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Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel J-M 2-0 
 2. Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3. Ironi Nahariya 1-1 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliya 1-1 
 5. Hapoel Eilat 1-1 
 6. Ironi Nes-Ziona 1-1 
 7. Galil Gilboa 1-1 
 8. Hapoel T-A 1-1 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 0-1 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-1 
 12. Hapoel Holon 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur K-A 1-0 
 2. Hap.Haifa 1-0 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 1-0 
 4. Macc.Rehovot 1-0 
 5. Maccabi H/H 1-0 
 6. Maccabi K/G 1-0 
 7. Hapoel UGS 0-0 
 8. Elitzur Yavne 0-1 
 9. Hapoel Afula 0-1 
 10. Hapoel B/S 0-1 
 11. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 12. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-1 
 13. Maccabi K/M 0-1 
 14. Maccabi Raanana 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Beitar K/Y 0-0 
 2. Elitzur G/S 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ironi 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Acre 0-0 
 5. Hapoel E/H 0-0 
 6. Hapoel Jat 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Maa lot 0-0 
 8. Hapoel N/E 0-0 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 0-0 
 10. Ironi K/O 0-0 
 11. Macc.Carmiel 0-0 
 12. Ramat Hasharon 0-0 
South
 1. City Center 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Ashkelon 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-0 
 4. Hapoel G/N 0-0 
 5. Hapoel H/A 0-0 
 6. Hapoel H/M 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Lod 0-0 
 8. Hapoel M/M 0-0 
 9. Maccabi B/Y 0-0 
 10. Maccabi M/A 0-0 
 11. Maccabi M/S 0-0 
 12. Maccabi P/T 0-0 
Last:9/16/2017
Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 1-0 
 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 3 Khimki 1-0 
 4 Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Real Madrid 1-0 
 7 Unicaja 1-0 
 8 Zalgiris 1-0 
 9 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 10 Baskonia 0-1 
 11 Brose Bask. 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 EA7 Armani 0-1 
 14 Fenerbahce 0-1 
 15 Panathinaikos 0-1 
 16 Valencia 0-1 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/13/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Fiat TO 2-0 
 2 Darussafaka 1-0 
 3 Unics 1-0 
 4 Cedevita 0-1 
 5 Paris-Levallois 0-1 
 6 Andorra 0-2 
Group B
 1 Buducnost 2-0 
 2 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 1-0 
 4 Galatasaray 0-1 
 5 Grissin Bon RE 0-1 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 ALBA 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-0 
 4 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 5 Limoges 0-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-1 
Group D
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 1-0 
 2 ASVEL 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Tofas 1-1 
 5 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 6 Zenit 0-1 
Last:10/17/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 Enisey 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Neptunas 1-0 
 3 Ventspils 1-0 
 4 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 PAOK 0-1 
 8 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Umana VE 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 1-0 
 2 Scandone AV 1-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 4 Besiktas 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/17/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 0-0 
 2 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 3 Groningen 0-0 
 4 Le Portel 0-0 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 0-0 
 2 Bakken 0-0 
 3 Benfica 0-0 
 4 Nevezis 0-0 
Group C
 1 FC Porto 0-0 
 2 Kapfenberg 0-0 
 3 Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4 Mornar Bar 0-0 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Balkan 0-0 
 3 Kormend 0-0 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-0 
 2 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 3 Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
 4 UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group F
 1 Alba 0-0 
 2 Bnei Hertzeliya 0-0 
 3 Spirou 0-0 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 0-0 
 2 Khimik 0-0 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group H
 1 Falco-Vulcano 0-0 
 2 Karpos Sokoli 0-0 
 3 N.Novgorod 0-0 
 4 Szolnok 0-0 
Last:10/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alex YOUNG
  Ironi N.
  (198-G/F-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Young, Ironi N.20.0 
 2. Laury, Maccabi .19.0 
 3. Tollefsen, Maccabi .19.0 
 4. Holloway, Hapoel H.18.0 
 5. Alexander, Hapoel H.17.5 
 6. Stone, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 7. Siggers, Maccabi .17.0 
 8. Henry, Maccabi .17.0 
 9. Rosario, Hapoel Eilat16.5 
 10. Daye, Hapoel J-M16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 David LAURY
  Maccabi .
  (206-F/C-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Laury, Maccabi .13.0 
 2. Lee, Maccabi .12.0 
 3. Ginat, Hapoel T-A10.5 
 4. Stone, Galil Gilboa10.5 
 5. Kanacevic, Bnei H.9.5 
 6. Howell, Hapoel J-M9.5 
 7. Bolden, Maccabi .9.5 
 8. Allen, Hapoel T-A8.5 
 9. Browne, Ironi N.8.5 
 10. Alexander, Hapoel H.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Jackson, Maccabi .6.5 
 2. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .6.0 
 3. Ziv, Ironi Nahariya6.0 
 4. Henry, Maccabi .6.0 
 5. Dunne, Ironi N.5.5 
 6. Loyd, Hapoel Eilat4.5 
 7. Blatt, Hapoel Holon4.5 
 8. Brown, Galil Gilboa4.5 
 9. Stone, Galil Gilboa4.5 
 10. Webster, Ironi N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WALDEN
  Hapoel Holon
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Walden, Hapoel Holon4.0 
 2. Laury, Maccabi .3.0 
 3. Lee, Maccabi .3.0 
 4. Warech, Maccabi .3.0 
 5. Stone, Galil Gilboa3.0 
 6. Jackson, Maccabi .2.5 
 7. Shuchman, Galil G.2.5 
 8. Ginat, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 9. McKee, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 10. Browne, Ironi N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sek HENRY
  Maccabi .
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Henry, Maccabi .3.0 
 2. LeDay, Galil Gilboa3.0 
 3. Alexander, Hapoel H.2.0 
 4. Archie, Bnei H.1.5 
 5. Allen, Hapoel T-A1.5 
 6. Howell, Hapoel J-M1.0 
 7. Zanna, Ironi N.1.0 
 8. Cohen, Maccabi T-A1.0 
 9. Ziv, Ironi Nahariya1.0 
 10. Daye, Hapoel J-M1.0 
Player of the Week

