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 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 
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 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 
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Last:10/8/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ameer JACKSON
  Al Khor
  (193-PG-94)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Jackson, Al Khor24.1 
 2. Harath, Al Shamal24.1 
 3. Session, Al Gharafa22.8 
 4. Stover, Al Gharafa22.4 
 5. Newberry, Qatar C.21.7 
 6. Coles, Al Ahli21.6 
 7. Caldwell, Al Wakrah21.0 
 8. Todic, Al Sadd19.6 
 9. James, Al Sadd18.9 
 10. Ross, Al Ahli18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Harath, Al Shamal17.2 
 2. Seck, Al Arabi12.1 
 3. Todic, Al Sadd11.7 
 4. Session, Al Gharafa10.9 
 5. Magassa, Al Khor10.4 
 6. Jackson, Al Khor10.2 
 7. Hall, Al Ahli9.6 
 8. Rountree-III, Qatar C.9.6 
 9. Stover, Al Gharafa9.4 
 10. Mohmmed, Qatar C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 George TSINTSADZE
  Al Shamal
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Tsintsadze, Al Shamal8.4 
 2. Session, Al Gharafa7.5 
 3. Coles, Al Ahli6.9 
 4. Rountree-III, Qatar C.6.2 
 5. Newberry, Qatar C.6.2 
 6. James, Al Sadd5.9 
 7. Jackson, Al Khor5.8 
 8. Abdi, Al Arabi5.8 
 9. Berishvili, Al Shamal4.1 
 10. Fouda, Al Sadd4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Qatar C.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Rountree-III, Qatar C.2.6 
 2. Ross, Al Ahli2.4 
 3. Session, Al Gharafa2.4 
 4. Jackson, Al Khor2.3 
 5. Coles, Al Ahli2.3 
 6. James, Al Sadd2.1 
 7. Byrd, Al Arabi1.9 
 8. Seydou-E., Al Ahli1.9 
 9. Muslic, Al Gharafa1.8 
 10. Newberry, Qatar C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi2.5 
 2. Rountree-III, Qatar C.2.1 
 3. Seck, Al Arabi1.2 
 4. Erfan, Al Wakrah1.0 
 5. Caldwell, Al Wakrah0.9 
 6. Lacy, Al Khor0.8 
 7. Mujkic, Al Shamal0.8 
 8. Todic, Al Sadd0.8 
 9. Magassa, Al Khor0.8 
 10. Muslic, Al Gharafa0.8 
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D1 Round 13: Al Sadd keeps a leadership position - Jan 30, 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 Sadd as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Al Sadd edged 6th ranked Al Gharafa in Doha 78-76. Bosnian-Serbian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Franklin Session (187-89, college: CS Los Angeles) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Al Sadd have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Al Shamal. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Al Gharafa will play next round against Al Wakrah trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Sadd will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Al Arabi. It will be extra interesting game as Al Arabi is their local rival from Doha.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Al Ahli (#7). Al Arabi (8-5) crushed visiting Al Ahli (4-9) by 19 points 88-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Khalid Abdi contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) answered with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Al Ahli. Al Ahli's coach Panagiotis Foteinakis rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 8-5 record. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Sadd.
The game in Al Khor was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Al Wakrah (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Al Khor (1-11). Al Wakrah managed to secure a 4-point victory 90-86 on Tuesday. Joshua Caldwell stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. At the losing side Aladji-Bobo Magassa responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Al Wakrah maintains fifth place with 7-5 record. Al Khor lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Al Wakrah will meet Al Gharafa (#6) in the next round. Al Khor will play against the league's second-placed Al Shamal in Doha and hope to win that game.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Qatar Sports Club (#3) and Al Rayyan (#9). Qatar Sports Club (10-3) won against visiting Al Rayyan (1-12) 76-66. The game was dominated by American players. Aaron Rountree-III nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Qatar Sports Club maintains third place with 10-3 record having just one point less than leader Al Sadd. Al Rayyan lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Qatar Sports Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Ahli.



