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Egypt top Morocco to capture Gold - Jan 8, 2017

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Morocco - Egypt 90-96
Egypt claimed the title at the championship. The hosts came from behind to beat Morocco for the trophy. Amr El Gendy (192-G-91) nailed 18 points to lead the champions. Morocco got to a furious start. They sank 32 points in the first period to take an 11-point lead. But Egypt slowly turned things around. The hosts pulled within 9 points at halftime 42:51. Egypt unloaded 31 points in the third term to surge ahead for a narrow 3-point lead. Egypt continued to put pressure on the visitors in the fourth term. Egypt boosted the lead and protected it late in regulation to seal the victory. Motaz Okasha (186-PG-90) and Ramy Ibrahim (205-F/C-88) delivered 14 points each in the win. Abdelhakim Zouita (200-F-86) responded with 20 points for Morocco. John Wilkins (207-F/C-89, college: Illinois St., agency: Promotex) had 16 points and 8 boards in the loss.
3-4 Place
Saudi Arabia - Bahrain 69-79
Bahrain claimed the Bronze medals at the Arab Nations Cup. They topped Saudi Arabia in the consolation final. Mohammed Qurban (187-F-87) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners. Bahrain accumulated a 52:38 halftime lead. Saudi Arabia narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss at the end. Malcolm White (205-C/F-88, college: LSU) provided 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Nassir Abojalas (194-F-94) responded with 19 points for Saudi Arabia.

Abdel-Gabar All-Arab Nations Cup Awards 2018 - 3 months ago All-Arab Nations Cup 1st Team 2018
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Saudi Arabia clinch title in Cairo - 3 months ago
FINAL Algeria - Saudi Arabia 81-85 Saudi Arabia clinched the title in Cairo. They overcame Algeria in the exciting championship game tonight. Mathna Almarwani (184-C-92) stepped up with 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Saudi Arabia posted a 27:24 lead after the first period. But Algeria responded with a 25:19 run in the second term to gain a 3-point halftime lead. Saudi Arabia went off the dressing room firing on all cylinders. They held Algeria to 13 points to surge to an...   [read more]

Algeria end Bahrain title hopes - 3 months ago
BAHRAIN bowed out of title contention in the 23rd Arab Men's Basketball Championship last night after a heartbreaking 66-74 loss to Algeria in the semi-finals. The Bahrainis kept things close for three quarters, but in the final canto could not match their rivals. With the result, the Algerians moved on to the gold medal game where they will face Saudi Arabia. The Bahrainis, on the other hand, take on hosts Egypt for the bronze medals. Both contests will be played today. The game for thir...   [read more]

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Arab Nations Cup Standings
 1. Egypt 4-0 
 2. Algeria 2-2 
 3. Bahrain 2-2 
 4. S.Arabia 1-3 
 5. UAE 1-3 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Abdellah HAMDINI
  Avg: 21.2
 1. A.Hamdini ALG21.2 
 2. W.Chism BHR20.5 
 3. Q.Alshabebi UAE15.8 
 4. M.Almarwani KSA13.8 
 5. K.Abdel-Gabar KSA12.0 
 6. M.AlMarwani KSA10.8 
 7. M.Almuwallad KSA10.7 
 8. M.Touati ALG10.7 
 9. A.Gazar EGY10.4 
 10. H.Benayad-Cherif ALG10.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 14
 1. Q.Alshabebi UAE14.0 
 2. A.Mahmoud EGY9.7 
 3. W.Chism BHR9.2 
 4. M.Touati ALG9.0 
 5. A.Hamdini ALG8.3 
 6. M.AlMarwani KSA7.7 
 7. M.Almarwani KSA7.3 
 8. M.Alsuwailem KSA7.2 
 9. A.Khalaf EGY6.6 
 10. K.Abdel-Gabar KSA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Abdelhalim KAOUANE
  Avg: 8.5
 1. A.Kaouane ALG8.5 
 2. S.Alajmani UAE6.8 
 3. T.Alnuaimi UAE4.5 
 4. K.Abdel-Gabar KSA4.5 
 5. I.Elgammal EGY4.2 
 6. A.Ismaeel BHR3.7 
 7. A.Metwaliy EGY3.5 
 8. F.Belal KSA3.2 
 9. M.Isa BHR3.0 
 10. Y.Aboushousha EGY2.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. K.Abdel-Gabar KSA2.2 
 2. S.Alajmani UAE1.8 
 3. A.Metwaliy EGY1.8 
 4. A.Kaouane ALG1.8 
 5. M.Isa BHR1.6 
 6. T.Alnuaimi UAE1.5 
 7. M.Almarwani KSA1.5 
 8. A.Hamdini ALG1.3 
 9. F.Belal KSA1.3 
 10. M.AlMarwani KSA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. A.Khalaf EGY2.6 
 2. A.Mahmoud EGY2.5 
 3. O.Oraby EGY1.8 
 4. M.Almarwani KSA1.2 
 5. A.Alhawsawi KSA0.8 
 6. O.Belliche ALG0.7 
 7. M.AlMarwani KSA0.5 
 8. M.Hamoda BHR0.5 
 9. M.Almuwallad KSA0.5 
 10. M.Touati ALG0.5 
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