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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 11-3 
 2. Hapoel Holon 9-5 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 9-5 
 4. Hapoel J-M 8-6 
 5. Hapoel T-A 8-6 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 7-7 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 6-8 
 9. Hapoel Eilat 6-8 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 5-9 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-9 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 11-4 
 2. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-5 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 10-5 
 4. Maccabi Raanana 9-4 
 5. Hapoel K/S 9-6 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 8-6 
 7. Hapoel Migd.H. 8-7 
 8. Ironi K-A 8-7 
 9. Hap.Haifa 7-7 
 10. Maccabi H/H 7-8 
 11. Hapoel G/A 6-9 
 12. Galil Elion 5-10 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-12 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/18/2017
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 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 13-5 
 3 Olympiacos 13-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-7 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Darussafaka 10-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-11 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 14 Zalgiris 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 
Last:1/20/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 3-0 
 2. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. Fuenlabrada 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 2. Khimky 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-3 
Group G
 1. Zenit 2-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Valencia 3-0 
 2. Unicaja 2-1 
 3. ALBA 1-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  Hapoel H.
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.19.9 
 2. Tucker, Hapoel T-A19.1 
 3. Taylor, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.9 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.8 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.16.5 
 7. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Brown, Ironi N.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.6 
 2. Mashour, Bnei H.9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.3 
 4. Williams, Hapoel T.9.2 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.8.5 
 6. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.4 
 8. Gates, Ironi N.7.2 
 9. Cohen, Maccabi .7.2 
 10. Iverson, Maccabi .7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis TEAGUE
  Ironi N.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Teague, Ironi N.7.3 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.1 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.4 
 5. Ewing, Maccabi .5.3 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.1 
 7. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.7 
 9. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.6 
 10. Timor, Hapoel J-M4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.5 
 2. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .2.1 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Taylor, Maccabi .2.0 
 5. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.9 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 8. Ziv, Maccabi .1.9 
 9. Ewing, Maccabi .1.9 
 10. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.9 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 6. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.2 
 7. Blayzer, Maccabi .1.2 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
 9. Mitchell, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Singleton, Maccabi .0.9 
Player of the Week

 Curtis Kelly
  Maccabi K/G
  ( 205-PF-115-88 )
  

 Jaraun Burrows
  Hap.Haifa
  ( 203-F-100-85 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Macc.Ashdod 59% Jan.22 Hap.Holon
Ironi Nahari 59% Jan.22 Hapoel J-M
Galil Gilboa Jan.22 Macc.Haifa 58%
Macc.Rishon 51% Jan.22 Maccabi K/G
Maccabi T-A 57% Jan.22 Hapoel T-A
Hap.Eilat Jan.22 Bnei Hertzel 52%
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Hap.R/G Giv 91% Jan.24 Ironi Ramat
Hapoel G/A 51% Jan.24 Hap.Migd.H.
Hap.Haifa Jan.24 Maccabi H/H 55%
Macc.Rehovot 52% Jan.24 Hapoel K/S
Macc.Raanana 52% Jan.24 Ironi Nes-Zi
Ramat Hashar 50% Jan.24 Galil Elion
Hapoel B/S 71% Jan.24 Ironi K-A
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Jan.25 Darussafaka 61%
Brose Bask. Jan.25 Real Madrid 78%
EA7 Armani Jan.25 Olympiacos 78%
Zalgiris Jan.25 CSKA 83%
Galatasaray 68% Jan.24 Maccabi T-A
Baskonia Jan.24 Crvena Zvezd 53%
Panathinaiko 58% Jan.24 FC Barcelona
Unics Jan.24 Fenerbahce 51%
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group E
Fuenlabrada Jan.25 Lokomotiv 84%
UCAM Murcia Jan.25 Gran Canaria 55%
Group F
Khimky 95% Jan.25 Ratiopharm
Lietkabelis Jan.25 B.Muenchen 86%
Group G
Hapoel J-M 58% Jan.25 Zenit
Lietuvos ryt 71% Jan.25 N.Novgorod
Group H
Cedevita Jan.25 ALBA 87%
Valencia 76% Jan.25 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
National League Round 8: Ironi Nes-Ziona keeps a leadership position - Dec 4, 2012


