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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 8 of Regular Season - Jan 1, 2017


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Sammy Monroe
Round 8 most important game was a victory of Al Gharafa over one of their biggest challengers Al Rayyan 88-75 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Rayyan. The game was mostly controlled by Al Gharafa. Al Rayyan managed to win third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (185-96) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American center Marcus Bell (206-90, college: CS Stanislaus) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for Al Rayyan. Al Gharafa have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-1 record behind leader El Jaysh. Defending champion Al Rayyan keeps the third place with two games lost. Al Gharafa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Al Rayyan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena El Jaysh.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Shamal (#7). Al Shamal was defeated at home 88-97 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dominic James who added 31 points and 6 assists during the contest. Mohamed Haras responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds. Undefeated El Jaysh (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Al Shamal at the other side dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Rayyan.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Doha: Al Ahli (#6) and Qatar Sports Club (#4). Al Ahli (3-3) won against visiting Qatar Sports Club (3-3) 81-77. The winners were led by Nemanja Miljkovic who scored that evening 26 points and 6 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds by Quinton Doggett did not help to save the game for Qatar Sports Club. Al Ahli moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Qatar Club and Al Arabi. Al Ahli will meet bottom-ranked Al Khor (#10) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Qatar Sports Club'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 match of two teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#8) and Al Arabi (#4). Al Arabi was defeated at home 61-71 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The best player for the winners was Moustafa Essam Fouda who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Al Sadd (2-4) moved-up to seventh place. Al Arabi at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. Al Sadd's next round opponent will be Al Wakrah (#9) on the road. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Qatar Sports Club.

Al Rayyan - Al Gharafa 75-88

Round 8 most important game was a victory of Al Gharafa over one of their biggest challengers Al Rayyan 88-75 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Rayyan. The game was mostly controlled by Al Gharafa. Al Rayyan managed to win third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (185-96) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Al Gharafa players scored in double figures. American center Marcus Bell (206-90, college: CS Stanislaus) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Marcel Anderson (183-86, college: Harris-Stowe St.) added 25 points in the effort for Al Rayyan. Al Gharafa have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-1 record behind leader El Jaysh. Defending champion Al Rayyan keeps the third place with two games lost. Al Gharafa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Al Rayyan'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:
Al Rayyan: M.Anderson 25+4reb+1ast, M.Bell 19+11reb+2ast, A.Abdelhaleem 18+5reb+3ast, T.Ngombo 7+10reb+3ast, M.Haracic 4+6reb, O.Nasser Al-Khanji 2+1reb+3ast
Al Gharafa: S.Monroe 28+7reb+5ast, A.Saad 19+7reb+5ast, W.Arnold 18+5reb+4ast, H.Ndoye 13+4reb+1ast, N.Muslic 5+3reb+2ast, M.Abdullah 3+1ast
gschID: 522290


Al Shamal - El Jaysh 88-97

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Shamal (#7). Al Shamal was defeated at home 88-97 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The guests were already 14 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 26-18 last quarter charge of Al Shamal cut the lead to 97-88 at the end of the game. El Jaysh made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) who added 31 points and 6 assists during the contest. Mohamed Haras responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Tyrone Johnson (190-92, college: S.Carolina) scored 21 points and 5 assists. Four Al Shamal players scored in double figures. El Jaysh (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Al Shamal at the other side dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Rayyan.
Top scorers:
Al Shamal: M.Haras 31+11reb+2ast, T.Johnson 21+2reb+5ast, A.Kosar 16+4reb, E.Ali Saleh 12+9reb+2ast, F.Avdic 8+5reb+4ast, A.Diop 0
El Jaysh: V.Macklin 35+9reb+3ast, D.James 31+4reb+6ast, M.Mohamed Yousef 10+4reb+3ast, A.Saeed Erfan 8+2reb, F.Hani Abilmoni 7+6reb+7ast, A.Turki Ali 6+5reb
gschID: 522289


Al Ahli - Qatar Club 81-77

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Doha: Al Ahli (#6) and Qatar Sports Club (#4). Al Ahli (3-3) won against visiting Qatar Sports Club (3-3) 81-77. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Al Ahli looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by Serbian power forward Nemanja Miljkovic (204-90) who scored that evening 26 points and 6 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and international point guard Abdulrahman Al-Muftah (181-94) supported him with 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Even a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) did not help to save the game for Qatar Sports Club. His fellow American import point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) added 20 points and 8 assists for the guests. Al Ahli moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Qatar Club and Al Arabi. Al Ahli will meet bottom-ranked Al Khor (#10) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Qatar Sports Club'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:
Qatar Club: Q.Doggett 30+12reb, J.Justice 20+4reb+8ast, A.Jamal 11+2reb+2ast, B.Ba-Suliman 8+2reb+2ast, A.Mahmood Abdallah 6+1reb+1ast, M.Almuhnai 2+3reb
Al Ahli: N.Miljkovic 26+3reb+6ast, A.Al-Muftah 22+3reb+5ast, O.Ahmad 13+4reb, H.Omar 9+5reb+2ast, B.Jereminov 9+8reb+9ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 2+6reb
gschID: 522288


Al Arabi - Al Sadd 61-71

Another interesting game was again a derby match of two teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#8) and Al Arabi (#4). Al Arabi was defeated at home 61-71 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Al Sadd. Al Arabi was better in fourth quarter 18-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Al Sadd especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was point guard Moustafa Essam Fouda (174-97) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. American forward AJ West (206-91, college: Nevada) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Nigerian-American power forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Osama Adel added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Al Sadd (2-4) moved-up to seventh place. Al Arabi at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. Al Sadd's next round opponent will be Al Wakrah (#9) on the road. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Qatar Sports Club.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: M.Adako 18+12reb+3ast, O.Adel 15+7reb+2ast, A.Saaka 13+6reb+1ast, G.Momar Talla 7+1reb+3ast, M.Souleye 4+1reb, F.Abu Faisal AlDarwish 3+3ast
Al Sadd: M.Essam Fouda 23+5reb+3ast, A.West 17+13reb+1ast, K.Abdi 16+8reb+3ast, F.Nabil Abuissa 9+2reb+2ast, Y.Mahdi 6+5reb+1ast, O.Saad 0
gschID: 522287


  




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