11 January 2009

LIBYA : Libyan League week 6

This week's highlight was the derby game between the rivals Ittihad and Ahli Tripoli , Ittihad enters this game as the league leaders while Ahli Tripoli struggling in the fifth place looking to improve their position.

Ahli started the game perfectly dominating the defense and the offense while Ittihad players lacked concentration as they missed many open shots and lost the ball many times the first quarter ended 20-17 for Ahli.

Ittihad looked more confident in the second quarter as Ali Al msellati entered in the second quarter and scored valuable points including a three point shot in the last seconds to tie the game 33-33 as the first half ended.
In the third quarter Ahli players could not keep up the pace as they missed more than 7 three point shots , Ittihad took the lead ending the third quarter 57-51 for them.
In the forth quarter Ahli managed to cut the lead but they suffered from the loss of their center the Cameroonian player Manica George as he committed his fifth foul , Ittihad took advantage and ended the game 81-77.

Manica George from Ahli Tripoli was the game's top scorer with 26 points while his teammate Musa Borima was the top rebounder with 15 rebounds.
With this result Ittihad stay unbeaten on the top of the league , Ahli drops to seventh.

the other results :
Hilal - Moroj 57-56
Nasr - Ahli Benghazi 80-63
Shabab - Madina 63-54

from africabasket.com

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