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LBL Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Homenetmen 21-5 
 2. Al Riyadi 21-5 
 3. Beirut Club 15-11 
 4. Sagesse 15-11 
 5. Champville 14-12 
Group B
 1. Moutahed 14-12 
 2. CS Antonine 10-16 
 3. Louaize 8-18 
 4. Byblos 6-20 
 5. Tadamon 5-21 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/23/2018
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Group A
 1. Beirut 7-0 
 2. Hadath 6-1 
 3. Animation 4-2 
 4. Al Anwar 2-3 
 5. Feytroun 1-3 
 6. Beit el Kiko 1-4 
 7. ENB 1-4 
 8. Aamal 0-5 
Group B
 1. Centrale 6-0 
 2. Antounieh 4-2 
 3. Antranik 4-3 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Tebnine 3-3 
 6. Aintoura 2-4 
 7. Meziara 2-5 
 8. Amchit 0-6 
Last:5/23/2018
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
Last:5/23/2018
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 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 
Last:5/29/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Tadamon
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Blair, Tadamon27.4 
 2. Rembert, Tadamon25.6 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse24.0 
 4. Franklin, Louaize23.0 
 5. Young, Homenetmen22.6 
 6. Harris, Louaize22.4 
 7. El-Khatib, Champville21.9 
 8. Efevberha, Beirut C.21.9 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi21.2 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Townes, Moutahed12.4 
 2. Majok, Sagesse11.8 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.11.1 
 4. Harris, Al Riyadi10.6 
 5. Bawji, Beirut Club9.6 
 6. Franklin, Louaize9.3 
 7. Mobley, Louaize9.2 
 8. El-Khatib, Champville8.9 
 9. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.8.2 
 10. Goodridge, CS Anton.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Homenetmen
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Hodge, Homenetmen7.2 
 2. Arakji, Al Riyadi6.3 
 3. Crawford, Beirut C.6.3 
 4. Wright, CS Anton.6.3 
 5. Blair, Tadamon6.2 
 6. El-Khatib, Champville5.9 
 7. Shorter, Al Riyadi5.7 
 8. Mezher, Sagesse5.6 
 9. Dandach, Louaize5.5 
 10. Rembert, Tadamon4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Dewayne JACKSON
  Sagesse
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Jackson, Sagesse2.3 
 2. Harris, Louaize2.1 
 3. Youngblood, Sagesse1.9 
 4. Young, Champville1.8 
 5. Franklin, Louaize1.7 
 6. Douby, Al Riyadi1.7 
 7. Crawford, Beirut C.1.7 
 8. Wright, CS Anton.1.7 
 9. Rembert, Tadamon1.6 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Townes, Moutahed2.8 
 2. Majok, Sagesse2.7 
 3. Upshaw, Champville1.9 
 4. Goodridge, CS Anton.1.7 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.1.4 
 6. Harris, Al Riyadi1.2 
 7. Jackson, Sagesse1.2 
 8. Mobley, Louaize1.1 
 9. Bawji, Beirut Club1.1 
 10. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.0 
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Pepsi LBL Round 14: Sagesse edges Louaize by two points - Jan 8, 2018


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Seventh-ranked Louaize (5-9) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Sagesse (10-4) in Zouk on Saturday. The visitors from Beirut managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 34 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. International center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) produced a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Sagesse have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-4 record. Louaize at the other side keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Sagesse are looking forward to face Byblos (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Louaize will play against the league's second-placed Al Riyadi and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Beirut Club (#6). Beirut Club was defeated at home 81-86 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Sam Young contributed with 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Beirut Club. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Beirut Club lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Moutahed. Homenetmen will play against bottom-ranked Tadamon (#10) in Zouk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beirut Club will play at home against CS Antonins (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Beirut. Third ranked Al Riyadi faced second-ranked Champville. Host Al Riyadi (11-3) defeated guests from Dik El Mehdi (11-3) 86-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Champville. The game was dominated by American players. Quincy Douby scored 27 points to lead the charge for the winners. Dewarick Spencer responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Champville. Al Riyadi will meet Louaize (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Champville will play against Al Moutahed (#6) in Tripoli and hope to secure a win.
Leader Homenetmen delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked CS Antonins (4-10) 108-92. Sam Young notched 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. CS Antonins' coach Jeronimo Sarin rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. CS Antonins lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth place with ten games lost. Homenetmen's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Tadamon (#10) in Zouk and are hoping to win another game. CS Antonins will play on the road against Beirut Club and hope to win that game.
Bottom-ranked Tadamon (0-14) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 105-93 loss to sixth ranked Al Moutahed (7-7) in Zouk on Friday evening. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Demarius Bolds who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Al Moutahed moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Beirut Club. Loser Tadamon still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed will face higher ranked Champville (#3) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tadamon will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 14 Beirut Club defeated Byblos in a road game 95-81. Sagesse smashed Moutahed at home 104-78.