 Tyler Stone
  Galil Gilboa
  ( 203-PF-91 )
  

Israeli Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Bnei Hertzel 95% Oct.22 Hap.Holon
Galil Gilboa Oct.22 Maccabi T-A 76%
Hap.Eilat 56% Oct.22 Ironi Nahari
Hapoel T-A Oct.22 Hapoel J-M 77%
Macc.Haifa Oct.22 Ironi Nes-Zi 96%
Macc.Rishon 57% Oct.22 Macc.Ashdod
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Hap.R/G Giv 98% Oct.24 Hapoel K/S
Elit.Yavne Oct.24 Maccabi H/H 96%
Maccabi K/M 57% Oct.24 Hap.Migd.H.
Hap.Haifa 50% Oct.24 Hap.Galilee
Macc.Rehovot 54% Oct.24 Elitzur K-A
Macc.Raanana 56% Oct.24 Hap.Afula
Hapoel B/S Oct.24 Maccabi K/G 96%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Khimki 61% Oct.20 Zalgiris
Olympiacos 58% Oct.20 Unicaja
Valencia 58% Oct.20 Anadolu Efes
Crvena Zvezd Oct.19 FC Barcelona 97%
Maccabi T-A 96% Oct.19 Baskonia
Panathinaiko 57% Oct.19 Brose Bask.
EA7 Armani 56% Oct.19 Fenerbahce
Real Madrid 58% Oct.19 CSKA
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Darussafaka 96% Oct.18 Cedevita
Unics 97% Oct.18 Paris-Levall
Group B
B.Muenchen 58% Oct.18 Lietkabelis
Grissin Bon 58% Oct.18 Galatasaray
Group C
RETAbet BB 98% Oct.18 Limoges
Partizan NI 56% Oct.18 Lietuvos ryt
Lokomotiv 56% Oct.18 ALBA
Group D
Zenit Oct.18 Dolomiti En 99%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Banco di Srd 59% Oct.18 Telekom Bsk
Enisey 57% Oct.18 UCAM Murcia
Group B
Neptunas 57% Oct.18 Ventspils
PAOK Oct.18 Gaziantep 95%
Group C
Banvit BK 57% Oct.18 Olimpija
Bayreuth 57% Oct.18 Strasbourg
Estudian. 95% Oct.18 Rosa
Group D
Nanterre 57% Oct.18 Scandone AV
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Regular Season)

