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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 8-1 
 2. Bnei Hertzeliyya 6-3 
 3. Hapoel Holon 6-3 
 4. Hapoel J-M 5-4 
 5. Hapoel T-A 5-4 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 5-4 
 7. Galil Gilboa 4-5 
 8. Hapoel Eilat 4-5 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 3-6 
 10. Ironi Nahariya 3-6 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 3-6 
 12. Maccabi K/G 2-7 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
National League Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 6-2 
 2. Hapoel B/S 6-3 
 3. Hapoel K/S 6-3 
 4. Hapoel Migd.H. 6-3 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 5-4 
 6. Ironi K-A 5-4 
 7. Hap.R/G Givat. 5-4 
 8. Hap.Haifa 4-4 
 9. Macc.Rehovot 4-5 
 10. Galil Elion 4-5 
 11. Hapoel G/A 4-5 
 12. Maccabi H/H 3-6 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-6 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 1-8 
Full Standings
Last:12/9/2016
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Hapoel Jat 3-0 
 2. Elitzur Ironi 3-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 3-1 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 3-1 
 5. Maccabi P/T 3-1 
 6. Hapoel E/H 2-1 
 7. Beitar K/Y 2-2 
 8. Macc.Hadera 1-2 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 1-3 
 10. Maccabi K/M 0-1 
 11. Hapoel Nesher 0-3 
 12. Hapoel L/H 0-4 
 13. Wingate Acad. 0-4 
South
 1. Elitzur Yavne 4-0 
 2. Maccabi M/S 4-0 
 3. Ironi K/O 3-1 
 4. Maccabi B/Y 3-1 
 5. Maccabi M/A 3-1 
 6. Elitzur Eto A. 2-2 
 7. Hapoel Lod 2-2 
 8. Elitzur Ashkelon 1-3 
 9. Elitzur Ramla 1-3 
 10. Hapoel H/M 1-3 
 11. Hapoel B/T 0-4 
 12. Hapoel H/A 0-4 
Last:11/19/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 10-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 8-3 
 3 Real Madrid 8-3 
 4 Olympiacos 7-4 
 5 Baskonia 7-4 
 6 Anadolu Efes 6-5 
 7 Panathinaikos 6-5 
 8 FC Barcelona 5-6 
 9 Darussafaka 5-6 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-6 
 11 Zalgiris 4-7 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-7 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-7 
 14 Brose Bask. 3-8 
 15 Galatasaray 3-8 
 16 Unics 3-8 
Last:12/9/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 6-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 4-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-5 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-7 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 ALBA 4-4 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-4 
 4 RETAbet BB 3-4 
 5 Fuenlabrada 3-4 
Group C
 1 Zenit 5-2 
 2 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 3 Unicaja 4-3 
 4 UCAM Murcia 4-4 
 5 Buducnost 0-7 
Group D
 1 Valencia 6-1 
 2 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 3 Hapoel J-M 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 3-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-7 
Last:12/7/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Last:12/8/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.20.4 
 2. Taylor, Maccabi19.6 
 3. Tucker, Hapoel T-A18.6 
 4. Atkins, Hapoel Hol.16.7 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.16.4 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gil.16.3 
 7. Brown, Ironi N.16.2 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi15.9 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A15.6 
 10. Simhon, Maccabi H.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Hol.9.9 
 2. Mashour, Bnei H.9.8 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.3 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.9.0 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi8.8 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.8.6 
 7. Buckner, Hapoel Ei.8.3 
 8. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 9. Gates, Ironi N.7.2 
 10. Stoudemire, Hapoe.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Avi BEN-CHIMOL
  
  (194-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi6.2 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.9 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.6 
 5. Ewing, Maccabi5.0 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Mac.4.9 
 7. Wyatt, Hapoel H.4.9 
 8. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.6 
 9. Shuchman, Galil G.4.6 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Avi BEN-CHIMOL
  
  (194-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi2.4 
 2. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.2.2 
 4. Seeley, Maccabi2.1 
 5. Berkowitz, Ironi N.2.1 
 6. Shuchman, Galil G.2.0 
 7. Perez Kaufma., Mac.2.0 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi2.0 
 9. Holloway, Galil G.1.8 
 10. Ziv, Maccabi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Ei.2.4 
 2. Stoudemire, Hapoel2.3 
 3. Griffin, Galil Gil.2.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.1.6 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel1.1 
 8. Singleton, Maccabi1.0 
 9. Blayzer, Maccabi0.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
Player of the week

 Khalif Wyatt
  Hapoel Holon
  (193-SG-95)
  

 Jason Williams
  Hapoel B/S
  (198-G/F-98)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Macc.Ashdod Dec.11 Hapoel T-A 65%
Ironi Nahari 60% Dec.11 Maccabi K/G
Bnei Hertzel 66% Dec.11 Hap.Holon
Macc.Haifa Dec.11 Macc.Rishon 64%
Maccabi T-A 82% Dec.11 Galil Gilboa
Hapoel J-M 59% Dec.11 Hap.Eilat
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Ironi Ramat Dec.13 Hapoel K/S 89%
Ironi K-A 59% Dec.13 Hap.Haifa
Galil Elion 66% Dec.13 Maccabi H/H
Ramat Hashar Dec.13 Hapoel G/A 61%
Ironi Nes-Zi Dec.13 Hap.Migd.H. 53%
Hapoel B/S 57% Dec.13 Hap.R/G Giv
Macc.Raanana 72% Dec.11 Macc.Rehovot
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

