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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. Galil Gilboa 21-5 
 2. Ironi K-A 20-6 
 3. Hapoel B/S 18-8 
 4. Hapoel G/A 18-8 
 5. Ironi Ramat Gan 17-9 
 6. Maccabi Raanana 15-11 
 7. Hapoel K/S 12-14 
 8. Ramat Hasharon 12-14 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 11-15 
 10. Hapoel Kazrin 10-16 
 11. Maccabi H/H 10-16 
 12. Hap.R/G Givat. 9-17 
 13. Elitzur Yavne 6-20 
 14. Elitzur Ashkelon 3-23 
Last:4/13/2016
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Hap.Haifa 22-2 
 2. Beitar K/Y 20-4 
 3. Hapoel E/Y 18-6 
 4. Hapoel Acre 15-9 
 5. Maccabi K/M 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Zefat 12-12 
 7. Hapoel E/H 11-13 
 8. Hapoel Nesher 11-13 
 9. Macc.Hadera 11-13 
 10. Elitzur K/Y 8-16 
 11. Hapoel L/H 8-16 
 12. Wingate Acad. 4-20 
 13. Hapoel H/H 3-21 
South
 1. Elitzur Ramla 21-1 
 2. Maccabi B/Y 18-4 
 3. Macc.Rehovot 17-5 
 4. Ironi K/O 10-12 
 5. Maccabi M/A 10-12 
 6. Hapoel B/T 9-13 
 7. Hapoel Eliat 2 9-13 
 8. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 9-13 
 10. Elitzur G/S 8-14 
 11. Maccabi M/S 8-14 
 12. Maccabi T/K 1-21 
Last:5/31/2016
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. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. 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 
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. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
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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Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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National League Round 10 of Regular Season - Dec 25, 2012


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National League round 10 most important game was a victory of Elitzur Yavne over 5th ranked Ironi Ramat Gan 76-75 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Ramat Gan. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Elitzur Yavne forced 20 Ironi Ramat Gan turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Ukrainian power forward Igor Nesterenko (201-90) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne maintains fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Ramat Gan at the other side dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Ironi K-A. Elitzur Yavne is looking forward to face Beer Yaakov (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Eighth-ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (4-6) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (9-1). The visitors from Nes Ziyona managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected much easier game. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Gabe Blair chipped in 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Hapoel Kazrin and Macc.B.Yaakov. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hod Hasharon (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Twelfth-ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-8) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (7-3) on Tuesday. Ironi Nahariya managed to secure only three-point victory 102-99. However their fans expected much easier game. Adam McCoy notched 25 points to lead the effort. Even 32 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists by Vernon Teel did not help to save the game for Elitzur Ramla. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Elitzur Yavne. Elitzur Ramla lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. Ironi Nahariya will meet Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Ramla will play against Maccabi K/G (#11) in Kiryat Gat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between second ranked Hapoel Afula (8-2) and 13th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (1-9) in Afula ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Afula outscored guests from Kiryat Bialik 97-77. Allen Durham fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Hapoel Afula's coach Avner Yeor allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-2 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona, which they share with Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with nine games lost. Hapoel Afula's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#13) in Kiryat Tivon which should be another easy win for them. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play at home against Hapoel Kfar Saba.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Ironi K-A was beaten by Hod Hasharon on the road 79-65. Maccabi K/G lost to Hapoel Kazrin on its own court 77-83. Kiryat Tivon unfortunately lost to Macc.B.Yaakov in Beer Yaakov 64-76.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 32 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by Anton Kazarnovski of Hapoel Kazrin.



Hod Hasharon - Ironi K-A 79-65

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Hod Hasharon (8-2) beat at home 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (6-4) 79-65. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Ironi Kiryat Ata was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hod Hasharon forced 19 Ironi Kiryat Ata turnovers. Swingman Eran Asante Asare (194-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) fired 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) produced 20 points and the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Hod Hasharon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. Ironi Kiryat Ata lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with four games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in Nes Ziyona and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play at home against Ironi Nahariya (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: E.Asante Asare 18+9reb+5ast, I.Stolero 15+4ast, B.Walker 14+4reb+3ast, C.Odiakosa 12+9reb+1ast, O.Hover 11+4reb+3ast, G.Dotan 6+3reb+2ast
Ironi K-A: C.Watson 22+3reb, D.Govens 20+3reb+3ast, I.Clark 9+11reb+3ast, K.Izik 8+7reb+2ast, A.Nanikashvili 2+1reb+1ast, G.Halamish 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 197804


Ironi Nahariya - Elitzur Ramla 102-99

Twelfth-ranked Elitzur Ramla (2-8) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Ironi Nahariya (7-3) on Tuesday. Ironi Nahariya managed to secure only three-point victory 102-99. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Elitzur Ramla won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Ironi Nahariya won last quarter 26-25. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) notched 25 points to lead the effort and Raviv Pitshon (202-89, agency: Ronsport) supported him with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Even 32 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists by American guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) did not help to save the game for Elitzur Ramla. His fellow American import forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) added 19 points and 13 rebounds for lost side. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Elitzur Yavne. Elitzur Ramla lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. Ironi Nahariya will meet Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Ramla will play against Maccabi K/G (#11) in Kiryat Gat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.McCoy 25+3reb+2ast, A.Zelkovits 17+3reb+1ast, R.Clemente 17+3reb, R.Pitshon 16+11reb+3ast, E.Saudai 16+1reb+3ast, N.Golan 9+2reb+4ast
Elitzur Ramla: V.Teel 32+6reb+8ast, J.Jefferson 19+13reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 19+4reb+4ast, O.Cohen 17+3reb+1ast, A.Guterman 9+2reb+1ast, T.Simchony 3+2ast
gschID: 197802


