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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-5 
 2. Hapoel Holon 14-6 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 12-8 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 12-9 
 5. Hapoel J-M 12-9 
 6. Hapoel T-A 10-10 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 10-10 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 9-10 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 9-11 
 10. Galil Gilboa 8-12 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 6-14 
 12. Maccabi K/G 4-16 
Full Standings
Last:2/27/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 14-6 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 14-6 
 3. Hapoel K/S 13-7 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 13-7 
 5. Macc.Rehovot 12-8 
 6. Ironi K-A 12-8 
 7. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-9 
 8. Maccabi H/H 10-10 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-10 
 10. Galil Elion 9-11 
 11. Hapoel Afula 9-11 
 12. Hap.Haifa 7-13 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 4-16 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:2/23/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 13-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 13-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 9-5 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 9-5 
 5. Beitar K/Y 8-6 
 6. Hapoel E/H 6-6 
 7. Hapoel Jat 6-7 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 6-7 
 9. Macc.Hadera 6-7 
 10. Maccabi P/T 6-8 
 11. Wingate Acad. 3-10 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 2-11 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-13 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 11-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 10-3 
 3. Maccabi M/A 9-4 
 4. Maccabi M/S 9-4 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 8-5 
 6. Ironi K/O 6-7 
 7. Elitzur Ashkelon 5-8 
 8. Hapoel H/A 5-8 
 9. Hapoel H/M 5-8 
 10. Hapoel Lod 5-8 
 11. Hapoel B/T 4-9 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 0-13 
Last:2/9/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 18-5 
 2 CSKA 17-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-7 
 4 Fenerbahce 15-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 14-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 13-10 
 7 Anadolu Efes 12-11 
 8 Baskonia 12-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-12 
 10 Zalgiris 10-13 
 11 FC Barcelona 9-14 
 12 Brose Bask. 8-15 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-15 
 14 EA7 Armani 7-16 
 15 Galatasaray 7-16 
 16 Unics 7-16 
Last:2/24/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/8/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.0 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.4 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.3 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
 7. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Atkins, Hapoel Holon15.1 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.9.9 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.8.8 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.7 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.9 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.1 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.1 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.9 
 4. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.8 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon5.0 
 8. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 8. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.8 
 9. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 10. Siggers, Galil Gilboa1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 3. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.2 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Mark Lyons
  Hapoel T-A
  ( 185-PG-89 )
  

 Evan Yates
  Macc.Rehovot
  ( 198-F-111-91 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

Maccabi K/G Mar.5 Ironi Nahari 54%
Galil Gilboa Mar.5 Maccabi T-A 71%
Hapoel T-A 61% Mar.5 Macc.Ashdod
Hap.Holon 57% Mar.5 Bnei Hertzel
Macc.Rishon 54% Mar.5 Macc.Haifa
Hap.Eilat 67% Mar.5 Hapoel J-M
Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

Ironi Ramat Feb.28 Ironi Nes-Zi 75%
Hap.Afula 53% Feb.28 Hap.R/G Giv
Hapoel K/S 66% Feb.28 Galil Elion
Hap.Haifa Feb.28 Macc.Raanana 80%
Macc.Rehovot 54% Feb.28 Hapoel B/S
Maccabi H/H 76% Feb.28 Ramat Hashar
Hap.Migd.H. Feb.28 Ironi K-A 56%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 74% Mar.3 Brose Bask.
Darussafaka Mar.3 Panathinaiko 55%
FC Barcelona Mar.3 CSKA 70%
Unics Mar.3 Anadolu Efes 65%
Galatasaray Mar.2 Real Madrid 83%
Baskonia 62% Mar.2 EA7 Armani
Maccabi T-A Mar.2 Olympiacos 74%
Zalgiris Mar.2 Fenerbahce 51%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
B.Muenchen 84% Feb.28 Unicaja
Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Winner League Round 3 review - Oct 29, 2012


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After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Winner League and who belongs to weaker ones.

There was a change at the Winner League leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Maccabi Haifa (2-1). They were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Eilat (2-1) 80-62 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa managed to win fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) helped adding 16 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) with 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa will play next round against Maccabi T-A trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Eilat will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Maccabi T-A (2-1) in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by Maccabi Rishon (3-0) 81-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Adrian Uter accounted for 22 points and 9 rebounds. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for Maccabi T-A in the defeat. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Maccabi Rishon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Netanya. Defending champion Maccabi T-A keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Netanya between GreenTops Netanya and Hapoel J-M. Leader GreenTops Netanya (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Hapoel J-M (0-3). GreenTops Netanya managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Marco Killingsworth who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Courtney Fells who recorded 16 points and 5 assists. GreenTops Netanya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel J-M at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will meet Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Winner League top team - Maccabi Haifa (2-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) 63-53. It was a good game for Donta Smith who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Maccabi Haifa went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#5) in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Galil Gilboa.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: Bnei Hasharon won against Maccabi Ashdod on the opponent's court 88-74. Winless Galil Gilboa unfortunately lost to Hapoel Holon in a home game 88-92. Winless Elizur Ashkelon recorded a loss to Hapoel T-A on the road 70-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists by Jumaine Jones of Bnei Hasharon.

Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon 74-88

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (0-3) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-1) 88-74. The game was mostly controlled by Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Ashdod was better in second period 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Bnei Hasharon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and the former international point guard Dror Hagag (178-78, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Five Bnei Hasharon and four Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Bnei Hasharon's next round opponent will be Hapoel Holon (#8) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Hapoel J-M (#11) in Jerusalem and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: J.Jones 25+8reb+7ast, R.Beck 22+3reb+3ast, B.Rice 15+4reb+1ast, H.Pope 12+8reb, I.Rosefelt 10+6reb, M.Palacio 2+6ast
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 19+12reb+2ast, D.Hagag 17+4reb+4ast, C.Allen 11+2reb+4ast, M.Mizrahi 10+3reb+1ast, J.Skeen 9+2reb, G.Israeli 5+2reb
gschID: 192928


Netanya - Hapoel J-M 77-74

A very close game took place in Netanya between GreenTops Netanya and Hapoel J-M. Leader GreenTops Netanya (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Hapoel J-M (0-3). GreenTops Netanya managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel J-M won third quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Interperformances) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) who recorded 16 points and 5 assists and Josh Duncan (203-86) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GreenTops Netanya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel J-M at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will meet Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 20+5reb+1ast, D.Washington 17+5reb+2ast, R.Bradley 15+7reb+3ast, Y.Orland 14+4reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 4+4reb+2ast, E.Shulman 3+2reb+3ast
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 16+3reb+5ast, C.Smith 11+5reb, D.Grunfeld 11+1reb+1ast, J.Duncan 10+5reb+4ast, M.Tapiro 8+3reb+2ast, R.Limonad 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 192927


Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon 64-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Maccabi T-A (2-1) in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by Maccabi Rishon (3-0) 81-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Rishon forced 19 Maccabi T-A turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) accounted for 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) added 7 points and 6 assists respectively for Maccabi T-A in the defeat. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Maccabi Rishon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Netanya. Defending champion Maccabi T-A keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 22+9reb+2ast, J.Wright 22+9reb+2ast, W.Warren 14+1reb+4ast, N.Hanochi 9+9reb+6ast, O.Solomon 8+2reb+1ast, A.Ben David 6+2ast
Maccabi T-A: S.James 19+6reb, Y.Ohayon 12+1reb, N.Caner-Medley 7+3reb+1ast, D.Logan 7+3reb, R.Hickman 7+4reb+6ast, G.Shermadini 4+4reb
gschID: 192930


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 88-92

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa (0-3) 92-88. Galil Gilboa was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of Hapoel Holon, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Swingman Rakim Sanders (196-89, college: Fairfield) answered with 25 points and forward Brandon Hunter (201-80, college: Ohio) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Galil Gilboa. Hapoel Holon moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Galil Gilboa at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Bnei Hasharon (#4) in Hod Hasharon. Galil Gilboa will play again at home against Hapoel Holon (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 27+5reb+2ast, F.Hassell 22+11reb+1ast, T.Smith 14+6reb+6ast, S.Daniel 11+3reb+1ast, L.Hill 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Rosen 8+4ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 25+2reb+2ast, M.Watt 10+5reb+2ast, B.Hunter 10+6reb+2ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 8+2reb+4ast, S.Brener 8+4reb+2ast, Y.Green 7+4reb
gschID: 192929


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa 80-62

There was a change at the Winner League leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Maccabi Haifa (2-1). They were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Eilat (2-1) 80-62 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa managed to win fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) helped adding 16 points and 6 assists. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) with 15 points and 5 assists and power forward James Thomas (203-80, college: Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa will play next round against Maccabi T-A trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Eilat will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 19+6reb+2ast, A.Freeman 16+4reb+6ast, L.Hakmon 12+3reb, A.Nissim 11+4reb+3ast, E.Holman 7+3reb, J.Tillman 7+10reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 15+3reb+5ast, I.Kozikaro 13+6reb, J.Thomas 11+10reb+1ast, P.Stoll 8+5reb+2ast, P.Calathes 6+5reb, C.Carr 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192926


Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon 78-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon's (0-3) road loss to eighth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (2-1) 70-78. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 7-point deficit before their 24-9 run, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Ashkelon's 30. 28 personal fouls committed by Ironi Ashkelon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83, agency: Ronsport) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Taj Gray (204-84, college: Oklahoma) added 14 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Ironi Ashkelon. Ironi Ashkelon's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Ironi Ashkelon at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's next round opponent will be league's leader Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against the league's second-placed GreenTops Netanya (#2) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: J.Skjoldebrand 19+8reb+2ast, J.Allen 19+4reb+2ast, M.Naor 15+2reb+3ast, D.Stitt 7+4reb+1ast, G.Eytan 5+3reb+3ast, B.Timor 5+3reb+6ast
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 20+6reb+5ast, T.Gray 14+6reb, L.Lifshitz 9+3reb+2ast, G.Porat 7+2reb+4ast, O.Shaashoua 5+2reb, D.Shamriz 5+1reb
gschID: 192925


Round 1
Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 63-53

Winner League top team - Maccabi Haifa (2-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) 63-53. The game without a history. Maccabi Haifa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded Hapoel Holon 52-34 including a 39-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) added 9 points and 5 assists in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Despite that victory Maccabi Haifa went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#5) in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Galil Gilboa.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 19+11reb+2ast, D.Smith 18+8reb+6ast, P.Stoll 12+4reb+5ast, J.Thomas 5+12reb, I.Kozikaro 5+10reb+1ast, L.Segev 2+2reb+2ast
Hapoel Holon: F.Hassell 23+12reb, Z.Rosen 9+3reb+5ast, J.Dyson 9+3reb+5ast, S.Daniel 5+2reb, L.Hill 4+9reb+1ast, T.Smith 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 203660
  




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