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Winner League Standings
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Galil Gilboa 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 7. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 8. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 10. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
Last:8/19/2016
National League Standings
 1. Hap.Haifa 0-0 
 2. Hap.R/G Givat. 0-0 
 3. Hapoel B/S 0-0 
 4. Hapoel G/A 0-0 
 5. Hapoel K/S 0-0 
 6. Hapoel Kazrin 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-0 
 8. Ironi K-A 0-0 
 9. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 10. Ironi Ramat Gan 0-0 
 11. Macc.Rehovot 0-0 
 12. Maccabi H/H 0-0 
 13. Maccabi Raanana 0-0 
 14. Ramat Hasharon 0-0 
Last:9/2/2016
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Beitar K/Y 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Ironi 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Acre 0-0 
 4. Hapoel E/H 0-0 
 5. Hapoel Jat 0-0 
 6. Hapoel L/H 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Maa lot 0-0 
 8. Hapoel Nesher 0-0 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 0-0 
 10. Macc.Hadera 0-0 
 11. Maccabi K/M 0-0 
 12. Maccabi P/T 0-0 
 13. Wingate Acad. 0-0 
South
 1. Elitzur Ashkelon 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Eto A. 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-0 
 4. Elitzur Yavne 0-0 
 5. Hapoel B/T 0-0 
 6. Hapoel H/A 0-0 
 7. Hapoel H/M 0-0 
 8. Hapoel Lod 0-0 
 9. Ironi K/O 0-0 
 10. Maccabi B/Y 0-0 
 11. Maccabi M/A 0-0 
 12. Maccabi M/S 0-0 
Last:9/4/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Cedevita 0-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 3. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 4. Khimky 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 4. Unicaja 0-0 
 5. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 3. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 4. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Valencia 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Points Per Game
 Will CLYBURN
  Hapoel Holon
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.20.9 
 2. Thomas, Maccabi19.6 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi18.7 
 4. Tucker, Maccabi18.5 
 5. Delaney, Maccabi18.0 
 6. Monroe, Maccabi17.6 
 7. Limonad, Hapoel T.16.4 
 8. Robinson, Hapoel T.16.2 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi16.0 
 10. Gaines, Ironi N.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Estudian.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Simpson, Estudian.10.7 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat10.2 
 3. Howell, Ironi N.9.9 
 4. Monroe, Maccabi8.9 
 5. Killingswort., Mac.8.4 
 6. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.8.3 
 7. Allen, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Moser, Hapoel H.7.9 
 9. Singleton, Bnei H.7.9 
 10. Mbakwe, Maccabi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi T-A
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mekel, Maccabi T-A7.0 
 2. Berkowitz, Ironi N.6.4 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi6.1 
 5. Reynolds, Hapoel H.6.0 
 6. Naimy, Ironi N.5.7 
 7. Battle, Ventspils5.6 
 8. Delaney, Maccabi4.9 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi4.9 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Fuquan EDWIN
  Ironi N.
  (198-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Edwin, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Delaney, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Gaines, Ironi N.2.4 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi2.3 
 5. DiBartolomeo, Macc.2.0 
 6. Smith, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 7. Monroe, Maccabi1.8 
 8. Dawson, Maccabi1.8 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 10. Rougeau, Maccabi1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N'DIAYE
  Bnei H.
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. N'Diaye, Bnei H.2.4 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 3. Gladness, San L.1.6 
 4. Fischer, Hapoel J.1.5 
 5. Simpson, Estudian.1.4 
 6. Randle, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Buckner, Maccabi1.1 
 8. Watt, Ironi N.1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi1.1 
 10. Wright, Maccabi1.0 

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Winner League Round 10 of Regular Season - Dec 24, 2012


