past Halal Muharraq see off Nuwaidrat

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SPORT
Gulf Daily News Thursday, 29th January 2015
Email: sport@gdn.com.bh
Top names set to tee off
at Dubai Desert Classic
DUBAI: Three of the top-
five ranked players in the
world will head a stellar
field assembled for Dubai Desert
Classic, which tees off today.
World number one Rory
McIlroy (2009) and number
two Henrik Stenson (2007)
have already won the tournament once before, while number five Sergio Garcia will be
searching for his first triumph
at the Emirates Golf Club.
European Ryder Cup regulars Graeme McDowell and Lee
Westwood would be playing
their first event of the new year,
while Germany’s world number
12 Martin Kaymer is attempting
to make a comeback from his
unexpected final-round meltdown in Abu Dhabi a couple of
weeks ago, when he lost despite
leading the tournament by 10
shots at one stage.
Scotland’s world number 34
Stephen Gallacher is the twice
defending champion.
A win on Sunday will not
only tie him with Ernie Els as
the most successful player in the
26-year-old history of the tournament, but also make him only
the sixth player on the European
Tour to win the same tournament in three consecutive years.
n Shaikh Nasser
showjumping set
n The Bahrain Tennis Federation (BTF) held the draw for the Bahrain Batelco Tennis League in the
presence of event director Adnan Kamal and other BTF officials. A total of 16 teams will compete
in this year’s league and they are divided into two group of eight each. Group A teams are Al Fares
‘A’, GPIC ‘A’, Public Security ‘B’, Janahi, Bahrain Tennis Club ‘B’, Bapco ‘B’, Jesus ‘B’ and Filipino
Club ‘A’, while Group ‘B’ consists of Public Security ‘A’, Alba, GPIC ‘B’, Al Fares ‘B’, Bahrain Tennis
Club ‘A’, Bapco ‘A’, Jesus ‘A’ and Filipino Club ‘A’. Batelco are the sponsors of this year’s and next
year’s leagues. Above, BTF officials conducting the draw.
Manama edge
past Hala
l Muharraq see
off Nuwaidrat
MANAMA defeated Al
Hala 86-70, while Muharraq
crushed Nuwaidrat 103-62
during round 10 of the Bahrain Zain Basketball Men’s League
at the Bahrain Basketball Association Sports Hall in Um Al Hassam
last night.
Manama won the first quarter 22-21
while Al Hala clinched the second 2515. Manama went on to take the last two
quarters 20-9 and 29-15.
American’s Josh Boone led the scoring for the winners with 26 points, along
with Mohammed Hussain and Mohammed Kuwayyed who scored 14 points
each. Al Hala’s top scorer was American
Justin Howard who took 28 points while
Ahmed Jamal scored 12 points.
Manama, coached by American Sam
Vincent, have thus registered their
eighth straight victory in the league
to bag 16 points. They are the only
team to remain unbeaten so far. Al
Hala lost their first match this season
under coach Ali Abdulghani, but they
have remained on top of the table with
17 points from eight victories and one
defeat.
In the other match, Muharraq secured
a dominant win over Nuwaidrat. The
quarters scores of the game were 33-18
(Muharraq), 31-16 (Muharraq), 19-18
(Muharraq) and 20-10 (Muharraq).
This was Muharraq’s fourth victory in six matches which gave them 10
points on the table. The team need only
OAKLAND,
California:
n BBK tennis scheduled
THE Bahrain Tennis Club will
be organising the 20th BBK
Juniors Tennis Championship at
its club premises in Juffair from
February 7 to 18.
The sponsors of the event are
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait.
BTC president Khamis Muqla
thanked BBK’s chief executive
Abdul Karim Bucheery for
supporting the tournament for
the 20th successive year.
Competition will be held in unisex
eight years and under singles;
unisex 10 years and under singles;
boys 12 and under singles; boys
14 and under singles; boys 16
and under singles; girls 18 and
under singles; boys 14 and under
doubles and boys 16 and under
doubles. The last date to receive
entries is Saturday, 6pm. Draws
and order-of-play will be released
on February 3 at 8pm and will
be displayed on the club notice
board and available on the club
website bahraintennisclub.com
n Al Hekma tennis
AL Hekma International School
with the cooperation of Bahrain
Tennis Federation (BTF) will
organise the 13th Al Hekma
International Tennis Tournament
from February 24 to 27 at the BTF
premises in Isa Town.
Competition will be held in various
age groups for boys and girls.
