Final (1:30 PM-2:30 PM) Sunday, Jan 8, 2006
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Qadr (4-4-0) 33 14 47
Fatiha (2-6-0) 18 16 34

Qadr Races to Victory Jan 9, 2006
by Zuhair Fancy  

Fatiha entered this game having won their regular season finale and hoping to keep the positive play going against a Qadr team that has struggled at times this season. Both teams had their full rosters available so this game appeared set to be a tight affair.

Fatiha started off well as they fed the ball inside to Wayne Stanley who used his size advantage to score some easy buckets. Fatiha continued to press this advantage and built up a 13-8 lead before Qadr managed to pull themselves together. Qadr went on a 16-0 run to take the lead 24-13 and never looked back. By the half Qadr was leading 33-18 and Fatiha clearly seemed to be in disarray. The halftime huddle saw Fatiha players yelling at each other and moving away from the unselfish play that helped them to take the early lead.

The second half saw Qadr keep their lead as Fatiha was never able to put their game back together to cut into the point difference. The final score had Qadr winning 47-34. Mahir Alic led his team with 12 points while Sadmir Kadic finished with 9 points. Qadr also got a great game from Omar Tayara who finished with 7 points and 9 rebounds. Fatiha was led by Stanley with 10 points and 9 rebounds while Mukarram Khan finished with 10 points.

Qadr will now move onto the second round of the playoffs and will face Ikhlas, a team they lost to 42-41 in their regular season finale.