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Winner League round 10 most important game was a victory of GreenTops Netanya over one of their biggest challengers Hapoel Tel-Aviv 68-61 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-61. GreenTops Netanya dominated on the defensive end, holding Hapoel Tel-Aviv to just 7 points in third quarter. 31 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Tel-Aviv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Matan Naor (195-80) replied with 14 points for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. GreenTops Netanya (6-4) moved-up to fourth place. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Rishon. GreenTops Netanya are looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Maccabi Ashdod (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Hapoel Eilat (7-3) against tenth ranked Bnei Hasharon (4-6) on Sunday night. Host Hapoel Eilat was defeated by Bnei Hasharon in a tough game in Eilat 77-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Eilat. American players dominated the game. Forward Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Jumaine Jones chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elizur Ashkelon. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Bnei Hasharon will play against league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hapoel Eilat will play on the road against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod managed to get a second victory on Wednesday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion 84-75. Diamon Simpson notched a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) by Julian Wright did not help to save the game for Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Ashdod maintains twelfth position with 2-8 record. Maccabi Rishon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Maccabi Ashdod will meet at home higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Haifa having rather not much hope for a victory.
Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (2-8) in Tel-Aviv 104-72. Lior Eliyahu fired 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Maccabi T-A have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-1 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. Maccabi T-A's next round opponent will be Bnei Hasharon (#9) in Hod Hasharon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel J-M (5-5) and Galil Gilboa (3-7), which took place in Rosh Pina. Higher ranked Hapoel J-M lost to eleventh ranked Galil Gilboa in a road game 78-87 on Monday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel J-M. It was a very good performance for Jamar Smith who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Galil Gilboa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Loser Hapoel J-M keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Galil Gilboa will face higher ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel J-M will play against the league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat having rather not much hope for a victory.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Maccabi Rishon beat Hapoel Holon on the road 75-68. Maccabi Haifa won against Elizur Ashkelon on its own court 111-94. Bnei Hasharon was outscored by Elizur Ashkelon in a road game 94-70.



Galil Gilboa - Hapoel J-M 87-78

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel J-M (5-5) and Galil Gilboa (3-7), which took place in Rosh Pina. Higher ranked Hapoel J-M lost to eleventh ranked Galil Gilboa in a road game 78-87 on Monday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel J-M. Hapoel J-M trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-87 at the end of the game. Galil Gilboa dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel J-M's 32. They outrebounded Hapoel J-M 38-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds. International center Yaniv Green (206-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. American Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with 21 points and 6 assists and international Elishay Kadir (202-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel J-M. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Loser Hapoel J-M keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Galil Gilboa will face higher ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel J-M will play against the league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 21+5reb+3ast, B.Hunter 16+7reb+2ast, Y.Green 14+11reb+3ast, K.Hayes 13+4reb, M.Watt 8+6reb+2ast, R.Sanders 6+1reb+1ast
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 21+2reb+6ast, J.Pullen 14+2ast, E.Kadir 13+8reb+1ast, R.Limonad 10+1reb+4ast, J.Duncan 8+5reb+1ast, L.Lifshitz 6+2reb
gschID: 192971


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Rishon 68-75

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Maccabi Rishon (5-5) beat on the road 10th ranked Hapoel Holon (3-7) 75-68 on Monday. They outrebounded Hapoel Holon 43-28 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. American forward Lawrence Hill (203-87, college: Stanford) replied with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Hapoel Holon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Maccabi Rishon will face higher ranked Maccabi Haifa (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Holon will play against GreenTops Netanya (#4).
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 16+16reb+2ast, W.Warren 16+3reb+4ast, L.Jones 14+3reb+2ast, A.Ben David 13+4reb+2ast, A.Uter 10+11reb+4ast, N.Hanochi 4+4reb+2ast
Hapoel Holon: L.Hill 23+7reb+4ast, J.Dyson 15+4reb+4ast, Z.Rosen 14+4reb+3ast, S.Daniel 8+3reb+1ast, S.Harush 4+3reb+4ast, T.Smith 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 192970


Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Ashdod 104-72

Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (2-8) in Tel-Aviv 104-72. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi T-A outrebounded Maccabi Ashdod 40-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Maccabi Ashdod's players. Maccabi T-A brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. International Lior Eliyahu (206-85) fired 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) chipped in 22 points. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Dror Hagag (178-78, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-1 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. Maccabi T-A's next round opponent will be Bnei Hasharon (#9) in Hod Hasharon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: D.Smith 22+3reb+3ast, L.Eliyahu 21+7reb+4ast, D.Logan 19+2reb+2ast, M.Thomas 12+9reb+4ast, R.Hickman 9+4reb+6ast, S.James 8+5reb+1ast
Maccabi Ashdod: J.Skeen 20+6reb, D.Hagag 15+4reb+4ast, M.Mizrahi 12+3reb+1ast, M.Collins 11+4reb+4ast, D.Simpson 6+5reb, G.Israeli 4+3ast
gschID: 192972


