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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. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 10. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
Last:8/19/2016
National League Standings
 1. Galil Gilboa 21-5 
 2. Ironi K-A 20-6 
 3. Hapoel B/S 18-8 
 4. Hapoel G/A 18-8 
 5. Ironi Ramat Gan 17-9 
 6. Maccabi Raanana 15-11 
 7. Hapoel K/S 12-14 
 8. Ramat Hasharon 12-14 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 11-15 
 10. Hapoel Kazrin 10-16 
 11. Maccabi H/H 10-16 
 12. Hap.R/G Givat. 9-17 
 13. Elitzur Yavne 6-20 
 14. Elitzur Ashkelon 3-23 
Last:4/13/2016
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Hap.Haifa 22-2 
 2. Beitar K/Y 20-4 
 3. Hapoel E/Y 18-6 
 4. Hapoel Acre 15-9 
 5. Maccabi K/M 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Zefat 12-12 
 7. Hapoel E/H 11-13 
 8. Hapoel Nesher 11-13 
 9. Macc.Hadera 11-13 
 10. Elitzur K/Y 8-16 
 11. Hapoel L/H 8-16 
 12. Wingate Acad. 4-20 
 13. Hapoel H/H 3-21 
South
 1. Elitzur Ramla 21-1 
 2. Maccabi B/Y 18-4 
 3. Macc.Rehovot 17-5 
 4. Ironi K/O 10-12 
 5. Maccabi M/A 10-12 
 6. Hapoel B/T 9-13 
 7. Hapoel Eliat 2 9-13 
 8. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 9-13 
 10. Elitzur G/S 8-14 
 11. Maccabi M/S 8-14 
 12. Maccabi T/K 1-21 
Last:5/31/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Points Per Game
 Will CLYBURN
  Hapoel Holon
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.20.9 
 2. Thomas, Maccabi19.6 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi18.7 
 4. Tucker, Maccabi18.5 
 5. Delaney, Maccabi18.0 
 6. Monroe, Maccabi17.6 
 7. Limonad, Hapoel T.16.4 
 8. Robinson, Hapoel T.16.2 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi16.0 
 10. Gaines, Ironi N.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Estudian.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Simpson, Estudian.10.7 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat10.2 
 3. Howell, Ironi N.9.9 
 4. Monroe, Maccabi8.9 
 5. Killingswort., Mac.8.4 
 6. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.8.3 
 7. Allen, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Moser, Hapoel H.7.9 
 9. Singleton, Bnei H.7.9 
 10. Mbakwe, Maccabi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi T-A
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mekel, Maccabi T-A7.0 
 2. Berkowitz, Ironi N.6.4 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi6.1 
 5. Reynolds, Hapoel H.6.0 
 6. Naimy, Ironi N.5.7 
 7. Battle, Ventspils5.6 
 8. Delaney, Maccabi4.9 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi4.9 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Fuquan EDWIN
  Ironi N.
  (198-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Edwin, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Delaney, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Gaines, Ironi N.2.4 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi2.3 
 5. DiBartolomeo, Macc.2.0 
 6. Smith, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 7. Monroe, Maccabi1.8 
 8. Dawson, Maccabi1.8 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 10. Rougeau, Maccabi1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N'DIAYE
  Bnei H.
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. N'Diaye, Bnei H.2.4 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 3. Gladness, San L.1.6 
 4. Fischer, Hapoel J.1.5 
 5. Simpson, Estudian.1.4 
 6. Randle, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Buckner, Maccabi1.1 
 8. Watt, Ironi N.1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi1.1 
 10. Wright, Maccabi1.0 
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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
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Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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National League Round 4: Hapoel Afula hands first loss to undefeated Hod Hasharon - Nov 6, 2012


