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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 11-3 
 2. Hapoel Holon 9-5 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 9-5 
 4. Hapoel J-M 8-6 
 5. Hapoel T-A 8-6 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 7-7 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 6-8 
 9. Hapoel Eilat 6-8 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 5-9 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-9 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 11-4 
 2. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-5 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 10-5 
 4. Maccabi Raanana 9-4 
 5. Hapoel K/S 9-6 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 8-6 
 7. Hapoel Migd.H. 8-7 
 8. Ironi K-A 8-7 
 9. Hap.Haifa 7-7 
 10. Maccabi H/H 7-8 
 11. Hapoel G/A 6-9 
 12. Galil Elion 5-10 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-12 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Hapoel Jat 3-0 
 2. Elitzur Ironi 3-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 3-1 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 3-1 
 5. Maccabi P/T 3-1 
 6. Hapoel E/H 2-1 
 7. Beitar K/Y 2-2 
 8. Macc.Hadera 1-2 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 1-3 
 10. Maccabi K/M 0-1 
 11. Hapoel Nesher 0-3 
 12. Hapoel L/H 0-4 
 13. Wingate Acad. 0-4 
South
 1. Elitzur Yavne 4-0 
 2. Maccabi M/S 4-0 
 3. Ironi K/O 3-1 
 4. Maccabi B/Y 3-1 
 5. Maccabi M/A 3-1 
 6. Elitzur Eto A. 2-2 
 7. Hapoel Lod 2-2 
 8. Elitzur Ashkelon 1-3 
 9. Elitzur Ramla 1-3 
 10. Hapoel H/M 1-3 
 11. Hapoel B/T 0-4 
 12. Hapoel H/A 0-4 
Last:11/19/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 13-5 
 3 Olympiacos 13-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-7 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Darussafaka 10-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-11 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 14 Zalgiris 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 
Last:1/20/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 3-0 
 2. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. Fuenlabrada 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 2. Khimky 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-3 
Group G
 1. Zenit 2-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Valencia 3-0 
 2. Unicaja 2-1 
 3. ALBA 1-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  Hapoel H.
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.19.9 
 2. Tucker, Hapoel T-A19.1 
 3. Taylor, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.9 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.8 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.16.5 
 7. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.4 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Brown, Ironi N.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.6 
 2. Mashour, Bnei H.9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.3 
 4. Williams, Hapoel T.9.2 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.8.5 
 6. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.4 
 8. Gates, Ironi N.7.2 
 9. Cohen, Maccabi .7.2 
 10. Iverson, Maccabi .7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis TEAGUE
  Ironi N.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Teague, Ironi N.7.3 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 3. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.1 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.4 
 5. Ewing, Maccabi .5.3 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.1 
 7. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.7 
 9. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.6 
 10. Timor, Hapoel J-M4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.5 
 2. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .2.1 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Taylor, Maccabi .2.0 
 5. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.9 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 8. Ziv, Maccabi .1.9 
 9. Ewing, Maccabi .1.9 
 10. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.9 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.5 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 6. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.2 
 7. Blayzer, Maccabi .1.2 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
 9. Mitchell, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Singleton, Maccabi .0.9 
Player of the Week

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

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

Round 15 (Regular Season)

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

Round 16 (Regular Season)

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

Round 19 (Regular Season)

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

Round 4 (Second Stage)

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

Round 14 (Regular Season)

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

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
National League Round 12: Leader Ironi Nes-Ziona loses to Ironi Nahariya - Jan 8, 2013


