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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. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
Last:7/7/2017
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur K-A 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 0-0 
 3. Hap.Haifa 0-0 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 0-0 
 5. Hapoel Afula 0-0 
 6. Hapoel B/S 0-0 
 7. Hapoel K/S 0-0 
 8. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-0 
 9. Hapoel UGS 0-0 
 10. Macc.Rehovot 0-0 
 11. Maccabi H/H 0-0 
 12. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 13. Maccabi K/M 0-0 
 14. Maccabi Raanana 0-0 
Last:9/16/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Beitar K/Y 0-0 
 2. Elitzur G/S 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ironi 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Acre 0-0 
 5. Hapoel E/H 0-0 
 6. Hapoel Jat 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Maa lot 0-0 
 8. Hapoel N/E 0-0 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 0-0 
 10. Ironi K/O 0-0 
 11. Macc.Carmiel 0-0 
 12. Ramat Hasharon 0-0 
South
 1. City Center 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Ashkelon 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-0 
 4. Hapoel G/N 0-0 
 5. Hapoel H/A 0-0 
 6. Hapoel H/M 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Lod 0-0 
 8. Hapoel M/M 0-0 
 9. Maccabi B/Y 0-0 
 10. Maccabi M/A 0-0 
 11. Maccabi M/S 0-0 
 12. Maccabi P/T 0-0 
Last:9/16/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
3 Standings
 1 AEK 0-0 
 2 Balkan 0-0 
 3 Beroe 0-0 
 4 BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5 BM Slam Stal 0-0 
 6 Bnei Hertzeliya 0-0 
 7 Boras 0-0 
 8 CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 9 Demir IBB 0-0 
 10 Dnipro 0-0 
 11 Falco-Vulcano 0-0 
 12 FC Porto 0-0 
 13 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 14 Khimik 0-0 
 15 Kormend 0-0 
 16 KR 0-0 
 17 Le Portel 0-0 
 18 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 19 Nevezis 0-0 
 20 Oradea 0-0 
 21 Parma 0-0 
 22 Rabotnicki 0-0 
 23 Rilski 0-0 
 24 Rosa 0-0 
 25 Sodertalje 0-0 
 26 Spirou 0-0 
 27 Steaua CSM 0-0 
 28 Szolnok 0-0 
 29 Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 30 Trabzonspor 0-0 
 31 Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 9. Hopson, Ironi N.15.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel J-M7.9 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
Player of the Week

 Jeff Adrien
  Bnei Hertzeliyya
  ( 201-F-86 )
  

 Anthony Lee
  Ironi Ramat Gan
  ( 206-F/C-91 )
  

Israeli Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Bnei Hertzel 61% Oct.8 Ironi Nes-Zi
Galil Gilboa 60% Oct.8 Macc.Ashdod
Hap.Eilat 60% Oct.8 Maccabi T-A
Hapoel T-A 56% Oct.8 Hap.Holon
Ironi Nahari 56% Oct.8 Hapoel J-M
Macc.Haifa 57% Oct.8 Macc.Rishon
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First Round Schedule
Hap.R/G Giv 58% Oct.15 Hapoel B/S
Hap.Afula 59% Oct.15 Maccabi K/G
Elitzur K-A 61% Oct.15 Macc.Raanana
Hapoel K/S 55% Oct.15 Hap.Haifa
Maccabi H/H 57% Oct.15 Maccabi K/M
Hap.Galilee 50% Oct.15 Elit.Yavne
Hap.Migd.H. 58% Oct.15 Macc.Rehovot
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First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Qualifying Round)

Lukoil Acad 50% Sep.26 Benfica
Kataja Bsk 50% Sep.26 Joventut
N.Novgorod 50% Sep.26 Antwerp
UBT Cluj Na 50% Sep.26 Ludwigsburg
Budivelnyk 50% Sep.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Bakken 50% Sep.26 Groningen
Alba 50% Sep.26 Kalev/Cramo
Mornar Bar 50% Sep.26 Avtodor
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Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

BM Slam Sta 57% Sep.28 Bnei Hertzel
Rilski 57% Sep.27 Nevezis
Rabotnicki 57% Sep.27 Parma
Oradea 57% Sep.27 Balkan
Trabzonspor 57% Sep.27 Szolnok
Dnipro 57% Sep.27 Demir IBB
BK Pardubice 57% Sep.27 CSU Sibiu
Mons-Hainaut 57% Sep.26 KR
Kormend 57% Sep.26 Boras
Istanbul BB 57% Sep.26 Wuerzburg
National League Round 17: Ironi Nes-Ziona loses #1 position - Feb 12, 2013


