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Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 17-6 
 2. Hapoel Holon 16-7 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 14-9 
 4. Hapoel Eilat 13-10 
 5. Hapoel J-M 13-10 
 6. Maccabi Haifa 12-11 
 7. Hapoel T-A 11-12 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 10-13 
 9. Maccabi Rishon 10-13 
 10. Galil Gilboa 10-13 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 8-15 
 12. Maccabi K/G 4-19 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
National League Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 17-7 
 2. Hapoel K/S 16-8 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 15-9 
 4. Hapoel B/S 15-9 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 14-10 
 6. Ironi K-A 14-10 
 7. Maccabi H/H 14-10 
 8. Macc.Rehovot 14-10 
 9. Hapoel Afula 11-13 
 10. Hap.Haifa 10-14 
 11. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-14 
 12. Galil Elion 10-14 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 5-19 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 3-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/21/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 18-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 16-3 
 3. Hapoel Acre 12-6 
 4. Beitar K/Y 11-7 
 5. Hapoel Maa lot 11-7 
 6. Hapoel E/H 10-8 
 7. Hapoel Jat 9-9 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 9-10 
 9. Maccabi P/T 8-11 
 10. Macc.Hadera 7-11 
 11. Wingate Acad. 5-14 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 3-15 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-18 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 15-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 12-5 
 3. Maccabi M/A 10-7 
 4. Maccabi M/S 10-7 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 10-8 
 6. Hapoel H/M 9-8 
 7. Hapoel H/A 9-9 
 8. Hapoel B/T 7-10 
 9. Hapoel Lod 7-10 
 10. Ironi K/O 7-10 
 11. Elitzur Ashkelon 6-11 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-16 
Last:3/7/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 21-7 
 2 CSKA 21-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-9 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-13 
 9 Darussafaka 14-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 FC Barcelona 11-17 
 12 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 13 Galatasaray 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-21 
 16 Unics 7-21 
Last:3/24/2017
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: 21.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A21.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.7 
 4. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.16.7 
 6. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.1 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 8. Selby, Maccabi K/G15.8 
 9. Simon, Maccabi .15.5 
 10. Wayns, Maccabi .15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.2 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.3 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.2 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.2 
 5. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 8. Williams, Hapoel T.7.5 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.5 
 10. Carmichael, Maccabi .6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.2 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.5 
 5. Lyons, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 6. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 7. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Weems, Maccabi T-A4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.2 
 2. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M2.1 
 3. Carter, Maccabi .2.0 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 7. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 8. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
 9. Ziv, Maccabi .1.7 
 10. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.2 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Kelly, Maccabi K/G1.0 
 8. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 9. N'Diaye, Bnei H.1.0 
 10. Williams, Hapoel T.0.9 
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Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Macc.Ashdod 53% Mar.26 Bnei Hertzel
Ironi Nahari Mar.26 Macc.Haifa 58%
Galil Gilboa 54% Mar.26 Hap.Eilat
Hapoel T-A 83% Mar.26 Maccabi K/G
Macc.Rishon Mar.26 Hapoel J-M 62%
Maccabi T-A 59% Mar.26 Hap.Holon
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Hap.Haifa 50% Mar.28 Ironi Nes-Zi
Hap.R/G Giv 81% Mar.28 Ramat Hashar
Hap.Afula 72% Mar.28 Galil Elion
Macc.Raanana 74% Mar.28 Hapoel B/S
Maccabi H/H 86% Mar.28 Ironi Ramat
Hap.Migd.H. Mar.28 Hapoel K/S 66%
Macc.Rehovot 56% Mar.28 Ironi K-A
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 64% Mar.31 Unics
Galatasaray Mar.31 Baskonia 55%
Panathinaiko 54% Mar.31 CSKA
Real Madrid 73% Mar.31 Fenerbahce
Zalgiris 75% Mar.31 EA7 Armani
Anadolu Efes 58% Mar.30 Olympiacos
Brose Bask. 51% Mar.30 Darussafaka
FC Barcelona 59% Mar.30 Maccabi T-A
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Valencia 84% Mar.28 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
National League Round 21 of Regular Season - Mar 1, 2017


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The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