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Top ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (10-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fifth ranked Ironi Nahariya on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Ironi Nahariya 88-72. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Nes-Ziona managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 24 points. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) chipped in 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hod Hasharon and Hapoel Afula. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Ironi Nahariya is looking forward to face Hod Hasharon (#4) on the road in the next round. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Afula. Third ranked Hapoel Afula faced second-best Elitzur Yavne. Host Hapoel Afula (9-3) defeated guests from Yavne (8-4) 90-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for forward Oz Blayzer (199-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds. Allen Durham contributed with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Hapoel Afula's coach Avner Yeor allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) replied with 19 points and 4 assists for Elitzur Yavne. Hapoel Afula moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya and Hod Hasharon. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kfar Saba was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Hod Hasharon (9-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (5-7). Hod Hasharon defeated Hapoel Kfar Saba 80-68 on Tuesday. Worth to mention a great performance of B.A. Walker who helped to win the game recording 30 points. The best for the losing side was Harel Karni with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hod Hasharon moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya and Hapoel Afula. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel Kazrin. Hod Hasharon will meet at home Ironi Nahariya (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon and hope to secure a win.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Kiryat Tivon defeated Maccabi K/B in Kiryat Tivon 81-70. Maccabi K/G was beaten by Ironi K-A at home 78-93. Hapoel Kazrin won against Macc.B.Yaakov on the opponent's court 91-80. Ironi Ramat Gan managed to outperform Elitzur Ramla in a home game 84-69.
The best stats of 12th round was 22 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks by Johndre Jefferson of Elitzur Ramla.


Ironi Nahariya - Ironi Nes-Ziona 88-72

Top ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (10-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fifth ranked Ironi Nahariya on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Ironi Nahariya 88-72. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Nahariya. Ironi Nes-Ziona managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 24 points. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) chipped in 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Tal Karpels (195-90) added 22 points respectively. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hod Hasharon and Hapoel Afula. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Ironi Nahariya is looking forward to face Hod Hasharon (#4) on the road in the next round. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Karpels 22+1reb+2ast, B.Benn 20+10reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 10+7reb+4ast, G.Blair 10+5reb, R.Zehavian 5+3reb+1ast, E.Engel 3+1reb+1ast
Ironi Nahariya: N.Miller 24+4reb+1ast, A.Zelkovits 18+3reb+7ast, R.Pitshon 15+8reb+1ast, R.Clemente 12+9reb, N.Golan 12+4reb+5ast, Y.Deri 7+3ast
gschID: 197815


Maccabi K/B - Kiryat Tivon 70-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 14th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's (1-11) home loss to thirteenth ranked Kiryat Tivon (3-9) 70-81 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Kiryat Tivon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 65.2 percent from the field. Kiryat Tivon outrebounded Maccabi Kiryat Bialik 26-15. It was a great shooting night for Kiryat Tivon especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Dallis Joyner (201-90, college: Stony Brook) with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Marcus Alexander scored 17 points and 4 steals. Kiryat Tivon moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Maccabi K/G and Elitzur Ramla. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Kiryat Tivon will meet at home higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play against Elitzur Yavne (#5).
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 21+5reb+2ast, M.Alexander 17+2ast, T.Parselani 11+3reb, S.Labanowski 8+2reb+1ast, M.Shamis 5+1reb+2ast, E.Gtoe 5+3reb+1ast
Kiryat Tivon: G.Murray 22+8reb+1ast, S.Farine 17+5reb+3ast, N.Levy 17+4reb+1ast, T.Darby 14+2reb+1ast, T.Ber-Aven 7+1reb+2ast, I.Buchman 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 197813


Maccabi K/G - Ironi K-A 78-93

No shocking result in a game in Kiryat Gat where seventh ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (7-5) defeated 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-9) 93-78 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-78. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79, agency: Ronsport) who added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) with 27 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Maccabi K/G's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ironi Kiryat Ata maintains seventh position with 7-5 record. Maccabi K/G lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh place with nine games lost. They share the position with Elitzur Ramla and Kiryat Tivon. Ironi Kiryat Ata will meet at home higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi K/G will play against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 27+5reb+2ast, A.Wright 21+7reb+3ast, O.Ron 15+4reb+2ast, E.Knafo 8+4reb, T.Pisecki 3, H.Gonshor 2+2reb+7ast
Ironi K-A: C.Watson 26+7reb+1ast, D.Govens 17+5reb+3ast, I.Nanikashvili 15+5reb+6ast, N.Laish 11+3reb+1ast, A.Nanikashvili 9+1reb+1ast, I.Clark 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 197816


