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Premier League Round 6: Leader Al Ittihad gets another victory - Dec 17, 2012


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Undefeated leader Al Ittihad delivered the sixth consecutive win on Friday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Al Qadisiya (2-4) 72-46 in Al Khubar. Undefeated Al Ittihad (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row, which they share with Uhud. Al Qadisiya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Al Hilal and Al Nahdha. Al Ittihad's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jeddah Al Ahli.
Bottom-ranked Al Nasr (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-32 loss to fourth ranked Al Ansar (5-1) in Riyadh. Al Ansar have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Nasr still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Al Khaleej and Al Jubail. Al Ansar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Medina Uhud.
Bottom-ranked Al Jubail (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 88-59 loss to fifth ranked Al Fath (5-1) in Al Hasa on Thursday evening. Al Fath moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Wehda. Al Jubail at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Al Nasr and Al Khaleej. Al Fath will meet Al Wehda (#5) in the next round. Al Jubail will play against Al Khaleej (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Al Khaleej (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-57 loss to fifth ranked Al Wehda (5-1) in Mecca. Al Wehda have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with six games lost. Al Wehda's next round opponent will be Al Fath (#4) in Al Hasa. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Jubail (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Riyadh supposed to be also quite interesting. Top-ranked Uhud (6-0) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Hilal (2-4). Uhud smashed Al Hilal 80-42 on Thursday. Uhud have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Al Ittihad. Loser Al Hilal keeps the seventh place with four games lost. Uhud's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Medina to the arena Al Ansar.

In the last game of round 6 Al Ahli was defeated by Al Nahdha in Al Khobar 70-64.

Al Hilal - Uhud 42-80

The game in Riyadh supposed to be also quite interesting. Top-ranked Uhud (6-0) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Hilal (2-4). Uhud smashed Al Hilal 80-42 on Thursday. Uhud have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Al Ittihad. Loser Al Hilal keeps the seventh place with four games lost. Uhud's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Medina to the arena Al Ansar.
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Al Nasr - Al Ansar 32-85

Bottom-ranked Al Nasr (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-32 loss to fourth ranked Al Ansar (5-1) in Riyadh. Al Ansar have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Wehda and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Nasr still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Al Khaleej and Al Jubail. Al Ansar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Medina Uhud.
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Al Fath - Al Jubail 88-59

Bottom-ranked Al Jubail (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 88-59 loss to fifth ranked Al Fath (5-1) in Al Hasa on Thursday evening. Al Fath moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Wehda. Al Jubail at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Al Nasr and Al Khaleej. Al Fath will meet Al Wehda (#5) in the next round. Al Jubail will play against Al Khaleej (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Al Wehda - Al Khaleej 78-57

Bottom-ranked Al Khaleej (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-57 loss to fifth ranked Al Wehda (5-1) in Mecca. Al Wehda have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Ansar and Al Fath. Newly promoted Al Khaleej still closes the standings with six games lost. Al Wehda's next round opponent will be Al Fath (#4) in Al Hasa. Al Khaleej will play at home against Al Jubail (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
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Al Qadisiya - Al Ittihad 46-72

Undefeated leader Al Ittihad delivered the sixth consecutive win on Friday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Al Qadisiya (2-4) 72-46 in Al Khubar. Al Ittihad (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row, which they share with Uhud. Al Qadisiya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Al Hilal and Al Nahdha. Al Ittihad's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jeddah Al Ahli.
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Al Nahdha - Al Ahli 70-64

There was a minor upset in Al Khobar where 6th ranked Al Ahli (3-3) was defeated by ninth ranked Al Nahdha (2-4) 70-64 on Friday. Al Nahdha moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Al Hilal and Al Qadisiya. Loser Al Ahli keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Al Nahdha will face Al Qadisiya (#9) in Al Khubar in the next round.
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