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D1 Standings
 1. Al Gharafa 14-2 
 2. Al Arabi 12-4 
 3. Qatar Club 10-6 
 4. Al Wakrah 10-6 
 5. Al Rayyan 9-7 
 6. Al Sadd 9-7 
 7. Al Khor 4-12 
 8. Al Ahli 2-14 
 9. Al Shamal 2-14 
Last:1/24/2018
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
 Nenad ZIVCEVIC
  Al Ahli
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Zivcevic, Al Ahli26.0 
 2. Saaka, Al Wakrah23.6 
 3. Williamson, Al Khor23.2 
 4. Stover, Al Arabi22.7 
 5. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.22.3 
 6. Brown, Al Rayyan21.7 
 7. Monroe, Al Gharafa20.3 
 8. Ehambe, Al Shamal20.1 
 9. Oldham, Al Sadd20.0 
 10. Ross, Al Wakrah19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Khobi WILLIAMSON
  Al Khor
  (201-C-92)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Williamson, Al Khor13.5 
 2. Seck, Al Arabi13.2 
 3. Besovic, Al Ahli11.3 
 4. Hurt, Al Rayyan11.2 
 5. West, Qatar Club10.8 
 6. Byrd, Al Arabi10.3 
 7. Mohmmed, Qatar C.10.2 
 8. Monroe, Al Gharafa10.1 
 9. Moser, Al Sadd9.0 
 10. Ammons, Al Gharafa8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jawan DAVIS
  Al Khor
  (184-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Davis, Al Khor6.9 
 2. Knight, Qatar Club6.5 
 3. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.6.3 
 4. Monroe, Al Gharafa5.8 
 5. Coles, Al Sadd5.6 
 6. Justice, Al Gharafa5.4 
 7. Fouda, Al Sadd5.2 
 8. Kearney, Qatar Club5.2 
 9. Brown, Al Rayyan5.1 
 10. Blackmon, Al Khor4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Julius COLES
  Al Sadd
  (193-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Coles, Al Sadd2.2 
 2. Johnson-Jr, Al Wa.2.2 
 3. Davis, Al Khor2.1 
 4. Seydou-E., Al Ahli2.1 
 5. Oldham, Al Sadd2.0 
 6. Fouda, Al Sadd2.0 
 7. Ross, Al Wakrah1.8 
 8. Monroe, Al Gharafa1.8 
 9. Brown, Al Rayyan1.8 
 10. Justice, Al Gharafa1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi2.5 
 2. Besovic, Al Ahli2.3 
 3. West, Qatar Club1.9 
 4. Ammons, Al Gharafa1.3 
 5. Hurt, Al Rayyan1.3 
 6. Al-Rayes, Al Sadd1.1 
 7. Williamson, Al Khor1.1 
 8. Seck, Al Arabi1.1 
 9. Magasa, Al Khor1.0 
 10. Erfan, Al Wakrah0.8 

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Play-Off bracket1
D1 Round 4 of Regular Season - Dec 7, 2017


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The most shocking disappointment of round 4 in the D1 was a home defeat of 5th ranked Al Ahli (1-2) by sixth ranked Qatar Sports Club (2-1) who outscored them by 32 points 108-76. Qatar Sports Club outrebounded Al Ahli 46-30 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandan Kearney (198-92, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and the other American import guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) who added 30 points and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side Serbian-FYR Macedonian forward Nenad Zivcevic (203-87, agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with 25 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Qatar Sports Club moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wakrah. Al Ahli at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Qatar Sports Club is looking forward to face Al Wakrah (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Ahli's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Gharafa.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Al Sadd (#3). Al Gharafa (3-0) smashed visiting Al Sadd (2-2) by 17 points 83-66. The winners were led by American point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) who scored that evening 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Mychal Ammons supported him with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Even a double-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists by American-Albanian forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) did not help to save the game for Al Sadd. Al Gharafa have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 3-0 record behind leader Al Arabi. Al Sadd at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Al Gharafa's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Ahli.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#1) and Al Rayyan (#7). Al Rayyan was defeated at home 79-91 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Nick Stover fired a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Sherwood Brown produced 22 points and 4 assists for lost side. Al Arabi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Loser Al Rayyan keeps the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Al Khor. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena .
Al Khor has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Al Shamal (0-4) 70-64. It was a very good performance for Khobi Williamson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. Al Khor (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Al Rayyan. It was Al Shamal's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Al Khor's next round opponent will be Al Rayyan (#8) in Doha. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Sadd.

