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Premier League Stage Two Standings
Top
 1. Manama 4-1 
 2. Al-Ahli 4-1 
 3. Muharraq 3-2 
 4. Al-Riffa 2-3 
 5. Al-Najma 1-4 
 6. Al-Ittihad 1-4 
Folded
 1. Bahrain Youth 0-0 
Silver
 1. Samaheej 2-0 
 2. Al-Hala 2-1 
 3. Nuwaidrat 2-1 
 4. Sitra 1-1 
 5. Bahrain 0-1 
 6. Isa Town 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lester FERGUSON
  Bahrain
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Ferguson, Bahrain30.5 
 2. Salman, Isa Town29.2 
 3. Jones, Al-Ahli28.4 
 4. Ilic, Al-Ittihad24.3 
 5. Rogers, Al-Najma22.7 
 6. Kasse, Sitra21.1 
 7. Chism, Manama18.7 
 8. Busafwan, Samaheej17.8 
 9. Aldurazi, Muharraq17.7 
 10. Kawaid, Al-Riffa17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mile ILIC
  Al-Ittihad
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Ilic, Al-Ittihad18.9 
 2. Jones, Al-Ahli16.8 
 3. Kasse, Sitra16.8 
 4. Giles, Muharraq15.8 
 5. Ferguson, Bahrain15.3 
 6. Chism, Manama13.1 
 7. Rogers, Al-Najma12.7 
 8. Buallay, Al-Najma9.7 
 9. Ismaeel, Samaheej6.8 
 10. Kawaid, Al-Riffa6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Mohamed BUALLAY
  Al-Najma
  (--95)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Buallay, Al-Najma9.1 
 2. Salman, Al-Hala6.5 
 3. Taqi, Sitra6.4 
 4. Altawash, Manama6.3 
 5. Helal, Al-Ittihad5.8 
 6. Salman, Isa Town5.4 
 7. Aldurazi, Muharraq5.3 
 8. Abdulla, Nuwaidrat5.2 
 9. Hassan, Al-Najma4.9 
 10. Busafwan, Samaheej4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Hussain SALMAN
  Al-Hala
  (--)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Salman, Al-Hala1.9 
 2. Abdulla, Nuwaidrat1.9 
 3. Chism, Manama1.8 
 4. Habib, Al-Ahli1.6 
 5. Shukralla, Manama1.5 
 6. Ameer, Sitra1.5 
 7. Kasse, Sitra1.5 
 8. Abdullah, Sitra1.5 
 9. Ghadeer, Al-Ittihad1.4 
 10. Giles, Muharraq1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chester GILES
  Muharraq
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Giles, Muharraq3.2 
 2. Ilic, Al-Ittihad2.0 
 3. Kasse, Sitra1.8 
 4. Jones, Al-Ahli1.3 
 5. Ferguson, Bahrain1.1 
 6. Hussain, Al-Riffa1.0 
 7. Chism, Manama1.0 
 8. Kawaid, Al-Riffa1.0 
 9. Almosawi, Al-Hala0.9 
 10. Rogers, Al-Najma0.8 
  2017-2018     Previous season  

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Game 3 (Finals)

Al-Riffa 54% Mar.21 Muharraq
Premier League Round 12: No surprise as #1 Al-Manama defeats Al-Hala - Jan 8, 2019


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Premier League top team - Al-Manama (10-0) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat seventh ranked Al-Hala (4-6) 87-82. Al-Manama looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of international Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists and international Mohammed Ameer who added 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Hussain Salman with 35 points (!!!) and 5 assists. Undefeated Al-Manama have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-0 record. Al-Hala at the other side dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Al-Najma. Al-Manama are looking forward to face Al-Ahli (#4) in Manama in the next round. Al-Hala will play at home against Isa Town and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Manama was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Al-Riffa (9-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Al-Ittihad (5-5). Al-Riffa managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. The winners were led by the former international guard Mohamed Kawaid (-89) who scored that evening 32 points and Subah Hussain supported him with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Al-Riffa's coach Audrius Prakuraitis used entire bench in such tough game. Even a double-double of 28 points and 18 rebounds by Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) did not help to save the game for Al-Ittihad. Al-Riffa have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-2 record behind leader Al-Manama. Al-Ittihad at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Al-Riffa will play against Bahrain Youth (#12) in Manama in the next round and are hoping to win another game. 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 Al-Bahrain.
The game in Sitra was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Al-Ahli (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Sitra (4-7). Al-Ahli managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Marcel Jones who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Al-Ahli's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Mansour Kasse who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Al-Ahli maintains fourth position with 8-2 record. Loser Sitra keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. Al-Ahli will meet league's leader Al-Manama in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Sitra will play against Al-Najma (#6) in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Manama where higher ranked Al-Najma (4-6) was upset on its own court by twelfth ranked Al-Nweidrat (2-9) 99-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Najma. It was a good game for Curtis Washington who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. Al-Najma's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Al-Nweidrat moved-up to eleventh place. Al-Najma at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Al-Nweidrat's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Samaheej (#13) in Manama.

In the last game of round 12 Al-Muharraq destroyed Al-Bahrain on the opponent's court 86-59.



