The newcomer, the Philippine Strong Group, continued to present its credentials as a strong candidate for the title of the 32nd edition of the Dubai International Championship, after its broad victory yesterday, over the Libyan victory, by 17 points and with a score (93-76), in a match that brought them together at the Al Nasr Club hall in Dubai. To calculate the conclusion of the second round of the championship group tournament, which will be held until the fifth of next February, and nine elite teams and clubs in Asia and Africa will compete for its title.
The round also witnessed, for the account of the first group itself, the start of the Lebanese “Dynamo” team, its historical first appearance in the Dubai basket championships, by defeating the Syrian Al-Wehda with a score (95-75), before the only meeting of the second group witnessed, a surprise of heavy caliber, with the victory of the Tunisian African over Moroccan Sale, by 22 points, with a result (73-51).
The “Strong Group” knew how to ensure its broad victory over the Libyan victory. The Philippine team’s players gained the advantage in the results of the first and third quarters by (37-21 and 25-12), while the players of the Al-Nasr team failed to return with the match’s score despite their advantage in the second and fourth quarters (25). -19 and 18-12).
“Strong Group” added its second consecutive victory in the first group matches, after its victory on the opening day last Friday evening over the UAE national team (91-87), while the Libyan victory suffered its first loss after its victory in the first round over the Syrian Al-Wehda (80-66). ).
At the end of the second round, “Strong Group” topped the first group with four points, one point ahead of the Libyan victory in second place, and the Lebanese “Dynamo” entered into a partnership for third place with the Syrian Al-Wehda with two points each, but with a lesser match for the Lebanese team, And the UAE team ranked last in the group with one point.
In turn, the Tunisian African, with two points, topped the temporary general standings of the second group, which is limited to four teams, especially since Al-Riyadi and the Lebanese Beirut are playing their first match this evening, in the Al-Riyadi meeting with Moroccan Sale, who starts in the seventh, followed by the ninth in Beirut’s meeting with the Tunisian African.
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