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Iraq back on winning track in Beirut - Sep 19, 2010


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Mohammed
Al-Khafaji
Iraq - Sudan 86:78

Iraq posted the third win at the Arab Nations Cup in Lebanon. They held off Sudan to stay just behind Lebanon in Group B ladder. Sudan slipped at 0-3 record after the defeat.
Sudan surged ahead in the opening frame. They posted an 18:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Iraq however turned things around in the second period. They exploded with 32 points and posted a 46:39 halftime advantage. Sudan were back to life in the third term. They outscored Iraq to trail by just five points at the final intermission. But Iraq did not allow their opponents to threaten the margin. They kept Sudanese at bay in the fourth quarter and rallied to the victory at the end.
Mohammed Mahdi Jalah (206-C-91) provided 26 points to pace Iraq. Qutaybah Abdullah added 15 points, 12 boards and 9 assists for the winners. Sudan will face UAE in the final game of the preliminary round. Iraq will have bye on Sunday.
  



Martorell welcomes back Mayot - 7 months ago
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Angelo Chol
Illiabum lands Angelo Chol - 7 months ago
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Majok Deng
36ers tab Majok Deng - 10 months ago
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