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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 10: Al Gharafa beats Al Sadd in a derby game - Jan 9, 2017


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Wayne Arnold
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Al Sadd (#7). Al Sadd was smashed at home by 21 points 62-83 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Sadd. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-62. Al Gharafa looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St.) fired 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (185-96) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Al Gharafa (7-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader El Jaysh. Al Sadd at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Al Shamal. Al Gharafa'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 interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Shamal (#8) and Al Ahli (#5). Al Ahli was defeated at home 69-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Ahli. Worth to mention a great performance of Mohamed Haras who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds (on 14-of-16 shooting from the field). Tyrone Johnson contributed with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Ndoye Seydou Elhadj replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for Al Ahli. Al Shamal (3-5) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Al Sadd. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Qatar Club. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.
Bottom-ranked Al Khor (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-54 loss to fourth ranked Al Arabi (5-3) in Doha on Saturday evening. Adamu Saaka scored 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Rickey Young responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Al Arabi moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Rayyan. Loser Al Khor still closes the standings with eight games lost. 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 Shamal.

In the last game of round 10 Al Wakrah was defeated by Qatar Club in Doha 99-88.

Al Sadd - Al Gharafa 62-83

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Al Sadd (#7). Al Sadd was smashed at home by 21 points 62-83 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Sadd. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-62. Al Gharafa looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St.) fired 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International swingman Abdulrahman Saad (185-96) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international swingman Khalid Abdi (198-87) added 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Al Gharafa (7-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader El Jaysh. Al Sadd at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Al Shamal. Al Gharafa'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:
Al Gharafa: A.Saad 22+1reb+4ast, W.Arnold 22+5reb+4ast, S.Monroe 11+5reb+5ast, M.Abdullah 9+2reb+1ast, O.Salem 7+10reb+3ast, K.Abdalla Adam 5+9reb+1ast
Al Sadd: R.Sykes 18+6reb+3ast, M.Ouiri 15+4reb+4ast, M.Essam Fouda 9+1reb+3ast, Y.Mahdi 8+5reb+1ast, K.Abdi 8+11reb+4ast, A.West 4+7reb
gschID: 522298


Qatar Club - Al Wakrah 99-88

There was no surprise in Doha where 9th ranked Al Wakrah (1-7) was defeated by sixth ranked Qatar Sports Club (4-4) 99-88 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Qatar Sports Club made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Qatar Sports Club had a 36-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) chipped in 28 points and 17 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Qatar Sports Club players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Larry Blair (183-84, college: Liberty) responded with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. Qatar Sports Club moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Al Ahli. Al Wakrah lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. 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 Al Gharafa.
Top scorers:
Qatar Club: J.Justice 30+9reb+11ast, Q.Doggett 28+17reb+3ast, A.Mahmood Abdallah 14+1reb+2ast, A.Jamal 12+9reb+5ast, B.Ba-Suliman 5+2ast, A.Al-Sahouti 5+1reb+1ast
Al Wakrah: L.Blair 30+9reb+7ast, O.Ayeni 30+11reb+3ast, A.Al-Darwish 8+2reb+2ast, N.Diatta 6+2reb+1ast, M.Saleem 6+7reb+3ast, E.Mujkic 5+7reb
gschID: 522297


Al Arabi - Al Khor 78-54

Bottom-ranked Al Khor (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-54 loss to fourth ranked Al Arabi (5-3) in Doha on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Al Arabi. Al Khor managed to win second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Al Khor's 24. They outrebounded Al Khor 41-28 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) scored 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American power forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) chipped in 9 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American Rickey Young (205-90, college: W.Virginia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Dairese Gary (185-88, college: N.Mexico) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Al Arabi moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Rayyan. Loser Al Khor still closes the standings with eight games lost. 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 Shamal.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: A.Saaka 35+9reb+3ast, O.Adel 13+6reb+4ast, G.Momar Talla 13+4reb+2ast, M.Adako 9+13reb+5ast, M.Souleye 8+7reb+3ast, T.Abu Faisal Ahmad 0
Al Khor: R.Young 28+10reb, D.Gary 9+5reb+6ast, A.Muhamad 6+1reb, K.Roushdi Mohamed 6+4reb+1ast, A.Adam 3+3reb+4ast, A.Mohamed Hisham 2+5reb
gschID: 522296


Al Ahli - Al Shamal 69-74

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Shamal (#8) and Al Ahli (#5). Al Ahli was defeated at home 69-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Ahli. Al Ahli was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Al Shamal, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Al Ahli's 38. Worth to mention a great performance of Mohamed Haras who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds (on 14-of-16 shooting from the field). American guard Tyrone Johnson (190-92, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Ndoye Seydou Elhadj replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) added 23 points and 7 assists in the effort for Al Ahli. Four Al Ahli players scored in double figures. Al Shamal (3-5) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Al Sadd. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Qatar Club. Al Shamal'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 Shamal: M.Haras 30+15reb+3ast, T.Johnson 25+9reb+5ast, E.Ali Saleh 9+11reb+3ast, A.Kosar 8+2reb+2ast, F.Avdic 2+4reb, A.Diop 0
Al Ahli: B.Jereminov 23+4reb+7ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 19+14reb+1ast, N.Miljkovic 13+14reb+4ast, A.Al-Muftah 11+4reb+2ast, A.Mahmoud 2+1reb, O.Ahmad 1+1reb
gschID: 522295


  




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