CSKA 83% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 54% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 59%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 61%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
Darussafaka Dec.15 Real Madrid 65%
Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 72%
Zalgiris Dec.15 Olympiacos 53%
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Group A
N.Novgorod Dec.14 Cedevita 53%
Gran Canaria 97% Dec.14 MZT Skopje
Group B
Khimky 67% Dec.14 RETAbet BB
Fuenlabrada Dec.14 Lietuvos ryt 57%
Group C
Zenit 67% Dec.14 Unicaja
B.Muenchen 95% Dec.14 Buducnost
Group D
Hapoel J-M 56% Dec.14 Ratiopharm
Valencia 82% Dec.14 Lokomotiv
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
National League Round 3: Elitzur Yavne defeats leader Hapoel Kazrin - Oct 30, 2012


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This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in National League and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Hapoel Kazrin (2-1) on the court of leader Elitzur Yavne on Tuesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Elitzur Yavne 94-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel Kazrin. 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 Elitzur Yavne. Hapoel Kazrin managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Kazrin 40-27 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for Hapoel Kazrin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elitzur Yavne have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Hod Hasharon and Ironi K-A. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Elitzur Yavne is looking forward to face Elitzur Ramla (#5) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another interesting game for Ironi Nes-Ziona (2-1) which played on the court of 6th ranked Hapoel Afula (1-2). Eighth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona won 71-63. It was a great evening for Tal Karpels (195-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 4 assists. Gil Amitay helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) with 17 points and 6 assists. Ironi Nes-Ziona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Afula will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2) to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Ramat Gan between Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya. Seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-1) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya (2-1). Ironi Ramat Gan managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. It was an exceptional evening for Itay Grinboim who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. Ramon Clemente came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds for Ironi Nahariya in the defeat. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet Maccabi K/G (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ironi Nahariya will play against Beer Yaakov (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel Kfar Saba (0-3) and Maccabi K/G (1-2), which took place in Kiryat Gat. Bottom-ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba lost to fourteenth ranked Maccabi K/G in a road game 66-79. The best player for the winners was Gary Gandel who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Maccabi K/G left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. It was Hapoel Kfar Saba's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Maccabi K/G's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 3: Ironi K-A beat Maccabi K/B on the road 72-64. Winless Kiryat Tivon lost to Elitzur Ramla on its own court 83-87. Hod Hasharon managed to outperform Macc.B.Yaakov in a road game 87-81.



Maccabi K/B - Ironi K-A 64-72

No shocking result in a game when leader Ironi Kiryat Ata (3-0) beat on the road bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-3) 72-64. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 24-10 charge of Ironi Kiryat Ata, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Ironi Kiryat Ata players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dallis Joyner (200-90, college: Stony Brook) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and guard Tal Parselani (195-87) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Ironi Kiryat Ata have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Hod Hasharon and Elitzur Yavne. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon which should be an easy win for them. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Ironi Nes-Ziona in Nes Ziyona and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: C.Watson 18+9reb, K.Izik 15+9reb+1ast, D.Govens 10+5reb+4ast, I.Clark 10+4reb+4ast, I.Nanikashvili 6+4reb+8ast, A.Nanikashvili 6+1reb
Maccabi K/B: T.Parselani 17+5reb+5ast, D.Joyner 14+14reb+1ast, L.Furman 11+8reb+4ast, A.Barak 8+7reb+1ast, M.Shamis 6+1reb, J.Tubbs 4+2reb+1ast
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Kiryat Tivon - Elitzur Ramla 83-87

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Kiryat Tivon (0-3) lost at home to ninth ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-1) 87-83. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-19 Kiryat Tivon's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-83 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Kiryat Tivon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Tasheed Carr (193-85, college: St.Joseph's) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Wright is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Elitzur Ramla's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) who recorded 21 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals and American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Kiryat Tivon at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be league's leader Elitzur Yavne at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kiryat Tivon will play against Ironi Kiryat Ata (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Ramla: T.Carr 19+6reb+9ast, A.Wright 16+8reb+3ast, R.Buchbinder 16+3reb+1ast, D.Tamir 8+4reb+2ast, O.Zinderman 8+3reb+2ast, O.Cohen 7+6reb
Kiryat Tivon: T.Ber-Aven 21+5reb+7ast, G.Murray 19+8reb+2ast, T.Darby 17+5reb, S.Farine 16+7reb+4ast, R.Yavzuri 6+3reb+2ast, N.Levy 2+2ast
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Elitzur Yavne - Hapoel Kazrin 94-75

