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 Michael TAYLOR
  Al Gharafa
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  Avg: 33
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 2. Justice, Qatar Club31.0 
 3. Ayeni, Al Wakrah29.4 
 4. Blair, Al Wakrah29.2 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club28.4 
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 7. Gary, Al Khor26.1 
 8. Hamilton, Al Shamal25.8 
 9. Anderson, Al Rayyan25.2 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh24.9 
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 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 
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 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 27: Derby game ends with Al Gharafa's defeat of Qatar Sports Club - Feb 15, 2017


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Sammy Monroe
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Qatar Sports Club (#6). Qatar Sports Club was crushed at home by 24 points 83-107 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Al Gharafa. Qatar Sports Club managed to win fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Gharafa dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 42. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 48-23 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al Gharafa looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Mohammad Abdullah (205-82) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) answered with 32 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for Qatar Sports Club. Al Gharafa (15-1) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place having just one point less than leader El Jaysh. Qatar Sports Club lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 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 Al Rayyan.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Arabi (10-5) won against visiting Al Shamal (4-11) 80-75. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American power forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds. Adamu Saaka helped adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard Reggie Hamilton (182-89, college: Oakland, agency: Octagon Europe) with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Al Arabi. They maintain fourth place with 10-5 record. Al Shamal at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Ahli.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Ahli (#5). El Jaysh (15-0) crushed visiting Al Ahli (5-10) by 30 points 103-73. It was an exceptional evening for Vernon Macklin who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Aleksandar Mitrovic came up with 25 points for Al Ahli in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for El Jaysh. They maintain first place with 15-0 record. Loser Al Ahli dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Rayyan.
Another exciting game was also this time a derby match between teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#3) and Qatar Sports Club (#6). Al Rayyan (11-4) crushed visiting Qatar Sports Club (5-11) by 44 points 108-64. The best player for the winners was Marcus Bell who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 22 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Al Rayyan. Defending champion maintains third place with 11-4 record having four points less than leader El Jaysh. Qatar Sports Club lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Al Rayyan's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Gharafa.

In the last two games of round 27 Al Wakrah beat Al Sadd on the road 96-80. Al Wakrah destroyed Al Khor on its own court 114-85.

Qatar Club - Al Gharafa 83-107

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Qatar Sports Club (#6). Qatar Sports Club was crushed at home by 24 points 83-107 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Al Gharafa. Qatar Sports Club managed to win fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Gharafa dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 42. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 48-23 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al Gharafa looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Mohammad Abdullah (205-82) contributed with 17 points, 8 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 forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) answered with 32 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and international Abdulrahman Jamal added 23 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Qatar Sports Club. Al Gharafa (15-1) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place having just one point less than leader El Jaysh. Qatar Sports Club lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 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 Al Rayyan.
Top scorers:
Al Gharafa: S.Monroe 30+16reb+4ast, N.Muslic 17+7reb+2ast, M.Abdullah 17+8reb+5ast, R.Rashid Al Abdulla 12+1reb+1ast, K.Abdalla Adam 10+5reb+2ast, H.Ndoye 9+5reb+1ast
Qatar Club: Q.Doggett 32+7reb+3ast, A.Jamal 23+5reb+1ast, B.Ba-Suliman 7+3reb+2ast, A.Mahmood Abdallah 7+4reb+4ast, A.Al-Sahouti 6+2reb+1ast, M.Almuhnai 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 533673


Al Sadd - Al Wakrah 80-96

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Al Wakrah (6-10) beat 9th ranked Al Sadd (4-12) in Doha 96-80. The game without a history. Al Wakrah led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Al Wakrah players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Larry Blair (183-84, college: Liberty) who scored 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) chipped in a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Ayeni is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward AJ West (206-91, college: Nevada) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Five Al Sadd players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Al Wakrah. They moved-up to fifth place. Al Sadd at the other side keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Al Wakrah's next round opponent will be Qatar Sports Club (#7) in Doha. Al Sadd'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 Wakrah: L.Blair 35+6reb+9ast, O.Ayeni 33+10reb+4ast, N.Diatta 8+3reb, A.Al-Darwish 7+2reb+1ast, A.Samir 6+1ast, M.Saleem 4+5reb+2ast
Al Sadd: A.West 26+13reb, O.Saad 19+1reb+2ast, O.Seck 12+11reb+2ast, F.Nabil Abuissa 12+4reb+4ast, M.Ouiri 11+3reb+3ast, I.Alazar 0
gschID: 533672


