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Premier League Standings
 1. Al-Manama 23-1 
 2. Al-Ahli 19-5 
 3. Al-Muharraq 18-6 
 4. Al-Riffa 16-8 
 5. Al-Nweidrat 16-8 
 6. Al-Hala 16-8 
 7. Al-Najma 14-10 
 8. Al-Ittihad 12-12 
 9. Al-Bahrain 8-16 
 10. Sitra 7-17 
 11. Isa Town 3-21 
 12. Hidd 2-22 
 13. Samaheej 2-22 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Al-Riffa
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Jones, Al-Riffa30.8 
 2. Holden, Al-Bahrain24.8 
 3. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad23.3 
 4. Woods, Al-Hala21.4 
 5. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat20.6 
 6. Quantance, Al-Na.19.5 
 7. Lulu, Hidd18.8 
 8. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq18.1 
 9. Abdulla, Al-Muharraq16.7 
 10. Chism, Al-Manama16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al-Hala
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Woods, Al-Hala18.6 
 2. Jones, Al-Riffa16.7 
 3. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat16.4 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.15.8 
 5. Holden, Al-Bahrain15.1 
 6. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad13.4 
 7. Chism, Al-Manama13.0 
 8. Richard, Al-Muhar.12.6 
 9. Mohamed, Hidd9.4 
 10. Aziz, Isa Town8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hassan HELAL
  Al-Ittihad
  (173-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Helal, Al-Ittihad6.2 
 2. Abdulla, Al-Nweidrat5.7 
 3. Bullay, Al-Najma5.4 
 4. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq5.3 
 5. Hussain Al-T., Al-Ah.5.2 
 6. Quantance, Al-Na.5.1 
 7. Salman, Al-Hala4.5 
 8. Lulu, Hidd4.4 
 9. Abdullah, Sitra3.9 
 10. Ismaeel, Al-Manama3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Hussain LULU
  Hidd
  (--)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lulu, Hidd2.7 
 2. Jones, Al-Riffa2.4 
 3. Hassan, Al-Najma2.4 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.2.2 
 5. Helal, Al-Ittihad2.2 
 6. Busafwan, Samaheej2.1 
 7. Habib, Isa Town2.0 
 8. Chism, Al-Manama1.9 
 9. Shukralla, Al-Muhar.1.8 
 10. Jameel, Al-Manama1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al-Hala
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Woods, Al-Hala3.1 
 2. Richard, Al-Muhar.2.0 
 3. Ilic, Al-Nweidrat2.0 
 4. Quantance, Al-Na.1.8 
 5. Chism, Al-Manama1.7 
 6. Holden, Al-Bahrain1.6 
 7. Hassan, Al-Najma1.2 
 8. Wilkerson, Al-Ittihad1.1 
 9. Hussain, Al-Ahli1.1 
 10. Jones, Al-Riffa1.0 
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Premier League Round 19: Al-Riffa beats Al-Nweidrat by two after a very close game - Jan 10, 2018


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The most exciting game of round 19 in the Premier League took place in . This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al-Nweidrat (12-6) to eighth ranked Al-Riffa (10-7) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Nweidrat. Al-Riffa dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al-Nweidrat's 32. Al-Riffa forced 22 Al-Nweidrat turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Al-Nweidrat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Abdulrahman Ghali (197-88) contributed with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 21 rebounds for Al-Nweidrat. Al-Riffa moved-up to seventh place. Al-Nweidrat at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Al-Riffa are looking forward to face Hidd (#12) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al-Nweidrat will play against Al-Bahrain (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Al-Muharraq (13-4) which played road game in Manama against their biggest opponent Al-Ahli (14-4). Third ranked Al-Muharraq managed to get a 11-point victory 69-58. It was a great evening for American center Jordan Richard (206-89, college: CS Los Angeles, agency: Slash Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Bader Abdulla helped adding 22 points and 4 assists. Al-Muharraq's coach Ivan Jeremic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side the former international forward Hesham Sarhan (-92) responded with 20 points. Al-Muharraq maintains third place with 13-4 record having just one point less than leader Al-Manama. Al-Ahli at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Al-Muharraq will play against Isa Town (#11) in Issa Town in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al-Ahli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Al-Ittihad.
Premier League top team - Al-Manama (15-1) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they beat seventh ranked Al-Ittihad (10-8) 96-78. It was a quality performance for Wayne Chism who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Al-Manama's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Antwan Wilkerson came up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds for Al-Ittihad in the defeat. Al-Manama have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-1 record. Loser Al-Ittihad dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Al-Manama will meet at home Sitra (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al-Ittihad will play against the league's second-placed Al-Ahli in Manama and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Samaheej is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to ninth ranked Al-Bahrain (6-12) 103-72. Merrill Holden fired a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 17-of-20 shooting from the field) for the winners. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Al-Bahrain maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Samaheej lost their eighteenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Al-Bahrain's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al-Nweidrat (#5) in Nuwaidrat and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last two games of round 19 Hidd was beaten by Sitra on the road 84-73. Al-Najma destroyed Isa Town on its own court 115-86.

