Al Ettihad held off Al Hala 98-94 in overtime as the sixth-week games of the Zain Bahrain Basketball League began at the Zain Arena in Um Al Hassam yesterday.
Mohammed Ghazwan led the way for the winners with 25 points, two rebounds and 10 assists and he was supported by Brian Bridgeforth who scored 15 points along with 20 rebounds and two assists. For Hala, Amir Williams scored 25 points and Sayed Kadhem Majed contributed 23.
In another game, Nuwaidrat eased past Samaheej 75-48.
Muharraq take on Bahrain Club in a sixth-week game tonight at 7pm.