Al Gharafa - Al Sadd 83-66

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#2) and Al Sadd (#3). Al Gharafa (3-0) smashed visiting Al Sadd (2-2) by 17 points 83-66. Al Gharafa dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al Sadd's 28. They outrebounded Al Sadd 45-21 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by American point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) who scored that evening 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) supported him with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Even a double-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists by American-Albanian forward Mike Moser (203-90, college: Oregon) did not help to save the game for Al Sadd. American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) added 21 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Al Gharafa have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 3-0 record behind leader Al Arabi. Al Sadd at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Al Gharafa's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Ahli.
Top scorers:
Al Gharafa: J.Justice 23+9reb+4ast, A.Saad 21+4reb+4ast, M.Ammons 20+13reb+1ast, O.Salem 8+10reb, S.Monroe 7+6reb+4ast, N.Muslic 4+2reb+2ast
Al Sadd: D.Oldham 21+6reb+1ast, J.Coles 15+4ast, M.Moser 13+10reb+6ast, M.Essam Fouda 9+1reb+7ast, N.Al-Rayes 8+4reb+2ast, F.Sadikovic 0+1ast
gschID: 589204


Al Ahli - Qatar Club 76-108

The most shocking disappointment of round 4 in the D1 was a home defeat of 5th ranked Al Ahli (1-2) by sixth ranked Qatar Sports Club (2-1) who outscored them by 32 points 108-76. Qatar Sports Club outrebounded Al Ahli 46-30 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandan Kearney (198-92, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and the other American import guard Baden Jaxen (190-90, college: N.Carolina) who added 30 points and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side Serbian-FYR Macedonian forward Nenad Zivcevic (203-87, agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and Ndoye Seydou-Elhadj produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Al Ahli players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Qatar Sports Club moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wakrah. Al Ahli at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Qatar Sports Club is looking forward to face Al Wakrah (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Ahli's supporters also 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:
Qatar Club: B.Jaxen 30+4reb+7ast, B.Kearney 24+10reb+8ast, N.West 17+16reb+3ast, A.Mahmood Abdallah 8+3reb+1ast, B.Ba-Suliman 8+1reb+4ast, M.Yousuf Mohmmed 8+7reb+6ast
Al Ahli: N.Zivcevic 25+3reb+4ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 14+10reb+4ast, N.Besovic 12+9reb+1ast, L.Milojevic 12+5reb+2ast, A.Al-Muftah 5+2reb+3ast, M.Elsadiq 5
gschID: 589205


Al Khor - Al Shamal 70-64

Al Khor has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Al Shamal (0-4) 70-64. It was a very good performance for American center Khobi Williamson (201-92, college: Hampden-Sydney) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. The other American import point guard Jawan Davis (184-89, college: Claflin) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. DR Congolese-American swingman Moses Ehambe (198-86, college: ORU) replied with 26 points and 8 rebounds and French center Alioune Tew (206-92, college: Niagara) added 6 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Al Shamal. Al Khor (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Al Rayyan. It was Al Shamal's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Al Khor's next round opponent will be Al Rayyan (#8) in Doha. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Sadd.
Top scorers:
Al Khor: K.Williamson 26+22reb, J.Davis 22+6reb+7ast, D.Blackmon 14+3reb+3ast, O.Almakhtasan 5+5reb+3ast, D.Mousa 3+4reb+3ast, A.Yousif 0
Al Shamal: M.Ehambe 26+8reb+1ast, D.Bryan 16+4reb+4ast, E.Ali Saleh 10+6reb+1ast, A.Tew 6+17reb+2ast, F.Avdic 3+3reb+2ast, A.Kosar 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 589206


Al Rayyan - Al Arabi 79-91

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#1) and Al Rayyan (#7). Al Rayyan was defeated at home 79-91 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Al Arabi made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) fired a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The other American import swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Sherwood Brown (193-91, college: FGCU) produced 22 points and 4 assists and naturalized Bosnian center Meho Haracic added 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Arabi have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Loser Al Rayyan keeps the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Al Khor. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena .
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: N.Stover 34+11reb+6ast, W.Byrd 21+9reb+1ast, O.Seck 15+12reb+3ast, K.Suliman 10+3reb+6ast, G.Momar Talla 6+3reb+3ast, C.Casas 3+2reb+4ast
Al Rayyan: S.Brown 22+4reb+4ast, S.Hurt 18+8reb, T.Ngombo 16+5reb+4ast, M.Haracic 11+12reb+4ast, M.Abdelaziz ElSayed 9+3reb+7ast, H.Aref 3+3reb
gschID: 589207


  




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