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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 8-1 
 2. Bnei Hertzeliyya 6-3 
 3. Hapoel Holon 6-3 
 4. Hapoel J-M 5-4 
 5. Hapoel T-A 5-4 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 5-4 
 7. Galil Gilboa 4-5 
 8. Hapoel Eilat 4-5 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 3-6 
 10. Ironi Nahariya 3-6 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 3-6 
 12. Maccabi K/G 2-7 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
National League Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 6-2 
 2. Hapoel B/S 6-3 
 3. Hapoel K/S 6-3 
 4. Hapoel Migd.H. 6-3 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 5-4 
 6. Ironi K-A 5-4 
 7. Hap.R/G Givat. 5-4 
 8. Hap.Haifa 4-4 
 9. Macc.Rehovot 4-5 
 10. Galil Elion 4-5 
 11. Hapoel G/A 4-5 
 12. Maccabi H/H 3-6 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-6 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 1-8 
Full Standings
Last:12/9/2016
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 10-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 8-3 
 3 Real Madrid 8-3 
 4 Olympiacos 7-4 
 5 Baskonia 7-4 
 6 Anadolu Efes 6-5 
 7 Panathinaikos 6-5 
 8 FC Barcelona 5-6 
 9 Darussafaka 5-6 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-6 
 11 Zalgiris 4-7 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-7 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-7 
 14 Brose Bask. 3-8 
 15 Galatasaray 3-8 
 16 Unics 3-8 
Last:12/9/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 6-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 4-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-5 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-7 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 ALBA 4-4 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-4 
 4 RETAbet BB 3-4 
 5 Fuenlabrada 3-4 
Group C
 1 Zenit 5-2 
 2 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 3 Unicaja 4-3 
 4 UCAM Murcia 4-4 
 5 Buducnost 0-7 
Group D
 1 Valencia 6-1 
 2 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 3 Hapoel J-M 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 3-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-7 
Last:12/7/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Last:12/8/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.20.4 
 2. Taylor, Maccabi19.6 
 3. Tucker, Hapoel T-A18.6 
 4. Atkins, Hapoel Hol.16.7 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.16.4 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gil.16.3 
 7. Brown, Ironi N.16.2 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi15.9 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A15.6 
 10. Simhon, Maccabi H.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Hol.9.9 
 2. Mashour, Bnei H.9.8 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.3 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.9.0 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi8.8 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.8.6 
 7. Buckner, Hapoel Ei.8.3 
 8. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 9. Gates, Ironi N.7.2 
 10. Stoudemire, Hapoe.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Avi BEN-CHIMOL
  
  (194-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi6.2 
 2. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.9 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.6 
 5. Ewing, Maccabi5.0 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Mac.4.9 
 7. Wyatt, Hapoel H.4.9 
 8. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.6 
 9. Shuchman, Galil G.4.6 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Avi BEN-CHIMOL
  
  (194-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi2.4 
 2. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.2.2 
 4. Seeley, Maccabi2.1 
 5. Berkowitz, Ironi N.2.1 
 6. Shuchman, Galil G.2.0 
 7. Perez Kaufma., Mac.2.0 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi2.0 
 9. Holloway, Galil G.1.8 
 10. Ziv, Maccabi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Ei.2.4 
 2. Stoudemire, Hapoel2.3 
 3. Griffin, Galil Gil.2.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.1.6 
 5. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel1.1 
 8. Singleton, Maccabi1.0 
 9. Blayzer, Maccabi0.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.0.9 
Player of the week

 Khalif Wyatt
  Hapoel Holon
  (193-SG-95)
  

 Jason Williams
  Hapoel B/S
  (198-G/F-98)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Macc.Ashdod Dec.11 Hapoel T-A 65%
Ironi Nahari 60% Dec.11 Maccabi K/G
Bnei Hertzel 66% Dec.11 Hap.Holon
Macc.Haifa Dec.11 Macc.Rishon 64%
Maccabi T-A 82% Dec.11 Galil Gilboa
Hapoel J-M 59% Dec.11 Hap.Eilat
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Ironi Ramat Dec.13 Hapoel K/S 89%
Ironi K-A 59% Dec.13 Hap.Haifa
Galil Elion 66% Dec.13 Maccabi H/H
Ramat Hashar Dec.13 Hapoel G/A 61%
Ironi Nes-Zi Dec.13 Hap.Migd.H. 53%
Hapoel B/S 57% Dec.13 Hap.R/G Giv
Macc.Raanana 72% Dec.11 Macc.Rehovot
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

