Riyadi players challenge Homenetmen during the Lebanese Basketball League game in Manara, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Riyadi remained unbeaten at home after overcoming traditional rivals Champville 88-72 at Manara in round nine of the Lebanese Basketball League Sunday to cement their position at the top.Rookie Ali Haidar netted 16 points for Riyadi, while Egyptian Ismael Ahmad, who started for the second straight match on the bench added 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists.Bassel Bawji top scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while American giant Hassan Whiteside had a season-low four rebounds with 14 points.American center Joel Box top scored for Bejjeh with 35 points and 11 rebounds, while his compatriot Jonathan Avery added 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists.So at the end of the first leg, Riyadi occupy first place at 8-1, ahead of Sagesse and Amchit who are second and third respectively at 7-2 .
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