There was a change at the National League leadership position after last games. Round 21 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Hapoel B/S (14-7). They were edged by fifth ranked Maccabi Rehovot (13-8) 60-59 on Tuesday night. American forward Evan Yates (198-91, college: Ashland) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and swingman Gur Porat (197-79) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Maccabi Rehovot's coach Avner Yeor used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Maccabi Rehovot have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hap.R/G Givat. and Ironi K-A. Hapoel B/S at the other side dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel K/S. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi Raanana. Hapoel B/S will play next round against Ironi Ramat Gan trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Rehovot will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Hap.R/G Givat. in Givataim.
An interesting game took place in Afula where 4th placed Hap.R/G Givat. (13-8) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Hapoel Afula (10-11) 86-65. American forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-91, college: Akron) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Omer Tal accounted for 15 points and 6 assists. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) came up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Hap.R/G Givat. in the defeat. Hapoel Afula moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hap.R/G Givat. at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Macc.Rehovot and Ironi K-A. Hapoel Afula will play against league's leader Maccabi Raanana on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hap.R/G Givat. will play against Maccabi Rehovot and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
12th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-14) was outscored at home by second ranked Maccabi Raanana (15-6) with the biggest margin this round 97-55 on Tuesday night. The best player for the winners was Josh Hairston who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Jaraun Burrows who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi Raanana have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Hap.Haifa lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth place with 14 games lost. Maccabi Raanana will meet at home Hapoel Afula (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hap.Haifa will play against Hasharon in Ramat Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 21: Ramat Hasharon lost to Maccabi H/H on the opponent's court 86-91. Bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan was outscored by Ironi Nes-Ziona in a home game 67-91. Galil Elion recorded a loss to Hapoel K/S on the road 85-78. Hapoel Migd.H. was crushed by Ironi K-A on its own court 67-100.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 9 rebounds by Sir'Dominic Pointer of Ironi K-A.

Maccabi H/H - Ramat Hasharon 91-86

Very expected game in Hod Hasharon where 13th ranked Hasharon (4-17) was defeated by eighth ranked Hasharon (11-10) 91-86 on Tuesday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists. Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 27 points and 5 rebounds. Hasharon's coach Hanan Hershkovich allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Lorenzo Gordon (201-83, college: Oklahoma City) who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds and forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts) added 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hasharon maintains eighth place with 11-10 record. Hasharon lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. Hasharon will meet higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hasharon will play against Hap.Haifa (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ramat Hasharon: M.Esho 20+1reb+2ast, L.Gordon 20+7reb+3ast, A.Honig 11+7reb+2ast, A.Navon 11+5reb+2ast, R.Cornelius 10+1reb+1ast, M.Moscovitz 9+7reb+1ast
Maccabi H/H: S.Warren 27+5reb+1ast, V.Teel 22+8reb+13ast, I.Simin 13+1reb+3ast, C.Bouchman 10+6reb+2ast, S.Malkov 9+1reb, O.Shaashoua 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 498506


Macc.Rehovot - Hapoel B/S 60-59

There was a change at the National League leadership position after last games. Round 21 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Hapoel B/S (14-7). They were edged by fifth ranked Maccabi Rehovot (13-8) 60-59 on Tuesday night. American forward Evan Yates (198-91, college: Ashland) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and swingman Gur Porat (197-79) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Yates is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Maccabi Rehovot's coach Avner Yeor used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Jason Williams (198-83, college: UTEP) scored 18 points. Maccabi Rehovot have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hap.R/G Givat. and Ironi K-A. Hapoel B/S at the other side dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel K/S. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi Raanana. Hapoel B/S will play next round against Ironi Ramat Gan trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Rehovot will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Hap.R/G Givat. in Givataim.
Top scorers:
Hapoel B/S: J.Williams 18+2reb+1ast, J.Allen 16+11reb+3ast, D.Shamriz 16+1reb+1ast, J.Lewis 5+3reb+1ast, R.Netzia 3+4reb+3ast, A.Fisher 1+4reb+2ast
Macc.Rehovot: E.Yates 17+12reb, G.Porat 11+6reb+2ast, I.Eiram 10+6reb, Y.Levi 9+4reb, M.Addison 5+5reb+4ast, D.Drapic 3+3reb
gschID: 498505


Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi Nes-Ziona 67-91

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (12-9) smashed on the road bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-19) 91-67 on Tuesday. Ironi Nes-Ziona dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Ramat Gan's 36. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 27 Ironi Ramat Gan turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. The former international Raviv Pitshon (201-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Five Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American Sean Labanowski (205-92) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and American power forward Anthony Lee (206-91, college: Ohio St.) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively. 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 maintains seventh place with 12-9 record. Ironi Ramat Gan lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Ironi Nes-Ziona will meet at home higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against the league's second-placed Hapoel B/S (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: S.Labanowski 18+10reb+2ast, V.Gandlin 11+4reb+1ast, A.Lee 8+12reb+1ast, T.Zalmanson 7+1reb, R.Apelstein 6+1reb, A.Harari 6+3reb
Ironi Nes-Ziona: L.Roberts 19+10reb+2ast, J.Beal 18+3reb+3ast, R.Pitshon 13+12reb+3ast, G.Gutt 12+2ast, T.Michael Dunne 10+7reb+2ast, G.Amitay 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 498501


