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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-5 
 2. Hapoel Holon 13-6 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 12-7 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 12-8 
 5. Hapoel J-M 11-9 
 6. Hapoel T-A 10-9 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 10-9 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 9-10 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 8-11 
 10. Galil Gilboa 8-11 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 5-14 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-16 
Full Standings
Last:2/22/2017
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 14-6 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 14-6 
 3. Hapoel K/S 13-7 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 13-7 
 5. Macc.Rehovot 12-8 
 6. Ironi K-A 12-8 
 7. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-9 
 8. Maccabi H/H 10-10 
 9. Hapoel Migd.H. 9-10 
 10. Galil Elion 9-11 
 11. Hapoel Afula 9-11 
 12. Hap.Haifa 7-13 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 4-15 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:2/21/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 13-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 13-1 
 3. Hapoel Acre 9-5 
 4. Hapoel Maa lot 9-5 
 5. Beitar K/Y 8-6 
 6. Hapoel E/H 6-6 
 7. Hapoel Jat 6-7 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 6-7 
 9. Macc.Hadera 6-7 
 10. Maccabi P/T 6-8 
 11. Wingate Acad. 3-10 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 2-11 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-13 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 11-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 10-3 
 3. Maccabi M/A 9-4 
 4. Maccabi M/S 9-4 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 8-5 
 6. Ironi K/O 6-7 
 7. Elitzur Ashkelon 5-8 
 8. Hapoel H/A 5-8 
 9. Hapoel H/M 5-8 
 10. Hapoel Lod 5-8 
 11. Hapoel B/T 4-9 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 0-13 
Last:2/9/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 17-5 
 2 CSKA 16-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-6 
 4 Fenerbahce 14-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 13-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 12-10 
 7 Baskonia 12-10 
 8 Anadolu Efes 11-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-11 
 10 Zalgiris 9-13 
 11 Brose Bask. 8-14 
 12 FC Barcelona 8-14 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-14 
 14 Unics 7-15 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-15 
 16 Galatasaray 7-15 
Last:2/10/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/8/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark LYONS
  Hapoel T-A
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A23.4 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.8 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A17.1 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 7. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 8. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.3 
 9. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.3 
 10. Dawson, Maccabi .15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.9.9 
 2. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.3 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.1 
 4. Holloway, Galil G.8.6 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Williams, Hapoel T.7.7 
 7. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.4 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .7.1 
 2. Lyons, Hapoel T-A6.3 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.2 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 5. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.7 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.1 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.8 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.4 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 3. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 5. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 7. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.1.7 
 9. Workman, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.0 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Segev, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.5 
 5. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
Player of the Week

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

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

Round 21 (Regular Season)

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

Round 21 (Regular Season)

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

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 69% Feb.24 Baskonia
Brose Bask. Feb.24 Zalgiris 51%
Panathinaiko 76% Feb.24 Unics
Real Madrid 73% Feb.24 Darussafaka
Crvena Zvezd Feb.23 Galatasaray 51%
CSKA 75% Feb.23 Maccabi T-A
EA7 Armani 68% Feb.23 FC Barcelona
Fenerbahce 57% Feb.23 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

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

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

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

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Winner League Round 19: Leader Maccabi T-A loses to Hapoel Tel-Aviv - Mar 4, 2013


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The Regular Season in Winner League is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Maccabi T-A (17-2) recorded its second loss on the court of ninth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Hapoel Tel-Aviv 69-65. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Bar Timor (190-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 20 points. American point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Tel-Aviv (8-11) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon and Maccabi Ashdod. Defending champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top position with two games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#10) on the road in the next round. Maccabi T-A will play against GreenTops Netanya (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Netanya. Third ranked Hapoel Eilat (12-7) saved a 2-point derby victory on the road edging 5th ranked GreenTops Netanya (9-10) 74-72 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Scotty Hopson contributed with 18 points for the winners. point guard Eyal Shulman (192-87) answered with 19 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for GreenTops Netanya. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. Hapoel Eilat will play against Maccabi Ashdod (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. GreenTops Netanya will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Hod Hasharon was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Maccabi Haifa (12-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Bnei Hasharon (8-11). Maccabi Haifa managed to secure a 7-point victory 89-82 on Sunday. It was a great evening for Pat Calathes who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side J.R. Reynolds responded with 32 points and 4 assists. Maccabi Haifa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Ashdod. Maccabi Haifa will meet at home Hapoel Jerusalem (#4) in the next round. Bnei Hasharon will play against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Ashkelon. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 12th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (5-14) to eleventh ranked Hapoel Holon (7-12) 83-82 on Sunday evening. The game was dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for Frank Hassell who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Hapoel Holon moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Ironi Ashkelon lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#9) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ashkelon will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion.
Important game to mention about took place in Ashdod. Tenth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-11) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked Galil Gilboa (7-12) 86-84 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. Diamon Simpson fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Maccabi Ashdod's coach Ofer Berkovic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Bnei Hasharon. Loser Galil Gilboa dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Maccabi Ashdod will face league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Galil Gilboa will play against Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon.

In the last game of round 19 Maccabi Rishon defeated Hapoel J-M in Rishon Le-Zion 91-83.


Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Rishon 83-91

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 4th placed Hapoel Jerusalem (11-8) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Maccabi Rishon (10-9) 91-83 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 54-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The game was also dominated by American players. Forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points and 7 assists. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 25 points and forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Maccabi Rishon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 10-9 record. Loser Hapoel Jerusalem keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Maccabi Rishon will face bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Maccabi Haifa (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 23+13reb+2ast, W.Warren 20+4reb+7ast, L.Jones 16+2reb+4ast, A.Uter 14+10reb+2ast, N.Cohen 9+2reb+1ast, N.Hanochi 8+2reb+1ast
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 25+3reb, R.Limonad 17+4reb+3ast, C.Smith 13+11reb, M.Tapiro 9+2reb+7ast, E.Kadir 7+2reb+1ast, J.Pullen 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 193026


Hapoel T-A - Maccabi T-A 69-65

Top ranked Maccabi T-A (17-2) recorded its second loss on the court of ninth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Hapoel Tel-Aviv 69-65. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Bar Timor (190-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 20 points. American point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 15 points and 5 blocks respectively for lost side. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Tel-Aviv (8-11) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon and Maccabi Ashdod. Defending champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top position with two games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#10) on the road in the next round. Maccabi T-A will play against GreenTops Netanya (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: B.Timor 20+2reb+1ast, C.Kelly 18+9reb+2ast, D.Stitt 13+1reb+2ast, M.Naor 8+3reb+3ast, B.Randle 7+7reb+1ast, Y.Shiran 2+2reb
Maccabi T-A: R.Hickman 23+7reb+2ast, S.James 15+4reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 11+5reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 5+1reb+6ast, S.Landesberg 4+5reb, N.Caner-Medley 4+1reb
gschID: 193021


Netanya - Hapoel Eilat 72-74

Important game to mention about took place in Netanya. Third ranked Hapoel Eilat (12-7) saved a 2-point derby victory on the road edging 5th ranked GreenTops Netanya (9-10) 74-72 on Sunday evening. Hapoel Eilat outrebounded GreenTops Netanya 33-22 including 21 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) contributed with 18 points for the winners. point guard Eyal Shulman (192-87) answered with 19 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for GreenTops Netanya. Four GreenTops Netanya players scored in double figures. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. Hapoel Eilat will play against Maccabi Ashdod (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. GreenTops Netanya will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 18+3reb+1ast, L.O'Bannon 15+3reb+2ast, E.Holman 14+13reb, A.Nissim 9+2reb+1ast, J.Tillman 8+6reb, T.Younger 7+3reb+2ast
Netanya: E.Shulman 19+3reb+5ast, M.Killingsworth 16+3reb+1ast, R.Morgan 13+7reb+1ast, R.Bradley 10+3reb+2ast, D.Washington 9+4reb+2ast, Y.Orland 3
gschID: 193023


Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Haifa 82-89

The game in Hod Hasharon was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Maccabi Haifa (12-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Bnei Hasharon (8-11). Maccabi Haifa managed to secure a 7-point victory 89-82 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 7 points. It was a great evening for American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. International point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) helped adding 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard J.R. Reynolds (188-84, college: Virginia) responded with 32 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points. Maccabi Haifa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Ashdod. Maccabi Haifa will meet at home Hapoel Jerusalem (#4) in the next round. Bnei Hasharon will play against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 25+9reb+4ast, G.Mekel 24+5reb+6ast, D.Smith 13+4reb+3ast, I.Kozikaro 12+3reb, C.Carr 7+2reb+2ast, J.Thomas 7+11reb
Bnei Hasharon: J.Reynolds 32+3reb+4ast, R.Beck 18+2reb+1ast, D.Caracter 11+6reb+1ast, B.Rice 8+3reb+3ast, J.Jones 7+9reb+1ast, N.Berkowitz 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 193025


Maccabi Ashdod - Galil Gilboa 86-84

Important game to mention about took place in Ashdod. Tenth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-11) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked Galil Gilboa (7-12) 86-84 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 28-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) chipped in 18 points. Maccabi Ashdod's coach Ofer Berkovic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) produced 22 points and the former international Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Maccabi Ashdod and five Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Bnei Hasharon. Loser Galil Gilboa dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Maccabi Ashdod will face league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Galil Gilboa will play against Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: M.Collins 18+4reb+3ast, D.Simpson 16+9reb+2ast, M.Mizrahi 14+4reb, D.Hagag 11+2reb+1ast, J.Skeen 11+8reb, A.Freeman 9+2reb+5ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 22+4reb+2ast, D.Yavzuri 16+10reb+2ast, M.Watt 16+5reb, J.Smith 12+4reb+6ast, Y.Green 10+8reb+3ast, K.Hayes 5+1ast
gschID: 193024


Elizur Ashkelon - Hapoel Holon 82-83

A very interesting game took place in Ashkelon. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 12th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (5-14) to eleventh ranked Hapoel Holon (7-12) 83-82 on Sunday evening. Ironi Ashkelon was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 26-16 charge of Hapoel Holon, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) accounted for 25 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Ironi Ashkelon in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Ironi Ashkelon lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#9) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ashkelon will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 25+2reb+4ast, L.Hill 19+6reb, F.Hassell 19+17reb, D.Waters 13+10ast, S.Harush 7+2reb+3ast, Z.Rosen 0+1reb+2ast
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Hayes 19+3reb, M.Dove 16+8reb+3ast, J.Mills 15+11reb+2ast, M.Moore 12+5reb+5ast, D.Shamriz 8+1reb, O.Shaashoua 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 193022


  




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