The newcomer, the Lebanese “Dynamo” team, continued its surprises in the Dubai International Basketball Championship, by eliminating the 2017 champion, the Moroccan team Sale, from the quarter-finals, after the deserved victory achieved by “Dynamo” came by seven points and with a score (68-59), in a match I gathered them today at the Al-Nasr Club hall in Dubai, on the eighth day of the tournament, which has been held since last January 27 in its 32nd edition, and the curtain falls on it the evening after tomorrow, Sunday.
And as the conclusion of the quarter-final round witnessed, Beirut’s Lebanese victory over the national team with a score (74-71), to set Beirut a date at nine o’clock tomorrow evening, Saturday, with his compatriot Al-Riyadi in the second semi-final confrontation, after Al-Riyadi succeeded in opening the quarter-final round yesterday. In reserving his seat for the golden square, by defeating the Philippine “Strong Group” with a score (106-97).
In turn, the Lebanese “Dynamo” booked a date at seven in the evening today with the African Tunisian team in the opening of the semi-final round, after the African overcame the quarter-final hurdle yesterday by defeating the Libyan victory with a score (74-64).
Moroccan Sale missed the opportunity to finish the first quarter, ahead of “Dynamo” by (18-16), after the players of the Lebanese team were able to regain the initiative and chart their path to victory in the match, by gaining the advantage with the results of the second and third quarters (20-13 and 19-15). And that was after the fourth quarter ended in a tie (13-13).
In turn, the Beirut team suffered to ensure its victory over the national team, after the Lebanese team settled for a slight advantage in the results of the second and third quarters by (19-11 and 20-19), after a first quarter that ended in a tie (21-21), and a fourth quarter went in favor of “Al-Abyad”. By (22-16), however, it was not enough for the national team to return with the result of the match.
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