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There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of National League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Hod Hasharon (3-1) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Hapoel Afula (2-2) 81-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hod Hasharon. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for Hod Hasharon. Hod Hasharon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Afula moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Elitzur Ramla and Hapoel Kazrin. Hod Hasharon at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hapoel Afula is looking forward to face higher ranked Ironi Nahariya (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hod Hasharon will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (3-1) against twelfth ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-3) on Tuesday night. Host Ironi Kiryat Ata was edged by Kiryat Tivon in a tough game in Kiryat Ata 78-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 7 rebounds and Simon Farine who added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) responded with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Kiryat Tivon left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Maccabi K/G. Ironi Kiryat Ata at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Kiryat Tivon will play against higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#6) in Nes Ziyona in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play on the road against the league's leader Elitzur Yavne (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Hapoel Kfar Saba's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Hapoel Kazrin (2-2) 89-83 on Tuesday. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Brandon Brooks who scored that evening 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Even 24 points and 4 assists by Lawrence Westbrook did not help to save the game for Hapoel Kazrin. Hapoel Kfar Saba (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Maccabi K/G and Kiryat Tivon. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Elitzur Ramla and Hapoel Afula. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet league's second-placed Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Elitzur Ramla (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
National League top team - Elitzur Yavne (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-2) 76-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Ramla. Elad Hofman fired 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elitzur Yavne have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Elitzur Ramla at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Elitzur Yavne's next round opponent will be Ironi Kiryat Ata (#4) at home. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hapoel Kazrin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Beer Yaakov is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (3-1) 106-96 on Tuesday evening. It was a very good performance for Aviram Zelkovits who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!). Ironi Nahariya moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Beer Yaakov still closes the standings with four games lost. Ironi Nahariya will face Hapoel Afula (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Beer Yaakov will play against Maccabi K/G (#10) in Kiryat Gat and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 4 Ironi Ramat Gan smashed Maccabi K/G on the road 93-74. Ironi Nes-Ziona destroyed Maccabi K/B on its own court 99-59.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds by Brian Laing of Macc.B.Yaakov.



Maccabi K/G - Ironi Ramat Gan 74-93

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (3-1) crushed 10th ranked Maccabi K/G (1-3) in Kiryat Gat 93-74 on Tuesday. It was a great shooting night for Ironi Ramat Gan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. It was a very good performance for American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) contributed with 25 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Or Ron (181-88, agency: Ronsport) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Maccabi K/G. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Maccabi K/G keeps the tenth position with three games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan will face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi K/G will play against Beer Yaakov.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 25+7reb+2ast, T.Kent 23+6reb+4ast, K.Ramsey 20+17reb, D.Assaf 17+3ast, I.Grinboim 5+5reb+10ast, I.Mayor 3
Maccabi K/G: J.Jefferson 19+8reb, A.Fisher 14+1ast, O.Ron 11+8reb+6ast, H.Gonshor 10+3reb+5ast, T.Pisecki 6+7reb, G.Gandel 6+3reb
gschID: 197764


Ironi Nahariya - Macc.B.Yaakov 106-96

Bottom-ranked Beer Yaakov is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (3-1) 106-96 on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Nahariya. Beer Yaakov was better in third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nahariya shot 60.8 percent from the field and made 38-of-42 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game, while Beer Yaakov only scored eleven points from the stripe. Beer Yaakov was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!). Guard Nir Golan (180-86) contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Beer Yaakov. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Beer Yaakov still closes the standings with four games lost. Ironi Nahariya will face Hapoel Afula (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Beer Yaakov will play against Maccabi K/G (#10) in Kiryat Gat and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.Zelkovits 33+4reb+2ast, R.Clemente 18+4reb+1ast, N.Golan 15+3reb+6ast, A.McCoy 14+2reb+1ast, E.Saudai 14+3reb+1ast, J.Baze 7+1reb+1ast
Macc.B.Yaakov: B.Laing 35+9reb+2ast, J.Hall 17+8reb+1ast, A.Eliyahu 13+1reb, I.Iram 12+1reb+2ast, I.Simin 12+4ast, T.Sankar 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 197763


Hod Hasharon - Hapoel Afula 75-81

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Hod Hasharon (3-1) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Hapoel Afula (2-2) 81-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hod Hasharon. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Hod Hasharon. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hod Hasharon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Afula moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Elitzur Ramla and Hapoel Kazrin. Hod Hasharon at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hapoel Afula is looking forward to face higher ranked Ironi Nahariya (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hod Hasharon will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 22+14reb+5ast, A.Fisher 22+5reb+3ast, E.Eliyah 13+5reb+3ast, L.Ariely 12+1reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 10+9reb, R.Barzilai 2+1reb+1ast
Hod Hasharon: C.Odiakosa 19+13reb, B.Walker 12+6reb+8ast, I.Stolero 11+1reb+1ast, E.Asante Asare 11+4reb+3ast, O.Hover 10+11reb+2ast, A.Skverer 8+4reb
gschID: 197762


