30 December 2008

LIBYA : Week 4

After three weeks off the Libyan resumes with the highlight game of the week Shabab the cup champion against Ittihad the defending league champion.
Shabab enters this game missing five players while Ittihad welcomed back their point guard Abdul Wahad Abdullah after missing the season start due to injury.

Shabab was affected by the missing players ,entered the game with players from the junior team ,started the first quarter perfectly scoring 9 consecutive points taking advantage of Ittihad's mistakes ,the first quarter ended 20-15 for Shabab.
Ittihad took control in the second quarter managed to cut the lead ending the second quarter 41-30.
Shabab could not keep up with Ittihad in the third and forth quarter as they suffered from the absence of a key players against an experienced team like Ittihad scoring only 8 points in the third quarter ,Ittihad continued their domination scoring 16 points , third quarter ended 57-38 for Ittihad and the game 73-53 for them.
With this loss Shabab continues their poor performance this season as they lie on the bottom of the league table ,Ittihad shares the top spot on the table with Naser as they face each other next week to determine who is going to be the league leader.

On the other games Ahli Tripoli beat Madina 96-90 , Ahli Benghazi beat Hilal 70-62 , Naser defeat Moroj 72-56.

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