Lebanon takes first step towards Stankovic Basketball Cup title

The Lebanese National Basketball Team managed to win its first game against Philippines in the opening games of 3rd FIBA Stankovic Cup 2010 won 74-59. The Lebanese stars gave a great display of basketball talent leaving Philippines gasping for breath early in their Group B game to take a step forward towards retaining the title.

Despite a number of injuries, Lebanese superstar Fadi El Khatib returning from an injury gave a moral boost to the team. Fadi played 13 minutes and scored 4 points, collected 6 rebounds and 3 assists, taking into consideration that he missed the preparations of the National team for this championship.

Rony Fahed led scoring board with a game-high 23 points, scoring 17 of them in the first half to put  Lebanon in control. Fahed’s back-to-back three-pointers set the ball rolling early in the game for Lebanon.

Lebanon Score Sheet: Fahed 23, Reda 12, Mahmoud 12, Fakhreddine 7, Vroman 7, Stephan 5, El Khatib 4, Rustom 2, Samaha 2, El Nour 0, Kanaan 0.

Quarters: (18-11), (31-20), (51-40), (74-59)