01 June 2008

LIBYA : Ittihad beats Shabab in the crucial game

There were only two games played yesterday in the round 19.
Jazera - Ahli Tripoli 56-63 at Nelson Mandela Sports Gym. , Zwara
Ittihad - Shabab 79-70 at Cortoba Sports Gym. ,Tripoli

The game between Ittihad and defending champion Shabab could be called game of the season for both teams.
The stake was very high as many experts predict it could be almost championship final game.
There were no surprises as it was actually the best game of this season so far.
1st & 2nd quarters were very close and the lead was changed 9 times. Ittihad won that period slightly with two point lead (21-19).
In the first minutes of the 2nd quarter Ittihad managed to extend their lead to 7 points.
But two three-point shots of Shabab's Mohammed Issa and Eslam El Karbal (-83) reduced the point difference for Shabab and the 2nd quarter ended again with just two points lead 38-36 for Ittihad.
The 3rd quarter was a perfect start for Shabab having 16-5 run in just four minutes.
But Ittihad did not give up and after making some adjustments to the game, they scored 9 consecutive points, tieing the game 58-58.
Free throw made by Mohammed Issa and another two points by Sohaib Ftaita ended the 3rd quarter with Shahab's three point lead 61-58.
But it was 4th quarter, which decided the whole game. Ittihad speed up and took back control of the game.
Shabab managed to score just nine points in the entire quarter, while four points in the last minute.
At the other side Ittihad scored 21 points to secure the win and confirm the top spot in the league.

WEEK 19 Games :
Saturday :
Yarmok - Madina , Place : Cortoba Sports Gym. ,Tripoli
Tahade - Ahli Benghazi , Place : Solaiman Darat Sports Arena. , Benghazi
Wahda - Hilal , Place : Olymbe Sports Gym. , Zawia
Sunday :
Moroj - Naser , Place : Solaiman Darat Sports Arena. , Benghazi

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