For the first time in its history, the women’s team in Beirut’s Basketball club won the 21st Arab Women Clubs Championship after winning the final match that was held in Meknes, Morocco, beating Tunisia’s Al-Amal Sports Team by 12 points with a score of 66-54
After a brilliant performance in the first two quarters, Beirut’s team performance dropped suddenly in the third quarter and the Tunisian team returned to the scene.
However, the Beirut women’s team was qualified to the final of the championship after winning in the semi-final against the GSP (Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers d´Algérie) of Alegria by 14 points and a result of 84-70, as the quarters ended the winner as follows: 20-17, 18-12, 25-13 and 21-28.
In that game, American Shavenet Zalwais scored 36 points and 8 rebounds, while both Lebanese Leila Fares added 16 points, including 4 triples, Sandra Najm 14 points, including 4 triples, and Narenje Corjian 8 points and 6 rebounds. And American Theresa Aguilar 5 points and 5 rebounds and each of the Lebanese Lea Abi Ghosn and Joyce Salibi two points.
The Beirut team manager Carla Al-Turk spoke to Lebanese Basketball Federation (FLBB) website about their final game against the Tunisian team, saying:
“The players listen well to the technical staff, and we offer good levels in both defensive and offensive terms. The two foreigner players play in the first-second place and fifth place, both of which offer great levels. But what’s better is everybody’s talks about the levels of Lebanese players, as well as the spirit in which the team appeared.”
The Lebanese Basketball Federation FLBB congratulated the Beirut Women Team on their social media accounts for their amazing performance in winning the 21st Arab Women Clubs Championship title for the first time:
“Big big congratulations to Beirut Club winning the Arab Women’s Championship after beating Amal Sportive club from Tunisia 66-54!!”