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Nes-Ziona defeated 10th ranked Elitzur Ramla in Nes Ziyona 79-66. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ironi Nes-Ziona made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who added 18 points and 17 rebounds during the contest. Ironi Nes-Ziona's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 20 rebounds. Ironi Nes-Ziona (7-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Elitzur Ramla lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with six games lost. They share the position with Maccabi K/G and Macc.B.Yaakov. Elitzur Ramla will play next round against Hod Hasharon trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Nes-Ziona will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata on the road.
Very significant was Elitzur Yavne's (#4) 38-point road victory against 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya 103-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The winners were led by American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) who scored that evening 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Noam Matalon supported him with 25 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Even 21 points by American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Ironi Nahariya. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Elitzur Yavne (6-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G (#12) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Nahariya will play on the road against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (6-2) against eighth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (4-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting Ironi Kiryat Ata was defeated by Hapoel Kfar Saba in a tough game in Kfar Saba 73-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Adam Constantine who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 17 rebounds. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Darrin Govens produced 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Hapoel Kfar Saba have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 4-4 record. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet higher ranked Hapoel Afula (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Nes Ziyona. Second ranked host Ironi Nes-Ziona (7-1) smashed one of their biggest challengers Elitzur Yavne (6-2) 98-78. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Bilal Benn orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ironi Kiryat Ata on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat.
Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Gat. Third ranked Hapoel Afula (6-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (2-6) 94-92 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of Allen Durham who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Hapoel Afula have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Maccabi K/G lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Hapoel Afula will face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi K/G will play against Elitzur Yavne.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Maccabi K/B was destroyed by Ironi Ramat Gan on the opponent's court 94-59. Macc.B.Yaakov unfortunately lost to Hapoel Afula in a home game 86-89. Hapoel Kazrin was rolled over Hod Hasharon on the road 56-82. Maccabi K/G defeated Kiryat Tivon on its own court 91-79.


Ironi Ramat Gan - Maccabi K/B 94-59

Very expected game when 13th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (1-7) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (5-3) 94-59 on Tuesday. Ironi Ramat Gan forced 21 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers and outrebounded them 43-26 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) who added 20 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Dallis Joyner (201-90, college: Stony Brook) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds and guard Eshed Gtoe (180-77) scored 8 points and 5 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. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Loser Maccabi Kiryat Bialik dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan will face Kiryat Tivon (#13) in Kiryat Tivon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play at home against Beer Yaakov.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 25+6reb+1ast, S.Labanowski 8+4reb, E.Gtoe 8+5reb, M.Menashe 6+2reb, M.Alexander 3+3reb+4ast, T.Parselani 3+2reb
Ironi Ramat Gan: T.Kent 27+15reb+1ast, K.Ramsey 20+9reb, A.Tamir 15+5reb+1ast, I.Mayor 10+1reb+4ast, D.Assaf 8+3reb+5ast, I.Grinboim 5+4ast
gschID: 229925


Hapoel K/S - Ironi K-A 80-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (6-2) against eighth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (4-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting Ironi Kiryat Ata was defeated by Hapoel Kfar Saba in a tough game in Kfar Saba 73-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. Hapoel Kfar Saba made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 19 points. Four Hapoel Kfar Saba players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) produced 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Ivory Clark (198-85) added 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively for the guests. Hapoel Kfar Saba have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 4-4 record. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet higher ranked Hapoel Afula (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 22+5reb+4ast, I.Clark 16+12reb+1ast, C.Watson 10+5reb, K.Izik 7+5reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 5+1ast, N.Laish 5+1reb+1ast
Hapoel K/S: B.Brooks 19+4reb+3ast, A.Constantine 16+17reb, E.Rotemberg 16+4reb+2ast, R.Elbaz 15+4reb+1ast, O.Cohen 6+1reb+1ast, O.Lev 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 197787


Macc.B.Yaakov - Hapoel Afula 86-89

Very predictable result when third ranked Hapoel Afula (6-2) edged on the road 11th ranked Beer Yaakov (2-6) 89-86 on Tuesday. Beer Yaakov was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Hapoel Afula made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Beer Yaakov was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 20 points and 8 assists during the contest. Worth to mention Durham played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five Hapoel Afula and four Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. Hapoel Afula have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Beer Yaakov dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Hapoel Afula will face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Beer Yaakov will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: A.Eliyahu 21+1reb+4ast, I.Iram 20+8reb+2ast, J.Hall 19+12reb, B.Laing 12+8reb+5ast, I.Simin 9+2ast, Z.Volfer 5+3reb+3ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 20+1reb+8ast, A.Durham 19+9reb+2ast, O.Blayzer 16+8reb, D.Davidi 12+2reb+1ast, L.Ariely 12, E.Eliyah 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 197791


Ironi Nahariya - Elitzur Yavne 65-103

Very significant was Elitzur Yavne's (#4) 38-point road victory against 5th ranked Ironi Nahariya 103-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Nahariya was better in third quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Elitzur Yavne dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Nahariya's 32. Elitzur Yavne had a 35-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Ironi Nahariya's players. The winners were led by American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) who scored that evening 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) supported him with 25 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Even 21 points by American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Ironi Nahariya. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) added 17 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Elitzur Yavne (6-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G (#12) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Nahariya will play on the road against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.McCoy 21+3reb+1ast, A.Zelkovits 17+6reb+1ast, R.Clemente 10+8reb, N.Golan 6+5reb+2ast, O.Ben Hemo 5+1reb, A.Matta 3+5reb+1ast
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 25+2reb+4ast, M.McGhee 24+9reb+6ast, J.Sztarkman 16+2reb+4ast, Y.Lioutrine 14+6reb+2ast, I.Nesterenko 8+6reb, E.Hofman 6+4reb+8ast
gschID: 197790