Qatar Club - Al Rayyan 76-66

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Doha: Qatar Sports Club (#3) and Al Rayyan (#9). Qatar Sports Club (10-3) won against visiting Al Rayyan (1-12) 76-66. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Aaron Rountree-III (203-93, college: Iona) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and guard Jeff Newberry (188-92, college: Oklahoma St.) accounted for 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Qatar Sports Club players scored in double figures. Swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St., agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) added 14 points and 16 rebounds respectively for Al Rayyan in the defeat. Qatar Sports Club maintains third place with 10-3 record having just one point less than leader Al Sadd. Al Rayyan lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Qatar Sports Club's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Doha to the arena Al Ahli.
Top scorers:
Qatar Club: J.Newberry 18+9reb+6ast, A.Rountree III 18+18reb+6ast, A.Mahmoud 17+5reb+1ast, O.N'Diaye 12+6reb+1ast, M.Yousuf Mohmmed 6+11reb+3ast, S.Almalki 3
Al Rayyan: X.Cannefax 19+2reb+5ast, A.Wright 18+12reb+3ast, L.Daniel 14+16reb+3ast, A.Abdelhaleem 9+6reb+2ast, M.Haracic 4+4reb, M.Abdelkawy 2+2reb
gschID: 710780


Al Sadd - Al Gharafa 78-76

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Al Sadd as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Al Sadd edged 6th ranked Al Gharafa in Doha 78-76. Bosnian-Serbian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Al Sadd players scored in double figures. American guard Franklin Session (187-89, college: CS Los Angeles) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Nick Stover (198-93, college: S.Alabama) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Al Sadd have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Al Shamal. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Al Gharafa will play next round against Al Wakrah trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Sadd will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Al Arabi. It will be extra interesting game as Al Arabi is their local rival from Doha.
Top scorers:
Al Sadd: D.James 20+6reb+4ast, M.Todic 17+14reb+3ast, B.Dieng 14+4reb+2ast, A.Milutinovic 12+3reb+3ast, M.Essam Fouda 9+3reb+6ast, N.Al-Rayes 4+1reb
Al Gharafa: N.Stover 21+5reb+6ast, N.Muslic 20+8reb+1ast, F.Session 15+12reb+8ast, R.Abdulla 9+2reb+1ast, O.Ahmed 7+6reb+2ast, O.Al-Khanji 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 710778


Al Khor - Al Wakrah 86-90

The game in Al Khor was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Al Wakrah (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Al Khor (1-11). Al Wakrah managed to secure a 4-point victory 90-86 on Tuesday. American power forward Joshua Caldwell (203-91, college: William Penn, agency: SDJ Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and his fellow American import point guard DaQuan Brooks (177-90, college: W.Connecticut) chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Caldwell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Al Wakrah players scored in double figures. At the losing side Aladji-Bobo Magassa responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds and American point guard Ameer Jackson (193-94, college: Winston Salem) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Al Wakrah maintains fifth place with 7-5 record. Al Khor lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Al Wakrah will meet Al Gharafa (#6) in the next round. Al Khor will play against the league's second-placed Al Shamal in Doha and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Al Wakrah: J.Caldwell 28+14reb+5ast, D.Brooks 24+6reb+4ast, J.Downing 16+7reb, A.Matalkeh 12+4reb+2ast, A.Saeed Erfan 8+8reb+1ast, A.Al-Darwish 2+3reb+3ast
Al Khor: A.Bobo Magassa 35+14reb+1ast, A.Jackson 26+14reb+6ast, D.Cook 17+8reb+4ast, D.Lacy 5+6reb+6ast, A.Tawfiq 3+5reb+1ast, I.Hamed Moutasim 0+2reb+1ast
gschID: 710777


Al Arabi - Al Ahli 88-69

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Doha: Al Arabi (#4) and Al Ahli (#7). Al Arabi (8-5) crushed visiting Al Ahli (4-9) by 19 points 88-69. Al Arabi dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Al Ahli's 36. Al Arabi forced 19 Al Ahli turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Khalid Abdi (198-87) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Al Arabi players scored in double figures. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) answered with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri, agency: Haylett Sports) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Al Ahli. Al Ahli's coach Panagiotis Foteinakis rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 8-5 record. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Al Arabi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Doha Al Sadd.
Top scorers:
Al Arabi: K.Abdi 20+4reb+4ast, O.Seck 16+10reb+4ast, E.Ali Saleh 15+5reb, K.Galloway 15+5reb+8ast, W.Byrd 13+6reb+3ast, A.Khaled 9+5reb
Al Ahli: J.Coles 27+9reb+5ast, E.Ross 19+6reb+2ast, K.Hall 16+6reb+1ast, S.Ndoye 4+9reb+1ast, M.Eldin 3+1ast, H.Kurtovic 0
gschID: 710779
  




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