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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 17-7 
 2. Hapoel Holon 17-7 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 14-10 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 14-10 
 5. Hapoel J-M 13-11 
 6. Maccabi Haifa 12-12 
 7. Hapoel T-A 12-12 
 8. Maccabi Rishon 11-13 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 11-13 
 10. Galil Gilboa 10-14 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 9-15 
 12. Maccabi K/G 4-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
National League Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 17-8 
 2. Hapoel K/S 17-8 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 16-9 
 4. Hapoel B/S 16-9 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 15-10 
 6. Maccabi H/H 15-10 
 7. Macc.Rehovot 15-10 
 8. Ironi K-A 14-11 
 9. Hapoel Afula 12-13 
 10. Hap.Haifa 10-15 
 11. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-15 
 12. Galil Elion 10-15 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 5-20 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 3-22 
Full Standings
Last:3/28/2017
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 21-7 
 2 CSKA 21-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-9 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-13 
 9 Darussafaka 14-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 FC Barcelona 11-17 
 12 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 13 Galatasaray 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-21 
 16 Unics 7-21 
Last:3/24/2017
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: 21.8
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.8 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.5 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.17.0 
 5. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 6. Selby, Maccabi K/G16.1 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Siggers, Galil Gilboa15.9 
 9. Simon, Maccabi .15.8 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Holloway, Galil G.9.3 
 4. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 5. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.7 
 8. Iverson, Maccabi .7.6 
 9. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 10. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.4 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.3 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.2 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.8 
 8. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.6 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.0 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 8. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 9. Ziv, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 3. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 8. NDiaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 9. Williams, Hapoel T.0.9 
 10. Singleton, Maccabi .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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Maccabi K/G Apr.2 Ironi Nahari 69%
Bnei Hertzel Apr.2 Maccabi T-A 54%
Hap.Holon 69% Apr.2 Hapoel T-A
Macc.Haifa 66% Apr.2 Macc.Rishon
Hap.Eilat 65% Apr.2 Macc.Ashdod
Hapoel J-M 72% Apr.2 Galil Gilboa
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Ironi Ramat Apr.4 Hap.Haifa 64%
Ironi K-A 54% Apr.4 Hap.R/G Giv
Hapoel K/S 58% Apr.4 Maccabi H/H
Galil Elion Apr.4 Macc.Rehovot 63%
Ramat Hashar Apr.4 Macc.Raanana 76%
Ironi Nes-Zi 58% Apr.4 Hap.Afula
Hapoel B/S 75% Apr.4 Hap.Migd.H.
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Crvena Zvezd 64% Mar.31 Unics
Galatasaray Mar.31 Baskonia 55%
Panathinaiko 54% Mar.31 CSKA
Real Madrid 73% Mar.31 Fenerbahce
Zalgiris 75% Mar.31 EA7 Armani
Anadolu Efes 58% Mar.30 Olympiacos
Brose Bask. 51% Mar.30 Darussafaka
FC Barcelona 59% Mar.30 Maccabi T-A
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Unicaja Mar.31 Valencia 80%
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Iberostar Te 60% Mar.29 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.29 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.29 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.29 Monaco 64%
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Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
National League Round 9: Elitzur Yavne is upset by Maccabi K/G - Dec 11, 2012


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The game between third ranked Elitzur Yavne (6-3) and twelfth ranked Maccabi K/G (3-6) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Elitzur Yavne was defeated by Maccabi K/G in Yavne 89-74. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Maccabi K/G's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-17 extending their advantage to 15 points. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Elitzur Yavne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) who recorded 24 points. Maccabi K/G moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Kazrin and Macc.B.Yaakov. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Maccabi K/G is looking forward to face Hapoel Kazrin (#10) at home in the next round. Elitzur Yavne will play against Hod Hasharon (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kiryat Ata. First ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona faced second-best Ironi Kiryat Ata. Guests from Nes Ziyona (8-1) defeated host Ironi Kiryat Ata (6-3) 83-79. It was a good game for naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Bilal Benn contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ivory Clark (198-85) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Ironi Kiryat Ata. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Ironi Kiryat Ata at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Ironi Ramat Gan (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kiryat Tivon. Local Kiryat Tivon (1-8) was outscored by sixth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (6-3) 97-77 on Tuesday night. Amit Tamir stepped up and scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The best for the losing side was Greg Murray with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Kiryat Tivon lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/B. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet at home Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against Beer Yaakov (#9).