Al-Ittihad - Al-Manama 78-96

Premier League top team - Al-Manama (15-1) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they beat seventh ranked Al-Ittihad (10-8) 96-78. Al-Manama dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Al-Ittihad's 40. They outrebounded Al-Ittihad 46-27 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Al-Manama looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Al-Ittihad's players. It was a quality performance for American Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. International forward Hassan Nawrooz accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Al-Manama's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Antwan Wilkerson (201-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) came up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds and Ali Ghadeer added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for Al-Ittihad in the defeat. Four Al-Ittihad players scored in double figures. Al-Manama have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-1 record. Loser Al-Ittihad dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Al-Manama will meet at home Sitra (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al-Ittihad will play against the league's second-placed Al-Ahli in Manama and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Al-Manama: W.Chism 23+20reb+5ast, H.Nawrooz 18+1reb+1ast, M.Ameer 13+2reb+1ast, M.Kawaid 7+4reb+3ast, H.Mohammed 7+1reb+2ast, A.Najaf 6+4reb+2ast
Al-Ittihad: A.Wilkerson 32+12reb+2ast, S.Hameed 17+1reb+1ast, H.Wedaei 14+3reb+2ast, A.Ghadeer 13+3reb+5ast, A.Ghanim 2+5reb, M.Dhiya 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 610125


Al-Ahli - Al-Muharraq 58-69

An interesting game for Al-Muharraq (13-4) which played road game in Manama against their biggest opponent Al-Ahli (14-4). Third ranked Al-Muharraq managed to get a 11-point victory 69-58. Al-Muharraq outrebounded Al-Ahli 45-34 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Jordan Richard (206-89, college: CS Los Angeles, agency: Slash Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Bader Abdulla helped adding 22 points and 4 assists. Four Al-Muharraq players scored in double figures. Al-Muharraq's coach Ivan Jeremic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side the former international forward Hesham Sarhan (-92) responded with 20 points and Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. Al-Muharraq maintains third place with 13-4 record having just one point less than leader Al-Manama. Al-Ahli at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Al-Muharraq will play against Isa Town (#11) in Issa Town in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Al-Ahli's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Al-Ittihad.
Top scorers:
Al-Muharraq: B.Abdulla 22+4reb+4ast, A.Hassan Shukralla 15+8reb+4ast, J.Richard 14+14reb+4ast, A.Aldurazi 11+7reb+1ast, A.Salman 3+1reb+1ast, A.Motawa 2+4reb
Al-Ahli: H.Sarhan 20+3reb+1ast, K.Majed 10+3reb+4ast, S.Hussain 9+9reb+1ast, R.Wright 8+11reb+1ast, J.Abul 4+5reb, O.Abdulredha 4+2reb
gschID: 610124


Sitra - Hidd 84-73

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Sitra (5-12) beat at home 12th ranked Hidd (2-15) 84-73. American center Steven Toyloy (203-87, college: Cincinnati) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 27 rebounds for the winners. Qatari center Mohammad Abdullah (205-82) chipped in 25 points and 6 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American forward Troy Jones (201-92, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds and Hussain Lulu added 23 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Sitra maintains tenth place with 5-12 record. Newly promoted Hidd keeps the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Sitra's next round opponent will be league's leader Al-Manama in Manama and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hidd will play against Al-Riffa (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sitra: M.Abdullah 25+1reb+6ast, S.Toyloy 20+27reb+3ast, A.Abdulla 14+6reb+5ast, N.Almosawi 7+4reb+2ast, I.Abdulameer 7+3ast, H.Nasser 5
Hidd: H.Lulu 23+5ast, T.Jones 19+18reb+2ast, O.Adnan 16+4reb+5ast, N.Mohamed 7+4reb, A.Alromaihi 5+6reb+3ast, E.Aldanooq 3+3reb
gschID: 610123


