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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 14: Al Sadd beats Al Ahli in a derby game - Jan 11, 2018


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The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#5) and Al Ahli (#8). Al Ahli was smashed at home by 21 points 67-88 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Al Sadd forced 19 Al Ahli turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists. The other American import guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) chipped in 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Serbian-FYR Macedonian forward Nenad Zivcevic (203-87, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Al Ahli's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Al Sadd maintains fifth position with 6-6 record. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Al Sadd are looking forward to face Al Khor (#7) at home in the next round. Al Ahli's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Qatar Sports Club.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Al Wakrah (9-4) against sixth ranked Al Rayyan (6-7) on Wednesday night. Host Al Wakrah was defeated by Al Rayyan in a tough game in Al Wakrah 92-96. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Wakrah. American guard Sherwood Brown (193-91, college: FGCU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Stephen Hurt contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) replied with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Al Wakrah. Al Rayyan maintains sixth position with 6-7 record. Al Wakrah at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost. Al Rayyan'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.
Leader Al Gharafa delivered the eleventh victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Al Khor (3-9) 95-63 in Doha. Mychal Ammons had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners. Khobi Williamson responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Al Gharafa (11-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Al Khor lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Al Gharafa will meet Al Wakrah (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Khor will play against Al Sadd (#5) in Doha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#2) and Al Shamal (#9). Al Shamal was defeated at home 80-95 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Nick Stover notched 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort. Al Arabi (11-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position having just one point less than leader Al Gharafa. Al Shamal lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 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 Rayyan.

Al Wakrah - Al Rayyan 92-96

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Al Wakrah (9-4) against sixth ranked Al Rayyan (6-7) on Wednesday night. Host Al Wakrah was defeated by Al Rayyan in a tough game in Al Wakrah 92-96. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Wakrah. Al Rayyan players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American guard Sherwood Brown (193-91, college: FGCU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import forward Stephen Hurt (211-93, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) replied with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: MKP Management) added 27 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Al Wakrah. Five Al Rayyan and four Al Wakrah players scored in double figures. Al Rayyan maintains sixth position with 6-7 record. Al Wakrah at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost. Al Rayyan'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 Wakrah: A.Saaka 30+6reb+6ast, E.Ross 27+10reb+2ast, M.Johnson Jr. 19+6reb+7ast, A.Saeed Erfan 10+5reb+2ast, E.Mujkic 6+10reb+1ast, A.Matalkeh 0+1reb+2ast
Al Rayyan: S.Brown 23+10reb+8ast, Y.Abdelhaleem 18+6reb+2ast, S.Hurt 17+9reb+5ast, M.Abdelaziz ElSayed 17+2reb+5ast, T.Ngombo 16+6reb+1ast, M.Faraj 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 613503


Al Shamal - Al Arabi 80-95

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#2) and Al Shamal (#9). Al Shamal was defeated at home 80-95 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Al Arabi outrebounded Al Shamal 43-30 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) notched 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) supported him with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Four Al Arabi players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks by American guard Justin Monroe (196-87, college: Morehouse) did not help to save the game for Al Shamal. DR Congolese-American swingman Moses Ehambe (198-86, college: ORU) added 26 points for the hosts. Al Arabi (11-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position having just one point less than leader Al Gharafa. Al Shamal lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 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 Rayyan.
Top scorers:
Al Shamal: J.Monroe 28+10reb+4ast, M.Ehambe 26+4reb+3ast, E.Ali Saleh 15+7reb+3ast, F.Avdic 6+3reb+5ast, A.Kosar 5+5reb+6ast, M.Elhadary 0
Al Arabi: N.Stover 27+9reb+7ast, W.Byrd 20+8reb+2ast, O.Seck 18+14reb+3ast, K.Suliman 10+2reb+1ast, G.Momar Talla 8+8reb+8ast, K.Roushdi Mohamed 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 613502


Al Gharafa - Al Khor 95-63

Leader Al Gharafa delivered the eleventh victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Al Khor (3-9) 95-63 in Doha. Al Gharafa looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American forward Mychal Ammons (198-92, college: S.Alabama) had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) chipped in 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. 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 Khobi Williamson (201-92, college: Hampden-Sydney) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jawan Davis (184-89, college: Claflin) scored 16 points and 6 assists. Al Gharafa (11-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Al Khor lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Al Gharafa will meet Al Wakrah (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Khor will play against Al Sadd (#5) in Doha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al Khor: K.Williamson 24+7reb, J.Davis 16+2reb+6ast, I.Hamed Moutasim 8+2reb+4ast, D.Blackmon 8+3reb+3ast, B.Magasa 7+9reb+2ast, D.Mousa 0+2reb
Al Gharafa: M.Ammons 23+12reb+3ast, J.Justice 19+1reb+10ast, A.Saad 18+1reb+1ast, S.Monroe 18+10reb+6ast, N.Muslic 7+4reb+1ast, M. Abdulla 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 613500


Al Ahli - Al Sadd 67-88

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: Al Sadd (#5) and Al Ahli (#8). Al Ahli was smashed at home by 21 points 67-88 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Al Sadd forced 19 Al Ahli turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists. The other American import guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) chipped in 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Al Sadd players scored in double figures. Serbian-FYR Macedonian forward Nenad Zivcevic (203-87, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian center Nemanja Besovic (221-92) added 16 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Al Ahli's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Al Sadd maintains fifth position with 6-6 record. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Al Sadd are looking forward to face Al Khor (#7) at home in the next round. Al Ahli's supporters also 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 Ahli: N.Zivcevic 23+5reb+3ast, N.Besovic 16+10reb+1ast, N.Seydou Elhadj 15+9reb+3ast, A.Al-Muftah 5+6reb+4ast, O.Ahmad 4+1reb, M.Ouiri 2+2reb
Al Sadd: D.Oldham 27+5reb+4ast, J.Coles 18+9reb+11ast, M.Moser 14+8reb+2ast, M.Essam Fouda 11+2reb+8ast, B.Dieng 10+2reb, N.Al-Rayes 8+4reb
gschID: 613501


  




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