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Premier League Round 4: Change at the top of the standings - Dec 3, 2012


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Premier League round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Al Fath (3-1) against top-ranked Al Ittihad (4-0) 65-61 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Fath. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Ittihad have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Uhud. Al Fath at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Al Ansar and Al Wehda. They were replaced at the leadership position by Al Ittihad. Al Fath will play next round against Al Khaleej trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Al Ittihad will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Al Nahdha in Al Khobar.
Another exciting game for Al Wehda (3-1) which played in Jeddah against one of their biggest challengers Al Ahli (2-2). Sixth ranked Al Wehda won 63-58. Al Wehda moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Fath. Al Ahli at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Al Wehda will play against Al Jubail (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al Ahli will play against Al Qadisiya (#6) in Al Khubar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Al Jubail is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Al Ansar (3-1) 84-42 on Thursday evening. Al Ansar moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Loser Al Jubail still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Al Khaleej. Al Ansar will meet at home Al Hilal (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Al Jubail will play against Al Wehda in Mecca and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top-ranked Uhud blasted bottom-ranked Al Khaleej (0-4) in 109-66 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. Al Khaleej is still unable to win any game. Uhud (4-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Al Ittihad. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with four games lost. Uhud's next round opponent will be Al Nasr (#10) in Riyadh and are hoping to win another game. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Fath in Al Hasa and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Al Khaleej is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Al Ansar (3-1) 84-67 on Friday evening. Al Ansar moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with four games lost. Al Ansar will face Al Hilal (#8) in Riyadh in the next round where they are favorite. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Fath (#4) in Al Hasa and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 4 Uhud smashed Al Jubail on the road 95-63.


Al Ahli - Al Wehda 58-63

Another exciting game for Al Wehda (3-1) which played in Jeddah against one of their biggest challengers Al Ahli (2-2). Sixth ranked Al Wehda won 63-58. Al Wehda moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Fath. Al Ahli at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Al Wehda will play against Al Jubail (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al Ahli will play against Al Qadisiya (#6) in Al Khubar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 204924


Al Jubail - Al Ansar 42-84

Bottom-ranked Al Jubail is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Al Ansar (3-1) 84-42 on Thursday evening. Al Ansar moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Loser Al Jubail still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Al Khaleej. Al Ansar will meet at home Al Hilal (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Al Jubail will play against Al Wehda in Mecca and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 204923


Al Khaleej - Uhud 66-109

Top-ranked Uhud blasted bottom-ranked Al Khaleej (0-4) in 109-66 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. Al Khaleej is still unable to win any game. Uhud (4-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Al Ittihad. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with four games lost. Uhud's next round opponent will be Al Nasr (#10) in Riyadh and are hoping to win another game. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Fath in Al Hasa and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 204922


Al Ittihad - Al Fath 65-61

Premier League round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Al Fath (3-1) against top-ranked Al Ittihad (4-0) 65-61 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Fath. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Ittihad have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Uhud. Al Fath at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Al Ansar and Al Wehda. They were replaced at the leadership position by Al Ittihad. Al Fath will play next round against Al Khaleej trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Al Ittihad will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Al Nahdha in Al Khobar.
gschID: 204921


Al Khaleej - Al Ansar 67-84

Bottom-ranked Al Khaleej is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Al Ansar (3-1) 84-67 on Friday evening. Al Ansar moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with four games lost. Al Ansar will face Al Hilal (#8) in Riyadh in the next round where they are favorite. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Fath (#4) in Al Hasa and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 204926


Al Jubail - Uhud 63-95

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Uhud (4-0) crushed on the road bottom-ranked Al Jubail (0-4) 95-63 on Friday. Uhud keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Al Ittihad. Loser Al Jubail still closes the standings with four games lost. Uhud will face Al Nasr (#10) in Riyadh in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al Jubail will play at home against Al Wehda in Mecca and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 204925


  




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