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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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National League Round 21: Top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona wins another game - Mar 12, 2013


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

National League top team - Ironi Nes-Ziona (18-3) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Elitzur Ramla (8-13) 92-70. The game without a history. Ironi Nes-Ziona led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 20 Elitzur Ramla turnovers. It was a good game for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) answered with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Elitzur Ramla. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-3 record. Elitzur Ramla at the other side keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona are looking forward to face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hod Hasharon and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
The game in Yavne was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Ironi Nahariya (17-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Elitzur Yavne (14-7). Ironi Nahariya defeated Elitzur Yavne 82-71. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks for the winners and Aviram Zelkovits chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Ukrainian power forward Igor Nesterenko (201-90) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-4 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Ironi Nahariya will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G (#13) in Kiryat Gat and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kazrin was also quite interesting. Third ranked Hod Hasharon (16-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (10-11). Hod Hasharon defeated Hapoel Kazrin 90-80 on Tuesday. Chukwudinma Odiakosa nailed 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Mike James came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Hapoel Kazrin in the defeat. Hapoel Kazrin's coach Ziv Bartana rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hod Hasharon maintains third place with 16-5 record having just two points less than leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Hod Hasharon will meet at home Elitzur Ramla (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Afula. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Hapoel Afula (13-8) to eleventh ranked Beer Yaakov (7-14) 116-113 on Tuesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. The best player for the winners was Jermaine Hall who scored 43 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Beer Yaakov moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Beer Yaakov's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) at home. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10).
The game between sixth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (12-9) and 10th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (7-14) in Kiryat Ata on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Ironi Kiryat Ata outscored guests from Kfar Saba 90-62. It was a good game for Ivory Clark who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory Ironi Kiryat Ata went down to seventh position due to points difference. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in Nes Ziyona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play on the road against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

In the last two games of round 21 Ironi Ramat Gan beat Maccabi K/B on the road 87-79. Kiryat Tivon won against Maccabi K/G on its own court 94-81.
The most impressive performance of 21th round was 31 points and 14 rebounds by Lenny Daniel of Maccabi K/G.



Elitzur Yavne - Ironi Nahariya 71-82

The game in Yavne was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Ironi Nahariya (17-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Elitzur Yavne (14-7). Ironi Nahariya defeated Elitzur Yavne 82-71. The game was mostly controlled by Ironi Nahariya. Elitzur Yavne was better in fourth quarter 24-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nahariya forced 19 Elitzur Yavne turnovers. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks for the winners and guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Four Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Ukrainian power forward Igor Nesterenko (201-90) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-4 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Elitzur Yavne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Ironi Nahariya will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Maccabi K/G (#13) in Kiryat Gat and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: R.Clemente 31+11reb+4ast, N.Golan 19+1reb+2ast, A.Zelkovits 18+7reb+1ast, N.Miller 11+7reb+5ast, R.Pitshon 3+6reb, A.Matta 0+1reb
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 22+5reb+2ast, I.Nesterenko 19+10reb, M.McGhee 12+11reb+2ast, E.Hofman 7+1reb+3ast, N.Matalon 4+2reb+3ast, L.Shem-Tov 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 197886


Maccabi K/B - Ironi Ramat Gan 79-87

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (13-8) beat on the road bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (3-18) 87-79 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Maccabi Kiryat Bialik won second period 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Ramat Gan forced 23 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. American power forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) answered with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Dror Davidi (190-84) added 21 points in the effort for Maccabi Kiryat Bialik. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ironi Ramat Gan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel Afula. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan will 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 Beer Yaakov.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 18+11reb+3ast, K.Ramsey 17+12reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 13+2ast, D.Assaf 12+2reb+1ast, T.Kent 9+3reb+1ast, I.Mayor 8+3reb+2ast
Maccabi K/B: D.Davidi 21+2reb+3ast, D.Joyner 20+8reb+4ast, M.Alexander 9+4reb+3ast, Z.Tavor 8+4reb+4ast, M.Shamis 8+1reb+1ast, E.Gtoe 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 197887


Ironi K-A - Hapoel K/S 90-62

The game between sixth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (12-9) and 10th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (7-14) in Kiryat Ata on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Ironi Kiryat Ata outscored guests from Kfar Saba 90-62. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-62. It was a good game for American forward Ivory Clark (198-85) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) answered with 14 points and American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) added 5 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Kfar Saba. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory Ironi Kiryat Ata went down to seventh position due to points difference. Loser Hapoel Kfar Saba keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona in Nes Ziyona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play on the road against the league's leader Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: I.Clark 19+9reb+1ast, K.Izik 16+6reb+3ast, D.Govens 13+5reb+2ast, A.Nanikashvili 12+1ast, G.Halamish 8+4reb+1ast, B.Shmila 6+1ast
Hapoel K/S: M.Hampton 18+3reb+2ast, E.Rotemberg 14+4reb, H.Karni 9+3reb+1ast, O.Lev 6+1reb, A.Harush 6+5reb, M.McNeil 5+12reb+1ast
gschID: 197883


