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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 5: Ironi Ramat Gan keeps a leadership position - Nov 14, 2012


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After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the National League and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ramat Gan smashed 12th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba at home 78-57. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-57. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 46-35 including 35 on the defensive glass. American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) chipped in 16 points and 16 rebounds. American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. 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 Ramat Gan have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play next round against Elitzur Ramla trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ramat Gan will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Beer Yaakov at home.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Elitzur Yavne (4-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-1) 77-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) nailed 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Chris Watson accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) came up with 23 points for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Beer Yaakov has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi K/G (1-4) 83-63 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Inan Iram who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Johndre Jefferson produced 12 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beer Yaakov left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Maccabi K/G. Beer Yaakov will meet league's leader Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Afula (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Third ranked Hod Hasharon blasted bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-5) in Kiryat Bialik 86-58. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik is still unable to win any game. Chukwudinma Odiakosa orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hod Hasharon (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#11) in Kiryat Tivon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Ironi Nahariya and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Tivon. Sixth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (4-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-4) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Bilal Benn stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Kiryat Tivon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Kiryat Tivon dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona will face Elitzur Yavne (#4) at home in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2).

In the last game of round 5 Elitzur Ramla was destroyed by Hapoel Kazrin on the opponent's court 98-74.



Kiryat Tivon - Ironi Nes-Ziona 81-83

Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Tivon. Sixth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (4-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-4) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Kiryat Tivon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 41-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Taylor Darby (203, college: Pepperdine) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) scored 13 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona and five Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. Kiryat Tivon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Kiryat Tivon dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona will face Elitzur Yavne (#4) at home in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2).
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 27+16reb+3ast, T.Michael Dunne 15+8reb, T.Karpels 14+3ast, G.Blair 11+5reb+1ast, R.Zehavian 7+10reb, G.Amitay 4+2reb+1ast
Kiryat Tivon: T.Darby 20+15reb+1ast, G.Murray 17+2reb+1ast, T.Ber-Aven 13+3reb+5ast, N.Levy 12+5reb+4ast, S.Farine 11+2reb+2ast, N.Yanay 6+1reb
gschID: 197771


Hapoel Kazrin - Elitzur Ramla 98-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Hapoel Kazrin and 9th ranked Elitzur Ramla had identical 2-2 record. This time Hapoel Kazrin used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Ramla 98-74 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Kazrin. Elitzur Ramla was better in fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Kazrin made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and guard Or Zinderman (188-89) scored 16 points. Four Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hapoel Kazrin (3-2) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Elitzur Ramla keeps the ninth position with three games lost. Hapoel Kazrin will face higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#13).
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: G.Johnson 27+8reb, L.Westbrook 26+2reb+2ast, A.Kazarnovski 19+10reb+3ast, I.Nir 7+4reb+4ast, A.Gordon 6+4reb+3ast, L.Schwartzwalt 5+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Ramla: O.Zinderman 16+2reb+3ast, T.Simchony 14+1reb+1ast, A.Wright 12+12reb, O.Cohen 10+4reb+3ast, A.Guterman 6+1reb, I.Rejwan 5+4reb
gschID: 197770


Maccabi K/B - Hod Hasharon 58-86

Third ranked Hod Hasharon blasted bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-5) in Kiryat Bialik 86-58. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik is still unable to win any game. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Offir Hover (198-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. American forward Dallis Joyner (200-90, college: Stony Brook) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Marcus Neal (196-86, college: Delaware St.) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Maccabi Kiryat Bialik. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hod Hasharon (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#11) in Kiryat Tivon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Ironi Nahariya and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 20+4ast, C.Odiakosa 19+13reb+1ast, E.Asante Asare 14+6reb+3ast, O.Hover 13+12reb+2ast, I.Stolero 6+2reb+2ast, G.Dotan 5+4reb
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 18+14reb, M.Neal 12+6reb+2ast, T.Ronen 9, T.Parselani 6+2reb, M.Shamis 6+3reb+3ast, M.Sunego 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197768


Macc.B.Yaakov - Maccabi K/G 83-63

Beer Yaakov has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi K/G (1-4) 83-63 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Beer Yaakov. Maccabi K/G managed to win fourth quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beer Yaakov forced 22 Maccabi K/G turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 26 points. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Cornelius Rum (197-93) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Maccabi K/G players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beer Yaakov left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Maccabi K/G. Beer Yaakov will meet league's leader Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Afula (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: B.Laing 26+1ast, I.Iram 20+9reb+3ast, A.Eliyahu 16+4reb+4ast, J.Hall 9+9reb+2ast, O.Ida 4+4reb, T.Sankar 4
Maccabi K/G: J.Jefferson 12+7reb, C.Rum 12+6reb, A.Fisher 10+4reb, H.Gonshor 10+2reb, O.Ron 7+4ast, T.Pisecki 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197766


Ironi Ramat Gan - Hapoel K/S 78-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ramat Gan smashed 12th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba at home 78-57. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-57. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 46-35 including 35 on the defensive glass. American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) chipped in 16 points and 16 rebounds. Five Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks and forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. 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 Ramat Gan have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play next round against Elitzur Ramla trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ramat Gan will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Beer Yaakov at home.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: K.Ramsey 20+10reb+4ast, A.Tamir 16+16reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 12+1reb+4ast, D.Assaf 11+5reb+1ast, T.Kent 11+8reb+1ast, I.Mayor 3+4reb+3ast
Hapoel K/S: A.Constantine 15+11reb, E.Rotemberg 15+8reb, B.Brooks 11+2reb+4ast, A.Harush 7+4reb+2ast, O.Plavnik 3+2reb, R.Elbaz 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197765


Elitzur Yavne - Ironi K-A 76-77

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Elitzur Yavne (4-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-1) 77-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) nailed 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) came up with 23 points and American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Five Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 30+7reb+5ast, C.Watson 19+5reb, K.Izik 13+8reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 9+3reb+6ast, I.Clark 4+13reb+1ast, N.Laish 2
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 23+4reb+3ast, M.McGhee 15+10reb+3ast, E.Hofman 11+2reb+4ast, P.Paelay 11+2reb+6ast, I.Nesterenko 10+7reb, Y.Lioutrine 4+4reb
gschID: 197769


  




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