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Hapoel Kazrin (2-1) on the court of leader Elitzur Yavne on Tuesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Elitzur Yavne 94-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel Kazrin. 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 Elitzur Yavne. Hapoel Kazrin managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Kazrin 40-27 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Lawrence Westbrook (183-88, college: Minnesota) added 13 points in the effort for Hapoel Kazrin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elitzur Yavne have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Hod Hasharon and Ironi K-A. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Elitzur Yavne is looking forward to face Elitzur Ramla (#5) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: E.Hofman 23+5reb+4ast, N.Matalon 18+6reb+1ast, P.Paelay 13+4reb+4ast, I.Nesterenko 12+5reb, M.McGhee 9+13reb+3ast, L.Shem-Tov 8+2reb+4ast
Hapoel Kazrin: G.Johnson 25+12reb+1ast, L.Westbrook 13+1reb+3ast, I.Nir 12+1reb, L.Schwartzwalt 7, A.Kazarnovski 7+6reb, A.Gordon 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 197756


Hapoel Afula - Ironi Nes-Ziona 63-71

Another interesting game for Ironi Nes-Ziona (2-1) which played on the court of 6th ranked Hapoel Afula (1-2). Eighth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona won 71-63. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-14. But Hapoel Afula won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Ironi Nes-Ziona won last quarter 25-18. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Afula's 24. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 20 Hapoel Afula turnovers. It was a great evening for Tal Karpels (195-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 4 assists. Gil Amitay (197-89) helped adding 15 points. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) with 17 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) scored 8 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Ironi Nes-Ziona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Afula will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Karpels 16+3reb+4ast, G.Amitay 15+3reb+3ast, G.Blair 12+4reb+4ast, B.Benn 10+8reb, R.Zehavian 10+1reb, T.Michael Dunne 8+6reb+5ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 17+3reb+6ast, O.Blayzer 10+6reb+2ast, E.Eliyah 8+4reb+3ast, A.Durham 8+12reb+5ast, R.Barzilai 7+1ast, L.Ariely 6
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Macc.B.Yaakov - Hod Hasharon 81-87

Very predictable result when leader Hod Hasharon (3-0) won against on the road bottom-ranked Beer Yaakov (0-3) 87-81. It looked good early as Beer Yaakov took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hod Hasharon took control winning two of next three quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 6 points. Hod Hasharon outrebounded Beer Yaakov 41-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Beer Yaakov helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 31 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 23 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. Hod Hasharon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ironi K-A and Elitzur Yavne. Beer Yaakov at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Hapoel Afula (#9) at home and are hoping to win another game. Beer Yaakov will play against Ironi Nahariya and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 31+3reb+3ast, C.Odiakosa 22+19reb+2ast, I.Stolero 13+4reb+2ast, O.Hover 8+3reb+2ast, E.Asante Asare 7+3reb, G.Dotan 3+1reb
Macc.B.Yaakov: B.Laing 23+5reb+2ast, J.Hall 23+10reb+2ast, I.Iram 19+5reb, A.Eliyahu 12+9ast, Z.Volfer 2+4reb+3ast, O.Ida 2+2reb
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Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi Nahariya 82-80

A very close game took place in Ramat Gan between Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Nahariya. Seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-1) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya (2-1). Ironi Ramat Gan managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-80. Ironi Ramat Gan made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Ironi Nahariya 34-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for guard Itay Grinboim (193-85, agency: Avi Zilberman) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) added 25 points respectively for Ironi Nahariya in the defeat. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet Maccabi K/G (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ironi Nahariya will play against Beer Yaakov (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: I.Grinboim 21+4reb+4ast, A.Tamir 17+6reb, T.Kent 15+7reb+1ast, I.Mayor 9+3reb+3ast, K.Ramsey 8+10reb+2ast, D.Assaf 6+2reb+3ast
Ironi Nahariya: R.Clemente 29+14reb+3ast, A.McCoy 25+2reb+1ast, M.Moscovitz 10+3reb, A.Zelkovits 7+1reb+5ast, E.Saudai 6+1reb, J.Baze 3
gschID: 197752


Maccabi K/G - Hapoel K/S 79-66

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel Kfar Saba (0-3) and Maccabi K/G (1-2), which took place in Kiryat Gat. Bottom-ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba lost to fourteenth ranked Maccabi K/G in a road game 66-79. It looked good early as Hapoel Kfar Saba took an 15-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Maccabi K/G took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 13 points. 27 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Kfar Saba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized Latvian swingman Gary Gandel (203-80) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five Hapoel Kfar Saba players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Maccabi K/G left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. It was Hapoel Kfar Saba's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Maccabi K/G's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: G.Gandel 24+13reb+4ast, J.Jefferson 21+11reb, A.Fisher 17+2reb+5ast, O.Ron 7+1reb+2ast, T.Pisecki 4+3reb, D.Katzaf 4+1reb
Hapoel K/S: A.Harush 14+4reb+2ast, A.Constantine 13+14reb, B.Brooks 13+6reb+7ast, R.Elbaz 12+5reb, E.Rotemberg 11+8reb+1ast, O.Lev 3+1reb
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