Al-Ittihad - Al-Riffa 83-88

The game in Manama was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Al-Riffa (9-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Al-Ittihad (5-5). Al-Riffa managed to secure a 5-point victory 88-83. Al-Riffa players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by the former international guard Mohamed Kawaid (-89) who scored that evening 32 points and international power forward Subah Hussain supported him with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Al-Riffa's coach Audrius Prakuraitis used entire bench in such tough game. Even a double-double of 28 points and 18 rebounds by Bosnian-Serbian center Mile Ilic (215-84) did not help to save the game for Al-Ittihad. Ali Ghadeer added 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Al-Ittihad players scored in double figures. Al-Riffa have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-2 record behind leader Al-Manama. Al-Ittihad at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Al-Riffa will play against Bahrain Youth (#12) in Manama in the next round and are hoping to win another game. 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 Al-Bahrain.
Top scorers:
Al-Ittihad: M.Ilic 28+18reb+3ast, A.Ghadeer 19+6reb+1ast, S.Hameed 15+5reb+3ast, H.Helal 11+3reb+9ast, H.Alwadaie 5+2reb, A.Helal 3+4reb+1ast
Al-Riffa: M.Kawaid 32+4reb+3ast, S.Hussain 11+10reb+3ast, J.Ali 9+3reb+1ast, A.Ghali 8+3reb+3ast, Y.Kawaid 6+2reb+1ast, S.Williams 6+12reb+1ast
gschID: 699788


Al-Najma - Al-Nweidrat 70-99

An interesting game took place in Manama where higher ranked Al-Najma (4-6) was upset on its own court by twelfth ranked Al-Nweidrat (2-9) 99-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al-Najma. Al-Nweidrat dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Al-Najma's 30. It was a good game for American-Guamanian forward Curtis Washington (208-91, college: Georgia St., agency: Haylett Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. Hassan Abbas contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International Mohamed Buallay (-95) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists and Fadhelallah Abbas added 20 points in the effort for Al-Najma. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al-Najma's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Al-Nweidrat moved-up to eleventh place. Al-Najma at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Al-Nweidrat's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Samaheej (#13) in Manama.
Top scorers:
Al-Najma: F.Abbas 20+3reb+1ast, B.Mohamed 14+12reb+9ast, K.Rogers 12+11reb+1ast, M.Hussain 10+3reb+1ast, J.Ali 6+3reb, A.Mohamed 5+3reb
Al-Nweidrat: C.Washington 46+19reb+1ast, A.Hassan 12+6reb+4ast, M.Batti 12+4reb, H.Hasan 11, A.Hassan 7+2reb+1ast, H.Lulu 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 699789


Al-Bahrain - Al-Muharraq 59-86

Very expected game in Manama where 9th ranked Al-Bahrain (3-7) was crushed by second ranked Al-Muharraq (10-1) 86-59. Al-Muharraq players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Al-Bahrain's players. It was a good game for the former international center Chester Giles (211-85, college: Oregon St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Ahmed Aldurazi contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists for the winners. Five Al-Muharraq players scored in double figures. American forward Lester Ferguson (208-88, college: Robert Morris) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and Fadhel Abbas added 6 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Al-Bahrain. 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 maintains second position with 10-1 record having just one point less than leader Al-Manama. Al-Bahrain lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with seven games lost. Al-Muharraq will have a break next round. Al-Bahrain's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Manama to the arena Al-Ittihad.
Top scorers:
Al-Bahrain: L.Ferguson 27+11reb+1ast, N.Qaedi 8+1ast, K.Ali 7+2reb+2ast, F.Abbas 6+6reb+2ast, M.Khalili 5+2reb+5ast, A.Husain 4+7reb+1ast
Al-Muharraq: C.Giles 20+14reb+1ast, A.Aldurazi 15+2reb+11ast, M.Nasser 12+3reb+5ast, B.Abdulla 11+4reb+4ast, A.Asghar 10+7reb, B.Isa 6+1reb
gschID: 699790


Al-Manama - Al-Hala 87-82

Premier League top team - Al-Manama (10-0) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat seventh ranked Al-Hala (4-6) 87-82. Al-Manama looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of international Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists and international Mohammed Ameer who added 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Hussain Salman with 35 points (!!!) and 5 assists and British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Al-Manama have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-0 record. Al-Hala at the other side dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Al-Najma. Al-Manama are looking forward to face Al-Ahli (#4) in Manama in the next round. Al-Hala will play at home against Isa Town and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Al-Hala: H.Salman 35+3reb+5ast, R.Richards 21+12reb+3ast, N.Almosawi 8+3reb, M.Aziz 7+5reb+1ast, H.Gerashi 7+4reb+1ast, H.Jan 4+2reb+3ast
Al-Manama: W.Chism 27+16reb+7ast, M.Ameer 21+5reb+2ast, M.Jameel 15+5ast, M.Hussain 9+2reb+1ast, H.Altawash 6+2reb+5ast, S.Shukralla 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 699791


Sitra - Al-Ahli 73-81

The game in Sitra was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Al-Ahli (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Sitra (4-7). Al-Ahli managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Ali Aqeel chipped in 14 points. Four Al-Ahli players scored in double figures. Al-Ahli's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Senegalese center Mansour Kasse (208-92) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Qatari center Mohammad Abdullah (205-82) added 15 points respectively. Al-Ahli maintains fourth position with 8-2 record. Loser Sitra keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. Al-Ahli will meet league's leader Al-Manama in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Sitra will play against Al-Najma (#6) in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sitra: M.Kasse 16+14reb+1ast, M.Abdullah 15+3reb+2ast, M.Ameer 14+4reb, I.Abdulameer 8+4reb+3ast, A.Eid 6+1reb+1ast, H.Taqi 5+1reb+8ast
Al-Ahli: M.Jones 26+13reb+2ast, A.Aqeel 14+4reb+3ast, H.Habib 11+2reb+2ast, H.Sarhan 10+2reb+5ast, A.Motawa 7+5reb+1ast, O.Abdulredha 6+3reb
gschID: 699792
  




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