Muharraq crashed to their first defeat of the season going down 79-80 to Manama in the seventh round of the Zain Bahrain Basketball League last night, reports GDNOnline.
In an exciting encounter at the Zain Arena in Um Al Hassam, Manama snatched a one-point lead in the first quarter (20-19) and took the second quarter 25-22 to stay ahead by four points at half-time.
Manama bounced back after the interval to draw level by taking the third quarter 24-20. The pulsating final quarter saw Manama edging ahead by just one point.
Hasan Nowrooz and Lebanese professional Karim Ezzeddine led the winners with 28 points each. Nowrooz’s contribution included six rebounds and seven assists while Ezzeddine paced Manama with 17 rebounds.
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