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Premier League Standings
 1 Al-Manama 12-0 
 2 Al-Muharraq 10-2 
 3 Al-Riffa 9-3 
 4 Al-Ahli 9-3 
 5 Al-Najma 6-6 
 6 Al-Hala 5-6 
 7 Al-Ittihad 5-7 
 8 Al-Bahrain 4-7 
 9 Sitra 4-8 
 10 Isa Town 3-8 
 11 Al-Nweidrat 3-9 
 12 Bahrain Youth 1-1 
 13 Samaheej 0-11 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lester FERGUSON
  Al-Ba.
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 31
 1. Ferguson, Al-Ba.31.0 
 2. Salman, Isa Town29.5 
 3. Robinson, Al-Hala28.0 
 4. Jones, Al-Ahli27.9 
 5. Ilic, Al-Ittihad24.1 
 6. Rogers, Al-Najma23.8 
 7. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq20.2 
 8. Kasse, Sitra19.5 
 9. Kawaid, Al-Riffa19.0 
 10. Busafwan, Samaheej18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mile ILIC
  Al-Ittihad
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Ilic, Al-Ittihad19.5 
 2. Jones, Al-Ahli17.9 
 3. Robinson, Al-Hala16.4 
 4. Kasse, Sitra16.4 
 5. Ferguson, Al-Ba.15.5 
 6. Williams, Al-Muharraq14.1 
 7. Rogers, Al-Najma12.2 
 8. Chism, Al-Manama11.8 
 9. Buallay, Al-Najma10.5 
 10. Shukralla, Al-Muhar.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Mohamed BUALLAY
  Al-Najma
  (--95)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Buallay, Al-Najma9.5 
 2. Altawash, Al-Ma.7.7 
 3. Salman, Al-Hala6.7 
 4. Taqi, Sitra6.1 
 5. Helal, Al-Ittihad5.9 
 6. Aldurazi, Al-Muharraq5.3 
 7. Hassan, Al-Najma5.3 
 8. Salman, Isa Town5.3 
 9. Abdulla, Al-Nweidrat5.2 
 10. Jameel, Al-Manama4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Sadiq SHUKRALLA
  Al-Manama
  (181-F-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shukralla, Al-Manama2.1 
 2. Salman, Al-Hala2.0 
 3. Robinson, Al-Hala2.0 
 4. Abdulla, Al-Nweidrat1.9 
 5. Chism, Al-Manama1.9 
 6. Habib, Al-Ahli1.8 
 7. Ameer, Al-Manama1.7 
 8. Ameer, Sitra1.7 
 9. Helal, Al-Ittihad1.5 
 10. Sarhan, Al-Ahli1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Al-Muharraq
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Williams, Al-Muharraq6.3 
 2. Ilic, Al-Ittihad2.1 
 3. Kasse, Sitra1.7 
 4. Robinson, Al-Hala1.6 
 5. Jones, Al-Ahli1.5 
 6. Hussain, Al-Riffa1.3 
 7. Kawaid, Al-Riffa1.2 
 8. Ferguson, Al-Ba.1.2 
 9. Almosawi, Al-Hala1.0 
 10. Rogers, Al-Najma0.9 

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Round 15 (Regular Season)

Al-Riffa 69% Jan.21 Al-Ahli
Al-Muharraq 68% Jan.20 Al-Najma
Al-Ittihad Jan.20 Al-Manama 87%
Premier League Round 8: Al-Najma beats Al-Hala by one after a very close game - Dec 14, 2018


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Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Premier League took place in Muharraq. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Al-Hala (3-4) to eighth ranked Al-Najma (3-4) 81-80 in the game for the sixth place. Al-Najma looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American Kevin Rogers (206-86, college: Baylor) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. International Mohamed Buallay (-95) contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Thailand power forward Jalen Robinson (206-93, college: Dalton St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 4 assists for Al-Hala. Al-Hala's coach Zeljko Zecevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Al-Najma moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Al-Hala and Sitra. Al-Najma will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Al-Hala will play at home against Al-Ahli (#3) and is hoping to win this game.
Premier League top team - Al-Muharraq (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Sitra (3-4) in Al Muharraq 115-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sitra. Worth to mention a quality performance of Ahmed Aldurazi who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 4 assists and Sean Williams who added 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks during the contest. The former international guard Hussain Taqi (173-78) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Al-Muharraq have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Sitra at the other side dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Al-Hala and Al-Najma. Al-Muharraq will play against Al-Nweidrat (#12) in Nuwaidrat in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Sitra will play at home against Isa Town (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Al-Ittihad beat Al-Nweidrat on the road 73-62. Al-Ahli won against Isa Town on its own court 88-72. Al-Bahrain unfortunately lost to Al-Riffa in a road game 79-96.



