(by Eurobasket News)
El Ettehad El Sakandary from Egypt overcame Al-Ittihad from Syria to reach the Semifinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2011. El Ettehad El Sakandary needed 81:66 win to meet Sagesse from Lebanon in the Semifinal. Both teams nailed 12 points each in the first period, while the team from Egypt produced a 24-16 to keep the score for good. In another Semifinal Smart Gilas from Philippines will face Al-Wahda.