Ironi Ramat Gan - Elitzur Yavne 75-76

National League round 10 most important game was a victory of Elitzur Yavne over 5th ranked Ironi Ramat Gan 76-75 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Ramat Gan. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Elitzur Yavne forced 20 Ironi Ramat Gan turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Ukrainian power forward Igor Nesterenko (201-90) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne maintains fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Ramat Gan at the other side dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Ironi K-A. Elitzur Yavne is looking forward to face Beer Yaakov (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: M.McGhee 21+9reb+3ast, I.Nesterenko 15+8reb, E.Hofman 14+3reb+2ast, N.Matalon 9+7reb+1ast, P.Paelay 6+6reb+3ast, Y.Lioutrine 6
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 22+11reb+1ast, T.Kent 16+7reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 10+3reb+5ast, D.Assaf 8+1reb+3ast, V.Yeremishin 6+5reb, K.Ramsey 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 197801


Hapoel Afula - Maccabi K/B 97-77

The game between second ranked Hapoel Afula (8-2) and 13th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (1-9) in Afula ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Afula outscored guests from Kiryat Bialik 97-77. The game without a history. Hapoel Afula led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hapoel Afula forced 19 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 20 points and 7 assists. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Hapoel Afula's coach Avner Yeor allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dallis Joyner (201-90, college: Stony Brook) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American Sean Labanowski (205-92) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Maccabi Kiryat Bialik players scored in double figures. Hapoel Afula have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-2 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona, which they share with Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with nine games lost. Hapoel Afula's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#13) in Kiryat Tivon which should be another easy win for them. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play at home against Hapoel Kfar Saba.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 31+17reb+4ast, A.Fisher 20+4reb+7ast, E.Eliyah 11+5reb+5ast, O.Blayzer 10+2reb, L.Ariely 8+2reb+2ast, R.Barzilai 7+4reb+4ast
Maccabi K/B: S.Labanowski 17+7reb, T.Parselani 13+4reb+5ast, A.Barak 11+6reb+1ast, D.Joyner 11+14reb+6ast, M.Alexander 9+5reb+6ast, E.Gtoe 7+1ast
gschID: 197805


Maccabi K/G - Hapoel Kazrin 77-83

Everything could happen in Kiryat Gat at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Hapoel Kazrin and 11th ranked Maccabi K/G had identical 3-6 record. But Maccabi K/G was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Kazrin 83-77. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-18. But Maccabi K/G won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Kazrin players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners. Liran Schwartzwalt chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hapoel Kazrin players scored in double figures. American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hapoel Kazrin (4-6) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Macc.B.Yaakov. Maccabi K/G at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Hapoel Kazrin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi K/G will play against Elitzur Ramla (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: A.Kazarnovski 32+12reb+4ast, L.Schwartzwalt 14+6reb+3ast, A.Gordon 13+3reb+5ast, G.Johnson 11+7reb+2ast, R.Sabag 7+4reb+5ast, S.Salz 6
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 26+10reb+3ast, A.Wright 23+9reb+2ast, Y.Shtarkman 8+4reb+1ast, O.Ron 7+5reb+5ast, E.Knafo 5+4reb+1ast, D.Peterson 4+5reb
gschID: 197803


Hapoel K/S - Ironi Nes-Ziona 84-85

Eighth-ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (4-6) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (9-1). The visitors from Nes Ziyona managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Hapoel Kfar Saba was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Ironi Nes-Ziona dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Kfar Saba's 40. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Gabe Blair (203-87, college: Wichita St.) chipped in 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Hapoel Kazrin and Macc.B.Yaakov. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hod Hasharon (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: G.Blair 20+11reb+5ast, B.Benn 17+16reb+5ast, T.Karpels 15+3reb, T.Michael Dunne 14+4reb+1ast, G.Amitay 7+4reb+2ast, E.Engel 5+2reb+2ast
Hapoel K/S: A.Constantine 25+12reb, E.Rotemberg 16+12reb+4ast, O.Cohen 15+3reb+9ast, A.Harush 13+4reb+3ast, H.Karni 9+3reb, R.Elbaz 4+1reb+5ast
gschID: 197800


Macc.B.Yaakov - Kiryat Tivon 76-64

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Beer Yaakov (4-6) won against at home 13th ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-9) 76-64. The game was mostly controlled by Beer Yaakov. Kiryat Tivon was better in fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beer Yaakov forced 21 Kiryat Tivon turnovers. Strangely Kiryat Tivon outrebounded Beer Yaakov 37-25 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 19 points and 4 steals. Four Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Beer Yaakov moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Hapoel Kazrin. Kiryat Tivon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Beer Yaakov's next round opponent will be higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Hapoel Afula (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: B.Laing 21+6reb+3ast, I.Iram 19+4reb+3ast, A.Eliyahu 14+2reb+7ast, I.Simin 12+2reb+2ast, O.Ida 6+7reb, Z.Volfer 4+2reb+4ast
Kiryat Tivon: G.Murray 22+13reb, S.Farine 14+6reb+4ast, T.Darby 11+8reb, T.Ber-Aven 9+1reb+1ast, N.Levy 6+2reb+2ast, I.Buchman 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 197799


  




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