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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 17-6 
 2. Hapoel Holon 16-7 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 14-9 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 13-10 
 5. Hapoel J-M 13-10 
 6. Maccabi Haifa 12-11 
 7. Hapoel T-A 11-12 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 10-13 
 9. Maccabi Rishon 10-13 
 10. Galil Gilboa 10-13 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 8-15 
 12. Maccabi K/G 4-19 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
National League Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 17-7 
 2. Hapoel K/S 16-8 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 15-9 
 4. Hapoel B/S 15-9 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 14-10 
 6. Ironi K-A 14-10 
 7. Maccabi H/H 14-10 
 8. Macc.Rehovot 14-10 
 9. Hapoel Afula 11-13 
 10. Hap.Haifa 10-14 
 11. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-14 
 12. Galil Elion 10-14 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 5-19 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 3-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/21/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 18-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 16-3 
 3. Hapoel Acre 12-6 
 4. Beitar K/Y 11-7 
 5. Hapoel Maa lot 11-7 
 6. Hapoel E/H 10-8 
 7. Hapoel Jat 9-9 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 9-10 
 9. Maccabi P/T 8-11 
 10. Macc.Hadera 7-11 
 11. Wingate Acad. 5-14 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 3-15 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-18 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 15-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 12-5 
 3. Maccabi M/A 10-7 
 4. Maccabi M/S 10-7 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 10-8 
 6. Hapoel H/M 9-8 
 7. Hapoel H/A 9-9 
 8. Hapoel B/T 7-10 
 9. Hapoel Lod 7-10 
 10. Ironi K/O 7-10 
 11. Elitzur Ashkelon 6-11 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-16 
Last:3/7/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 20-7 
 2 CSKA 20-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-8 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-12 
 9 Darussafaka 13-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 Galatasaray 10-17 
 12 FC Barcelona 10-17 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 Unics 7-20 
 16 EA7 Armani 7-21 
Last:3/23/2017
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: 21.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.16.7 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.1 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 8. Selby, Maccabi K/G15.8 
 9. Simon, Maccabi .15.5 
 10. Wayns, Maccabi .15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.3 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.2 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.2 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.5 
 10. Carmichael, Maccabi .6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.2 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.5 
 5. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 2. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 8. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 9. Ziv, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 8. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 9. N'Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 10. Williams, Hapoel T.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Rafi Menco
  Hapoel Eilat
  ( 198-SF-94 )
  

 Anthony Lee
  Ironi Ramat Gan
  ( 206-F/C-104-91 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Macc.Ashdod 53% Mar.26 Bnei Hertzel
Ironi Nahari Mar.26 Macc.Haifa 58%
Galil Gilboa 54% Mar.26 Hap.Eilat
Hapoel T-A 83% Mar.26 Maccabi K/G
Macc.Rishon Mar.26 Hapoel J-M 62%
Maccabi T-A 59% Mar.26 Hap.Holon
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Hap.Haifa 50% Mar.28 Ironi Nes-Zi
Hap.R/G Giv 81% Mar.28 Ramat Hashar
Hap.Afula 72% Mar.28 Galil Elion
Macc.Raanana 74% Mar.28 Hapoel B/S
Maccabi H/H 86% Mar.28 Ironi Ramat
Hap.Migd.H. Mar.28 Hapoel K/S 66%
Macc.Rehovot 56% Mar.28 Ironi K-A
Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 55% Mar.24 Galatasaray
FC Barcelona Mar.24 Crvena Zvezd 63%
Olympiacos 54% Mar.24 Real Madrid
Unics Mar.24 CSKA 85%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Valencia 84% Mar.28 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Winner League Round 7: GreenTops Netanya is defeated by Galil Gilboa - Nov 28, 2012


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Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

The game between second ranked GreenTops Netanya (5-2) and twelfth ranked Galil Gilboa (1-6) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. GreenTops Netanya was defeated by Galil Gilboa in a tough game in Netanya 74-83. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-74. Galil Gilboa forced 23 GreenTops Netanya turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) helped adding 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Galil Gilboa maintains twelfth place with 1-6 record. GreenTops Netanya at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Galil Gilboa are looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#10) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GreenTops Netanya will play against Hapoel Eilat (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Ironi Ashkelon has finally registered their first victory this season after five consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Jerusalem, where they defeated Hapoel J-M (3-4) 91-85. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Marcus Dove accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Adi Azulay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) came up with 28 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for Hapoel J-M in the defeat. Ironi Ashkelon (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. Hapoel J-M at the other side keeps the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Ironi Ashkelon will play against higher ranked Hapoel Holon (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (6-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Hapoel Holon (3-4) 100-72. David Logan fired 15 points for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Frank Hassell produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds for lost side. Maccabi T-A have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record. Hapoel Holon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M. Maccabi T-A's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tel-Aviv Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
The game in Tel-Aviv was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Hapoel Eilat (4-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (4-2). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 4-point victory 68-64. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Worth to mention a great performance of Eli Holman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 18 rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Eilat have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory Hapoel Eilat went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be higher ranked GreenTops Netanya (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tel-Aviv to the arena Maccabi T-A.

In the last two games of round 7 Maccabi Haifa won against Maccabi Ashdod on the opponent's court 80-74. Bnei Hasharon unfortunately lost to Maccabi Rishon in a home game 76-91.


Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Haifa 74-80

Very expected game when 10th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (1-5) was defeated at home by third ranked Maccabi Haifa (5-2) 80-74. It looked good early as Maccabi Ashdod took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Maccabi Haifa had a 22-19 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Ashdod was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-80. Maccabi Haifa made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Mexican point guard Paul Stoll (180-85) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. point guard Guni Israeli (185-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Maccabi Haifa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Netanya. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the tenth position with five games lost. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Bnei Hasharon (#9) in Hod Hasharon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Galil Gilboa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 21+7reb+2ast, J.Skeen 18+1reb+2ast, G.Israeli 17+10reb+5ast, B.Bass 8+4reb, M.Mizrahi 8+2reb+2ast, D.Gor Arie 2+1reb
Maccabi Haifa: P.Stoll 25+2reb+2ast, P.Calathes 14+7reb+1ast, D.Smith 13+5reb+6ast, C.Carr 11+2reb+2ast, I.Kozikaro 10+9reb+2ast, C.Colman 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 192952


Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Rishon 76-91

Rather predictable result in Hod Hasharon where sixth ranked Maccabi Rishon (4-2) defeated 9th ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-4) 91-76. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Bnei Hasharon was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Rishon players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) answered with 25 points and naturalized American power forward Isaac Rosefelt (204-85, college: St.Thomas, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat and Hapoel T-A. Bnei Hasharon lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with four games lost. Maccabi Rishon's next round opponent will be Hapoel J-M (#7) in Jerusalem. Bnei Hasharon will play on the road against the league's second-placed Maccabi Haifa.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 25+4reb, I.Rosefelt 14+6reb, H.Pope 10+3reb, B.Rice 8+3reb+4ast, N.Berkowitz 8+1reb+6ast, J.Jones 5+6reb+2ast
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 20+10reb+4ast, A.Uter 18+5reb+5ast, L.Jones 16+5reb+3ast, O.Solomon 15+2reb, W.Warren 8+2reb+5ast, A.Ben David 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192953


Netanya - Galil Gilboa 74-83

The game between second ranked GreenTops Netanya (5-2) and twelfth ranked Galil Gilboa (1-6) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. GreenTops Netanya was defeated by Galil Gilboa in a tough game in Netanya 74-83. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-74. Galil Gilboa forced 23 GreenTops Netanya turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) helped adding 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Galil Gilboa maintains twelfth place with 1-6 record. GreenTops Netanya at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Galil Gilboa are looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#10) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GreenTops Netanya will play against Hapoel Eilat (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Netanya: D.Washington 22+8reb+3ast, M.Killingsworth 17+6reb+1ast, R.Bradley 16+3reb+4ast, R.Morgan 6+4reb, E.Shulman 5+1reb+3ast, E.Gueta 5+1reb
Galil Gilboa: M.Watt 21+10reb+3ast, J.Smith 20+5reb+6ast, A.Simhon 14+2reb+2ast, B.Hunter 13+4reb, D.Yavzuri 5+3reb+2ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 4+1ast
gschID: 192950


Hapoel J-M - Elizur Ashkelon 85-91

Ironi Ashkelon has finally registered their first victory this season after five consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Jerusalem, where they defeated Hapoel J-M (3-4) 91-85. It looked good early as Hapoel J-M took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Ironi Ashkelon had a 22-18 second period charge getting the lead and Hapoel J-M was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 85-91. Ironi Ashkelon made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Hapoel J-M turnovers. Hapoel J-M was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led the winners and scored 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Ironi Ashkelon players scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Adi Azulay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) came up with 28 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and the former international Raviv Limonad (191-84) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Hapoel J-M in the defeat. Ironi Ashkelon (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. Hapoel J-M at the other side keeps the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Ironi Ashkelon will play against higher ranked Hapoel Holon (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: C.Smith 28+6reb, R.Limonad 18+6reb+1ast, E.Kadir 9+1reb, J.Pullen 8+3reb+5ast, J.Duncan 8+4reb, C.Fells 7+3reb+4ast
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 22+4reb+5ast, M.Dove 18+7reb+1ast, J.Mills 15+5reb+1ast, M.Perry 14+3reb+4ast, O.Shaashoua 7+3ast, G.Porat 7+1reb
gschID: 192954


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi T-A 72-100

Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (6-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Hapoel Holon (3-4) 100-72. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Holon's 40. Maccabi T-A looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Hapoel Holon's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi T-A made 9 blocks. American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) fired 15 points for the winners. International Lior Eliyahu (206-85) chipped in 13 points. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import forward Tyler Smith (201-86, college: Tennessee) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Maccabi T-A and four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record. Hapoel Holon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M. Maccabi T-A's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tel-Aviv Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: F.Hassell 26+17reb, S.Harush 12+3reb+2ast, L.Hill 11+7reb, T.Smith 10+9reb+2ast, J.Dyson 7+1reb+1ast, S.Daniel 5+2reb
Maccabi T-A: D.Logan 15+4reb+1ast, N.Caner-Medley 13+3reb, L.Eliyahu 13+3reb+3ast, R.Hickman 12+4reb+1ast, D.Smith 10+6reb+2ast, M.Roth 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 192951


Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Eilat 64-68

The game in Tel-Aviv was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Hapoel Eilat (4-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (4-2). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 4-point victory 68-64. Hapoel Tel-Aviv was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Hapoel Eilat, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 43-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Tel-Aviv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) added 13 points in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Eilat have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory Hapoel Eilat went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be higher ranked GreenTops Netanya (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tel-Aviv to the arena Maccabi T-A.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: C.Kelly 22+6reb+1ast, D.Stitt 13+4reb+1ast, M.Naor 12+3reb+1ast, B.Timor 5+4reb+3ast, J.Allen 4+6reb, G.Eytan 4+1reb+1ast
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 16+7reb+5ast, A.Freeman 15+2reb+1ast, E.Holman 12+18reb, J.Tillman 11+2reb, T.Younger 5+3reb, L.Hakmon 4+5reb
gschID: 192949


  




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