The national team suffered a third loss in the Dubai International Basketball Championship, which came yesterday, against Al-Nasr Al-Libya, by a difference of six points and with a score (86-92), in a match that brought them together for the fifth round before the final in the championship group tournament that was held since last Friday at Al-Nasr Club hall in Dubai. , which extends in its 32nd edition until the fifth of this February, and nine elite teams and clubs from the Asian and African continents are competing for its title.
The round also witnessed, and for the account of the second group, the Lebanese team, Beirut, snatched a difficult victory over Sale of Morocco, which came by a difference of three points, with a result (74-71).
At the end of its matches in the group league, Al-Nasr reassured the Libyan of the third place in the group teams that qualified for the quarter-finals, after Al-Nasr raised its score to the sixth point, sharing the same balance with the Lebanese “Dynamo” and the Philippine “Strong Group”, who will meet today in a meeting The summit of the group, while the third loss in a row led to the national team, to put it under pressure to win its last match today against the Syrian unit at the end of the group league, so that Al-Abyad would secure the fourth place and the last qualifying card for the quarter-finals, especially since it shares with Al-Wehda the three-point balance. And last place.
At the level of the second group, the Lebanese Beirut regained the track of victories against Morocco’s Sale, after losing with difficulty the opening match last Sunday against the African Tunisian by (71-74), so that Beirut relinquished the last place in the group with three points, the same as Morocco’s Sale, but with a match Less for the Lebanese team, especially since Sale finished their matches in the group stage with a winless record.
The beginning of the meeting between the national team and the Libyan victory came close, before the Libyans managed to finish the first quarter ahead with a score (29-24), and moved away in the difference during the course of the second quarter, which ended with victory (27-19).
With the start of the second half, the national team tried to reduce the difference, and the “White” players succeeded in gaining the advantage with the results of the third and fourth quarters (24-19 and 19-17), which were insufficient for the team to return to the match.
In turn, Moroccan Sale missed the opportunity to achieve its first victory in the tournament, after the first quarter, Sale finished ahead by four points with a score of (25-21), but soon the Lebanese Beirut players were able to return with the difference and chart the way to victory in the match by gaining the advantage with the result of the second and third quarters by (22-16 and 26-19), especially since the fourth and final quarter ended in a tie (17-17).
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