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Arabi grab top spot in QBF League

Arabi grab top spot in QBF League

Tribune News Network
DOHA
Al Arabi Club cruised past Qatar Sports Club by 102-83 and leapfrogged Al Shamal Club and Al Wakrah Club to the top of the QFB League table at the Al Gharafa Club Indoor Hall on Thursday.
Al Arabi, who led 45-37 at the interval, have collected 20 points from nine victories in 11 games. For Qatar Sports Club, it was their eighth defeat in 12 matches, which kept them in the seventh spot with 16 points.
Big men Mohammed Harat and Miroslav Todic had a double-double each and helped Al Arabi dominate the game. Harat had 28 points and 15 rebounds and Todic earned 27 points and 17 rebounds. Kevin Galloway bagged 23 points and Khalid Suliman Abdi added 13.
For QSC, Jonathan Lee was the main scorer with 29, while Kevin Bracy mustered 19 points and Keanau Post managed 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Al Ahli pip Al Khor
In an earlier match with a chaotic finish, Al Ahli Club, who gave away 28 points to 15 off turn-overs, managed to reverse a one-point deficit with a thrilling basket by Ali Mohammad Tawfiq and pipped lowly Al Khor by 65-64.
Two successive three-pointers by guards Tawfiq and Jeffery Newberry put Al Ahli Club six-point clear in the fourth quarter (55-49). The lead proved not only crucial but had Al Khor under constant pressure.
After misses and turn-overs by both teams, Bernard nailed a jumper to have Al Khor in the front by a point. However, as the seconds ticked by and the tension rose, Tawfiq hit a perfect shot to pull off the pulsating win.
This win tied Al Ahli with Al Rayyan with 17 points each from six triumphs in 11 games. But the latter were in the fifth spot due to their better point difference. For Al Khor, this was the 10th loss in 11 games and they are locked with Al Sadd at the bottom.
Newberry was a game-high 26 points for the winners. Tawfiq tallied 14, Aaron Rountree had a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds and Mohammed Ouiri netted 11.

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