Rustom starred for Sagesse with a team-high 26 points.
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Sagesse warmed up for next week's derby clash against reigning champions Beirut side Riyadi with a hard-fought 102-99 victory against Tripoli side Mouttahed Sunday in round 13 of the Lebanese Basketball League.With the win, Sagesse secured second place at 10-3 with one round to go in the regular season, as they are two wins ahead of third-placed UBA. Sagesse had lost hope of chasing down Riyadi in first place after their rivals extended their lead at the top two games.Former Sagesse player Dewarick Spencer top scored for Mouttahed with 39 points including 5-13 from the 3-point line, while American point guard and compatriot Perry Petty added 30 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.Riyadi are now 12-1 in first place, while UBA are third at 8-5 .
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