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Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel J-M 27-6 
 2. Maccabi T-A 24-9 
 3. Maccabi Haifa 19-14 
 4. Ironi Nahariya 18-15 
 5. Hapoel Eilat 17-16 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 16-17 
 7. Bnei Hertzeliyya 15-18 
 8. Hapoel T-A 15-18 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 14-19 
 10. Hapoel Holon 12-21 
 11. Maccabi K/G 11-22 
 12. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-23 
Last:5/16/2016
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 10-0 
 2. Beitar K/Y 10-2 
 3. Hapoel Acre 9-3 
 4. Hapoel E/Y 9-3 
 5. Hapoel Zefat 7-5 
 6. Hapoel Nesher 6-6 
 7. Maccabi K/M 6-6 
 8. Elitzur K/Y 5-7 
 9. Macc.Hadera 5-7 
 10. Hapoel E/H 4-8 
 11. Hapoel L/H 3-9 
 12. Hapoel H/H 1-11 
 13. Wingate Acad. 1-11 
South
 1. Elitzur Ramla 10-1 
 2. Maccabi B/Y 10-1 
 3. Macc.Rehovot 8-3 
 4. Ironi K/O 6-5 
 5. Maccabi M/A 6-5 
 6. Hapoel Eliat 2 5-6 
 7. Hapoel Lod 5-6 
 8. Maccabi M/S 5-6 
 9. Maccabi P/T 5-6 
 10. Hapoel B/T 3-8 
 11. Elitzur G/S 2-9 
 12. Maccabi T/K 1-10 
Last:1/5/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1 Fener.Ulker 11-3 
 2 Lokomotiv 9-5 
 3 Panathinaikos 9-5 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 7-7 
 5 Anadolu Efes 7-7 
 6 Darussafaka 5-9 
 7 Unicaja 4-10 
 8 Cedevita 4-10 
Group F
 1 CSKA 10-4 
 2 Laboral Kutxa 9-5 
 3 FC Barcelona 8-6 
 4 Real Madrid 7-7 
 5 Khimky 7-7 
 6 Brose Bask. 7-7 
 7 Olympiacos 6-8 
 8 Zalgiris 2-12 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/8/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
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, Maccabi16.9 
 7. Limonad, Hapoel T.16.5 
 8. Lyons, Maccabi16.4 
 9. Gaines, Ironi N.15.8 
 10. Crawford, Bnei H.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Estudian.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Simpson, Estudian.10.7 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat10.0 
 3. Howell, Ironi N.9.9 
 4. Monroe, Maccabi8.9 
 5. Killingswort., Mac.8.4 
 6. Clyburn, Hapoel Ho.8.3 
 7. Singleton, Bnei H.7.9 
 8. Moser, Hapoel H.7.9 
 9. Allen, Hapoel T-A7.7 
 10. Solomon, Maccabi7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi T-A
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mekel, Maccabi T-A7.3 
 2. Berkowitz, Ironi N.6.4 
 3. Vargas, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Garrett, Maccabi6.2 
 5. Reynolds, Hapoel H.6.0 
 6. Naimy, Ironi N.5.7 
 7. Battle, Ventspils5.6 
 8. Lyons, Maccabi5.0 
 9. Delaney, 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. Dawson, Maccabi1.9 
 8. Monroe, Maccabi1.8 
 9. Kane, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 10. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N'DIAYE
  Bnei H.
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. N'Diaye, Bnei H.2.4 
 2. Aminu, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 3. Gladness, San L.1.6 
 4. Fischer, Hapoel J.1.5 
 5. Simpson, Estudian.1.4 
 6. Randle, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Chubrevich, Maccabi1.1 
 8. Buckner, Maccabi1.1 
 9. Watt, Ironi N.1.1 
 10. Wright, Maccabi1.0 
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Game 4 (Quarter-Finals)

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National League Round 19: Ironi Nahariya defeats Maccabi Kiryat Bialik in the closest game of the week - Feb 26, 2013


