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Winner League Standings
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Galil Gilboa 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 7. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 8. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 10. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
Last:8/19/2016
National League Standings
 1. Galil Gilboa 21-5 
 2. Ironi K-A 20-6 
 3. Hapoel B/S 18-8 
 4. Hapoel G/A 18-8 
 5. Ironi Ramat Gan 17-9 
 6. Maccabi Raanana 15-11 
 7. Hapoel K/S 12-14 
 8. Ramat Hasharon 12-14 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 11-15 
 10. Hapoel Kazrin 10-16 
 11. Maccabi H/H 10-16 
 12. Hap.R/G Givat. 9-17 
 13. Elitzur Yavne 6-20 
 14. Elitzur Ashkelon 3-23 
Last:4/13/2016
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Hap.Haifa 22-2 
 2. Beitar K/Y 20-4 
 3. Hapoel E/Y 18-6 
 4. Hapoel Acre 15-9 
 5. Maccabi K/M 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Zefat 12-12 
 7. Hapoel E/H 11-13 
 8. Hapoel Nesher 11-13 
 9. Macc.Hadera 11-13 
 10. Elitzur K/Y 8-16 
 11. Hapoel L/H 8-16 
 12. Wingate Acad. 4-20 
 13. Hapoel H/H 3-21 
South
 1. Elitzur Ramla 21-1 
 2. Maccabi B/Y 18-4 
 3. Macc.Rehovot 17-5 
 4. Ironi K/O 10-12 
 5. Maccabi M/A 10-12 
 6. Hapoel B/T 9-13 
 7. Hapoel Eliat 2 9-13 
 8. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 9-13 
 10. Elitzur G/S 8-14 
 11. Maccabi M/S 8-14 
 12. Maccabi T/K 1-21 
Last:5/31/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Points Per Game
 Will CLYBURN
  Hapoel Holon
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.20.9 
 2. Thomas, Maccabi19.6 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi18.7 
 4. Tucker, Maccabi18.5 
 5. Delaney, Maccabi18.0 
 6. Monroe, Maccabi17.6 
 7. Limonad, Hapoel T.16.4 
 8. Robinson, Hapoel T.16.2 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi16.0 
 10. Gaines, Ironi N.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Estudian.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Simpson, Estudian.10.7 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat10.2 
 3. Howell, Ironi N.9.9 
 4. Monroe, Maccabi8.9 
 5. Killingswort., Mac.8.4 
 6. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.8.3 
 7. Allen, Hapoel T-A7.9 
 8. Moser, Hapoel H.7.9 
 9. Singleton, Bnei H.7.9 
 10. Mbakwe, Maccabi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi T-A
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mekel, Maccabi T-A7.0 
 2. Berkowitz, Ironi N.6.4 
 3. Garrett, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi6.1 
 5. Reynolds, Hapoel H.6.0 
 6. Naimy, Ironi N.5.7 
 7. Battle, Ventspils5.6 
 8. Delaney, Maccabi4.9 
 9. Lyons, Maccabi4.9 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Fuquan EDWIN
  Ironi N.
  (198-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Edwin, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Delaney, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Gaines, Ironi N.2.4 
 4. Vargas, Maccabi2.3 
 5. DiBartolomeo, Macc.2.0 
 6. Smith, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 7. Monroe, Maccabi1.8 
 8. Dawson, Maccabi1.8 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 10. Rougeau, Maccabi1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N'DIAYE
  Bnei H.
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. N'Diaye, Bnei H.2.4 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 3. Gladness, San L.1.6 
 4. Fischer, Hapoel J.1.5 
 5. Simpson, Estudian.1.4 
 6. Randle, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Buckner, Maccabi1.1 
 8. Watt, Ironi N.1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi1.1 
 10. Wright, Maccabi1.0 
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Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
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Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
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Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
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Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
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National League Round 18: Ironi Nes-Ziona keeps a leadership position - Feb 20, 2013