The last date to receive entries
is February 21 and the draw
will be made the next day. For
more information contact Essam
Abdula’al on 39677989.
n Shaheen Group win
SHAHEEN Group beat Dapoli
11 by 93 runs in the HPL Cricket
League.
Bating first, Shaheen Group
scored 157 runs in 16 overs for
the loss of four wickets.
In reply, Dapoli 11 were all out
for 64 runs in 13 overs.
Nasrul (52) top scored for
Shaheen Group.
n Action from Muharraq’s
match against Nuwaidrat
one victory to secure a seat in the top
six tournament which will be played
right after the end of cup competition.
Nuwaidrat, with 14 points from three
defeats and five victories, have already
secured a spot in the top six.
Muharraq’s top scorer was Ahmed
Hassan Al Derazi with 26 points, while
Ali Abbas scored 19 points and Bader
Malabes made 18. Nuwaidrat’s top scorers were Hassan Abbas (21 points) and
Eugine Spates (20).
Bulls end Warriors’ home streak with overtime win
Chicago’s Derrick Rose
hit a step-back jumper
with 7 seconds remaining in overtime to give the
Bulls a thrilling 113-111 win
against Golden State on Tuesday, ending the Warriors’ franchise-record 19-game home
winning streak.
The Bulls maintained a 3-1/2
THE Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad
Showjumping Championship will
be held on Saturday at the Military
Sports Field in Al Riffah.
It is being organised by Bahrain
Royal Equestrian and Endurance
Federation (BREEF) under the
patronage of Supreme Council
for Youth and Sports chairman
and Bahrain Olympic Committee
president Shaikh Nasser bin
Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Nasser expressed his
appreciation for the support and
sponsorship of Ahli United Bank.
Shaikh Nasser also welcomed
the riders participating in the
championship.
game lead atop the Central Division, while two other divisional leaders – Memphis and
Toronto – had more comfortable victories.
Rose dribbled to his left and
created space to get the shot off
over Klay Thompson, skipping
around the court in delight after the Warriors called timeout.
Rose finished with 30 points,
and his final basket overshadowed a night when he committed a career-worst 11 turnovers
and made just 13 of 33 shots.
Thompson misfired on a running bank shot as time expired
to finish off Golden State’s first
loss at Oracle Arena in more
than two months.
The Warriors had forced
overtime on Draymond Green’s
tying tip-in with 1.4 seconds
left in regulation.
Dallas suffered a thirdstraight defeat for the first time
this season, beaten 109-90 by
Memphis.
Zach Randolph had 22 points
and 10 rebounds, while Marc
Gasol added 15 points and a
game-high six assists for the Grizzlies, who won have won eight
of nine to move two games clear
atop the Southwest Division.
Chandler Parsons and Monta
Ellis scored 19 apiece to lead
the Mavericks, who failed for
the third time to get coach Rick
Carlisle his 600th career victory.
Toronto set a new franchise record for wins before the All-Star
break, notching their 30th victory
with a 104-91 win at Indiana.
Other results:
Star 11 59 all out in 11 overs lost
to Kerala Cobras 60-3 in 9 overs
by seven wickets.
Sai Cricketer 93-8 in 16 overs lost
to Chennai Challenger 95-7 in 15
overs by three wickets.
APL CC 124-8 in 16 overs lost to
Raising Sun 126-4 in 15.2 overs
by six wickets.
Team Utility 100 all out in 15.1 lost
to Kokan CC 101-3 in nine overs
by seven wickets.
Waxing Moon 100 all out in 15.1
overs lost to Friends Group 101-3
in nine overs by seven wickets.
n Strikers beat Asma CC
STRIKERS CC scored a sixwicket victory over Asma CC
in the BFC-sponsored Cricket
Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division)
Premier League T20 Tournament.
Batting first, Asma CC were
bundled out for 93. Aamir scored
24 runs while Jobi (3-13) and
Sundar (3-15) were the successful
bowlers for Strikers.
In reply, Strikers reached the
target losing four wickets and
in 13.3 overs. Deepak Nair top
scored with a fine 56 while Najaf
(2-17) and Aftab (2-22) were the
successful bowlers for Asma CC.
Other results:
KIA-RKCT 211-6 in 20 overs (Guru
Prasad Shetty 125; Rizwan 2-37) bt
Combined White 149-8 in 20 overs
(Nasir 34, Zamaan 24; Arun Shetty
2-30) by 62 runs.