Shabab Al-Ahly tops the “Gulf Basketball”

Shabab Al-Ahly achieve victory over Al-Ahly of Bahrain.

Photography: Patrick Castillo

Shabab Al-Ahly, by defeating its Bahraini guest, Al-Ahly, by 13 points, with a score of “105-92”, took the lead in the preliminary round of the Gulf Champions Basketball Championship, in the match that brought the two teams together, yesterday, for the conclusion of the second round, in the tournament currently held in Dubai until 26th of June.

The tour also witnessed Kuwait's second victory in a row, by defeating Qatar's Al Shamal with a score of "96-84", in a match in which the Al Shamal team suffered its third loss in a row, and its chances became difficult to cross into the semi-finals.

With the results of the round, Al-Ahly and Al-Kuwait’s youth teams participated with Al-Ahly of Bahrain at the top of the general standings with four points each, but with a lesser match for Al-Ahly and Kuwait youth, while the loss of the Qatari North led to entering a partner in terms of the balance of three points and the last place with the comfortable Saudi victory in this round.

Shabab Al-Ahly succeeded in ending the first quarter, leading by six points, with a result of “23-17”, before being able to maintain the difference until the end of the third period, with the end of the second and third quarters with a draw “27-27 and 28-28”, to enter the match in its fourth and decisive period, Through which the "Dubai Knights" benefited from the fitness difference, and succeeded again in moving away from the points difference and deciding the result of the fourth quarter "27-20" and winning the match.

In the second matches, the Kuwaiti-Kuwaiti players succeeded in securing the victory by obtaining the advantage in the results of the first and second quarters, and then the third quarter by “32-23, 31-18 and 17-16”, while Al-Shamal players were satisfied with obtaining the preference with the result of the fourth quarter “27-16”. Which was not enough to return the result of the match.

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