Al-Muharraq - Sitra 115-76

Premier League top team - Al-Muharraq (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Sitra (3-4) in Al Muharraq 115-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sitra. They outrebounded Sitra 43-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. Al-Muharraq players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Sitra's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of Ahmed Aldurazi who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 4 assists and American forward Sean Williams (208-86, college: Boston Coll.) who added 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 blocks during the contest. Four Al-Muharraq players scored in double figures. The former international guard Hussain Taqi (173-78) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Iraqi Ali Abdulla scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. 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-Muharraq have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Sitra at the other side dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Al-Hala and Al-Najma. Al-Muharraq will play against Al-Nweidrat (#12) in Nuwaidrat in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Sitra will play at home against Isa Town (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Al-Muharraq: A.Aldurazi 25+4reb+4ast, S.Williams 18+12reb+3ast, A.Nader 17+3reb+9ast, K.Majed 13+4reb+3ast, A.Mohamed 10+4reb+1ast, A.Asghar 9+5reb
Sitra: H.Taqi 21+9reb+4ast, A.Abdulla 18+5reb+1ast, I.Abdulameer 10+1ast, H.Ramadhan 6+3reb+1ast, M.Ameer 6+4reb+1ast, M.Abdullah 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 699768


Al-Nweidrat - Al-Ittihad 62-73

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Al-Ittihad (4-3) beat 10th ranked Al-Nweidrat (1-7) in Nuwaidrat 73-62. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 21 rebounds and 6 assists and Hashem Alwadaie who added 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Al-Ittihad's coach Dejan Tomic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Husain Hasan responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Hassan Madan scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Al-Ittihad maintains fifth position with 4-3 record. Al-Nweidrat lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with seven games lost. Al-Ittihad's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Bahrain Youth.
Top scorers:
Al-Ittihad: H.Alwadaie 21+4reb, M.Ilic 19+21reb+6ast, H.Helal 9+5reb+8ast, A.Helal 7+2reb, A.Ghadeer 6+4reb+3ast, S.Hameed 6+3reb+1ast
Al-Nweidrat: H.Hasan 15+6reb+3ast, H.Madan 13+5reb+2ast, A.Hassan 12+4reb+1ast, J.Abdulla 8+5reb, M.Batti 7+11reb, E.Albasri 5
gschID: 699767


Al-Hala - Al-Najma 80-81

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Premier League took place in Muharraq. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked Al-Hala (3-4) to eighth ranked Al-Najma (3-4) 81-80 in the game for the sixth place. Al-Najma looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American Kevin Rogers (206-86, college: Baylor) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. International Mohamed Buallay (-95) contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Thailand power forward Jalen Robinson (206-93, college: Dalton St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 4 assists and Jordanian Ahmed Jamal (-87) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Al-Hala. Four Al-Hala players scored in double figures. Al-Hala's coach Zeljko Zecevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Al-Najma moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Al-Hala and Sitra. Al-Najma will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Al-Hala will play at home against Al-Ahli (#3) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Al-Najma: K.Rogers 31+12reb+3ast, Q.Hassan 21+3reb+4ast, B.Mohamed 9+10reb+10ast, J.Ali 9+4reb+1ast, F.Abbas 5+1reb+1ast, M.Hussain 4+7reb+3ast
Al-Hala: J.Robinson 34+17reb+4ast, A.Jamal 13+5reb+4ast, H.Gerashi 13+2reb+1ast, H.Salman 12+3reb+3ast, N.Almosawi 8+5reb+1ast, S.Mohammed 0+1reb
gschID: 699769


Al-Ahli - Isa Town 88-72

Very expected game when 10th ranked Isa Town (1-6) lost to fourth ranked Al-Ahli (6-1) in Manama 72-88. Al-Ahli dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Isa Town's 32. Al-Ahli forced 20 Isa Town turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 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 36 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Hesham Sarhan (-92) who added 28 points during the contest. Al-Ahli's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Tunisian Ahmed Salman responded with 31 points and 7 assists and Farazdaq Bardastani scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Al-Ahli have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al-Riffa. Isa Town at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. Al-Ahli will play against Al-Hala (#8) in Muharraq in the next round where they are favorite. Isa Town will play on the road against Sitra to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Al-Ahli: M.Jones 36+18reb+6ast, H.Sarhan 28+3reb+1ast, J.Abul 9+2reb+1ast, H.Habib 9+2reb+1ast, A.Ali Husain 4+1reb+2ast, O.Abdulredha 2+5reb
Isa Town: A.Salman 31+4reb+7ast, B.Farazdaq 10+8reb+3ast, M.Mahdi 9+2reb+2ast, S.Habib 9+4reb+5ast, M.Jaber 7+1reb, A.Alromaihi 4+8reb
gschID: 699764


Al-Riffa - Al-Bahrain 96-79

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Al-Riffa (6-1) won against at home 9th ranked Al-Bahrain (1-5) 96-79. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Mohamed Kawaid (-89) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists and American power forward Joseph Jones (206-86, college: Texas A&M) who added 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Al-Riffa's coach Audrius Prakuraitis used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Lester Ferguson (208-88, college: Robert Morris) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds and Fadhel Abbas scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Al-Riffa and five Al-Bahrain players scored in double figures. Al-Riffa have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Al-Ahli. Al-Bahrain lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Al-Riffa will play against league's second-placed Al-Manama in Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al-Bahrain's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Manama Samaheej.
Top scorers:
Al-Riffa: M.Kawaid 21+4reb+4ast, J.Jones 15+11reb+2ast, S.Hussain 13+7reb+5ast, A.Hasan 11+3reb, J.Ali 9+2reb+1ast, Y.Kawaid 8+5reb+1ast
Al-Bahrain: L.Ferguson 28+14reb+1ast, F.Abbas 14+6reb+6ast, K.Ali 11+3reb+4ast, A.Najaf 11+5reb+2ast, A.Alnajjar 10+2reb, M.Habib 5+2reb
gschID: 699766


  




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