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Winner League Standings
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Galil Gilboa 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 7. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 8. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
Last:7/7/2017
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 0-0 
 2. Galil Elion 0-0 
 3. Hap.Haifa 0-0 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 0-0 
 5. Hapoel Afula 0-0 
 6. Hapoel B/S 0-0 
 7. Hapoel K/S 0-0 
 8. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-0 
 9. Ironi K-A 0-0 
 10. Macc.Rehovot 0-0 
 11. Maccabi H/H 0-0 
 12. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 13. Maccabi K/M 0-0 
 14. Maccabi Raanana 0-0 
Last:7/7/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 22-2 
 2. Maccabi K/M 20-4 
 3. Hapoel Acre 18-6 
 4. Hapoel E/H 14-10 
 5. Beitar K/Y 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Maa lot 13-11 
 7. Hapoel Jat 12-12 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 11-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 10-14 
 10. Macc.Hadera 9-15 
 11. Wingate Acad. 7-17 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 6-18 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-23 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 17-5 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 16-6 
 3. Maccabi M/S 15-7 
 4. Elitzur Ramla 13-9 
 5. Maccabi M/A 13-9 
 6. Elitzur Ashkelon 11-11 
 7. Hapoel H/A 11-11 
 8. Hapoel H/M 11-11 
 9. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 10. Ironi K/O 9-13 
 11. Hapoel B/T 8-14 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-21 
Last:6/6/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:6/21/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 9. Hopson, Ironi N.15.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel J-M7.9 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
Player of the Week

 Jeff Adrien
  Bnei Hertzeliyya
  ( 201-F-86 )
  

 Anthony Lee
  Ironi Ramat Gan
  ( 206-F/C-91 )
  

Israeli Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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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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