, Al Sadd2.3 
 2. Coles, Al Sadd2.3 
 3. Justice, Al Gharafa2.2 
 4. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.2.2 
 5. Davis, Al Khor2.2 
 6. Seydou-E., Al Ahli2.1 
 7. Oldham, Al Sadd2.0 
 8. Monroe, Al Gharafa1.9 
 9. Brown, Al Rayyan1.8 
 10. Milojevic, Al Ahli1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi2.5 
 2. Besovic, Al Ahli2.4 
 3. West, Qatar Club1.7 
 4. Tew, Al Shamal1.6 
 5. Hurt, Al Rayyan1.4 
 6. Ammons, Al Gharafa1.2 
 7. Al-Rayes, Al Sadd1.2 
 8. Seck, Al Arabi1.1 
 9. Magasa, Al Khor1.1 
 10. Williamson, Al Khor1.0 

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Round 16 (Regular Season)

Al Arabi 72% Jan.17 Al Wakrah
Al Gharafa 79% Jan.17 Al Sadd
D1 Round 5: Derby game ends with El Jaysh's defeat of Al Sadd - Dec 22, 2016


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Macklin
The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Sadd (#6). El Jaysh (4-0) crushed visiting Al Sadd (1-3) by 21 points 85-64. The game was mostly controlled by El Jaysh. Al Sadd managed to win fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. El Jaysh looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) contributed with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. El Jaysh's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward AJ West (206-91, college: Nevada) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 20 rebounds for Al Sadd. El Jaysh have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Al Sadd at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Qatar Sports Club.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Ahli (#6). Al Ahli was crushed at home by 22 points 64-86 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) stepped up and scored 29 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and Wayne Arnold chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) responded with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Al Gharafa (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Al Gharafa's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.
A very close game took place in Doha (derby !!!) between Qatar Sports Club and Al Shamal. Fifth ranked Qatar Sports Club (3-1) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Al Shamal (1-3). Qatar Sports Club managed to escape with a 3-point win 94-91 on Tuesday evening. James Justice nailed a triple-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Mohamed Haras came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds for Al Shamal in the defeat. Qatar Sports Club moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Al Shamal dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Qatar Sports Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena El Jaysh.

In the last game of round 5 Al Wakrah was beaten by Al Arabi on the road 85-80.

El Jaysh - Al Sadd 85-64

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Sadd (#6). El Jaysh (4-0) crushed visiting Al Sadd (1-3) by 21 points 85-64. The game was mostly controlled by El Jaysh. Al Sadd managed to win fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. El Jaysh looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) contributed with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. El Jaysh's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward AJ West (206-91, college: Nevada) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 20 rebounds and point guard Moustafa Essam Fouda (174-97) added 11 points and 7 assists in the effort for Al Sadd. El Jaysh have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Al Sadd at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Qatar Sports Club.
Top scorers:
El Jaysh: D.James 22+3reb+6ast, V.Macklin 20+10reb+3ast, F.Hani Abilmona 7+4reb+3ast, B.Marone Ngom 7+4reb, B.Dieng 6+5reb+2ast, M.El Hadary 5+2reb+3ast
Al Sadd: A.West 30+20reb+2ast, M.Essam Fouda 11+4reb+7ast, R.Sykes 7+2reb+1ast, M.Ouiri 6+7reb+2ast, S.Abdulrahman Ali 5+1reb+1ast, O.Saad 3+1reb
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Al Ahli - Al Gharafa 64-86

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#5) and Al Ahli (#6). Al Ahli was crushed at home by 22 points 64-86 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Al Gharafa. Al Ahli was better in third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Gharafa dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Al Ahli's 26. They outrebounded Al Ahli 44-29 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al Gharafa players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) stepped up and scored 29 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St.) chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) responded with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and Serbian power forward Nemanja Miljkovic (204-90) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Al Gharafa (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Al Gharafa'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 Gharafa: S.Monroe 29+9reb+6ast, W.Arnold 24+6reb+7ast, N.Muslic 11+5reb+1ast, A.Saad 7+4reb+1ast, M.Abdullah 6+4reb+3ast, O.Salem 6+10reb+3ast
Al Ahli: B.Jereminov 22+9reb+9ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 14+2reb+2ast, N.Miljkovic 11+10reb+1ast, A.Al-Muftah 8+1reb+1ast, O.Ahmad 4+2reb+1ast, M.Elsadiq 3
gschID: 522277


Qatar Club - Al Shamal 94-91

A very close game took place in Doha (derby !!!) between Qatar Sports Club and Al Shamal. Fifth ranked Qatar Sports Club (3-1) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Al Shamal (1-3). Qatar Sports Club managed to escape with a 3-point win 94-91 on Tuesday evening. Al Shamal was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-21 charge of Qatar Sports Club, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Al Shamal outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 45-31 including 19 on the offensive glass. American point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) nailed a triple-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) accounted for 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Mohamed Haras came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds and American guard Justin Tubbs (190-87, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 29 points respectively for Al Shamal in the defeat. Qatar Sports Club moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Al Shamal dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Qatar Sports Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena El Jaysh.
Top scorers:
Qatar Club: J.Justice 40+10reb+13ast, Q.Doggett 34+14reb+1ast, K.Zubovic 6+2reb, A.Jamal 5+3reb+2ast, A.Mahmood Abdallah 4+1reb, M.Almuhnai 3
Al Shamal: M.Haras 33+20reb+3ast, J.Tubbs 29+4reb+3ast, A.Kosar 9+8reb+1ast, A.Youssef 8+1reb, E.Ali Saleh 6+8reb, F.Avdic 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 522275


Al Arabi - Al Wakrah 85-80

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Al Arabi (3-1) beat 6th ranked Al Wakrah (1-3) in Doha 85-80 on Tuesday. Al Wakrah trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 30-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-85 at the end of the game. The former international center Mame Souleye (206-87) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Gueye Momar Talla accounted for 19 points and 8 assists. American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) came up with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and American guard Larry Williams (191-86, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) added 27 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Al Wakrah in the defeat. Al Arabi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Al Wakrah lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Gharafa.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: M.Souleye 23+11reb+3ast, A.Saaka 20+2reb, G.Momar Talla 19+4reb+8ast, O.Adel 8+7reb+1ast, M.Adako 7+6reb+3ast, I.Hamed Moutasim 6+1reb+2ast
Al Wakrah: O.Ayeni 36+13reb+2ast, L.Williams 27+6reb+1ast, M.Saleem 8+4reb+2ast, E.Mujkic 4+11reb+2ast, A.Al-Darwish 3+1reb+2ast, A.Samir 2+1ast
gschID: 522276


  




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