Egypt’s Sporting Clubcemented their spot at the top of the basketball table of the Arab Women Sports Tournament 2018 (AWST) following their third win over Bahrain’s Mawaheb Club with a comprehensive seven-point lead.The fifth round of the competition was a show of pure talent for the Egyptians who notched up a 96-89, continuing on their undisputed march to a place in the finals of the fourth edition of the event.AWST 2018 is taking place under the patronage of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and Chairperson of Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation (SWSF).In another match, Sharjah Sports Club for Women clincheda massive 41-point win over Kuwait’s Al Fatat Club with a score of 91-50, making their way to into the basketball finals.The Sporting Club – who remain undefeated in the event – hasa tally of six points in three wins, followed by four clubs who share five points. Due to this point gap, the Sharjah Club secured second place with a 97-point gap after the home club notched up 247 points compared to 150 points in their net.With a 48-point gap, the Bahrainis came in the third place after they notched up 257 points compared to 209 points in their net.
Jordan’s Fuheis took fourth position with 220 points against 199 points, followed by Kuwait’s Al Fatat Club with 269 points against 309 points, while Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah United fell off the competition with only four points. Bahrainmissed a chance to defeat the Egyptians after they ended the first set with a score of 45-39. The Bahrainis won the first quarter with a 21-12 win over the Egyptians followed by a tie 24-24 in the second quarter. But the Egyptians lifted the game in the third and fourth quarters and won with score tallies of 24-19 and 33-22.The Egyptians owe their win to Menna Allah Mohammed who earned her team 30 points, and her peer AsrarMajd, who contributed 21 points. Although Bahraini player, Brandi Rani,was named the highest individual scorer with a tally of 34 points, it wasn’t enough to winwith the other players on the team colleting only 55 points.Meanwhile, the Sharjah Sports Club for Women defeated Kuwait’s Al Fatat Club in the four quarters with sets of (28-19, 22-8, 22-6, 19-7). The win is attributed to the brilliance showed by Sharjah’s players Karima Karma and leeside Ziomara who scored 28 points each, alongside their compatriot Amal Bin Haider who scored eight points. Bahraini SharKidnali managed to score 15 points.