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Maccabi K/B 99-59

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-4) was smashed by eighth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (3-1) in Nes Ziyona 99-59 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Ironi Nes-Ziona led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's 38 and made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game, while Maccabi Kiryat Bialik only scored six points from the stripe. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 19 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) contributed with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. American forward Dallis Joyner (200-90, college: Stony Brook) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Matan Sunego (203-88) added 4 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Kiryat Bialik. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Maccabi Kiryat Bialik still closes the standings with four games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona will face Kiryat Tivon (#11) in Kiryat Tivon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play at home against Hod Hasharon and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 23+6reb+5ast, G.Blair 15+9reb, G.Amitay 15+2reb, B.Benn 13+10reb+14ast, T.Karpels 8+5reb, E.Engel 6+1ast
Maccabi K/B: N.Marcus 14+8reb+4ast, D.Joyner 11+11reb+1ast, M.Shamis 7+1reb+1ast, T.Parselani 7+1reb, A.Barak 7, M.Sunego 4+5reb
gschID: 197761


Elitzur Ramla - Elitzur Yavne 60-76

National League top team - Elitzur Yavne (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-2) 76-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Ramla. The game without a history. Elitzur Yavne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 27 personal fouls committed by Elitzur Ramla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) fired 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) produced 6 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Tasheed Carr (193-85, college: St.Joseph's) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elitzur Yavne have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Elitzur Ramla at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Elitzur Yavne's next round opponent will be Ironi Kiryat Ata (#4) at home. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hapoel Kazrin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: E.Hofman 20+5reb+5ast, I.Nesterenko 14+8reb, M.McGhee 10+10reb+4ast, P.Paelay 10+9reb+3ast, N.Matalon 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Lioutrine 7+2reb
Elitzur Ramla: I.Rejwan 11+2reb+1ast, T.Carr 10+6reb+4ast, O.Cohen 9+2reb, R.Buchbinder 8+5reb, O.Zinderman 7+1reb+1ast, A.Wright 6+17reb+1ast
gschID: 197760


Hapoel K/S - Hapoel Kazrin 89-83

Hapoel Kfar Saba's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Hapoel Kazrin (2-2) 89-83 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 42-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Kfar Saba made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) who scored that evening 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) supported him with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Even 24 points and 4 assists by guard Lawrence Westbrook (183-88, college: Minnesota) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Kazrin. Forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) added 18 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Maccabi K/G and Kiryat Tivon. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Elitzur Ramla and Hapoel Afula. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet league's second-placed Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Elitzur Ramla (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel K/S: B.Brooks 23+7reb+8ast, A.Constantine 19+7reb, E.Rotemberg 12+8reb+1ast, A.Harush 11+5reb+6ast, O.Lev 8+1reb+1ast, S.Kleimintz 8+1ast
Hapoel Kazrin: L.Westbrook 24+2reb+4ast, G.Johnson 18+12reb, A.Kazarnovski 14+5reb+2ast, L.Schwartzwalt 13+1reb+2ast, B.Maor 7+1reb+2ast, A.Gordon 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 197759


Ironi K-A - Kiryat Tivon 78-81

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (3-1) against twelfth ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-3) on Tuesday night. Host Ironi Kiryat Ata was edged by Kiryat Tivon in a tough game in Kiryat Ata 78-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. Ironi Kiryat Ata was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 23-10 charge of Kiryat Tivon, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) who added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Five Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) responded with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Kiryat Tivon left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Maccabi K/G. Ironi Kiryat Ata at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Kiryat Tivon will play against higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#6) in Nes Ziyona in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play on the road against the league's leader Elitzur Yavne (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: G.Murray 31+7reb, T.Ber-Aven 15+6reb+3ast, S.Farine 11+6reb+7ast, R.Yavzuri 11+4reb+4ast, T.Darby 10+10reb+1ast, N.Levy 2+2reb
Ironi K-A: K.Izik 23+4reb, D.Govens 20+9reb+4ast, C.Watson 17+9reb+3ast, A.Nanikashvili 5+2reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 4+4reb+9ast, N.Laish 3+1reb
gschID: 197758


  




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