Mouttahed To The Lebanese Basketball League Semifinals
2 May. 2017- Mouttahed hosted Louaize tonight in the last game of the series.
Both teams were hungry to grab the win and book their spot in the final 4.
The first quarter ended in Mouttahed’s favor 18-12.
However, Louize stepped up in the second and reduced the gap to go the lockers down by 3, (32-29).
The third quarter was the most decisive one, where the hosts entered very focused where they were able to score 27 points to 17 only to Louaize.
Unfortunately, Louaize’s players’ efforts didn’t pay off, as they couldn’t take the lead again, to write history and qualify to the final 4 for the first time.
Despite his injury, Ramel Curry scored 27 points coupled with 5 rebounds, to spark a 78-62 win.
Elie Rustom brought his A game, scoring 11 points and 4 rebounds, being the top Lebanese scorer for the second consecutive game, as for spencer his double double (20 points, 12 rebounds) helped his team clinch the win.
Moreover, Louaize’s Mckie’s 20 points and 9 rebounds were not enough for his team to qualify, as for Stephan’s 3 point shots in the crucial time couldn’t drag them from dead.
Finally, Mouttahed will face the regular season champions.
Congratulations Mouttahed and hard luck to the black horse of the league, Louaize.