BASKETBALL: Al Ahly defeat Zamalek, close in on El-Gezira.. Al Ahly emerged victorious in their clash with title-holders Zamalek in the fourth round fixture of the Egyptian Basketball Super League.
After their last round defeat against Misr insurance, Al Ahly returned to winning ways as they came on top against arch-rivals Zamalek with the result of 71-64.
Zamalek on the other side were handed their fourth consecutive defeat, having failed to win any game so far this season.
In the first quarter of the game, Zamalek had a great start, being nine points ahead of their hosts, finishing with the result of 23-14.
However, Zamalek couldn’t keep their lead in the second quarter as the Reds successfully tied the scoreline by the end of the first half.
The third quarter was close, but Al Ahly’s Amr El-Gendy made the difference, taking his team to the top with five points difference, for the quarter to end 62-57.
During the fourth quarter, the two teams went all out in order to snatch the victory, but in the end, Al Ahly further widened the gap, to finish the game with the result of 71-64.
Al Ahly are currently second on the Egyptian Basketball Super League table with seven points from four games, one point behind leader El-Gezira. Zamalek on the other hand lie eighth with only four points collected.