Hapoel K/S - Galil Elion 85-78

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Galil Elion (9-12) was defeated on the road by third ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (14-7) 85-78 on Tuesday. Hapoel Kfar Saba made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-93, college: Auburn) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel B/S. Loser Galil Elion dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet Ironi Nes-Ziona (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Galil Elion will play against Hapoel Migd.H. (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galil Elion: R.Geffen 20+1reb+3ast, M.Kikus 18+5reb+3ast, C.Bowers 16+10reb+1ast, G.Jordan 14+17reb+4ast, S.Salz 7+9reb+7ast, G.Farber 3+1reb
Hapoel K/S: D.Livingston 32+14reb+1ast, T.Watson 18+14reb+4ast, A.Cohen 14+5reb+6ast, E.Rotemberg 10+13reb+1ast, G.Gilinski 6+2reb+3ast, B.Azoulay 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 498503


Hapoel Afula - Hap.R/G Givat. 86-65

An interesting game took place in Afula where 4th placed Hap.R/G Givat. (13-8) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Hapoel Afula (10-11) 86-65. Hapoel Afula outrebounded Hap.R/G Givat. 42-30 including 18 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Hap.R/G Givat.'s players. American forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-91, college: Akron) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and guard Omer Tal (188-92) accounted for 15 points and 6 assists. Five Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) came up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Nigerian Jamal Olasewere (201-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Hap.R/G Givat. in the defeat. Hapoel Afula moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hap.R/G Givat. at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with Macc.Rehovot and Ironi K-A. Hapoel Afula will play against league's leader Maccabi Raanana on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hap.R/G Givat. will play against Maccabi Rehovot and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hap.R/G Givat.: R.Madden 20+6reb+5ast, Y.Solomon 15+3reb+1ast, J.Olasewere 9+9reb+1ast, U.Kokia 9+9reb, L.Lifshitz 6+1reb+3ast, L.Shem-Tov 3+2reb+2ast
Hapoel Afula: D.Treadwell 19+16reb+4ast, J.Cannon 16+7reb+2ast, O.Tal 15+4reb+6ast, O.Lev 14+5reb+5ast, A.Gershon 13+3reb+5ast, R.Sabag 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 498502


Hap.Haifa - Maccabi Raanana 55-97

12th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-14) was outscored at home by second ranked Maccabi Raanana (15-6) with the biggest margin this round 97-55 on Tuesday night. Maccabi Raanana outrebounded Hap.Haifa 47-26 including a 37-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hap.Haifa's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi Raanana made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Samme Givens (198-89, college: Drexel) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79) added 11 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi Raanana have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Hap.Haifa lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth place with 14 games lost. Maccabi Raanana will meet at home Hapoel Afula (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hap.Haifa will play against Hasharon in Ramat Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hap.Haifa: J.Burrows 16+7reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 11+2reb+3ast, O.Zinderman 6+6reb+2ast, D.Licht 6+2reb, G.Saar 5+2reb, T.Parselani 5+3reb+1ast
Maccabi Raanana: Y.Zoosman 23+4reb+1ast, J.Hairston 18+13reb+3ast, S.Givens 16+8reb+5ast, N.Neumann 8+3reb+1ast, I.Paz 7+4reb+3ast, L.Moran 6+5reb+5ast
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Hapoel Migd.H. - Ironi K-A 67-100

Everything went according to plan in Tarshicha where sixth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (13-8) outscored 9th ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (10-11) 100-67 on Tuesday. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Hapoel Migd.H.'s players. The best player for the winners was American swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-92, college: St.John's) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Sagiv David (198-92) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Ironi Kiryat Ata players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Marcus Relphorde (198-88, college: Colorado) added 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively. 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. Ironi Kiryat Ata have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Macc.Rehovot and Hap.R/G Givat. Loser Hapoel Migd.H. keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Hapoel Afula. Ironi Kiryat Ata will meet at home Hasharon (#8) in the next round. Hapoel Migd.H. will play against Galil Elion in Kazrin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Migd.H.: C.Gaston 16+9reb+1ast, M.Relphorde 14+6reb+4ast, C.Rosenberg 13+4reb+1ast, Y.Holodov 8+1reb+5ast, L.Ariely 5+2reb+2ast, D.Wachner 4+1reb
Ironi K-A: S.Pointer 25+9reb+1ast, S.David 14+8reb+3ast, T.Sankar 13+1reb+5ast, D.Joyner 12+6reb+3ast, N.Matalon 12+3reb+4ast, Y.Ainhorn 10+4reb+10ast
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