CSKA 83% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 54% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 59%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 61%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
Darussafaka Dec.15 Real Madrid 65%
Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 72%
Zalgiris Dec.15 Olympiacos 53%
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Group A
N.Novgorod Dec.14 Cedevita 53%
Gran Canaria 97% Dec.14 MZT Skopje
Group B
Khimky 67% Dec.14 RETAbet BB
Fuenlabrada Dec.14 Lietuvos ryt 57%
Group C
Zenit 67% Dec.14 Unicaja
B.Muenchen 95% Dec.14 Buducnost
Group D
Hapoel J-M 56% Dec.14 Ratiopharm
Valencia 82% Dec.14 Lokomotiv
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
Winner League Round 17 of Regular Season - Feb 18, 2013


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The biggest surprise of round 17 was guest Maccabi Haifa's (10-7) road victory over GreenTops Netanya (#5) 79-68 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of GreenTops Netanya. GreenTops Netanya was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-12 charge of Maccabi Haifa, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded GreenTops Netanya 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by GreenTops Netanya helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward James Thomas (205-80, college: Texas) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Hapoel Eilat. GreenTops Netanya at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Maccabi Haifa is looking forward to face Maccabi Ashdod (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. GreenTops Netanya will play against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Maccabi Rishon and 6th ranked Maccabi Ashdod where Maccabi Rishon (8-9) crushed Maccabi Ashdod (7-10) on the road with 20-point difference 100-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Ashdod. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Julian Wright contributed with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Maccabi Rishon's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds for Maccabi Ashdod. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A. Maccabi Rishon will play against Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon in the next round. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (10-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Maccabi T-A (16-1) in Tel-Aviv on Sunday. Maccabi T-A managed to secure only two-point victory 72-70. However their fans expected easier game. Devin Smith stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Oriya Mizrahi responded with 18 points. Maccabi T-A have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat keeps the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi T-A will meet at home Hapoel Holon (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Eilat will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Tenth-ranked Hapoel Holon (6-11) made lots of trouble for third ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (10-7). Hapoel Jerusalem managed to secure only one-point victory 83-82. However their fans expected much easier game. Josh Duncan nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Hapoel Jerusalem moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Eilat. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Hapoel Jerusalem's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Holon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Tel-Aviv, where 8th ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (7-10) lost at home to eleventh ranked Galil Gilboa (6-11) 67-82 on Monday. The best player for the winners was Rakim Sanders who scored 25 points and 8 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Galil Gilboa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Galil Gilboa will face higher ranked GreenTops Netanya (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last game of round 17 Elizur Ashkelon was defeated by Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon 103-95.
The best stats of 17th round was 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Julien Mills of Elizur Ashkelon.


Bnei Hasharon - Elizur Ashkelon 103-95

There was no surprise in Hod Hasharon where 11th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (5-12) was defeated by seventh ranked Bnei Hasharon (8-9) 103-95 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 53-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bnei Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists. American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 25 points. Five Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Jarvis Hayes (201-81, college: Georgia, agency: David Lee services) added 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Ironi Ashkelon lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 12 games lost. Bnei Hasharon will face Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against the league's second-placed Hapoel Jerusalem (#2).
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Hayes 33+7reb+1ast, J.Mills 28+11reb+4ast, M.Dove 12+6reb+1ast, M.Perry 8+6ast, D.Shamriz 6+1reb+1ast, G.Porat 4+3reb+2ast
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 25+3reb+2ast, D.Caracter 17+3reb+1ast, B.Rice 14+4reb+3ast, N.Berkowitz 14+4reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 14+6reb+7ast, J.Jones 11+18reb+8ast
gschID: 193012


Netanya - Maccabi Haifa 68-79

The biggest surprise of round 17 was guest Maccabi Haifa's (10-7) road victory over GreenTops Netanya (#5) 79-68 on Monday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of GreenTops Netanya. GreenTops Netanya was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-12 charge of Maccabi Haifa, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded GreenTops Netanya 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by GreenTops Netanya helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward James Thomas (205-80, college: Texas) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Hapoel Eilat. GreenTops Netanya at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Maccabi Haifa is looking forward to face Maccabi Ashdod (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. GreenTops Netanya will play against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Netanya: D.Washington 16+8reb+2ast, M.Killingsworth 15+8reb, E.Shulman 10+5ast, R.Bradley 10+5reb+2ast, Y.Orland 8+1reb+3ast, E.Gueta 5+1reb+1ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 20+5reb+3ast, J.Thomas 12+14reb+3ast, P.Stoll 12+6ast, P.Calathes 11+13reb+4ast, G.Mekel 9+1reb+3ast, A.Chubrevich 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 193010


