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LBL Standings
 1 Al Riyadi 9-1 
 2 Champville 7-2 
 3 Homentmen 6-2 
 4 Beirut Club 5-4 
 5 Byblos 4-5 
 6 Hoops 3-6 
 7 Moutahed 3-6 
 8 Atlas F. 2-7 
 9 Sagesse 1-7 
Full Standings
Last:1/19/2019
Division 2 Standings
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:9/8/2018
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Beirut Club 4-0 
 2 Al Ettehad 3-1 
 3 Al Arabi 2-2 
 4 Al Nasr 1-3 
 5 Al Sadab 0-4 
Group B
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 Homenetmen 3-1 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Qalandia 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/8/2018
WABA Champions Cup Standings
 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:9/8/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marvelle HARRIS
  Moutahed
  (196-PG-93)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Harris, Moutahed26.1 
 2. Nelson, Byblos24.9 
 3. Riley, Byblos23.1 
 4. Dixson, Hoops22.2 
 5. Jackson, Champville21.8 
 6. Efevberha, Homen.20.7 
 7. El-Khatib, Champville20.0 
 8. Townes, Atlas F.19.7 
 9. Hodge, Homentmen18.9 
 10. Crawford, Beirut C.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Atlas F.
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Townes, Atlas F.12.6 
 2. Thomas, Hoops10.3 
 3. Haidar, Beirut Club10.2 
 4. Post, Sagesse9.4 
 5. Nelson, Byblos9.4 
 6. Majok, Champville9.0 
 7. Abdel-Nour, Al Ri.8.3 
 8. Hunt, Beirut Club7.9 
 9. El-Khatib, Champville7.4 
 10. Jackson, Champville7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris CRAWFORD
  Beirut C.
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Crawford, Beirut C.6.7 
 2. Akl, Byblos6.6 
 3. Hodge, Homentmen6.5 
 4. El-Khatib, Champville5.7 
 5. Mansour, Hoops5.6 
 6. Farhat, Atlas F.5.0 
 7. Saoud, Al Riyadi4.9 
 8. Dandach, Moutahed4.7 
 9. Mezher, Champville4.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marvelle HARRIS
  Moutahed
  (196-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Harris, Moutahed3.4 
 2. Mansour, Hoops3.3 
 3. Dixson, Hoops3.0 
 4. Jackson, Champville2.6 
 5. Franklin, Moutahed2.0 
 6. Khoury, Byblos1.8 
 7. Saoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 8. Johnson, Sagesse1.7 
 9. Mneimneh, Byblos1.7 
 10. Salem, Moutahed1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Champville
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Majok, Champville4.1 
 2. Townes, Atlas F.2.0 
 3. Post, Sagesse2.0 
 4. Nelson, Byblos1.3 
 5. Thomas, Hoops1.3 
 6. Haidar, Beirut Club1.1 
 7. El-Ayoubi, Mouta.1.0 
 8. Galloway, Al Riyadi1.0 
 9. Bou-Abboud, Homen.0.9 
 10. Johnson, Homentmen0.9 

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Byblos Jan.21 Homentmen 60%
Sagesse Jan.20 Champville 91%
LBL Round 5: #1 Beirut Club is defeated by Hoops Club - Dec 18, 2018


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Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Beirut Club (4-2) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Hoops Club (1-5) 77-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Beirut Club. Hoops Club made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Beirut Club turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Beirut Club helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners and Senegalese forward Ibrahima Thomas (213-87, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Ali Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Beirut Club's coach Patrick Saba rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Hoops Club maintains ninth place with 1-5 record. Beirut Club at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Champville.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Champville (4-2) against fourth ranked Homentmen (4-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Champville was defeated by Homentmen in a tough game in Beirut 68-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Champville. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Walter Hodge accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds. Homentmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) came up with 19 points and 5 steals for Champville in the defeat. Homentmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Al Riyadi. Champville at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Beirut Club. Homentmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
The game in Zahle was also quite interesting. Third ranked Al Riyadi (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Atlas F. (2-3). Al Riyadi managed to secure a 7-point victory 69-62 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atlas F.. The best player for the winners was Jean Abdel-Nour who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 18 rebounds. Ghassan Nehme produced 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Atlas F.'s coach Elie Nasr tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Al Riyadi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Homentmen. Newly promoted Atlas F. keeps the sixth place with three games lost. Al Riyadi will meet at home Al Moutahed (#5) in the next round. Atlas F. will play against Byblos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth ranked Al Moutahed (3-2) beat at home 7th ranked Sagesse (1-4) by 8 points 71-63, which is the biggest margin this round. Marvelle Harris orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Al Moutahed maintains fifth place with 3-2 record. Sagesse lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Al Moutahed's next round opponent will be league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homentmen.