Hapoel Afula - Elitzur Yavne 90-75

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Afula. Third ranked Hapoel Afula faced second-best Elitzur Yavne. Host Hapoel Afula (9-3) defeated guests from Yavne (8-4) 90-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Afula. Elitzur Yavne was better in third quarter 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Elitzur Yavne 45-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hapoel Afula players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for forward Oz Blayzer (199-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Hapoel Afula's coach Avner Yeor allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) replied with 19 points and 4 assists and American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Elitzur Yavne. Hapoel Afula moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya and Hod Hasharon. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 19+4reb+4ast, M.McGhee 17+6reb+3ast, Y.Lioutrine 16+8reb, E.Hofman 9+6reb+1ast, I.Nesterenko 6+3reb, O.Farchi 4+3reb+6ast
Hapoel Afula: O.Blayzer 26+17reb+2ast, A.Durham 19+11reb+3ast, A.Fisher 17+3reb+6ast, E.Eliyah 9+2reb, S.Brener 9+4reb+9ast, L.Ariely 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 197819


Macc.B.Yaakov - Hapoel Kazrin 80-91

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Hapoel Kazrin and 10th ranked Beer Yaakov had identical 4-7 record. But Beer Yaakov was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Kazrin 91-80 on Tuesday night. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 26-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Lawrence Westbrook (183-88, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) who added 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) with 25 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Kazrin (5-7) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S. Loser Beer Yaakov keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Hapoel Kazrin will meet at home league's second-placed Hapoel Afula in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Beer Yaakov will play against Elitzur Ramla (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: I.Iram 25+8reb, I.Simin 18+2reb, B.Laing 16+3reb+3ast, J.Hall 13+4reb+2ast, A.Eliyahu 4+2reb+5ast, Z.Volfer 4+2reb+3ast
Hapoel Kazrin: L.Westbrook 26+1reb+5ast, A.Gordon 16+5reb+3ast, G.Johnson 14+10reb+2ast, L.Saraf 13+2reb+1ast, A.Kazarnovski 9+11reb+2ast, S.Salz 6+3reb
gschID: 197818


Ironi Ramat Gan - Elitzur Ramla 84-69

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (8-4) beat at home 11th ranked Elitzur Ramla (3-9) 84-69 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-69. Ironi Ramat Gan made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) who added 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Elitzur Yavne. Loser Elitzur Ramla keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G and Kiryat Tivon. Ironi Ramat Gan will meet Ironi Kiryat Ata (#7) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Ramla will play against Beer Yaakov (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Ramla: J.Jefferson 22+15reb, O.Cohen 17+5reb+2ast, V.Teel 17+8reb+6ast, O.Zinderman 7+1reb+4ast, T.Simchony 3+2reb+3ast, A.Guterman 3+1reb+1ast
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 23+12reb+4ast, T.Kent 13+4reb+3ast, K.Ramsey 12+10reb, R.Nissim Cohen 12+2reb+4ast, I.Grinboim 8+2reb+4ast, I.Mayor 8
gschID: 197817


Hapoel K/S - Hod Hasharon 68-80

The game in Kfar Saba was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Hod Hasharon (9-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (5-7). Hod Hasharon defeated Hapoel Kfar Saba 80-68 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Hapoel Kfar Saba managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hod Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) who added 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Harel Karni (190-85) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hapoel Kfar Saba players scored in double figures. Hod Hasharon moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya and Hapoel Afula. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel Kazrin. Hod Hasharon will meet at home Ironi Nahariya (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel K/S: E.Rotemberg 16+6reb+1ast, A.Harush 13+2reb+2ast, H.Karni 12+11reb+3ast, A.Constantine 10+8reb+3ast, R.Elbaz 7+6reb+2ast, A.McCoy 6+1reb
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 30+4reb+3ast, G.Dotan 14+4reb+3ast, C.Odiakosa 13+11reb+4ast, E.Asante Asare 9+6reb+7ast, O.Hover 8+3reb, D.Refael 2+2reb
gschID: 197814


  




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