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hod Hasharon defeated Elitzur Ramla in a road game 80-69. Hapoel Kazrin was smashed by Ironi Nahariya at home 83-102. Macc.B.Yaakov won against Maccabi K/B on the opponent's court 86-74. Hapoel Afula managed to outperform Hapoel K/S in a home game 86-76.
The best stats of 9th round was 31 points and 22 rebounds by Allen Durham of Hapoel Afula.


Kiryat Tivon - Ironi Ramat Gan 77-97

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kiryat Tivon. Local Kiryat Tivon (1-8) was outscored by sixth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (6-3) 97-77 on Tuesday night. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 55-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 41-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) stepped up and scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) with 27 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Taylor Darby (203, college: Pepperdine) scored 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Kiryat Tivon lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/B. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet at home Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against Beer Yaakov (#9).
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 23+8reb+4ast, T.Kent 17+2reb+2ast, K.Ramsey 16+13reb+1ast, I.Grinboim 16+2reb+4ast, V.Yeremishin 8+7reb, T.Havkin 8+2reb
Kiryat Tivon: G.Murray 27+6reb, T.Darby 25+7reb, S.Farine 14+8reb+3ast, T.Ber-Aven 7+5reb+5ast, N.Levy 4+4ast, D.Licho 0
gschID: 197798


Ironi K-A - Ironi Nes-Ziona 79-83

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kiryat Ata. First ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona faced second-best Ironi Kiryat Ata. Guests from Nes Ziyona (8-1) defeated host Ironi Kiryat Ata (6-3) 83-79. Ironi Kiryat Ata was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Ironi Nes-Ziona, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Ivory Clark (198-85) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79, agency: Ronsport) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Ironi Kiryat Ata. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona and five Ironi Kiryat Ata players scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Ironi Kiryat Ata at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Ironi Ramat Gan (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 25+9reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 21+8reb+6ast, T.Karpels 17+8reb, G.Amitay 11+3reb+3ast, G.Blair 5, E.Engel 2+2reb+2ast
Ironi K-A: I.Clark 20+7reb+3ast, C.Watson 14+8reb, I.Nanikashvili 12+5reb+6ast, K.Izik 11+3reb+4ast, D.Govens 10+6reb+4ast, G.Halamish 9+3reb
gschID: 197797


Elitzur Ramla - Hod Hasharon 69-80

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-7) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Hod Hasharon (7-2) 80-69 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Elitzur Ramla managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hod Hasharon made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Hod Hasharon had a 32-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners and American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 26 points and 4 steals. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) with 16 points and 7 steals and guard Or Zinderman (188-89) scored 18 points. Hod Hasharon moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. Elitzur Ramla lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Hod Hasharon will meet at home Elitzur Yavne (#4) in the next round. Elitzur Ramla will play against Ironi Nahariya (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 26+3reb+3ast, C.Odiakosa 22+17reb+2ast, I.Stolero 12+3reb+1ast, O.Hover 12+4reb+1ast, A.Skverer 6+4reb+1ast, G.Dotan 2+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Ramla: O.Zinderman 18+1reb+1ast, V.Teel 16+2reb+3ast, A.Guterman 9+1ast, O.Cohen 8+6reb, D.Tamir 7+8reb+1ast, J.Jefferson 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 197796


