Riyadi clinch title as Jalaa forfeit Game 5
- May 4, 2011
BEIRUT (WABA League) - Lebanese giants
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut reclaimed the title of top team in WABA
club competition by clinching the 2011 WABA League after Syrias Al Jalaa
last Thursday forfeited the fifth and decisive game of the Finals
The game was scheduled to be played on neutral territory at the
Jordanian capital of Amman.
Riyadi had won Games 3 and 4 85-77 and 101-85 respectively to level the
series after Jalaa had taken a 2-0 lead with 91-77 and 79-67 wins in
Games 1 and 2.
In an anti-climax of sorts, Jalaa chose to forfeit Game 5.
Riyadi, thus became the No 1 team of WABA after a gap of two years,
having won the title last in 2008 at Tehran when it was played as a
tournament. They had also won the title in 1998 when Jordan were the
The awards ceremony is scheduled for 13 May in Beirut.
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