Riyadi players challenge Amchit during the Lebanese Basketball league game in Manara, Friday, March 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Riyadi Beirut routed leaders Amchit 91-75 at Manara in round 15 of the Lebanese Basketball League Friday to set up a three-way tie at the top spot. Riyadi, Sagesse and Amchit are now tied for first with 11-4, and Mouttahed could join them Saturday when they host Hoops to make it a four-way tie. Riyadi fans drowned the stadium in a sea of yellow as the home side quickly showed their true colors with seven early points from rising star Ahmad Ibrahim that put Riyadi in a commanding 9-4 lead. The first points for Amchit in the second came from former Riyadi player Ali Fakhreddine's easy layup.Ahmad Ibrahim top scored for Riyadi with 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Woods added 20 points and 11 rebounds.For Amchit, Traore was their best player with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Massey added 15 points and 7 rebounds.
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