Hapoel Kazrin - Ironi Nahariya 83-102

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (6-3) smashed on the road 9th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (3-6) 102-83 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Ironi Nahariya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.9 percent from the field and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Ironi Nahariya looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Lawrence Westbrook (183-88, college: Minnesota) scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Hapoel Kazrin players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kazrin lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G and Macc.B.Yaakov. Ironi Nahariya will meet at home Elitzur Ramla (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.Zelkovits 24+11reb+4ast, R.Clemente 22+8reb+5ast, A.McCoy 18+6reb+2ast, J.Baze 15+1reb, N.Golan 14+1reb+11ast, A.Matta 6+2reb+2ast
Hapoel Kazrin: G.Johnson 19+6reb+1ast, L.Westbrook 16+5reb+4ast, L.Schwartzwalt 12+5reb+4ast, A.Gordon 10+6reb+5ast, A.Kazarnovski 7+5reb+2ast, Y.Strauss 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 197795


Elitzur Yavne - Maccabi K/G 74-89

The game between third ranked Elitzur Yavne (6-3) and twelfth ranked Maccabi K/G (3-6) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Elitzur Yavne was defeated by Maccabi K/G in Yavne 89-74. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Maccabi K/G's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-17 extending their advantage to 15 points. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Elitzur Yavne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Wright is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) who recorded 24 points and American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Five Maccabi K/G and four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Maccabi K/G moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Kazrin and Macc.B.Yaakov. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Maccabi K/G is looking forward to face Hapoel Kazrin (#10) at home in the next round. Elitzur Yavne will play against Hod Hasharon (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 25+9reb, A.Wright 20+6reb+5ast, O.Ron 15+1reb+4ast, C.Rum 13+6reb+4ast, D.Peterson 10+2reb, E.Knafo 4+6reb+2ast
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 24+4reb+3ast, M.McGhee 15+7reb+5ast, E.Hofman 14+6reb+3ast, Y.Lioutrine 11+3reb, I.Nesterenko 4+1reb, J.Sztarkman 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 197794


Maccabi K/B - Macc.B.Yaakov 74-86

Very expected game when 14th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (1-8) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Beer Yaakov (3-6) 86-74 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Beer Yaakov. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beer Yaakov dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's 30. Beer Yaakov forced 24 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 24 points and 5 assists. Beer Yaakov's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Matt Shamis (182-88, college: Lehigh) with 25 points and 5 rebounds and guard Almog Barak (185-92) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Maccabi Kiryat Bialik players scored in double figures. Beer Yaakov moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Maccabi K/G and Hapoel Kazrin. Loser Maccabi Kiryat Bialik stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Kiryat Tivon. Beer Yaakov will meet at home Kiryat Tivon (#13) in the next round. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play against the league's second-placed Hapoel Afula where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Hall 26+15reb+3ast, B.Laing 24+4reb+5ast, Z.Volfer 12+4reb+6ast, A.Eliyahu 8+3reb+6ast, I.Iram 8+4reb+3ast, I.Simin 7+4reb+1ast
Maccabi K/B: M.Shamis 25+5reb+2ast, A.Barak 14+8reb, M.Alexander 11+6reb+4ast, D.Joyner 11+7reb+3ast, M.Menashe 6+3reb, T.Ronen 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 197793


Hapoel Afula - Hapoel K/S 86-76

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Hapoel Afula (7-2) beat at home 8th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (4-5) 86-76 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Afula. Hapoel Kfar Saba managed to win second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Afula forced 19 Hapoel Kfar Saba turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 22 rebounds for the winners and swingman Elad Eliyah (193-85) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. The best for the losing side was American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Hapoel Afula. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hod Hasharon. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Hapoel Afula will meet at home bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1) in Nes Ziyona and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 31+22reb+1ast, E.Eliyah 24+5reb+2ast, L.Ariely 16+1reb+4ast, O.Blayzer 8+12reb+1ast, A.Fisher 3+1reb+10ast, R.Barzilai 2+1ast
Hapoel K/S: A.Constantine 20+9reb+3ast, E.Rotemberg 14+7reb+3ast, A.Harush 13+2reb+2ast, R.Elbaz 9+2reb+5ast, O.Plavnik 7+3reb, O.Lev 5+11reb+2ast
gschID: 197792


  




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