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D1 Standings
 1 Al Sadd 12-4 
 2 Al Shamal 12-4 
 3 Qatar Club 12-4 
 4 Al Arabi 10-6 
 5 Al Wakrah 9-7 
 6 Al Gharafa 7-9 
 7 Al Ahli 5-11 
 8 Al Rayyan 3-13 
 9 Al Khor 2-14 
Full Standings
Last:2/12/2019
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

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. M.Harath Al Shamal25.0 
 2. G.Johnson Al Rayyan24.3 
 3. A.Jackson Al Khor24.1 
 4. X.Cannefax Al Ra23.3 
 5. F.Session Al Gh22.8 
 6. N.Stover Al Gharafa22.4 
 7. D.Brooks Al Wakrah22.1 
 8. J.Newberry Qatar C21.7 
 9. J.Coles Al Ahli21.6 
 10. J.Caldwell Al Wa21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. M.Harath Al Shamal17.2 
 2. J.King Al Wakrah11.8 
 3. O.Seck Al Arabi11.7 
 4. L.Daniel Al Rayyan11.4 
 5. M.Todic Al Sadd11.0 
 6. F.Session Al Gh10.9 
 7. A.Rountree-III Qatar C10.6 
 8. A.Magassa Al Khor10.4 
 9. A.Jackson Al Khor10.2 
 10. M.Souleye Al Wa10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Al Ar
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. K.Galloway Al Ar9.2 
 2. G.Tsintsadze Al Sh8.6 
 3. T.Bannister Al Ra8.5 
 4. F.Session Al Gh7.5 
 5. J.Coles Al Ahli6.9 
 6. D.Brooks Al Wakrah6.8 
 7. A.Rountree-III Qatar C6.4 
 8. D.James Al Sadd6.3 
 9. K.Abdi Al Arabi6.1 
 10. A.Jackson Al Khor5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem WRIGHT
  Al Rayyan
  (200-F/G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. A.Wright Al Rayyan3.2 
 2. T.Bannister Al Ra2.9 
 3. A.Rountree-III Qatar C2.7 
 4. C.Pigram Al Arabi2.5 
 5. E.Ross Al Ahli2.4 
 6. F.Session Al Gh2.4 
 7. A.Jackson Al Khor2.3 
 8. R.Byrd Al Sadd2.3 
 9. J.Coles Al Ahli2.3 
 10. X.Cannefax Al Ra2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. W.Byrd Al Arabi2.6 
 2. A.Rountree-III Qatar C2.3 
 3. N.Besovic Al Gh1.5 
 4. K.Galloway Al Ar1.3 
 5. L.Daniel Al Rayyan1.0 
 6. A.Erfan Al Wakrah1.0 
 7. M.Souleye Al Wa0.9 
 8. J.Caldwell Al Wa0.9 
 9. O.Seck Al Arabi0.9 
 10. D.Lacy Al Khor0.8 
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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Al Sadd 56% Feb.27 Al Arabi
Al Shamal Feb.27 Qatar Club 55%
D1 Round 9: Al Shamal keeps a leadership position - Jan 17, 2019


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Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Al Shamal as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Al Shamal defeated bottom-ranked Al Rayyan in Doha 86-74. Al Shamal looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Algerian forward Mohamed Harath (198-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Georgian point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) chipped in 17 points and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard TJ Bannister (180-84, college: Liberty, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Al Shamal (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Al Rayyan at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost.
Very significant was Al Arabi's (#5) 21-point road victory against 6th ranked Al Gharafa 87-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Courtney Pigram accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Franklin Session (187-89, college: CS Los Angeles) came up with 31 points and 8 rebounds for Al Gharafa in the defeat. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 5-4 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the sixth position with five games lost.
The game in Al Khor was also quite interesting. Third ranked Qatar Sports Club (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Al Khor (1-8). Qatar Sports Club did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 92-74 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Jeff Newberry who scored 26 points and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Ameer Jackson who recorded 30 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Qatar Sports Club. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Al Shamal. Al Khor lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost.
The game in Doha was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Al Wakrah (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Ahli (2-7). Al Wakrah managed to secure a 5-point victory 73-68. It was a good game for DaQuan Brooks who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Al Wakrah maintains fourth place with 6-3 record. Al Ahli lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists by Julius Coles of Al Ahli.