Kiryat Tivon - Maccabi K/G 94-81

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Kiryat Tivon and 12th ranked Maccabi K/G had identical 4-16 record. This time Kiryat Tivon used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Kiryat Gat 94-81 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 50-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kiryat Tivon outrebounded Maccabi K/G 37-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Maccabi K/G was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Greg Murray (195-89, college: Point Loma) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Two Points) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maccabi K/G. Maccabi K/G's coach Roni Tzukerman tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kiryat Tivon (5-16) moved-up to twelfth place. Newly promoted Maccabi K/G dropped to the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. Kiryat Tivon will face higher ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Elitzur Yavne (#4) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: S.Farine 28+5reb+2ast, G.Murray 21+9reb+2ast, C.Bouchman 10+11reb+5ast, T.Ber-Aven 10+4reb+7ast, I.Raguan 8+2reb+2ast, D.Aviv 7+1reb+1ast
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 31+14reb+2ast, M.El Amin 14+2reb+4ast, H.Gonshor 12+1reb+3ast, O.Ron 8+1ast, T.Pisecki 8+3reb+3ast, D.Peterson 5+1reb
gschID: 197889


Hapoel Kazrin - Hod Hasharon 80-90

The game in Kazrin was also quite interesting. Third ranked Hod Hasharon (16-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (10-11). Hod Hasharon defeated Hapoel Kazrin 90-80 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Hapoel Kazrin managed to win second period 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) nailed 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) accounted for 20 points and 6 assists. American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Hapoel Kazrin in the defeat. Four Hod Hasharon and five Hapoel Kazrin players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kazrin's coach Ziv Bartana rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hod Hasharon maintains third place with 16-5 record having just two points less than leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Newly promoted Hapoel Kazrin keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Hod Hasharon will meet at home Elitzur Ramla (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel Kazrin will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Nahariya and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: C.Odiakosa 21+9reb, B.Walker 20+4reb+6ast, G.Gandel 20+4reb+3ast, E.Asante Asare 10+9reb+4ast, I.Stolero 8+2reb+2ast, A.Skverer 7+1reb+1ast
Hapoel Kazrin: M.James 22+9reb+1ast, A.Kazarnovski 16+12reb+3ast, R.Sabag 11+1reb+6ast, S.Salz 10+4reb, A.Gordon 10+4reb+2ast, I.Nir 7+3reb
gschID: 197885


Elitzur Ramla - Ironi Nes-Ziona 70-92

National League top team - Ironi Nes-Ziona (18-3) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Elitzur Ramla (8-13) 92-70. The game without a history. Ironi Nes-Ziona led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 20 Elitzur Ramla turnovers. It was a good game for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. American guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) answered with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Or Zinderman (188-89) added 14 points in the effort for Elitzur Ramla. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-3 record. Elitzur Ramla at the other side keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona are looking forward to face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hod Hasharon and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 18+1reb+2ast, B.Benn 17+7reb+3ast, T.Karpels 16+3reb, C.Tate 12+8reb+1ast, R.Zehavian 8+7reb+4ast, G.Amitay 7+7reb+4ast
Elitzur Ramla: V.Teel 18+7reb+4ast, O.Zinderman 14+3reb+1ast, O.Cohen 12+4reb+1ast, J.Jefferson 8+5reb, A.Guterman 7+2reb+1ast, O.Plavnik 5+3reb
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Hapoel Afula - Macc.B.Yaakov 113-116

A very interesting game took place in Afula. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Hapoel Afula (13-8) to eleventh ranked Beer Yaakov (7-14) 116-113 on Tuesday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Beer Yaakov made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) who scored 43 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who recorded a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and point guard Shmuel Brener (188-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five Beer Yaakov and four Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. Beer Yaakov moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S. Hapoel Afula at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Beer Yaakov's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (#14) at home. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#10).
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Hall 43+6reb, J.Alexander 22+16reb+2ast, I.Simin 17+3reb+8ast, I.Iram 15+5reb+1ast, A.Eliyahu 13+1reb+8ast, S.Kleimintz 4+1reb+2ast
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 33+12reb, A.Fisher 22+4reb+2ast, S.Brener 18+5reb+7ast, O.Blayzer 15+7reb+1ast, L.Ariely 10+2reb, I.Bochman 8+7reb+5ast
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