Reigning champions Al Ahli extended their winning streak in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League outplaying Al Ettihad 90-76 in their fifth-week game at the Zain Basketball Arena in Um Al Hassam yesterday.
Ahli got off to a brisk start winning the first quarter 23-11 and maintained dominance over their opponents to stay ahead 48-27 at half-time.
Ettihad showed signs of a resurgence after the interval claiming the final session 28-13, but Ahli had already done the damage in the first half.
Player of the match Anthony McClain led the winners with 29 points, 19 rebounds and one assist. Maitham Jameel chipped in with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Other scorers for Ahli included Hesham Sarhan (17) and Ahmed Aldurazi (12).
Ahmed Ghanim was Ettihad’s top scorer with 17 points.
Later, Ibrahima Thomas powered Bahrain Club to an 88-70 victory over Samaheej.
Thomas, with 27 points, nine rebounds and one assist, was supported by Ali Abbas who scored 23 points.
Mansour Kasse was Samaheej’s top scorer with 24 points, 19 rebound and four assists.
The fifth-week games continue today when Sitra take on Nuwaidrat at 5.30pm. Later, Isa Town clash with Al Hala at 7.30pm. Both games will be held at the Zain Arena.