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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-5 
 2. Hapoel Holon 13-6 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 12-7 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 12-8 
 5. Hapoel J-M 11-9 
 6. Hapoel T-A 10-9 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 10-9 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 9-10 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 8-11 
 10. Galil Gilboa 8-11 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 5-14 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-16 
Full Standings
Last:2/22/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 14-6 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 14-6 
 3. Hapoel K/S 13-7 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 13-7 
 5. Macc.Rehovot 12-8 
 6. Ironi K-A 12-8 
 7. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-9 
 8. Maccabi H/H 10-10 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 9-10 
 10. Galil Elion 9-11 
 11. Hapoel Afula 9-11 
 12. Hap.Haifa 7-13 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 4-15 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:2/21/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 13-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 13-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 9-5 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 9-5 
 5. Beitar K/Y 8-6 
 6. Hapoel E/H 6-6 
 7. Hapoel Jat 6-7 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 6-7 
 9. Macc.Hadera 6-7 
 10. Maccabi P/T 6-8 
 11. Wingate Acad. 3-10 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 2-11 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-13 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 11-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 10-3 
 3. Maccabi M/A 9-4 
 4. Maccabi M/S 9-4 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 8-5 
 6. Ironi K/O 6-7 
 7. Elitzur Ashkelon 5-8 
 8. Hapoel H/A 5-8 
 9. Hapoel H/M 5-8 
 10. Hapoel Lod 5-8 
 11. Hapoel B/T 4-9 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 0-13 
Last:2/9/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 17-5 
 2 CSKA 16-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-6 
 4 Fenerbahce 14-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 13-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 12-10 
 7 Baskonia 12-10 
 8 Anadolu Efes 11-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-11 
 10 Zalgiris 9-13 
 11 Brose Bask. 8-14 
 12 FC Barcelona 8-14 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-14 
 14 Unics 7-15 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-15 
 16 Galatasaray 7-15 
Last:2/10/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/8/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.4 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.8 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.1 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 7. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.9.9 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.1 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.6 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.7.7 
 7. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.4 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.1 
 2. Lyons, Hapoel T-A6.3 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.8 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.1.7 
 9. Workman, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.5 
 5. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
Player of the Week

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

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  Maccabi H/H
  ( 201-PF-104-88 )
  
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Round 21 (Regular Season)

Maccabi K/G Mar.5 Ironi Nahari 55%
Galil Gilboa Mar.5 Maccabi T-A 70%
Hapoel T-A 76% Mar.5 Macc.Ashdod
Hap.Holon 67% Mar.5 Bnei Hertzel
Macc.Rishon 54% Mar.5 Macc.Haifa
Hap.Eilat 72% Mar.5 Hapoel J-M
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Round 21 (Regular Season)

Ironi Ramat Feb.28 Ironi Nes-Zi 75%
Hap.Afula 53% Feb.28 Hap.R/G Giv
Hapoel K/S 66% Feb.28 Galil Elion
Hap.Haifa Feb.28 Macc.Raanana 80%
Macc.Rehovot 54% Feb.28 Hapoel B/S
Maccabi H/H 64% Feb.28 Ramat Hashar
Hap.Migd.H. Feb.28 Ironi K-A 61%
Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 69% Feb.24 Baskonia
Brose Bask. Feb.24 Zalgiris 51%
Panathinaiko 76% Feb.24 Unics
Real Madrid 73% Feb.24 Darussafaka
Crvena Zvezd Feb.23 Galatasaray 51%
CSKA 75% Feb.23 Maccabi T-A
EA7 Armani 68% Feb.23 FC Barcelona
Fenerbahce 57% Feb.23 Olympiacos
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Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
B.Muenchen 84% Feb.28 Unicaja
Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
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Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
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Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
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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