Sole Ball Above All Classic 2014
Sole Ball Above All Classic Champions, awarded 10,000aed prize money
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Recap Day 1: 14/11/2014
Game 1: AUD and Dubai Nomads gave spectators and excellent opening game. The score was very close through out the game until AUD tightened their defense in the 4th and limited Dubai Nomads scoring abilities to run away with the victory.
Q1: AUD 9 - Dubai Nomads 9 Q2: 16-13 Q3: 13-12 Q4: 15-6
Final Score: AUD 53 def Dubai Nomads 40
Top Scorers: Ammar Faroug 18pts, Abdellah Merzouk 14pts
Game 2: Team Persia had a good 1st qtr but Wrecking Crew proved they are a force in the tournament by winning every qtr and wrecking Team Persia in the 2nd and 3rd to secure a well deserved victory.
Q1: Wrecking Crew 11 - Team Persia 10 Q2: 16-5 Q3: 21-6 Q4: 10-9
Final Score: Wrecking Crew 58 def Team Persia 30
Top Scorers: Yousef Shatat 14pts, Navid Eshghi 12pts
Game 3: AUD won the 1st qtr by 1pt and both team had a very low scoring 2nd qtr due to the level of defense. However, AMW won the game by 16pts due to Courtney Fields 25pts and the team offensive performance in the 3rd and 4th qtr.
Q1: AMW 14 - AUD 15 Q2: 6-2 Q3: 20-12 Q4: 12-7
Final Score: AMW 52 def AUD 36
Top Scorers: Courtney Fields 25pts, Ammar Faroug & Amer Al Sati 10pts
Game 4: A very close game. Men@Work had an excellent 1st qtr but lost their focus for the rest of the game. Team Persia managed to rally from behind thanks to Ali Soltani's 16pts in 3qtrs and they won every qtr after the 1st to secure the win.
Q1: Team Persia 6 - Men@Work 15 Q2: 15-12 Q3: 9-7 Q4: 13-4
Final Score: Team Persia 43 def Men@Work 38
Top Scorers: Ali Soltani 20pts, Femi Osikoya & Rey Hoya 8pts
Game 5: Great game to watch, lead was exchanged multiple times through out the qtrs. Dubai Nomads had a strong 1st qtr on both ends of the court by scoring 14pts and keeping AMW to 5pts only. AMW fought back through a great performance by Courtney Fields who scored 21pts in 3qtrs. Nevertheless, Dubai Nomads held a 2pts lead with 7 seconds remaining before the end of regulation. AMW's Belal Abiad shot a 3 pointer and missed, it was rebounded by Fields and passed back to Abiad who converted on the 2nd attempt and gave his team a 1pt lead. Dubai Nomads tried to inbound the ball quickly with 2 seconds on the clock but the inbound pass was intercepted by Lee Boyd at the 3pt line who shot and scored another 3pt to seal the game with a 4 pt win to AMW.
Q1: AMW 5 - Dubai Nomads 14 Q2: 16-14 Q3: 20-17 Q4: 16-8
Final Score: AMW 57 def Dubai Nomads 53
Top Scorers: Courtney Fields 21pts, Abdellah Merzouk 20pts
Recap Day 2: 15/11/2014
Game 1: Men@Work won the 1st qtr but Wrecking Crew turned things around and won the remaining qtrs. They managed to give themselves an 8pt buffer at half time and kept their opposition scoreless in the 2nd half apart from Femi Osikoya who netted all 18pts. Wrecking Crew closed the game in the 3rd qtr by outscoring Men@Work 28 to 9 to advance to the semi final vs AUD.
Q1: Wrecking Crew 13 - Men@Work 14 Q2: 16-7 Q3: 28-9 Q4: 13-9
Final Score: Wrecking Crew 70 def Men@Work 39
Top Scorers: Dave Brentson 15pts, Femi Osikoya 19pts
Game 2 Semi 1: Team Persia forfeited the semi final game. Which gave AMW a lucky break to advance to the grand final well rested to face the winner between Wrecking Crew and AUD.
Final Score: AMW 20 def Team Persia 0
Game 3 Semi 2: A fitting semi final match up with both teams exchanging the lead multiple times throughout the game. AUD won the 1st qtr by 8pts thanks to Amir Sergieh's 12pts. Wrecking Crew reduced the lead to 7pt by the half and won the 2nd half to secure a trip to the grand final versus a well rested AMW.
Q1: Wrecking Crew 21 - AUD 29 Q2: 25-24 Q3: 18-12 Q4: 18-14
Final Score: Wrecking Crew 82 def AUD 79
Top Scorers: Dave Brentson 22pts, Ammar Faroug 23
Game 4 Grand Final: AMW surprised Wrecking Crew and won the 1st qtr by 11pts due to the combined effort of Jermaine Dailey 12pts and Courtney Fields 11pts. Wrecking Crew fought hard in the 2nd and 3rd but AMW managed to squeeze the lead in both qtrs and build on the lead in the 4th qtr by outscoring Wrecking Crew 30-15 and securing the Championship and the 10,000aed prize money.
Q1: AMW 27 - Wrecking Crew 16 Q2: 28-26 Q3: 21-19 Q4: 30-15
Final Score: AMW 106 def Wrecking Crew 76
Top Scorers: Jermaine Dailey 38pts & Courtney Fields 34pts, Marcelo Foitinho 20pts, Dave Brentson 15pts.