Hod Hasharon - Hapoel Kazrin 82-56

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (3-5) was rolled over on the road by sixth ranked Hod Hasharon (6-2) 82-56 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Hod Hasharon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hod Hasharon outrebounded Hapoel Kazrin 39-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Eran Asante Asare (194-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) who added 17 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. American guard Lawrence Westbrook (183-88, college: Minnesota) responded with 22 points and naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) scored 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. 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 moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kazrin lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with five games lost. Hod Hasharon will face Elitzur Ramla (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Ironi Nahariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: L.Westbrook 22+4reb, I.Nir 9+3reb+2ast, Y.Strauss 7+1reb+1ast, A.Kazarnovski 7+6reb+4ast, L.Schwartzwalt 5+4reb+2ast, M.Marcy 4
Hod Hasharon: E.Asante Asare 20+5reb+7ast, B.Walker 19+8reb, C.Odiakosa 17+12reb+3ast, A.Skverer 10+2reb+6ast, O.Hover 8+3reb+1ast, G.Dotan 6+2ast
gschID: 197789


Maccabi K/G - Kiryat Tivon 91-79

Everything could happen in Kiryat Gat at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Maccabi K/G and 13th ranked Kiryat Tivon had identical 1-6 record. This time Maccabi K/G used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kiryat Tivon 91-79 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi K/G. Kiryat Tivon was better in third quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Maccabi K/G won last quarter 23-13. They made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds and forward Elad Knafo (197-89) who added 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Wright attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. Four Maccabi K/G players scored in double figures. American forward Taylor Darby (203, college: Pepperdine) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Maccabi K/G (2-6) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Elitzur Ramla and Macc.B.Yaakov. Kiryat Tivon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Maccabi K/G will face higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kiryat Tivon will play against Ironi Ramat Gan (#6).
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: T.Darby 21+10reb+4ast, G.Murray 20+8reb+2ast, S.Farine 17+3reb+1ast, N.Levy 8+3reb+1ast, T.Ber-Aven 7+3reb+3ast, R.Yavzuri 6+1reb
Maccabi K/G: A.Wright 28+9reb+3ast, E.Knafo 18+8reb+2ast, C.Rum 11+5reb+3ast, D.Peterson 11+5reb+2ast, T.Pisecki 8+3reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 8+2reb+10ast
gschID: 197786


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Elitzur Ramla 79-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Nes-Ziona defeated 10th ranked Elitzur Ramla in Nes Ziyona 79-66. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ironi Nes-Ziona made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who added 18 points and 17 rebounds during the contest. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 20 rebounds and guard Or Zinderman (188-89) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Ironi Nes-Ziona (7-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Elitzur Ramla lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with six games lost. They share the position with Maccabi K/G and Macc.B.Yaakov. Elitzur Ramla will play next round against Hod Hasharon trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Nes-Ziona will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata on the road.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Ramla: J.Jefferson 25+20reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 11+5reb+3ast, I.Rejwan 8+3reb, A.Guterman 8+10reb, D.Tamir 7+8reb+2ast, O.Cohen 3+2reb+2ast
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 23+12reb+10ast, G.Blair 22+12reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 18+17reb+3ast, T.Karpels 10+2reb+1ast, G.Amitay 6+4reb+1ast, U.Garmizo 0
gschID: 197788


Round 6
Maccabi K/G - Hapoel Afula 92-94

Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Gat. Third ranked Hapoel Afula (6-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (2-6) 94-92 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-92. 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 32 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 22 points and 5 assists during the contest. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Will Harris (198-86, college: Albany) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Elad Knafo (197-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Four Maccabi K/G players scored in double figures. Hapoel Afula have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Maccabi K/G lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Hapoel Afula will face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi K/G will play against Elitzur Yavne.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: A.Wright 19+4reb+3ast, W.Harris 16+7reb+3ast, E.Knafo 14+11reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 12+1reb+3ast, T.Pisecki 10+3reb, D.Peterson 9+3reb+2ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 32+20reb+5ast, A.Fisher 22+3reb+5ast, O.Blayzer 19+7reb+1ast, D.Davidi 9+4reb+2ast, E.Eliyah 7+4reb+4ast, L.Ariely 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 229440


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Elitzur Yavne 98-78

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nes Ziyona. Second ranked host Ironi Nes-Ziona (7-1) smashed one of their biggest challengers Elitzur Yavne (6-2) 98-78. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Elitzur Yavne took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Ironi Nes-Ziona had a 23-6 second period charge getting the lead and Elitzur Yavne was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-98. Ironi Nes-Ziona dominated on the defensive end, holding Elitzur Yavne to just 6 points in second quarter. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) contributed with 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Elitzur Yavne. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona and five Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ironi Kiryat Ata on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 19+2reb+4ast, M.McGhee 12+12reb+4ast, Y.Lioutrine 11+4reb, E.Hofman 11+4reb+2ast, P.Paelay 10+2reb, I.Nesterenko 6+4reb
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 28+8reb+5ast, T.Michael Dunne 24+8reb+3ast, T.Karpels 16+6reb+3ast, G.Blair 13+3reb+2ast, E.Engel 6+1reb+2ast, G.Amitay 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 229439


  




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