Al Riyadi takes advantage in basketball final in Lebanon (+Photos)

The exponent monarch once again surpassed a hundred points to secure a 2-1 advantage in the duel, after celebrating an initial success of 104-58 and losing to Sagesse 85-84 in the second match.

Those led by Ahmad Ferran dominated from the beginning and expanded the score in each quarter (34-24, 20-17, 29-19 and 28-18) with better effectiveness in field goals (62 percent), rebounds (50 ) and assists (33) than their opponents (42-20-18).

Six Al Riyadi men surpassed 10 points in the game with Hayk Gyokochian leading the way, top scorer with 25 points (10 baskets on 14 shots), in addition to capturing eight balls under the boards, four assists and two blocks.

In the victory, Thon Maker added 17 points, Elmedin Kikanovic contributed 16 points, point guard Wael Arakji added a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists; meanwhile, Jonathan Simmons and Bilal Tabbara scored 13 and 11, respectively.

For the defeated, Nicolás Rakocevic and Jonathan Mychal Gyson stood out again on offense with 15 and 13 points each.

The Lebanese derby will continue on this date and if it reaches seven games the final will conclude on the 22nd of this month, three days before the participation of both quintets in the Final Eight of the West Asian Basketball Super League, agreed in Doha until on 1st June.


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