CS Antonins - Homenetmen 92-108

Leader Homenetmen delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked CS Antonins (4-10) 108-92. Homenetmen shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by CS Antonins helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Sam Young (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) notched 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) supported him with 27 points and 9 assists. Five Homenetmen players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 35 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists by American Rashad McCants (193-84, college: N.Carolina, agency: Haylett Sports) did not help to save the game for CS Antonins. American-Jordanian guard Rasheim Wright (192-81, college: District of Col.) added 21 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the hosts. CS Antonins' coach Jeronimo Sarin rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. CS Antonins lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth place with ten games lost. Homenetmen's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Tadamon (#10) in Zouk and are hoping to win another game. CS Antonins will play on the road against Beirut Club and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: S.Young 29+7reb+2ast, W.Hodge 27+2reb+9ast, M.Ben Romdhane 15+5reb+4ast, H.Gyokchyan 13+11reb+1ast, A.Ismail 12+9reb+6ast, E.Chamoun 9+2reb+1ast
CS Antonins: R.McCants 35+10reb+6ast, R.Wright 21+2reb+6ast, P.Bou Abboud 10+6reb+2ast, V.Goodridge 9+6reb+2ast, M.Ziadeh 7+5reb+1ast, A.Abou-Akl 6
gschID: 586906


Al Riyadi - Champville 86-79

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Beirut. Third ranked Al Riyadi faced second-ranked Champville. Host Al Riyadi (11-3) defeated guests from Dik El Mehdi (11-3) 86-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Champville. Strangely Champville outrebounded Al Riyadi 41-29 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Al Riyadi made 7 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Quincy Douby (190-84, college: Rutgers) scored 27 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Chris Daniels (205-84, college: Texas A&M-CC) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Guard Dewarick Spencer (192-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and center Robert Upshaw (213-94, college: Washington) scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Champville players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Champville. Al Riyadi will meet Louaize (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Champville will play against Al Moutahed (#6) in Tripoli and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: Q.Douby 27+2reb+3ast, W.Arakji 17+1reb+6ast, C.Daniels 16+6reb+3ast, A.Haidar 8+2reb+2ast, J.Abdel Nour 7+8reb+3ast, D.Greene 7+5reb+4ast
Champville: R.Upshaw 20+6reb+4ast, D.Spencer 19+11reb+1ast, B.Young 14+4reb+4ast, F.El Khatib 14+10reb+4ast, E.Rustom 6+6reb+3ast, A.Ibrahim 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 586907


Louaize - Sagesse 86-88

Seventh-ranked Louaize (5-9) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Sagesse (10-4) in Zouk on Saturday. The visitors from Beirut managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 34 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. International center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) produced a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and point guard Hassan Dandach (187-91) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Louaize players scored in double figures. Sagesse have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-4 record. Louaize at the other side keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Sagesse are looking forward to face Byblos (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Louaize will play against the league's second-placed Al Riyadi and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: D.Jackson 34+8reb+4ast, J.Youngblood 20+5reb+1ast, A.Majok 18+9reb, N.Souaid 9+5reb+1ast, A.Mezher 4+4reb+5ast, A.Abdel Massih 3
Louaize: T.Franklin 35+12reb+3ast, B.Mobley 19+7reb, H.Dandach 11+8reb+10ast, M.Harris 10+9reb+4ast, J.Salem 9+6reb, J.Bitar 2
gschID: 586908