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Nes-Ziona defeated 12th ranked Kiryat Tivon in Nes Ziyona 91-83. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-14. But Kiryat Tivon won second period 24-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nes-Ziona made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Kiryat Tivon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) contributed with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Kiryat Tivon. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Kiryat Tivon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 14 games lost. Kiryat Tivon will play next round against strong Hod Hasharon trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Nes-Ziona will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Elitzur Yavne on the road.
Leading Ironi Nahariya (14-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Hapoel Afula (12-6) 84-83. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Anthony Fisher chipped in 26 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel Afula maintains fifth position with 12-6 record. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Hod Hasharon. Hapoel Afula will play against bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#14) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Nahariya will play on the road against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kiryat Ata was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Elitzur Yavne (13-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-8). Elitzur Yavne managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78 on Tuesday. American players dominated the game. Monta McGhee notched a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks by Ivory Clark did not help to save the game for Ironi Kiryat Ata. Elitzur Yavne maintains fourth position with 13-5 record. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne will meet at home league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 9th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (6-12) and seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (10-8) in Kfar Saba ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Ramat Gan outscored Hapoel Kfar Saba 97-70. The best player for the winners was Amit Tamir who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be Beer Yaakov (#11) on the road where they are favorite. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Elitzur Ramla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Hapoel Kazrin was smashed by Elitzur Ramla on the road 92-73. Hod Hasharon destroyed Maccabi K/B on its own court 97-75. Macc.B.Yaakov managed to outperform Maccabi K/G in Beer Yaakov 92-79.
The most impressive performance of 18th round was 31 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists by Vernon Teel of Elitzur Ramla.



Elitzur Ramla - Hapoel Kazrin 92-73

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Elitzur Ramla (7-11) crushed at home 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (9-9) 92-73. The game was mostly controlled by Elitzur Ramla. Hapoel Kazrin was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Elitzur Ramla dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Kazrin's 38. They outrebounded Hapoel Kazrin 37-22 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Five Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who recorded 23 points and forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to ninth place. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10) at home.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: M.James 23+1reb+2ast, G.Johnson 13+9reb, A.Kazarnovski 12+4reb+2ast, R.Sabag 9+1reb+4ast, A.Gordon 8+1reb+1ast, L.Shvarzvald 6+2reb+2ast
Elitzur Ramla: V.Teel 31+11reb+9ast, J.Jefferson 20+14reb, O.Cohen 14+6reb+2ast, O.Zinderman 12+2reb, A.Fogel 11+3reb+2ast, T.Simchony 2+1reb
gschID: 197868


Ironi K-A - Elitzur Yavne 78-83

The game in Kiryat Ata was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Elitzur Yavne (13-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-8). Elitzur Yavne managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. Forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) supported him with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks by forward Ivory Clark (198-85) did not help to save the game for Ironi Kiryat Ata. point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Elitzur Yavne maintains fourth position with 13-5 record. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Ironi Ramat Gan. Elitzur Yavne will meet at home league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: I.Clark 24+14reb+3ast, K.Izik 15+5reb, D.Govens 9+6reb+6ast, N.Laish 8+2reb, C.Watson 8+5reb+1ast, A.Nanikashvili 6+4reb+1ast
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 22+7reb+2ast, M.McGhee 19+15reb+5ast, O.Farchi 17+5reb+3ast, E.Hofman 13+4reb+4ast, N.Matalon 6+1ast, I.Nesterenko 4+3reb
gschID: 197867


Hod Hasharon - Maccabi K/B 97-75

Very expected game when 13th ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-15) was smashed on the road by third ranked Hod Hasharon (14-4) 97-75. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was better in third quarter 31-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Kiryat Bialik to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Maccabi Kiryat Bialik 40-19 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hod Hasharon shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Eran Asante Asare (194-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) who recorded 17 points and 4 assists and guard Dror Davidi (190-84) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Four Hod Hasharon and five Maccabi Kiryat Bialik players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hod Hasharon have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play at home against the league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 17+4reb+4ast, M.Alexander 14+4reb+1ast, S.Labanowski 12+1reb, D.Davidi 10+7reb+4ast, A.Barak 10+2reb+1ast, M.Shamis 8+3ast
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 25+6reb+5ast, C.Odiakosa 19+7reb, E.Asante Asare 17+7reb+2ast, O.Hover 15+5reb+1ast, I.Stolero 9+1reb+1ast, G.Gandel 7+4reb+5ast
gschID: 197866


Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel Afula 83-84

Leading Ironi Nahariya (14-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Hapoel Afula (12-6) 84-83. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Ironi Nahariya. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But Ironi Nahariya won second period 28-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Afula dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Nahariya's 42. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 26 points and 6 assists during the contest. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 22 points. Hapoel Afula maintains fifth position with 12-6 record. Ironi Nahariya at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Hod Hasharon. Hapoel Afula will play against bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#14) in Kiryat Gat in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Nahariya will play on the road against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: N.Miller 22+4reb+2ast, R.Clemente 19+14reb+4ast, A.Zelkovits 19+3reb+1ast, E.Saudai 11, Y.Deri 5+2reb+5ast, R.Pitshon 4+9reb+1ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 26+3reb+6ast, A.Durham 25+11reb, O.Blayzer 12+6reb, L.Ariely 10+1reb+1ast, S.Brener 6+6reb+9ast, E.Eliyah 3+2reb
gschID: 197865


Maccabi K/G - Macc.B.Yaakov 79-92

Rather predictable result when eleventh ranked Beer Yaakov (6-12) won against bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (3-15) in Kiryat Gat 92-79. The game was mostly controlled by Beer Yaakov. Maccabi K/G was better in fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Beer Yaakov especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 24 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Two Points) added 24 points and 4 assists respectively. Maccabi K/G's coach Roni Tzukerman rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Beer Yaakov moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S. Maccabi K/G lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Beer Yaakov's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Afula (#5).
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: M.El Amin 24+4reb+4ast, L.Daniel 21+12reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 11+2reb, O.Ron 8+1reb, T.Pisecki 8+1ast, E.Knafo 4+5reb
Macc.B.Yaakov: I.Iram 24+3reb+1ast, J.Alexander 24+5reb, I.Simin 16+8reb+4ast, J.Hall 13+5reb+1ast, A.Eliyahu 8+2reb+3ast, S.Kleimintz 3+3reb+5ast
gschID: 197864


Hapoel K/S - Ironi Ramat Gan 70-97

The game between 9th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (6-12) and seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (10-8) in Kfar Saba ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Ramat Gan outscored Hapoel Kfar Saba 97-70. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Kfar Saba was better in second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Ramat Gan shot 66.7 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Ironi Ramat Gan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American power forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Adir Harush (187-90) who recorded 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) added 15 points respectively. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be Beer Yaakov (#11) on the road where they are favorite. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Elitzur Ramla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel K/S: A.Harush 17+1ast, M.McNeil 15+2reb+1ast, E.Rotemberg 9+4reb+2ast, Y.Amiram 8+2reb+1ast, O.Cohen 6+3reb+4ast, H.Karni 5+4reb
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 24+8reb+6ast, T.Kent 22+4reb+2ast, K.Ramsey 20+9reb+1ast, I.Grinboim 13+2reb+3ast, T.Havkin 8+1reb+2ast, V.Yeremishin 6+1reb
gschID: 197863


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Kiryat Tivon 91-83

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Nes-Ziona defeated 12th ranked Kiryat Tivon in Nes Ziyona 91-83. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-14. But Kiryat Tivon won second period 24-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nes-Ziona made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Kiryat Tivon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) contributed with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Kiryat Tivon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Kiryat Tivon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 14 games lost. Kiryat Tivon will play next round against strong Hod Hasharon trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Nes-Ziona will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Elitzur Yavne on the road.
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: S.Farine 19+6reb+3ast, G.Murray 17+9reb+3ast, C.Bouchman 14+8reb+2ast, T.Darby 11+8reb+2ast, I.Raguan 10+1reb, T.Ber-Aven 6+4reb+6ast
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 21+8reb+5ast, B.Benn 21+10reb+7ast, R.Zehavian 15+8reb+2ast, B.Sharoni 11, E.Engel 10+2reb+2ast, T.Karpels 7+6reb+4ast
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