Hapoel T-A - Galil Gilboa 67-82

We should mention about the upset which took place in Tel-Aviv, where 8th ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (7-10) lost at home to eleventh ranked Galil Gilboa (6-11) 67-82 on Monday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) who scored 25 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Brian Randle (203-85) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Galil Gilboa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Galil Gilboa will face higher ranked GreenTops Netanya (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: B.Randle 14+9reb+2ast, C.Kelly 14+3reb, D.Stitt 10+5reb+1ast, M.Naor 7+4reb+2ast, B.Timor 7+1reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 7+9reb+2ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 25+8reb+1ast, D.Yavzuri 14+2reb+4ast, M.Watt 13+7reb+1ast, N.Tishman 9+1reb+2ast, K.Hayes 6+5reb+2ast, J.Smith 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 193009


Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Holon 83-82

Tenth-ranked Hapoel Holon (6-11) made lots of trouble for third ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (10-7). Hapoel Jerusalem managed to secure only one-point victory 83-82. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel Holon won third quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hapoel Jerusalem won last quarter 19-20. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Holon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Josh Duncan (203-86) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American-Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (185-89, college: Kansas St.) accounted for 13 points. American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 assists and the other American import forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) added 22 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Hapoel Holon in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Jerusalem moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Eilat. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Hapoel Jerusalem's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Holon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 25+4reb+11ast, F.Hassell 22+13reb, D.Waters 16+3reb+4ast, L.Hill 10+9reb+1ast, S.Harush 6+1ast, Z.Rosen 3+2reb+1ast
Hapoel J-M: J.Duncan 19+12reb+1ast, E.Kadir 13+4reb, J.Pullen 13+2reb+3ast, C.Fells 10+2reb+3ast, R.Limonad 10+3reb+4ast, C.Smith 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 193013


Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Rishon 80-100

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Maccabi Rishon and 6th ranked Maccabi Ashdod where Maccabi Rishon (8-9) crushed Maccabi Ashdod (7-10) on the road with 20-point difference 100-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Ashdod. It looked good early as Maccabi Ashdod took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Maccabi Rishon had a 30-27 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Ashdod was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 80-100. Maccabi Rishon shot 61.8 percent from the field. They outrebounded Maccabi Ashdod 41-27 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi Rishon players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Maccabi Ashdod's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Maccabi Rishon's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) added 20 points in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A. Maccabi Rishon will play against Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon in the next round. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: J.Skeen 21+9reb, M.Collins 20+4reb+3ast, A.Freeman 12+4reb+2ast, M.Mizrahi 9+2reb+1ast, D.Simpson 9+6reb+1ast, D.Hagag 9+1reb+4ast
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 19+15reb+2ast, W.Warren 19+1reb+10ast, J.Wright 16+12reb+3ast, N.Hanochi 15+6reb+4ast, N.Cohen 9+2reb, A.Ben David 9+4reb+4ast
gschID: 193011


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel Eilat 72-70

Second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (10-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Maccabi T-A (16-1) in Tel-Aviv on Sunday. Maccabi T-A managed to secure only two-point victory 72-70. However their fans expected easier game. American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) chipped in 16 points. Guard Oriya Mizrahi (188-88) responded with 18 points and FYR Macedonian-American point guard Darius Washington (188-85, college: Memphis) scored 18 points. Maccabi T-A have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat keeps the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi T-A will meet at home Hapoel Holon (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Eilat will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: O.Mizrahi 18+2reb+2ast, D.Washington 18+4reb, E.Holman 10+2reb, E.Skverer 7+1reb+2ast, J.Tillman 6+7reb+1ast, D.Dowell 5+3reb
Maccabi T-A: D.Smith 23+10reb+4ast, D.Logan 16+4reb+1ast, S.Landesberg 11+5reb, S.James 9+7reb+2ast, N.Caner-Medley 5+5reb+1ast, Y.Ohayon 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 193014
  




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