Al Arabi - Al Shamal 80-75

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Al Shamal (#8). Al Arabi (10-5) won against visiting Al Shamal (4-11) 80-75. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Al Arabi players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American power forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds. American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) helped adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard Reggie Hamilton (182-89, college: Oakland, agency: Octagon Europe) with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Australian-South Sudanese forward Deng Deng (203-92, college: Baylor) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Al Shamal players scored in double figures. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Al Arabi. They maintain fourth place with 10-5 record. Al Shamal at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Ahli.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: M.Adako 29+12reb+2ast, A.Saaka 21+6reb+10ast, M.Souleye 15+14reb+3ast, G.Momar Talla 9+4reb+5ast, F.Abu Faisal AlDarwish 3+1reb+1ast, I.Hamed Moutasim 3+4reb+1ast
Al Shamal: R.Hamilton 24+6reb+5ast, D.Deng 20+10reb+2ast, E.Ali Saleh 11+9reb+2ast, A.Kosar 10+3reb+3ast, F.Avdic 10+7reb+1ast, J.Muftah 0
gschID: 533671


El Jaysh - Al Ahli 103-73

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Ahli (#5). El Jaysh (15-0) crushed visiting Al Ahli (5-10) by 30 points 103-73. The game without a history. El Jaysh led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al Ahli's 22 and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. El Jaysh forced 21 Al Ahli turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) accounted for 23 points and 6 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four El Jaysh players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic (201-90, agency: Interperformances) came up with 25 points and Ndoye Seydou-Elhadj added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Al Ahli in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for El Jaysh. They maintain first place with 15-0 record. Loser Al Ahli dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. El Jaysh's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Rayyan.
Top scorers:
El Jaysh: V.Macklin 26+10reb+5ast, D.James 23+4reb+6ast, A.Badara Ndoye 16+4reb+2ast, F.Hani Abilmoni 16+4reb+8ast, A.Saeed Erfan 7+4reb+2ast, M.El Hadary 6+1reb+4ast
Al Ahli: A.Mitrovic 25+4reb, N.Seydou Elhadj 13+7reb+2ast, A.Al-Muftah 10+2reb+1ast, M.Elsadiq 8+5reb, O.Ahmad 7+2reb+2ast, B.Jereminov 6+3reb+9ast
gschID: 533670


Al Rayyan - Qatar Club 108-64

Another exciting game was also this time a derby match between teams from Doha: Al Rayyan (#3) and Qatar Sports Club (#6). Al Rayyan (11-4) crushed visiting Qatar Sports Club (5-11) by 44 points 108-64. The game without a history. Al Rayyan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 40. Al Rayyan forced 20 Qatar Sports Club turnovers and outrebounded them 59-21 including a 22-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Marcus Bell (206-90, college: CS Stanislaus) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 22 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jamal Shabazz (198-94, college: Samford) chipped in 31 points and 7 rebounds. Five Al Rayyan players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Bader Ba-Suliman added 23 points respectively. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Al Rayyan. Defending champion maintains third place with 11-4 record having four points less than leader El Jaysh. Qatar Sports Club lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Al Rayyan's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Gharafa.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: J.Shabazz 31+7reb+3ast, M.Bell 22+22reb+3ast, M.Hassan Mohamed 14+4reb+5ast, T.Ngombo 11+11reb+1ast, A.Abdelhaleem 10+7reb+1ast, M.Abdelaziz ElSayed 7+2reb+4ast
Qatar Club: B.Ba-Suliman 23+3reb+3ast, Q.Doggett 20+12reb+1ast, A.Jamal 7+2reb, A.Mahmood Abdallah 5+2reb+2ast, K.Zubovic 5+1reb+2ast, A.Al-Sahouti 4+1reb+5ast
gschID: 533669


Al Wakrah - Al Khor 114-85

Very expected game when 10th ranked Al Khor (2-13) was smashed on the road by sixth ranked Al Wakrah (6-10) 114-85. The game was mostly controlled by Al Wakrah. Al Khor was better in second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Wakrah dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al Khor's 42. Al Wakrah forced 19 Al Khor turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian forward Olatunbo Ayeni (196-87, college: St.Francis, NY) who scored 60 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. American guard Larry Blair (183-84, college: Liberty) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds, 17 assists and 4 steals. Ayeni is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Al Wakrah's coach Ihab Jalal felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Dairese Gary (185-88, college: N.Mexico) who recorded a triple-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 10 assists and Mustafa Lasheen added 13 points respectively. Four Al Khor players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Al Wakrah. They moved-up to fifth place. Al Khor at the other side stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Al Wakrah's next round opponent will be Qatar Sports Club (#7) in Doha. Al Khor will play at home against Al Shamal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al Wakrah: O.Ayeni 60+9reb+3ast, L.Blair 22+7reb+17ast, E.Mujkic 12+3reb+1ast, A.Samir 4+2reb+1ast, N.Diatta 4+6reb+2ast, F.El Sharony 3
Al Khor: D.Gary 40+14reb+10ast, M.Lasheen 13+4reb+1ast, K.Roushdi Mohamed 11+4reb+2ast, A.Adam 10+3reb+1ast, S. Nedim 6+2ast, R.Young 5+5reb
gschID: 533668


  




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