Final 6 (Riyadi - United Tripoli)

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First time in the first division and first time in final six, united are proving how unified they are in basketball. With high spirit and no pressure and with the absence of their foreigner Wayne Bass they gave Riyadi, hard times especially in the first 2 quarters, where the game was to close.
Ismail Ahmad missing this game, Ghaleb was the replacement and started the game with the usual starters: Tony Madison, Ali Mahmoud, Joe Vogel and Hsain Tawbe; while George Kelzi, United coach has chosen Kevin Jobity, Mohamed Jabar, Ibrahim Yasine, Vicken Iskedgian and Alan Bostanie to start the first quarter. United was able to tie the score and was on his way to take the lead but Kevin Jobity missed a basket that gave advantage to Riyadi rosters to take the lead again and increase the margin and end the quarter with 7 points difference [24-17].

With the same tone, the second quarter started, however united rosters played with hard defense that made Hsain Tawbe miss several baskets, partially stop Vogel under the basket, and also Madison and Ali Mahmoud. The last however played a tough defense on Hani Zakhem, who was taken directly to the hospital. Still Riyadi were leading in score and the quarter ended 45-38 for the yellows.

With the beginning on the 3rd quarter, the Yellow Giants power controlled the game scoring 34 points, 16 of them for Madison, allowing United to only score 17 points. It was the turning point of the game and increased the gap to 25 points with 79-54 score for Riyadi. The last quarter both team focused on the gap, were Riyadi wanted to keep and increase this high difference and United to decrease it. United were successful in scoring three 3 points [2 for Mohamed Ikary and one for Ibrahim Yasine] and Jobity continued scoring, they were able to score 26 points. On the other hand, Riyadi scored 25 points from the fast breaks and easy lay ups. The game ended with a 24 pts difference making the final score 104-80 for Riyadi. Both Tony Madison and Kevin Jobity was the best scorer of the game with 31 points. In addition, Joe Vogel had 21 pts. Hsain Tawbe and Ali Mahmoud each had 12 pts, and 6 steals for the first and 9 for the second. Not to forget the 15 points scored by Vicken Iskedgian.

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