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Riyadi U-16 impressive at Dubai basketball tournament

By JT - Sep 04,2016 - Last updated at Sep 04,2016

AMMAN — Riyadi-Aramex U-16 team have concluded a good competition, where they scored big wins at the 2nd Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Riyadi won three matches beating UAE’s Wasl 47-26, Shabab 41-40 and Germany’s Bayern Munich 38-29 and they came back from 20 points down to lose by 4 points to Egypt’s Ahli.

Serbia’s Partizan Belgrade won the title of the tournament which included the UAE’s Nasr and Ahli. Last year, Spain’s Barcelona won the title. Last season, Riyadi won the Jordan Basketball League crown to clinch the title which had eluded them for 20 years.

Riyadi beat titleholders Orthodoxi 4-0 in the best-of-seven play-offs. The last time they had won the league was nearly 20 years ago in 1997 by then Jazira-Aramex team (whose players later on formed Riyadi’s line-up).

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