Al Shamal - Al Rayyan 86-74

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Al Shamal as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Al Shamal defeated bottom-ranked Al Rayyan in Doha 86-74. Al Shamal looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Algerian forward Mohamed Harath (198-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Georgian point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) chipped in 17 points and 10 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard TJ Bannister (180-84, college: Liberty, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists and the other American import Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Shamal (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Al Rayyan at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Rayyan: T.Ngombo 21+5reb+3ast, L.Daniel 20+8reb+2ast, A.Abdelhaleem 17+5reb+4ast, T.Bannister 16+5reb+11ast, H.Aref 0+1reb, M.Faraj 0+1reb+1ast
Al Shamal: M.Harath 27+18reb+4ast, G.Tsintsadze 17+3reb+10ast, M.Berishvili 14+5reb+5ast, O.Salem 11+3reb+2ast, E.Mujkic 9+4reb+3ast, J.Muftah 5+2ast
gschID: 706671


Al Khor - Qatar Club 74-92

The game in Al Khor was also quite interesting. Third ranked Qatar Sports Club (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Al Khor (1-8). Qatar Sports Club did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 92-74 on Tuesday. Qatar Sports Club looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Al Khor's players. The best player for the winners was American guard Jeff Newberry (188-92, college: Oklahoma St.) who scored 26 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Toney McCray (196-89, college: Nebraska) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Ameer Jackson (193-94, college: Winston Salem) who recorded 30 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and Aladji-Bobo Magassa added 19 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Qatar Sports Club. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Al Shamal. Al Khor lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Khor: A.Jackson 30+8reb+8ast, A.Bobo Magassa 19+11reb, D.Lacy 12+8reb+3ast, G.Diedhiouf 10+6reb+1ast, A.Tawfiq 3, M.Lashin 0
Qatar Club: J.Newberry 26+3reb+9ast, T.McCray 24+7reb+4ast, A.Rountree III 15+5reb+9ast, A.Mahmoud 11, A.Al-Sahouti 6, S.Almalki 6
gschID: 706672


Al Gharafa - Al Arabi 66-87

Very significant was Al Arabi's (#5) 21-point road victory against 6th ranked Al Gharafa 87-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Al Gharafa's 38. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Al Gharafa's players. Al Arabi brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) nailed a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and American guard Courtney Pigram (185-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Al Arabi players scored in double figures. American guard Franklin Session (187-89, college: CS Los Angeles) came up with 31 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Al Gharafa in the defeat. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 5-4 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the sixth position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Gharafa: F.Session 31+8reb+3ast, N.Stover 16+10reb+3ast, N.Besovic 12+5reb, O.Matalqah 4+7reb+1ast, N.Muslic 2+6reb+3ast, A.Shalfawi 1+2reb+1ast
Al Arabi: O.Seck 28+11reb+6ast, C.Pigram 20+6reb+5ast, K.Abdi 14+8reb+6ast, E.Ali Saleh 10+3reb+1ast, W.Byrd 8+6reb+4ast, A.Khaled 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 706673


Al Ahli - Al Wakrah 68-73

The game in Doha was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Al Wakrah (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Al Ahli (2-7). Al Wakrah managed to secure a 5-point victory 73-68. Al Wakrah forced 19 Al Ahli turnovers. It was a good game for American point guard DaQuan Brooks (177-90, college: W.Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import power forward Joshua Caldwell (203-91, college: William Penn, agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Caldwell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: Haylett Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals and American power forward Kenny Hall (206-90, college: Tennessee) added 17 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Al Ahli. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Al Wakrah maintains fourth place with 6-3 record. Al Ahli lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Al Ahli: K.Hall 17+12reb+2ast, J.Coles 17+5reb+9ast, S.Ndoye 16+6reb+1ast, E.Ross 14+11reb+6ast, M.Ouiri 4+2reb+2ast, A.Ahmed 0
Al Wakrah: D.Brooks 18+6reb+7ast, J.Caldwell 16+7reb+4ast, M.Souleye 12+8reb+3ast, A.Saeed Erfan 11+2reb, A.Matalkeh 8+1reb+1ast, A.Al-Darwish 6+2reb
gschID: 706674
  




Russell Byrd
Byrd's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
26-year old guard Russell Byrd (201-G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Al Sadd and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 17. He had the game-high 37 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Al Sadd in his team's victory, helping them to crush Al Shamal (12-4) with 17-point margin 95-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Al Sadd to take over top position in the Qatari league. They would h...   [read more]

Russell Byrd
D1 Round 17 of Regular Season - 7 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Fourth defeat of league's leader Al Shamal (12-4) against third ranked Al Sadd (12-4) 95-78 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Sadd outrebounded Al Shamal 43-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Russell Byrd (201-92, college: Michigan St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!),...   [read more]

Franklin
Session
Franklin Session's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - 9 days ago
FRANKLIN SESSION American Franklin Session (187-G-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Al Gharafa and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 16. The 29-year old guard recorded a triple-double of 32 points adding also seventeen rebounds and ten assists, while his team edged out Al Rayyan (#9, 2-13) 98-94. Al Gharafa maintains the 6th position in Qatari D1. Al Gharafa is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a l...   [read more]


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