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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-5 
 2. Hapoel Holon 13-6 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 12-7 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 12-8 
 5. Hapoel J-M 11-9 
 6. Hapoel T-A 10-9 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 10-9 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 9-10 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 8-11 
 10. Galil Gilboa 8-11 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 5-14 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-16 
Full Standings
Last:2/22/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 14-6 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 14-6 
 3. Hapoel K/S 13-7 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 13-7 
 5. Macc.Rehovot 12-8 
 6. Ironi K-A 12-8 
 7. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-9 
 8. Maccabi H/H 10-10 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-10 
 10. Galil Elion 9-11 
 11. Hapoel Afula 9-11 
 12. Hap.Haifa 7-13 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 4-16 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:2/23/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 13-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 13-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 9-5 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 9-5 
 5. Beitar K/Y 8-6 
 6. Hapoel E/H 6-6 
 7. Hapoel Jat 6-7 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 6-7 
 9. Macc.Hadera 6-7 
 10. Maccabi P/T 6-8 
 11. Wingate Acad. 3-10 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 2-11 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-13 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 11-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 10-3 
 3. Maccabi M/A 9-4 
 4. Maccabi M/S 9-4 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 8-5 
 6. Ironi K/O 6-7 
 7. Elitzur Ashkelon 5-8 
 8. Hapoel H/A 5-8 
 9. Hapoel H/M 5-8 
 10. Hapoel Lod 5-8 
 11. Hapoel B/T 4-9 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 0-13 
Last:2/9/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 17-5 
 2 CSKA 17-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-7 
 4 Fenerbahce 15-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 13-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 13-10 
 7 Baskonia 12-10 
 8 Anadolu Efes 11-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-11 
 10 Zalgiris 9-13 
 11 FC Barcelona 9-14 
 12 Brose Bask. 8-14 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-15 
 14 Unics 7-15 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-16 
 16 Galatasaray 7-16 
Last:2/23/2017
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: 23.4
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.4 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.8 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.1 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 7. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.9.9 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.1 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.6 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.7.7 
 7. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.4 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.1 
 2. Lyons, Hapoel T-A6.3 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.8 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.1.7 
 9. Workman, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.5 
 5. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
Player of the Week

 Mark Lyons
  Hapoel T-A
  ( 185-PG-89 )
  

 Storm Warren
  Maccabi H/H
  ( 201-PF-104-88 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

Maccabi K/G Mar.5 Ironi Nahari 55%
Galil Gilboa Mar.5 Maccabi T-A 70%
Hapoel T-A 76% Mar.5 Macc.Ashdod
Hap.Holon 67% Mar.5 Bnei Hertzel
Macc.Rishon 54% Mar.5 Macc.Haifa
Hap.Eilat 72% Mar.5 Hapoel J-M
Next Round Schedule

Round 21 (Regular Season)

Ironi Ramat Feb.28 Ironi Nes-Zi 75%
Hap.Afula 53% Feb.28 Hap.R/G Giv
Hapoel K/S 66% Feb.28 Galil Elion
Hap.Haifa Feb.28 Macc.Raanana 80%
Macc.Rehovot 54% Feb.28 Hapoel B/S
Maccabi H/H 64% Feb.28 Ramat Hashar
Hap.Migd.H. Feb.28 Ironi K-A 61%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 61% Mar.3 Brose Bask.
Darussafaka 51% Mar.3 Panathinaiko
FC Barcelona Mar.3 CSKA 70%
Unics Mar.3 Anadolu Efes 63%
Galatasaray Mar.2 Real Madrid 83%
Baskonia 63% Mar.2 EA7 Armani
Maccabi T-A Mar.2 Olympiacos 74%
Zalgiris 56% Mar.2 Fenerbahce
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
B.Muenchen 84% Feb.28 Unicaja
Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Winner League Round 14: Hapoel Eilat loses to Maccabi Haifa in the game between Top 4 teams - Jan 21, 2013


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The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Haifa. Third ranked host Maccabi Haifa (9-5) defeated second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (9-5) 96-87. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel Eilat. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 55-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Eilat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) responded with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa is looking forward to face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Eilat will play at home against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod managed to get a fifth victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon 86-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bnei Hasharon. American guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) notched 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Diamon Simpson supported him with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Even 9 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Ashdod (5-9) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bnei Hasharon at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Ashdod will play against higher ranked Hapoel J-M (#4) in Jerusalem in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bnei Hasharon will play at home against Hapoel Holon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (13-1) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Maccabi Rishon (6-8) in Rishon Le-Zion 72-49. The best player for the winners was Shawn James who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Julian Wright produced 20 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Maccabi T-A have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-1 record. Loser Maccabi Rishon keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A and Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi T-A will meet at home Maccabi Haifa (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Jerusalem was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers GreenTops Netanya (7-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Hapoel J-M (8-6). Hapoel J-M managed to secure a 9-point victory 79-70. Americans were the main players on the court. Craig Smith orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fourth place. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Hapoel J-M's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. GreenTops Netanya will play against Ironi Ashkelon (#9).
Important game to mention about took place in Ashkelon. Eighth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (5-9) 54-51 on Sunday evening. Demontez Stitt scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon and Bnei Hasharon. Ironi Ashkelon lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will face Maccabi Rishon (#8) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against GreenTops Netanya.

In the last game of round 14 Galil Gilboa won against Hapoel Holon on the opponent's court 79-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points and 14 rebounds by Deron Washington of Netanya.


Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Ashdod 76-86

Bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod managed to get a fifth victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon 86-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bnei Hasharon. Bnei Hasharon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Strangely Bnei Hasharon outrebounded Maccabi Ashdod 45-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. American guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) notched 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) supported him with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Even 9 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for Bnei Hasharon. American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) added 21 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Maccabi Ashdod (5-9) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bnei Hasharon at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Ashdod will play against higher ranked Hapoel J-M (#4) in Jerusalem in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bnei Hasharon will play at home against Hapoel Holon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 21+5reb+2ast, D.Caracter 18+7reb, C.Mason 14+6reb+4ast, J.Jones 9+14reb+6ast, B.Rice 8+6reb, N.Berkowitz 4+4reb+4ast
Maccabi Ashdod: M.Collins 23+5reb+5ast, D.Simpson 19+12reb+1ast, J.Skeen 16+4reb+2ast, D.Hagag 9+3reb+3ast, M.Mizrahi 8+1reb, A.Freeman 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 192995


Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi T-A 49-72

Winner League top team - Maccabi T-A (13-1) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Maccabi Rishon (6-8) in Rishon Le-Zion 72-49. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Rishon to just 6 points in third and fourth quarters. Maccabi T-A forced 19 Maccabi Rishon turnovers. The best player for the winners was American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. International Lior Eliyahu (206-85) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Maccabi T-A have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-1 record. Loser Maccabi Rishon keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A and Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi T-A will meet at home Maccabi Haifa (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 20+6reb, L.Jones 9+4reb+2ast, A.Uter 8+8reb+3ast, N.Hanochi 6+8reb+3ast, O.Solomon 6+5reb, A.Ben David 0+4reb+1ast
Maccabi T-A: L.Eliyahu 18+5reb+3ast, S.James 12+13reb+4ast, Y.Ohayon 10+2reb+4ast, D.Smith 9+5reb, R.Hickman 7+2reb+5ast, S.Landesberg 7+4reb
gschID: 192994


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Eilat 96-87

The game between Top Four teams took place in Haifa. Third ranked host Maccabi Haifa (9-5) defeated second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (9-5) 96-87. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hapoel Eilat. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 55-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Eilat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) responded with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international point guard Afik Nissim (186-81) scored 20 points and 5 steals. Five Maccabi Haifa and four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa is looking forward to face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Eilat will play at home against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 27+6reb+6ast, A.Nissim 20+2reb+3ast, J.Tillman 12+5reb+2ast, E.Holman 11+11reb, T.Younger 7+1reb, D.Washington 6+4reb+3ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 25+4reb+1ast, P.Stoll 20+2reb+8ast, P.Calathes 17+11reb+2ast, G.Mekel 15+1ast, J.Thomas 11+16reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 192992


Elizur Ashkelon - Hapoel T-A 51-54

Important game to mention about took place in Ashkelon. Eighth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (5-9) 54-51 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 31-19 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated on the defensive end, holding Ironi Ashkelon to just 5 points in third quarter. American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international point guard Bar Timor (190-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) scored 8 points and 15 rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon and Bnei Hasharon. Ironi Ashkelon lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will face Maccabi Rishon (#8) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against GreenTops Netanya.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 21+6reb+2ast, O.Shaashoua 9+2reb+1ast, M.Dove 8+15reb, M.Perry 6+3reb+1ast, G.Porat 4+3reb, J.Mills 2+5reb+1ast
Hapoel T-A: D.Stitt 18+8reb+5ast, B.Timor 13+7reb+2ast, J.Taylor 7+4reb, C.Kelly 7+5reb, G.Eytan 3, J.Nir 2+4reb
gschID: 192991


Hapoel J-M - Netanya 79-70

The game in Jerusalem was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers GreenTops Netanya (7-7) played at the court of fifth ranked Hapoel J-M (8-6). Hapoel J-M managed to secure a 9-point victory 79-70. It looked good early as GreenTops Netanya took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hapoel J-M took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 9 points. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Josh Duncan (203-86) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Hapoel J-M players scored in double figures. Power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) replied with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 23 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for GreenTops Netanya. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fourth place. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Hapoel J-M's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. GreenTops Netanya will play against Ironi Ashkelon (#9).
Top scorers:
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 23+6reb, R.Morgan 19+7reb+4ast, D.Washington 11+14reb+3ast, Y.Orland 5, R.Bradley 4+1reb+3ast, E.Shulman 3+2reb+9ast
Hapoel J-M: J.Pullen 17+2reb+2ast, C.Smith 17+8reb, J.Duncan 15+8reb+1ast, R.Limonad 11+7reb+4ast, D.Grunfeld 11+1reb+2ast, M.Tapiro 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 192996


Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa 76-79

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 10th ranked Hapoel Holon (5-9) was edged at home by eleventh ranked Galil Gilboa (5-9) 79-76 on Sunday. Hapoel Holon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Galil Gilboa dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Holon's 32. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Galil Gilboa made 7 blocks. American guard Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) scored 24 points to lead the charge for the winners and the former international Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) chipped in 19 points during the contest. American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) responded with 26 points and his fellow American import forward Lawrence Hill (203-87, college: Stanford) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Galil Gilboa moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Hapoel Holon. Galil Gilboa will face league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 26+1reb+3ast, D.Waters 19+5ast, L.Hill 14+10reb+2ast, F.Hassell 9+7reb, Z.Rosen 6+1reb, S.Daniel 2+5reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 24+3reb+1ast, D.Yavzuri 19+3reb+2ast, N.Tishman 10+2ast, K.Hayes 9+4reb+3ast, Y.Green 9+12reb, M.Watt 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 192993


  




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