El Ettehad El Sakandary reach the Quarterfinal stage at the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2011. The team from Egypt will play tonight Al-Ittihad from Syria for the Semifinal birth.
In Day 1 El Ettehad El Sakandary overcame Al Sharja from the United Arab Emirates 85:77. The winners started with 20-18 lead and increased the lead by the end of the game. In the second game of the tournament Al Etihad Egypt handed Smart Gilas Philippines first 85:72 loss. The team from Egypt started with 23-18 in the first period and then increased to 43:23 at the halftime. In the third quarter Smart Gilas managed to reduce a bit to 53:70, but the finial result was 85:72 for the African team.
Al-Wahda from Syria outscored El Ettehad El Sakandary 88:85 in day 3 of the tournament. Although the team from Egypt led 23-19 after the first 10 minutes, they lost the second frame 15-25. On January 24th El Ettehad El Sakandary beat Anibal from Lebanon 77:73 to reach the 1/4 Finals.