Byblos - Beirut Club 81-95

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Byblos (2-12) were defeated at home by sixth ranked Beirut Club (7-7) 95-81 on Saturday. Beirut Club looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis) who scored 27 points and 7 assists. Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. Georgian power forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-83) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) added 24 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beirut Club moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Moutahed. Byblos lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Beirut Club will face CS Antonins (#8) at home in the next round. Byblos will play against Sagesse in Beirut and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beirut Club: C.Crawford 27+4reb+7ast, J.Young 21+5reb+2ast, B.Bawji 19+7reb+2ast, K.Post 16+15reb+1ast, R.Fahed 5, T.Ammar 5+5reb+1ast
Byblos: N.Tskitishvili 27+11reb+1ast, A.Ray 24+2reb+2ast, W.Blackshear 11+8reb+2ast, T.Ammoury 10+3reb+3ast, A.Kanaan 9+8reb+1ast, J.Aby Khers 0+1reb
gschID: 586905


Tadamon - Moutahed 93-105

Bottom-ranked Tadamon (0-14) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 105-93 loss to sixth ranked Al Moutahed (7-7) in Zouk on Friday evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Tadamon's 34 and made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Al Moutahed looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Demarius Bolds (193-84, college: Missouri Western) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Darian Townes (208-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Bolds is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward John Bohannon (210-91, college: UTEP) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 22 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) added 28 points and 11 assists respectively for the hosts. Al Moutahed moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Beirut Club. Loser Tadamon still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Al Moutahed will face higher ranked Champville (#3) in Dik El Mehdi in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tadamon will play at home against the league's leader Homenetmen (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: R.Powell 24+4reb+6ast, D.Bolds 24+6reb+8ast, D.Townes 20+14reb+2ast, B.Tabbara 11+1ast, J.Khalil 9+3reb+6ast, O.El Ayoubi 8+8reb+2ast
Tadamon: P.Rembert 28+3reb+11ast, V.Vukosavljevic 23+5reb+2ast, J.Bohannon 16+22reb+4ast, E.Ghaleb 9+6reb, K.Jadayel 8+1reb+1ast, J.Zaloum 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 586909


Beirut Club - Homenetmen 81-86

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Beirut: Homenetmen (#1) and Beirut Club (#6). Beirut Club was defeated at home 81-86 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Sam Young (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Bassel Bawji (203-89, college: Tulsa) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis) added 20 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals in the effort for Beirut Club. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Homenetmen (13-1) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Beirut Club lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Moutahed. Homenetmen will play against bottom-ranked Tadamon (#10) in Zouk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beirut Club will play at home against CS Antonins (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Homenetmen: W.Hodge 26+5reb+7ast, S.Young 23+11reb, M.Ben Romdhane 15+10reb+2ast, H.Gyokchyan 10+3ast, E.Chamoun 5+2reb, A.Ismail 4+8reb+2ast
Beirut Club: B.Bawji 22+12reb+5ast, C.Crawford 20+10reb+8ast, R.Fahed 12+1reb, T.Ammar 11+2reb+1ast, K.Post 6+7reb+1ast, M.Martinez 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 613827


Sagesse - Moutahed 104-78

No shocking result in a game in Beirut where fourth ranked Sagesse (10-4) smashed 6th ranked Al Moutahed (7-7) 104-78 on Tuesday. Sagesse made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Jasmon Youngblood (195-84, college: Kent St.) who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Five Sagesse players scored in double figures. American guard Demarius Bolds (193-84, college: Missouri Western) produced 21 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and his fellow American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) added 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sagesse have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-4 record. Loser Al Moutahed dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Sagesse will face Byblos (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Al Moutahed will play against Champville (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sagesse: J.Youngblood 21+7reb+8ast, D.Jackson 17+9reb+2ast, A.Majok 14+8reb+2ast, A.Mezher 11+2reb+7ast, N.Souaid 11+1reb+1ast, A.Fakhereldine 10+6reb
Moutahed: D.Bolds 21+3reb+2ast, R.Powell 18+3reb+1ast, D.Townes 11+11reb+4ast, R.Akl 7+4ast, J.Khalil 5+2reb+3ast, B.Ammoury 5
gschID: 613826


  




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