Al-Najma - Isa Town 115-86

Very expected game when 11th ranked Isa Town (2-14) was smashed by sixth ranked Al-Najma (11-6) in Manama 115-86. Al-Najma dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Isa Town's 48. They outrebounded Isa Town 44-31 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Al-Najma players were unselfish on offense dishing 34 assists comparing to just 19 passes made by Isa Town's players. Mohammed Bullay fired 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Haminn Quaintance (203-85, college: Kent St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Four Al-Najma players scored in double figures. Sayed-Mohammed Habib produced 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Mahmood Aziz added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Al-Najma maintains sixth place with 11-6 record. Isa Town lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Al-Najma's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al-Hala (#4) in Muharraq and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Isa Town will play at home against Al-Muharraq (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Al-Najma: M.Bullay 33+8reb+6ast, H.Quaintance 28+10reb+6ast, M.Alboosta 13+5reb+1ast, M.Adel 10+2reb+3ast, H.Taqi 9+1reb+4ast, B.Isa 6+2reb+1ast
Isa Town: M.Aziz 22+9reb+3ast, S.Habib 22+8reb+6ast, M.Habib 11+2reb+1ast, H.Faraj 7+2reb, H.Ramadhan 6+4reb+2ast, M.Jaber 6+2ast
gschID: 610122


Al-Bahrain - Samaheej 103-72

Bottom-ranked Samaheej is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to ninth ranked Al-Bahrain (6-12) 103-72. Al-Bahrain dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Samaheej's 40. They outrebounded Samaheej 56-24 including a 35-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Al-Bahrain players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American forward Merrill Holden (203-93, college: Iowa St., agency: SDJ Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 17-of-20 shooting from the field) for the winners. Fadhel Abbas chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hussain Busafwan produced 19 points and 4 assists and Mohammed Hameed added 11 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Samaheej players scored in double figures. Al-Bahrain maintains ninth place with 6-12 record. Samaheej lost their eighteenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Al-Bahrain's next round opponent will be higher ranked Al-Nweidrat (#5) in Nuwaidrat and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Al-Bahrain: M.Holden 36+16reb, F.Abbas 12+12reb+5ast, J.Akbar 9+1reb+3ast, A.Traif 8+3reb+2ast, N.Qaedi 7+1reb, M.Ashoor 6+7reb+1ast
Samaheej: H.Busafwan 19+4reb+4ast, J.Mohamed 18+2reb+2ast, M.Ismaeel 13+2reb+2ast, M.Hameed 11+14reb+1ast, A.Fateel 11+2reb+4ast, H.Alqattan 0
gschID: 610121


Al-Riffa - Al-Nweidrat 86-84

The most exciting game of round 19 in the Premier League took place in . This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Al-Nweidrat (12-6) to eighth ranked Al-Riffa (10-7) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Nweidrat. Al-Riffa dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al-Nweidrat's 32. Al-Riffa forced 22 Al-Nweidrat turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Al-Nweidrat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Abdulrahman Ghali (197-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Al-Riffa players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 21 rebounds and Ebrahim Albasri added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Al-Nweidrat. Al-Riffa moved-up to seventh place. Al-Nweidrat at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Al-Riffa are looking forward to face Hidd (#12) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Al-Nweidrat will play against Al-Bahrain (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Al-Riffa: M.Jones 40+22reb+8ast, A.Ghali 15+10reb+5ast, M.Hakeem 13+1reb+1ast, S.Mahdi 10+2ast, A.Ali Husain 4+5reb+3ast, R.Shams 2
Al-Nweidrat: M.Ilic 29+21reb+1ast, E.Albasri 18+6reb+1ast, H.Madan 13+3reb+1ast, J.Abdulla 9+2reb+4ast, H.Hasan 5+1reb+3ast, A.Hassan 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 610120


  




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