Al-Bayan Bilingual School
J.V. Girl's Basketball


The 1998-1999 Season




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BBS DEFEATS KES IN FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON 8-6

Bayan started its season with an 8-6 victory over KES in a very low-scoring game. Neither side could much penetrate the defense of the other. Almost ten minutes passed before the first basket of the game. The game ended with BBS trying frantically to score-despite the lead. Haya, playing in her first game, added the winning basket. Dana al Fulaij led all BBS scorers with 4 points.

BBS TOPS GES 23-21

BBS continued its winning ways with a 23-21 victory over GES. At the half, BBS seemed well in control of the game. Before the half, however, BBS lost momentum and GES started to come back with several inside baskets. BBS, however, scored just enough to keep the lead and pull out the win. Alia al-Humaidhi, center, led the BBS scorers with 6 while Yasmeen Badran added another 4 and Donna al Bannay another 5.

BBS SQUEEZES WIN OVER NES 19-18 IN PENALTY-HAPPY CONTEST

In a match with many, many whistles blown BBS emerged victorious over a big, physical NES squad. At the half, again, BBS seemed in control of the game. The inclusion of a second ref, however, led to a contest to see who could foul less. BBS starting center Alia al Humaidhi and guard Yasmeen Badran both left the game with five fouls. Clutch defensive play by Ghada Mudhaf, Faye al Tukhaim, and Dalia al Musallam preserved the lead.

BBS SQUEEZES BY GIANT AIS SQUAD 20-19

BBS won another very close contest courtesy of a tight defense. AIS only suited six players but held a big size advantage over BBS. BBS kept ahead with tough play and several fast breaks. Ghada Mudhaf emerged as the point leader with several fast breaks and steals. Her six points paced the Bulldogs. Alia al Humaidhi led the rebounding effort, often pulling the ball away from a taller center and two taller forwards from AIS.

BBS LOSES FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON

The BBS j.v. team lost is first game in eight as ASK rolled to a 58-18 victory. Things went wrong early when point guard Dana Fulaij injured her ankle. The ASK zone press forced BBS into turnover after turnover which ASK converted into layups. ASK also, early on established a pattern of simply dribbling right around the corners of the BBS defense. BBS displayed good sportsmanship to other team in cheering them and shaking hands with them.

BBS LOSES 37-27 IN CLOSE MATCH

BBS, missing two key players, kept this game with KIES alive until almost the end. At one point, down by ten points, BBS came back alive with the arrival of Ghada al Mudhaf. The team went to a close man-to-man press that, at one point, forced four steals in a row. KIES, however, kept feeding the ball to Myrna, their giant center who eventually scored 27 points against the much shorter Bulldogs. At late as two minutes left, the Bulldogs were within a point. Foul-outs by Ghada, Dana Bannay, and Faye al Turkaim, however, hurt. In the end, BBS came up short. Dalia Musallam (10), Yasmeen Badran (6), and Dana al Bannay (6) led a balanced Bulldog attack.

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