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Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel J-M 2-0 
 2. Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3. Ironi Nahariya 1-1 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliya 1-1 
 5. Hapoel Eilat 1-1 
 6. Galil Gilboa 1-1 
 7. Ironi Nes-Ziona 1-1 
 8. Maccabi Ashdod 1-1 
 9. Hapoel T-A 1-1 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-1 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-1 
 12. Hapoel Holon 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/19/2017
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur K-A 1-0 
 2. Hap.Haifa 1-0 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 1-0 
 4. Macc.Rehovot 1-0 
 5. Maccabi H/H 1-0 
 6. Maccabi K/G 1-0 
 7. Hapoel Galilee 0-0 
 8. Elitzur Yavne 0-1 
 9. Hapoel Afula 0-1 
 10. Hapoel B/S 0-1 
 11. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 12. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-1 
 13. Maccabi K/M 0-1 
 14. Maccabi Raanana 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:10/18/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Beitar K/Y 0-0 
 2. Elitzur G/S 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ironi 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Acre 0-0 
 5. Hapoel E/H 0-0 
 6. Hapoel Jat 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Maa lot 0-0 
 8. Hapoel N/E 0-0 
 9. Hapoel Zefat 0-0 
 10. Ironi K/O 0-0 
 11. Macc.Carmiel 0-0 
 12. Ramat Hasharon 0-0 
South
 1. City Center 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Ashkelon 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-0 
 4. Hapoel G/N 0-0 
 5. Hapoel H/A 0-0 
 6. Hapoel H/M 0-0 
 7. Hapoel Lod 0-0 
 8. Hapoel M/M 0-0 
 9. Maccabi B/Y 0-0 
 10. Maccabi M/A 0-0 
 11. Maccabi M/S 0-0 
 12. Maccabi P/T 0-0 
Last:9/16/2017
Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 Khimki 2-0 
 2 Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3 Olympiacos 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 7 Zalgiris 1-1 
 8 Unicaja 1-1 
 9 CSKA 1-1 
 10 Valencia 1-1 
 11 Fenerbahce 1-1 
 12 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Baskonia 0-2 
 15 Brose Bask. 0-2 
 16 EA7 Armani 0-2 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/20/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 2-0 
 2 Fiat TO 2-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Andorra 0-2 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-2 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2 Buducnost 2-0 
 3 Grissin Bon RE 1-1 
 4 Lietkabelis 1-1 
 5 Galatasaray 0-2 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2 Limoges 1-1 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-1 
 4 ALBA 1-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 1-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-2 
Group D
 1 ASVEL 1-1 
 2 Dolomiti En. TR 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Tofas 1-1 
 6 Zenit 1-1 
Last:10/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alex YOUNG
  Ironi N.
  (198-G/F-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Young, Ironi N.20.0 
 2. Tollefsen, Maccabi .19.0 
 3. Laury, Maccabi .18.5 
 4. Holloway, Hapoel H.18.0 
 5. Alexander, Hapoel H.17.5 
 6. Stone, Galil Gilboa17.0 
 7. Siggers, Maccabi .17.0 
 8. Rosario, Hapoel Eilat16.5 
 9. Daye, Hapoel J-M16.5 
 10. Dawson, Bnei H.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David LAURY
  Maccabi .
  (206-F/C-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Laury, Maccabi .11.0 
 2. Ginat, Hapoel T-A10.5 
 3. Stone, Galil Gilboa10.5 
 4. Bolden, Maccabi .9.5 
 5. Kanacevic, Bnei H.9.5 
 6. Howell, Hapoel J-M9.5 
 7. Lee, Maccabi .9.0 
 8. Browne, Ironi N.8.5 
 9. Alexander, Hapoel H.8.5 
 10. Allen, Hapoel T-A8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Jackson, Maccabi .6.5 
 2. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .6.0 
 3. Ziv, Ironi Nahariya6.0 
 4. Dunne, Ironi N.5.5 
 5. Henry, Maccabi .4.5 
 6. Blatt, Hapoel Holon4.5 
 7. Brown, Galil Gilboa4.5 
 8. Stone, Galil Gilboa4.5 
 9. Loyd, Hapoel Eilat4.5 
 10. McKee, Hapoel T-A4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WALDEN
  Hapoel Holon
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Walden, Hapoel Holon4.0 
 2. Artzi, Maccabi Haifa3.0 
 3. Stone, Galil Gilboa3.0 
 4. Shuchman, Galil G.2.5 
 5. Lee, Maccabi .2.5 
 6. Jackson, Maccabi .2.5 
 7. McKee, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 8. Ginat, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 9. Browne, Ironi N.2.0 
 10. Laury, Maccabi .2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zach LEDAY
  Galil Gilboa
  (201-F/C-94)
  Avg: 3
 1. LeDay, Galil Gilboa3.0 
 2. Blayzer, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Alexander, Hapoel H.2.0 
 4. Henry, Maccabi .1.5 
 5. Archie, Bnei H.1.5 
 6. Allen, Hapoel T-A1.5 
 7. Zanna, Ironi N.1.0 
 8. Bier-Katz, Hapoel E.1.0 
 9. Chubrevich, Maccabi .1.0 
 10. Tyus, Maccabi T-A1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Bnei Hertzel 95% Oct.22 Hap.Holon
Galil Gilboa Oct.22 Maccabi T-A 76%
Hap.Eilat 56% Oct.22 Ironi Nahari
Hapoel T-A Oct.22 Hapoel J-M 77%
Macc.Haifa Oct.22 Ironi Nes-Zi 87%
Macc.Rishon Oct.22 Macc.Ashdod 87%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Hap.R/G Giv 98% Oct.24 Hapoel K/S
Elit.Yavne Oct.24 Maccabi H/H 96%
Maccabi K/M 57% Oct.24 Hap.Migd.H.
Hap.Haifa 50% Oct.24 Hap.Galilee
Macc.Rehovot 54% Oct.24 Elitzur K-A
Macc.Raanana 56% Oct.24 Hap.Afula
Hapoel B/S Oct.24 Maccabi K/G 96%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

