Binary Financial knock off three-time defending champions Vipers for Ball Above All Elite League title

Jay Asser 00:54 23/07/2018
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Binary Financial are champions of Ball Above All's Elite League.

Binary Financial dethroned three-peat champions Vipers in Ball Above All’s Elite League championship to claim the crown, bragging rights and Dh10,000 in cash prize money.

Despite UAE national team player Qais Al Shabibi catching fire to knock down 11 3-pointers for 49 points, Binary Financial pulled out a thrilling 98-93 win at GEMS Dubai American Academy on Friday.

Amer Al Sati had 28 points to lead a balanced attack for the champions, who also received 24 from Brandon Williams, 18 from Ammar Faroug and 14 from Edmir Lucas.

Williams earned Final MVP honours for his all-around game as he contributed 12 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and four triples in addition to his 24 points.

For Vipers, Al Shabibi had support from Mahmoud Tarrab, who had 24 points of his own, but no other player reached double figures as their top-heavy scoring punch fell short of a fourth consecutive title.

Binary Financial’s Bilal Abdullah, who didn’t play in the final, was awarded Season MVP for averaging 27.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.6 steals.

During the final, Seyd Diahlo walked away with Dh1,000 for winning the half-court shoot-out, while Kathi Karcher was awarded a GF7X Molten ball for winning the shooting challenge.

The season is now over, but basketball lovers can still sharpen their skills with Ball Above All’s four-day clinic, held from July 27-30 between Raffles World Academy and Dubai Stars Sportsplex.

Open to both adults and children aged five-plus, the clinic is the perfect for players of all levels.

Check out www.BallAboveAll.ae for more information and to register.

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