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Round 17 in National League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kiryat Bialik where host Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-14) edged league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (14-3) 90-89 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi Kiryat Bialik made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Dror Davidi (190-84) chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists for the guests. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Ironi Nahariya who have the same record. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play next round against Kiryat Tivon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Hod Hasharon on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Afula. Third ranked Hod Hasharon (13-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Hapoel Afula (11-6) 81-80 on Tuesday evening. American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) saved the victory by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Gary Gandel contributed with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 23 points and 6 assists for Hapoel Afula. Hod Hasharon have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-4 record behind leader Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Hod Hasharon will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Afula will play against the league's leader Ironi Nahariya (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Twelfth-ranked Kiryat Tivon (4-13) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-7) on Tuesday. The visitors from Kiryat Ata managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected much easier game. Darrin Govens stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners. Simon Farine responded with 18 points. Ironi Kiryat Ata maintains sixth place with 10-7 record. Kiryat Tivon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will meet at home higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Nes-Ziona (#2) in Nes Ziyona and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ramat Gan. Local Ironi Ramat Gan (9-8) outscored 13th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-14) 101-75. The game was dominated by American players. Tyrone Kent nailed 27 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Maccabi K/G's coach Roni Tzukerman gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Ironi Ramat Gan maintains seventh place with 9-8 record, which they share with Hapoel Kazrin. Maccabi K/G lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 14 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be Hapoel Kfar Saba (#9) on the road. Maccabi K/G will play against Beer Yaakov (#11).

Other games of round 17 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Ironi Nahariya defeated Macc.B.Yaakov in a road game 93-88. Elitzur Yavne beat Elitzur Ramla at home 76-63. Hapoel K/S lost to Hapoel Kazrin on the opponent's court 85-96.
The best stats of 17th round was 32 points and 14 rebounds by Lenny Daniel of Maccabi K/G.


Kiryat Tivon - Ironi K-A 71-73

Twelfth-ranked Kiryat Tivon (4-13) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-7) on Tuesday. The visitors from Kiryat Ata managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Kiryat Tivon turnovers. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) responded with 18 points and American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Ironi Kiryat Ata maintains sixth place with 10-7 record. Kiryat Tivon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will meet at home higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Nes-Ziona (#2) in Nes Ziyona and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 20+3reb+1ast, K.Izik 14+5reb+1ast, I.Nanikashvili 12+3reb+2ast, I.Clark 9+7reb+4ast, C.Watson 8+4reb+1ast, A.Nanikashvili 6+4reb+2ast
Kiryat Tivon: S.Farine 18+4reb+3ast, G.Murray 18+5reb+1ast, T.Darby 11+9reb+2ast, N.Levi 11+2reb, T.Ber-Aven 7+2reb+4ast, C.Bouchman 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 197861


Ironi Ramat Gan - Maccabi K/G 101-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ramat Gan. Local Ironi Ramat Gan (9-8) outscored 13th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-14) 101-75. The game without a history. Ironi Ramat Gan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ironi Ramat Gan forced 21 Maccabi K/G turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) nailed 27 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. Forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) came up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Two Points) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for Maccabi K/G in the defeat. Maccabi K/G's coach Roni Tzukerman gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Ironi Ramat Gan maintains seventh place with 9-8 record, which they share with Hapoel Kazrin. Maccabi K/G lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 14 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be Hapoel Kfar Saba (#9) on the road. Maccabi K/G will play against Beer Yaakov (#11).
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: T.Kent 27+5reb+1ast, K.Ramsey 13+7reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 12+1reb+5ast, I.Mayor 12+1reb+2ast, A.Tamir 11+5reb+4ast, D.Assaf 9+3reb+6ast
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 32+14reb+1ast, E.Knafo 15+1reb, M.El Amin 11+1reb+5ast, H.Gonshor 7+1reb+3ast, T.Pisecki 4+1reb, O.Ron 4+2reb+6ast
gschID: 197860


Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi Nahariya 88-93

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Beer Yaakov (5-12) was defeated at home by second ranked Ironi Nahariya (14-3) 93-88. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-16. But Beer Yaakov won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by Beer Yaakov helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) nailed 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) accounted for 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) came up with 31 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) added 26 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Beer Yaakov in the defeat. Four Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ironi Nes-Ziona. Beer Yaakov lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Ironi Nahariya's next round opponent will be Hapoel Afula (#5) at home. Beer Yaakov will play against Maccabi K/G (#14) in Kiryat Gat.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.Zelkovits 31+8reb+5ast, N.Miller 18+10reb+4ast, R.Pitshon 14+8reb, E.Saudai 9+3ast, R.Clemente 8+7reb+1ast, N.Golan 5+3reb+2ast
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Alexander 31+9reb+1ast, J.Hall 26+9reb, A.Eliyahu 12+3reb+4ast, S.Kleimintz 10+3reb+4ast, O.Ida 5+4reb, I.Simin 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197859