Group A
Groningen 50% Oct.18 Le Portel
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.18 Antwerp
Group B
Benfica 50% Oct.18 Nevezis
Avtodor 50% Oct.18 Bakken
Group C
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.18 Kataja Bsk
Mornar Bar 50% Oct.18 FC Porto
Group D
Balkan 50% Oct.18 Kormend
Group E
Lukoil Acad 50% Oct.18 Din.Tbilisi
UBT Cluj Na 50% Oct.18 Istanbul BB
Group F
Tsmoki-Minsk 50% Oct.18 Spirou
Alba 50% Oct.18 Bnei Hertzel
Group G
Khimik 50% Oct.18 Demir IBB
Mons-Hainaut 50% Oct.18 Sigal Prisht
Group H
Szolnok 50% Oct.18 Karpos Sokol
N.Novgorod 50% Oct.18 Falco-Vulcan
Winner League Round 9: Hapoel Tel-Aviv edges Hapoel Holon by two points - Dec 10, 2012


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Winner League took place in Tel-Aviv. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Hapoel Holon (3-6) to fifth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (5-4) 88-86 on Sunday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-22. But Hapoel Holon won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Holon's 42. The best player for the winners was American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International Bar Timor (190-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who recorded 30 points and 5 assists. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Netanya. Hapoel Holon lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face GreenTops Netanya (#5) at home in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play against Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maccabi Haifa (6-3) against seventh ranked Hapoel J-M (5-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Maccabi Haifa was defeated by Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem 103-92. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. It was a good game for American Josh Duncan (203-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Courtney Fells contributed with 22 points and 4 steals for the winners. International point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 assists for Maccabi Haifa. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Netanya. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Hapoel J-M will play against Galil Gilboa (#11) in Rosh Pina in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Maccabi T-A delivered the eighth victory on Monday night. This time they beat 5th ranked GreenTops Netanya (5-4) 89-82. Devin Smith stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Marco Killingsworth with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Maccabi T-A (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. GreenTops Netanya lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Maccabi T-A will meet at home bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. GreenTops Netanya will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Hod Hasharon. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Galil Gilboa (2-7) to tenth ranked Bnei Hasharon (3-5) 84-81 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. Jumaine Jones nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elizur Ashkelon. Galil Gilboa at the other side keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Bnei Hasharon's next round opponent will be Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Ashkelon, where higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (4-4) lost to tenth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (3-5) in a road game 80-92 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Julien Mills who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Ironi Ashkelon's coach Adi Azulay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ironi Ashkelon. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Loser Maccabi Rishon dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will face Bnei Hasharon (#8) in Hod Hasharon in the next round.

In the last game of round 9 bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod was defeated by Hapoel Eilat in a road game 83-73.


Bnei Hasharon - Galil Gilboa 84-81

A very interesting game took place in Hod Hasharon. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Galil Gilboa (2-7) to tenth ranked Bnei Hasharon (3-5) 84-81 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. It looked good early as Galil Gilboa took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bnei Hasharon had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Galil Gilboa was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-84. Bnei Hasharon made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) came up with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for Galil Gilboa in the defeat. Five Bnei Hasharon and four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elizur Ashkelon. Galil Gilboa at the other side keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Bnei Hasharon's next round opponent will be Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 19+5reb+1ast, D.Caracter 16+10reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+10reb+3ast, J.Reynolds 10+1reb+5ast, N.Berkowitz 10+1reb+9ast, B.Rice 8+2reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: D.Yavzuri 18+1reb+4ast, M.Watt 15+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 13+3reb+5ast, K.Hayes 12+1reb+3ast, B.Hunter 8+1reb+4ast, N.Tishman 7+1ast
gschID: 192965


Netanya - Maccabi T-A 82-89

Leader Maccabi T-A delivered the eighth victory on Monday night. This time they beat 5th ranked GreenTops Netanya (5-4) 89-82. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But GreenTops Netanya won second period 27-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A forced 22 GreenTops Netanya turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners and international point guard Yogev Ohayon (187-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. GreenTops Netanya lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Maccabi T-A will meet at home bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. GreenTops Netanya will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: D.Smith 29+10reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 19+2reb+5ast, R.Hickman 17+1ast, S.Landesberg 14+2reb+1ast, M.Thomas 2+2reb+2ast, G.Shermadini 2
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 21+12reb+2ast, R.Morgan 20+5reb+3ast, D.Washington 16+4reb+7ast, R.Bradley 12+2reb+4ast, Y.Orland 8+3ast, E.Shulman 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192964


Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Haifa 103-92

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maccabi Haifa (6-3) against seventh ranked Hapoel J-M (5-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Maccabi Haifa was defeated by Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem 103-92. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Hapoel J-M made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for American Josh Duncan (203-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 22 points and 4 steals for the winners. International point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 assists and American-Mexican point guard Paul Stoll (180-85) added 27 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maccabi Haifa. Five Hapoel J-M and four Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Netanya. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Hapoel J-M will play against Galil Gilboa (#11) in Rosh Pina in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 22+4reb+2ast, J.Duncan 19+10reb, E.Kadir 18+6reb+3ast, R.Limonad 17+3reb+6ast, J.Pullen 13+5ast, C.Smith 9+4reb+1ast
Maccabi Haifa: P.Stoll 27+4reb+4ast, G.Mekel 24+3reb+12ast, P.Calathes 19+9reb+4ast, I.Kozikaro 13+5reb+1ast, A.Shoutvin 7+2ast, A.Chubrevich 2+1reb
gschID: 192966


Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi Rishon 92-80

We should mention about the upset which took place in Ashkelon, where higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (4-4) lost to tenth ranked Ironi Ashkelon (3-5) in a road game 80-92 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-80. Ironi Ashkelon made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Adi Azulay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ironi Ashkelon. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Loser Maccabi Rishon dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will face Bnei Hasharon (#8) in Hod Hasharon in the next round.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Mills 24+10reb+3ast, M.Dove 19+7reb+2ast, M.Perry 18+1reb+4ast, G.Porat 16+7reb, M.Moore 13+6reb+4ast, G.Mossinzon 2+1reb+1ast
Maccabi Rishon: W.Warren 18+3reb+2ast, A.Uter 16+8reb+3ast, N.Hanochi 12+3ast, J.Wright 11+6reb+1ast, L.Jones 10+2reb+1ast, S.Dawson 7+2reb
gschID: 192963


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Ashdod 83-73

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (1-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Hapoel Eilat (7-2) 83-73 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-73. Hapoel Eilat shot 19 for 27 from the free-throw line, while Maccabi Ashdod only scored three points from the stripe. Hapoel Eilat had a 32-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio, agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) who recorded 25 points and 4 steals and forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hapoel Eilat. They moved-up to second place. Maccabi Ashdod lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Hapoel Eilat will face Bnei Hasharon (#8) in Hod Hasharon in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 20+9reb+5ast, A.Freeman 17+3reb+2ast, J.Tillman 15+8reb+3ast, E.Holman 10+12reb+1ast, A.Nissim 8+1reb+2ast, E.Skverer 6
Maccabi Ashdod: M.Collins 25+3reb+3ast, D.Simpson 14+7reb+1ast, D.Hagag 9+4reb+3ast, M.Mizrahi 8+5reb+2ast, J.Skeen 6+2reb, D.Gor Arie 6+1reb
gschID: 192962


Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Holon 88-86

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Winner League took place in Tel-Aviv. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Hapoel Holon (3-6) to fifth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (5-4) 88-86 on Sunday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-22. But Hapoel Holon won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Holon's 42. The best player for the winners was American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International Bar Timor (190-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who recorded 30 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Tyler Smith (201-86, college: Tennessee) added 13 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Netanya. Hapoel Holon lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face GreenTops Netanya (#5) at home in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play against Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: D.Stitt 20+6reb+3ast, B.Timor 16+3reb+4ast, J.Skjoldebrand 13+3reb+1ast, Y.Shiran 11+3reb+1ast, C.Kelly 11+2reb+2ast, J.Allen 9+6reb
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 30+2reb+5ast, L.Hill 16+6reb+1ast, F.Hassell 14+8reb, T.Smith 13+13reb+3ast, Z.Rosen 7+1reb, S.Harush 5+4reb
gschID: 192961


  




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