Beirut Club - Hoops 68-77

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Beirut Club (4-2) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Hoops Club (1-5) 77-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Beirut Club. Hoops Club made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Beirut Club turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Beirut Club helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners and Senegalese forward Ibrahima Thomas (213-87, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Ali Haidar (201-90, college: Michigan Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Chris Crawford (193-92, college: Memphis) scored 7 points and 8 assists. Beirut Club's coach Patrick Saba rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Hoops Club maintains ninth place with 1-5 record. Beirut Club at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Champville.
Top scorers:
Hoops: W.Warren 19+1reb+10ast, I.Thomas 18+8reb+1ast, A.Mansour 14+7reb+3ast, K.Jadayel 9, H.Abdallah 7+8reb, K.Aoun 3+4reb+2ast
Beirut Club: A.Haidar 18+15reb+4ast, M.Abdul-Aleem 15+3reb, K.Hunt 12+5reb+1ast, R.Fahed 7+1reb, K.Mechref 7+5reb+1ast, C.Crawford 7+4reb+8ast
gschID: 696536


Moutahed - Sagesse 71-63

Fifth ranked Al Moutahed (3-2) beat at home 7th ranked Sagesse (1-4) by 8 points 71-63, which is the biggest margin this round. Al Moutahed forced 19 Sagesse turnovers and outrebounded them 44-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. American point guard Marvelle Harris (196-93, college: Fresno St., agency: Slash Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Travis Franklin (200-88, college: Colorado St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Canadian power forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American swingman Haakim Johnson (201-87, college: Pikeville) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sagesse. Four Sagesse players scored in double figures. Al Moutahed maintains fifth place with 3-2 record. Sagesse lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Al Moutahed's next round opponent will be league's leader Al Riyadi in Beirut and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sagesse's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beirut Homentmen.
Top scorers:
Moutahed: M.Harris 29+6reb+4ast, T.Franklin 13+14reb+3ast, J.Salem 11+7reb+3ast, H.Dandach 9+1reb+2ast, E.Bechara 4+3reb, M.Hijazi 3+2reb
Sagesse: K.Post 16+12reb+1ast, H.Johnson 13+5reb+2ast, Y.Ghantous 11+1reb+2ast, A.Sbeity 11+1ast, A.Abdel Massih 5+6reb+4ast, M.Korjian 5+5reb
gschID: 696539


Homentmen - Champville 76-68

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Champville (4-2) against fourth ranked Homentmen (4-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Champville was defeated by Homentmen in a tough game in Beirut 68-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Champville. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds. Homentmen's coach Joe Nebhan allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dewayne Jackson (203-90, college: Morgan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) came up with 19 points and 5 steals and international center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks respectively for Champville in the defeat. Four Champville players scored in double figures. Homentmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Al Riyadi. Champville at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Beirut Club. Homentmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beirut to the arena Sagesse.
Top scorers:
Homentmen: M.Efevberha 27+7reb+1ast, W.Hodge 18+6reb+3ast, G.Hadidian 9+6reb, K.Zeinoun 7+3reb+3ast, C.Johnson 7+5reb+1ast, E.Rustom 5+3reb+2ast
Champville: D.Jackson 19+4reb+1ast, F.El Khatib 12+7reb+3ast, A.Majok 12+12reb, J.Khalil 11+3reb+4ast, A.Mezher 7+5reb+4ast, D.Bolds 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 696538


Atlas F. - Al Riyadi 62-69

The game in Zahle was also quite interesting. Third ranked Al Riyadi (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Atlas F. (2-3). Al Riyadi managed to secure a 7-point victory 69-62 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atlas F.. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Jean Abdel-Nour (198-83) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 18 rebounds. Naturalized Egyptian power forward Ahmad Ismail (205-76) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Four Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. American guard Ghassan Nehme (190, college: Fair Dickinson) produced 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84, college: Arkansas) added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Atlas F.'s coach Elie Nasr tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Al Riyadi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Homentmen. Newly promoted Atlas F. keeps the sixth place with three games lost. Al Riyadi will meet at home Al Moutahed (#5) in the next round. Atlas F. will play against Byblos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Al Riyadi: A.Saoud 14+3reb+5ast, J.Abdel Nour 13+18reb+2ast, A.Ismail 12+10reb+3ast, B.Bawji 10+4reb+1ast, K.Galloway 7+5reb+2ast, H.Gyokchyan 6+2reb
Atlas F.: G.Nehme 14+8reb+5ast, D.Townes 12+10reb+4ast, A.Farhat 10+3reb+1ast, J.Bitar 9+3reb, E.Hicham 6+2reb, J.Aby Khers 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 696537


  




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