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Nate Miller
Thirteenth-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-16) gave a tough game to second ranked Ironi Nahariya (15-4) on Tuesday. The visitors from Nahariya managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-22 charge of Ironi Nahariya, which allowed them to win the game. They made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game, while Maccabi Kiryat Bialik only scored thirteen points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Kiryat Bialik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) helped adding 20 points and 4 assists. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side guard Dror Davidi (190-84) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Ironi Nahariya maintains second place with 15-4 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona, which they share with Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nahariya is looking forward to face Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Yavne. 4th placed host Elitzur Yavne (13-6) lost to first ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (16-3) 113-104. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds. Bilal Benn accounted for 26 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) came up with 23 points and 6 assists for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Ironi Nes-Ziona maintains first place with 16-3 record. Elitzur Yavne at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Hapoel Afula. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Kazrin was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Hapoel Kazrin (10-9). Hapoel Kazrin managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77 on Tuesday. Anton Kazarnovski fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Darrin Govens produced 23 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Kazrin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Kazrin will meet league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Elitzur Ramla (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ninth ranked Elitzur Ramla (8-11) crushed at home 10th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (6-13) by 28 points 93-65, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Vernon Teel who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Elitzur Ramla maintains ninth place with 8-11 record. Hapoel Kfar Saba lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#8) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Beer Yaakov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19: Hod Hasharon destroyed Kiryat Tivon on the opponent's court 88-69. Macc.B.Yaakov unfortunately lost to Ironi Ramat Gan in a home game 67-82. Bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G recorded a loss to Hapoel Afula on the road 77-82.



Kiryat Tivon - Hod Hasharon 69-88

Very expected game when 12th ranked Kiryat Tivon (4-15) was crushed at home by third ranked Hod Hasharon (15-4) 88-69. Kiryat Tivon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 43-26 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds. American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. Swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) answered with 18 points and American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Kiryat Tivon. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hod Hasharon have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Kiryat Tivon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 15 games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Elitzur Yavne (#5) at home. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya (#2).
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 22+3reb+3ast, C.Odiakosa 21+18reb+1ast, E.Asante Asare 18+7reb+3ast, O.Hover 13+4reb+2ast, I.Stolero 9+1reb+3ast, G.Gandel 5+4reb+5ast
Kiryat Tivon: T.Ber-Aven 18+2reb+3ast, T.Darby 15+3reb, G.Murray 14+6reb, S.Farine 9+3reb+3ast, I.Raguan 6+2reb+1ast, C.Bouchman 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 197875


Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi Ramat Gan 67-82

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (11-8) defeated on the road 11th ranked Beer Yaakov (6-13) 82-67. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Ramat Gan. Beer Yaakov was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Beer Yaakov. Beer Yaakov's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ironi Ramat Gan have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Beer Yaakov at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hapoel Afula (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beer Yaakov will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 23+11reb, T.Kent 23+7reb+5ast, K.Ramsey 14+12reb+5ast, I.Grinboim 12+4reb+4ast, I.Mayor 5+5reb+3ast, T.Havkin 3
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Hall 27+13reb+1ast, A.Eliyahu 12+3reb+2ast, J.Alexander 12+11reb+1ast, O.Ida 4, I.Iram 4+2ast, L.Hason 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 197874


Hapoel Afula - Maccabi K/G 82-77

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Maccabi K/G (3-16) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Hapoel Afula (13-6) 82-77. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 20-13 Maccabi K/G's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-77 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Oz Blayzer (199-92) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Damon Peterson (201-68, college: Oklahoma, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi K/G. Maccabi K/G's coach Roni Tzukerman rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Afula moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Elitzur Yavne. Maccabi K/G lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Hapoel Afula's next round opponent will be Ironi Ramat Gan (#6) on the road. Maccabi K/G will play against Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 20+6reb+4ast, O.Blayzer 19+8reb+1ast, E.Eliyah 17+5reb, A.Fisher 17+3reb+3ast, S.Brener 7+5reb+10ast, L.Ariely 2
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 23+5reb+2ast, D.Peterson 15+6reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 14+2reb+1ast, T.Pisecki 9+2reb+1ast, O.Ron 6+5reb+3ast, M.El Amin 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197873