Hapoel Afula - Hod Hasharon 80-81

Important game to mention about took place in Afula. Third ranked Hod Hasharon (13-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Hapoel Afula (11-6) 81-80 on Tuesday evening. Hapoel Afula was ahead by 10 points at the halftime before a 31-17 third quarter run of Hod Hasharon. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Hod Hasharon players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) saved the victory by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized Latvian swingman Gary Gandel (203-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 23 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Afula. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hod Hasharon have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-4 record behind leader Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Hod Hasharon will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Afula will play against the league's leader Ironi Nahariya (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 20+5reb+7ast, G.Gandel 17+10reb+5ast, C.Odiakosa 15+6reb+4ast, E.Asante Asare 12+3reb+2ast, G.Dotan 8+4reb+2ast, O.Hover 6+1reb+1ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 23+3reb+6ast, A.Durham 14+9reb+3ast, L.Ariely 13+3reb+2ast, S.Brener 10+4reb+3ast, E.Eliyah 8+1reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 197858


Elitzur Yavne - Elitzur Ramla 76-63

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Elitzur Yavne (12-5) defeated at home 10th ranked Elitzur Ramla (6-11) 76-63. It looked good early as Elitzur Ramla took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Elitzur Yavne had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Elitzur Ramla was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-76. Elitzur Yavne forced 20 Elitzur Ramla turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) nailed 9 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) accounted for 19 points. Power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 18 rebounds and guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Elitzur Ramla in the defeat. Four Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. Elitzur Ramla's coach Ohad Yetom rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Elitzur Yavne moved-up to fourth place. Elitzur Ramla at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Elitzur Yavne's next round opponent will be Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hapoel Kazrin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 19+3reb+2ast, N.Matalon 16+4reb+2ast, I.Nesterenko 13+6reb, M.McGhee 9+11reb+6ast, E.Hofman 8+4reb+2ast, O.Farchi 6+6reb+7ast
Elitzur Ramla: J.Jefferson 16+18reb, V.Teel 13+10reb+3ast, O.Cohen 11+2ast, O.Zinderman 10+4reb+5ast, A.Fogel 6, T.Simchony 5+2reb+1ast
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Hapoel Kazrin - Hapoel K/S 96-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba's (6-11) road loss to eighth ranked Hapoel Kazrin (9-8) 85-96. The game without a history. Hapoel Kazrin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Hapoel Kazrin forced 23 Hapoel Kfar Saba turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) nailed 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) accounted for 24 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Polish forward Daniel Sosnitzki (-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) and American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) added 22 points respectively for Hapoel Kfar Saba in the defeat. Four Hapoel Kazrin and five Hapoel Kfar Saba players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kazrin have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Hapoel Kazrin's next round opponent will be Elitzur Ramla (#10) on the road. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Ironi Ramat Gan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: A.Kazarnovski 26+5reb+4ast, M.James 25+5reb+5ast, G.Johnson 24+9reb+2ast, A.Gordon 11+1reb+5ast, R.Sabag 8+5reb+1ast, L.Shvarzvald 2+3ast
Hapoel K/S: D.Sosnitzki 26+11reb+1ast, A.McCoy 22+4reb+3ast, A.Harush 11+6reb+4ast, E.Rotemberg 11+5reb, R.Elbaz 10+4ast, O.Cohen 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 197855


Maccabi K/B - Ironi Nes-Ziona 90-89

Round 17 in National League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kiryat Bialik where host Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-14) edged league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (14-3) 90-89 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi Kiryat Bialik made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Dror Davidi (190-84) chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists and American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) added 20 points and 5 steals respectively for the guests. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Ironi Nahariya who have the same record. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play next round against Kiryat Tivon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Hod Hasharon on the road.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 26+13reb+4ast, D.Davidi 24+6reb+7ast, M.Shamis 13+3reb+1ast, Z.Tavor 10+1ast, A.Barak 9+7reb+2ast, S.Labanowski 8+5reb+3ast
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 28+13reb+9ast, B.Benn 20+2reb+3ast, T.Karpels 11+6reb+3ast, G.Blair 9+7reb+3ast, E.Engel 8+2ast, G.Amitay 7+4reb+2ast
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