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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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Al Arabi 72% Jan.17 Al Wakrah
Al Gharafa 79% Jan.17 Al Sadd
D1 Round 13: Al Arabi defeats Qatar Sports Club in the closest game of the week - Jan 9, 2018


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The most exciting game of round 13 in the D1 took place in Doha. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Qatar Sports Club (7-5) to second ranked Al Arabi (10-2) 80-78 on Sunday evening. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 30. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 52-36 including 18 on the offensive glass. Al Arabi looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) chipped in 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. At the losing side guard Brandan Kearney (198-92, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Al Arabi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-2 record having just one point less than leader Al Gharafa. Qatar Sports Club lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with five 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.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#1) and Al Rayyan (#5). Al Gharafa (10-1) won against visiting Al Rayyan (5-7) 80-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Rayyan. International forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) nailed a double-double by scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and Abdulrahman Saad accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The former international forward Tanguy Ngombo (197-84) came up with 27 points for Al Rayyan in the defeat. Al Gharafa have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Al Rayyan at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Al Gharafa will play against Al Khor (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Rayyan will play against Al Wakrah and hopes to get back on the winning track.
9th ranked Al Shamal (1-11) was outscored at home by third ranked Al Wakrah (9-3) with the biggest margin this round 100-84 on Sunday night. Earnest Ross fired a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Al Wakrah's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Justin Monroe produced 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Al Wakrah. They maintain third place with 9-3 record behind leader Al Gharafa. Al Shamal lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Al Wakrah will meet at home Al Rayyan (#6) in the next round. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.

In the last game of round 13 Al Ahli won against Al Khor on the opponent's court 65-57.

Al Shamal - Al Wakrah 84-100

9th ranked Al Shamal (1-11) was outscored at home by third ranked Al Wakrah (9-3) with the biggest margin this round 100-84 on Sunday night. Al Wakrah made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) chipped in 28 points and 6 assists. Four Al Wakrah players scored in double figures. Al Wakrah's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Justin Monroe (196-87, college: Morehouse) produced 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Elhag-Ali Saleh (191) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Al Wakrah. They maintain third place with 9-3 record behind leader Al Gharafa. Al Shamal lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Al Wakrah will meet at home Al Rayyan (#6) in the next round. Al Shamal's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Arabi.
Top scorers:
Al Shamal: J.Monroe 30+8reb+4ast, M.Ehambe 23+3reb+4ast, E.Ali Saleh 22+9reb, A.Diop 6+3reb+2ast, A.Kosar 3+1reb+5ast, M.Elhadary 0
Al Wakrah: E.Ross 29+16reb+3ast, A.Saaka 28+4reb+6ast, M.Johnson Jr. 25+4reb+7ast, A.Saeed Erfan 10+6reb+1ast, E.Mujkic 4+1reb+1ast, M.Al-Darwish 2
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Al Arabi - Qatar Club 80-78

The most exciting game of round 13 in the D1 took place in Doha. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Qatar Sports Club (7-5) to second ranked Al Arabi (10-2) 80-78 on Sunday evening. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Qatar Sports Club's 30. They outrebounded Qatar Sports Club 52-36 including 18 on the offensive glass. Al Arabi looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman William Byrd (201-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) chipped in 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. At the losing side guard Brandan Kearney (198-92, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Nick West (208-94, college: Alabama A&M) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Arabi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-2 record having just one point less than leader Al Gharafa. Qatar Sports Club lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with five 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:
Qatar Club: B.Kearney 22+7reb+4ast, D.Knight 17+6reb+5ast, N.West 14+10reb+5ast, B.Ba-Suliman 12+1reb+1ast, M.Yousuf Mohmmed 8+12reb+8ast, A.Mahmoud 3
Al Arabi: W.Byrd 24+15reb+3ast, N.Stover 21+7reb+9ast, O.Seck 15+16reb, K.Suliman 11+5reb+4ast, G.Momar Talla 7+6reb+4ast, K.Roushdi Mohamed 2
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Al Khor - Al Ahli 57-65

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 7th ranked Al Khor (3-8) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Al Ahli (2-9) 65-57 on Saturday. Serbian-FYR Macedonian forward Nenad Zivcevic (203-87, agency: Mansfield and Associates) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Serbian center Nemanja Besovic (221-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. American forward DJ Blackmon (201-90, college: Lenoir-Rhyne) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Jawan Davis (184-89, college: Claflin) added 19 points and 5 steals respectively for lost side. Al Ahli maintains eighth place with 2-9 record. Al Khor lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Al Ahli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Sadd.
Top scorers:
Al Khor: J.Davis 19+3reb+3ast, D.Blackmon 14+11reb+4ast, K.Williamson 13+9reb+1ast, A.Yousif 6, B.Magasa 5+13reb+1ast, I.Hamed Moutasim 0+4reb+1ast
Al Ahli: N.Zivcevic 29+12reb+2ast, N.Besovic 22+13reb+2ast, M.Ouiri 8+8reb+2ast, O.Ahmad 2+1reb, N.Seydou Elhadj 2+6reb+4ast, A.Al-Muftah 2+2reb+4ast
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Al Gharafa - Al Rayyan 80-72

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Gharafa (#1) and Al Rayyan (#5). Al Gharafa (10-1) won against visiting Al Rayyan (5-7) 80-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Rayyan. Al Gharafa forced 20 Al Rayyan turnovers. International forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) nailed a double-double by scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and international swingman Abdulrahman Saad (185-96) accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international forward Tanguy Ngombo (197-84) came up with 27 points and American guard Sherwood Brown (193-91, college: FGCU) added 14 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals respectively for Al Rayyan in the defeat. Al Gharafa have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Al Rayyan at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Al Gharafa will play against Al Khor (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al Rayyan will play against Al Wakrah and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: T.Ngombo 27+3reb+3ast, S.Brown 14+13reb+5ast, S.Hurt 12+10reb+3ast, Y.Abdelhaleem 9+5reb+2ast, M.Abdelaziz ElSayed 8+3reb+3ast, M.Haracic 2+1reb+1ast
Al Gharafa: S.Monroe 30+14reb+5ast, A.Saad 20+5reb+4ast, M.Ammons 12+4reb+1ast, J.Justice 8+3reb+1ast, O.Salem 4+6reb, M. Abdulla 3+6reb
gschID: 613496


  




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