Maccabi K/B - Ironi Nahariya 86-88

Thirteenth-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-16) gave a tough game to second ranked Ironi Nahariya (15-4) on Tuesday. The visitors from Nahariya managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-22 charge of Ironi Nahariya, which allowed them to win the game. They made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game, while Maccabi Kiryat Bialik only scored thirteen points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Kiryat Bialik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green, agency: KMG Sports Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) helped adding 20 points and 4 assists. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side guard Dror Davidi (190-84) responded with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya maintains second place with 15-4 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona, which they share with Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nahariya is looking forward to face Kiryat Tivon (#12) in Kiryat Tivon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Maccabi K/G in Kiryat Gat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: N.Miller 24+5reb+2ast, R.Clemente 20+5reb, A.Zelkovits 20+2reb+4ast, R.Pitshon 10+10reb+1ast, N.Golan 6+2ast, J.Baze 3+1reb
Maccabi K/B: D.Davidi 31+7reb+7ast, D.Joyner 21+8reb+5ast, M.Shamis 11+2reb+2ast, A.Barak 11+2reb, Z.Tavor 6+2ast, S.Labanowski 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 197872


Hapoel Kazrin - Ironi K-A 84-77

The game in Kazrin was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (10-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Hapoel Kazrin (10-9). Hapoel Kazrin managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77 on Tuesday. Ironi Kiryat Ata trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 24-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-84 at the end of the game. Hapoel Kazrin made 32-of-41 free shots (78.0 percent) during the game. Naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Kazrin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Hapoel Kazrin will meet league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Elitzur Ramla (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: A.Gordon 20+2reb+3ast, A.Kazarnovski 20+13reb+2ast, M.James 17+6reb+7ast, R.Sabag 11+1reb, S.Salz 9+2reb+1ast, L.Shvarzvald 6+5reb+2ast
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 23+6reb+3ast, C.Watson 17+5reb, K.Izik 15+6reb+1ast, G.Halamish 8+5reb+1ast, I.Clark 7+8reb+4ast, N.Laish 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 197870


Elitzur Ramla - Hapoel K/S 93-65

Ninth ranked Elitzur Ramla (8-11) crushed at home 10th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (6-13) by 28 points 93-65, which is the biggest margin this round. Hapoel Kfar Saba was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 58-27 second half run of Elitzur Ramla. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Kfar Saba's 26. They outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 49-30 including a 40-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Elitzur Ramla players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Kfar Saba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. His fellow American import power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 23 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks for the winners. Four Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) answered with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks and Orel Lev (195-93) added 12 points in the effort for Hapoel Kfar Saba. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Elitzur Ramla maintains ninth place with 8-11 record. Hapoel Kfar Saba lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#8) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play against Beer Yaakov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Ramla: V.Teel 29+10reb+11ast, O.Cohen 20+6reb+3ast, J.Jefferson 18+23reb+4ast, A.Fogel 16+4reb+1ast, A.Guterman 5+2reb, T.Simchony 2+2reb+2ast
Hapoel K/S: M.McNeil 14+9reb+1ast, A.Harush 13+2reb+2ast, O.Lev 12+2reb+3ast, H.Karni 7+3reb+2ast, R.Elbaz 6+3reb+2ast, A.McCoy 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 197869


Elitzur Yavne - Ironi Nes-Ziona 104-113

The game between Top Four teams took place in Yavne. 4th placed host Elitzur Yavne (13-6) lost to first ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (16-3) 113-104. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Nes-Ziona made 27-of-35 charity shots (77.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Elitzur Yavne 49-30 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ironi Nes-Ziona players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Elitzur Yavne was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) accounted for 26 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) came up with 23 points and 6 assists and American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 25 points and 4 steals respectively for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona and five Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona maintains first place with 16-3 record. Elitzur Yavne at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Hapoel Afula. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 32+10reb+3ast, B.Benn 26+13reb+5ast, T.Karpels 20+5reb+5ast, C.Tate 18+12reb, R.Zehavian 7+4reb+4ast, G.Amitay 7+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 25+4reb+3ast, E.Hofman 23+3reb+6ast, M.McGhee 17+8reb+5ast, I.Nesterenko 13+6reb, N.Matalon 13+2reb+1ast, O.Farchi 9+2reb+3ast
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