Maccabi Haifa - Elizur Ashkelon 111-94

Very expected game when 7th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (4-6) lost on the road to third ranked Maccabi Haifa (7-3) 111-94 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Haifa. Ironi Ashkelon was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Haifa dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Ashkelon's 40 and made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Ironi Ashkelon 38-25 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi Haifa looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Ironi Ashkelon's players. Quite impressive performance for American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and his fellow American import guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 17 points in the effort for Ironi Ashkelon. Five Maccabi Haifa and four Ironi Ashkelon players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Loser Ironi Ashkelon dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Maccabi Haifa will face Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round where they are favorite. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 27+12reb+3ast, J.Thomas 21+7reb+1ast, D.Smith 17+8reb+8ast, G.Mekel 16+1reb+9ast, I.Kozikaro 13+3reb+1ast, P.Stoll 11+4reb+8ast
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Mills 25+6reb+2ast, M.Moore 17+4reb+2ast, M.Dove 12+7reb+2ast, O.Shaashoua 10+1reb+2ast, D.Shamriz 10, G.Porat 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 192969


Hapoel Eilat - Bnei Hasharon 77-83

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Hapoel Eilat (7-3) against tenth ranked Bnei Hasharon (4-6) on Sunday night. Host Hapoel Eilat was defeated by Bnei Hasharon in a tough game in Eilat 77-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Eilat. Hapoel Eilat was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 43-34 second half run of Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel Eilat was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Forward Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) scored 23 points. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elizur Ashkelon. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Bnei Hasharon will play against league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hapoel Eilat will play on the road against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: D.Caracter 26+17reb+5ast, R.Beck 15+6reb+1ast, J.Jones 13+10reb+2ast, N.Berkowitz 11+1ast, B.Rice 7+2reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 7+3reb+2ast
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 23+4reb, E.Holman 11+13reb+3ast, J.Tillman 10+2reb, A.Ben-Chimol 7+2reb+2ast, A.Nissim 6+3reb+6ast, T.Younger 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 192968


Hapoel T-A - Netanya 61-68

Winner League round 10 most important game was a victory of GreenTops Netanya over one of their biggest challengers Hapoel Tel-Aviv 68-61 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-61. GreenTops Netanya dominated on the defensive end, holding Hapoel Tel-Aviv to just 7 points in third quarter. 31 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Tel-Aviv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Matan Naor (195-80) replied with 14 points and American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. GreenTops Netanya (6-4) moved-up to fourth place. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Rishon. GreenTops Netanya are looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Maccabi Ashdod (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Netanya: Y.Orland 19+2reb, M.Killingsworth 19+5reb+3ast, R.Bradley 13+8reb+5ast, E.Shulman 6+2reb, D.Washington 6+13reb+2ast, R.Morgan 5+4reb+1ast
Hapoel T-A: M.Naor 14+4reb+1ast, C.Kelly 11+6reb+1ast, B.Timor 10+4reb+4ast, D.Stitt 9+5reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 7+7reb+1ast, G.Eytan 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192967


Round 6
Elizur Ashkelon - Bnei Hasharon 94-70

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Ironi Ashkelon (4-6) rolled over at home 10th ranked Bnei Hasharon (4-6) 94-70 on Thursday. The game without a history. Ironi Ashkelon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Quite impressive performance for American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Gur Porat (197-79) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) replied with 4 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Ashkelon have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory Ironi Ashkelon went down to eighth position due to points difference, which they share with defeated Bnei Hasharon. Ironi Ashkelon will face Galil Gilboa (#11) in Rosh Pina in the next round.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 22+8reb+1ast, G.Porat 18+5reb+4ast, J.Mills 18+5reb+2ast, M.Perry 11+6reb+8ast, G.Mossinzon 9+2reb+1ast, O.Shaashoua 8+2reb+2ast
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 17+4reb+1ast, G.Lavie 12+2reb, N.Berkowitz 12+4reb+4ast, I.Rosefelt 11+3reb, J.Reynolds 8+1reb+3ast, J.Jones 4+14reb+4ast
gschID: 229057


Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi Ashdod 75-84

Bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod managed to get a second victory on Wednesday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion 84-75. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-15. But Maccabi Rishon won third quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international point guard Dror Hagag (178-78, agency: Avi Zilberman) supported him with 19 points and 4 assists. Five Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) by American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Rishon. His fellow American import point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma, agency: Interperformances) added 23 points for lost side. Maccabi Ashdod maintains twelfth position with 2-8 record. Maccabi Rishon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Maccabi Ashdod will meet at home higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Haifa having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Hagag 19+3reb+4ast, D.Simpson 19+13reb, M.Collins 14+6reb+5ast, J.Skeen 14+5reb+1ast, M.Mizrahi 11+2reb, G.Israeli 5+3reb+2ast
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 27+15reb+3ast, W.Warren 23+3reb+3ast, L.Jones 15+3reb+5ast, A.Uter 5+8reb, O.Solomon 3+1reb, A.Ben David 2+1reb
gschID: 229056


  




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