CSKA 58% Oct.25 Panathinaiko
Fenerbahce 92% Oct.25 Anadolu Efes
Baskonia Oct.25 Valencia 89%
Unicaja 93% Oct.25 Brose Bask.
Khimki 81% Oct.24 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 56% Oct.24 Olympiacos
FC Barcelona 58% Oct.24 Zalgiris
Real Madrid 99% Oct.24 EA7 Armani
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cedevita 58% Oct.25 Andorra
Paris-Levall Oct.25 Fiat TO 97%
Darussafaka 59% Oct.25 Unics
Group B
Buducnost 99% Oct.25 Galatasaray
Lietkabelis 56% Oct.25 Grissin Bon
Hapoel J-M Oct.25 B.Muenchen 97%
Group C
Limoges 59% Oct.25 ALBA
Lietuvos ryt Oct.25 Lokomotiv 76%
RETAbet BB 94% Oct.25 Partizan NI
Group D
Ratiopharm 54% Oct.25 Gran Canaria
Dolomiti En 56% Oct.25 Tofas
ASVEL 60% Oct.25 Zenit
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Winner League Round 23: Maccabi T-A beat Hapoel Tel-Aviv in a derby game - Mar 21, 2017


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Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tel-Aviv: Maccabi T-A (#1) and Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7). Maccabi T-A (17-6) crushed visiting Hapoel Tel-Aviv (11-12) by 26 points 100-74. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv managed to win fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 46-20 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi T-A looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Naturalized American forward Joe Alexander (203-86, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach Ainars Bagatskis felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized American power forward Richard Howell (203-90, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Maccabi T-A maintains first place with 17-6 record. Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Maccabi T-A are looking forward to face league's second-placed Hapoel Holon at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Maccabi K/G (#12) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Holon. Local Hapoel Holon (16-7) outscored 11th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-15) 99-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Ashdod. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 9 assists. Jordan Taylor contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Coach Dan Shamir's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) answered with 18 points for Maccabi Ashdod. Hapoel Holon maintains second place with 16-7 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Hapoel Holon will play against league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.

Other games of round 23 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G was crushed by Maccabi Haifa in a road game 99-78. Hapoel Eilat beat Maccabi Rishon at home 94-85. Galil Gilboa lost to Bnei Hertzeliyya on the opponent's court 66-76. Hapoel J-M managed to outperform Ironi Nahariya in a home game 91-80.
The best stats of 23th round was 14 points and 9 assists by Gregory Vargas of Maccabi Haifa.

Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi K/G 99-78

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Maccabi K/G (4-19) was crushed on the road by sixth ranked Maccabi Haifa (12-11) 99-78. The game without a history. Maccabi Haifa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Maccabi Haifa players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Maccabi K/G's players. International swingman Amit Simhon (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with 14 points and 9 assists for the winners. Five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. Coach Ofer Rahimi's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import point guard Josh Selby (188-91, college: Kansas, agency: Octagon Europe) added 18 points in the effort for Maccabi K/G. Maccabi Haifa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 12-11 record. Maccabi K/G lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Maccabi Haifa will play against Ironi Nahariya (#8) on the road in the next round. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: W.Graves 19+4reb, A.Simhon 18+5reb+6ast, G.Vargas 14+3reb+9ast, O.Blayzer 14+7reb+3ast, J.DiBartolomeo 11+5reb+4ast, W.Workman 11+1reb+2ast
Maccabi K/G: B.Bowman 19+7reb+1ast, J.Selby 18+3reb+1ast, J.Carter 16+3reb+2ast, A.Rosenberg 9+2reb+1ast, C.Kelly 8+5reb+1ast, E.Shulman 8+4ast
gschID: 540711


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 94-85

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Hapoel Eilat (13-10) defeated at home 8th ranked Maccabi Rishon (10-13) 94-85. It looked good early as Maccabi Rishon took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hapoel Eilat had a 19-17 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Rishon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 85-94. Hapoel Eilat made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. International Rafi Menco (198-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. American-Belarusian point guard Maalik Wayns (185-91, college: Villanova) answered with 23 points and 7 assists and American power forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Rishon. Four Hapoel Eilat and five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Maccabi Rishon lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Galil Gilboa and Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Eilat will play against Galil Gilboa (#10) in Rosh Pina in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Rishon will play at home against Hapoel Jerusalem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: R.Menco 22+13reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 17+4reb+2ast, R.Rothbart 15+6reb, P.Henry 11+7reb+11ast, A.Nissim 10+1reb, W.Daniels 8+4reb+2ast
Maccabi Rishon: M.Wayns 23+4reb+7ast, C.Thomas 20+7reb+1ast, C.Long 14+5reb+1ast, I.Zalmanson 12+1reb+5ast, E.Kadir 10+5reb+3ast, N.Hanochi 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 540710


Bnei Hertzeliyya - Galil Gilboa 76-66

Very expected game in Hod Hasharon where 10th ranked Galil Gilboa (10-13) was defeated by third ranked Bnei Hasharon (14-9) 76-66. It looked good early as Galil Gilboa took a 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bnei Hasharon took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. Galil Gilboa was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. International forward Karam Mashour (198-91, college: Morehead St., agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. American-Georgian point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. American forward Murphy Holloway (201-90, college: Mississippi) answered with 27 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Galil Gilboa. Bnei Hasharon maintains third place with 14-9 record having just three points less than leader Maccabi T-A. Newly promoted Galil Gilboa dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Nahariya. Bnei Hasharon will play against Maccabi Ashdod (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel Eilat and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hertzeliyya: K.Mashour 22+13reb+1ast, J.Adrien 15+5reb, T.Green 13+5reb+5ast, S.Dennis 12+1reb+5ast, H.Kanacevic 8+5reb+3ast, O.Leumi 4+3reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: M.Holloway 27+7reb, E.Griffin 13+7reb+1ast, J.Siggers 8+2reb+2ast, J.Shuchman 6+8reb+4ast, A.Bier-Katz 4+2reb+2ast, E.Skverer 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 540709


Hapoel J-M - Ironi Nahariya 91-80

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (13-10) beat at home 8th ranked Ironi Nahariya (10-13) 91-80. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Jerusalem. Ironi Nahariya was better in third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Jerusalem players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The former international point guard Bar Timor (190-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import swingman Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Ironi Nahariya. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hapoel Jerusalem moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Ironi Nahariya at the other side keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Maccabi Rishon (#9) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ironi Nahariya will play at home against Maccabi Haifa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: J.Dyson 22+5reb+2ast, B.Timor 19+6reb+10ast, L.Eliyahu 11+4reb+4ast, S.Jones 11+4reb, C.Jerrells 9+1reb+3ast, T.Peterson 9+3reb+1ast
Ironi Nahariya: S.Douglass 16+3reb+1ast, S.Hopson 16+2reb+4ast, Y.Gates 16+8reb+3ast, T.Nash 11+7reb+3ast, E.Asante Asare 9+6reb, J.Skjoldebrand 6+1ast
gschID: 540708


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel T-A 100-74

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tel-Aviv: Maccabi T-A (#1) and Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7). Maccabi T-A (17-6) crushed visiting Hapoel Tel-Aviv (11-12) by 26 points 100-74. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv managed to win fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 46-20 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi T-A looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Naturalized American forward Joe Alexander (203-86, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach Ainars Bagatskis felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized American power forward Richard Howell (203-90, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Tamir Blatt (180-97) added 9 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Maccabi T-A maintains first place with 17-6 record. Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Maccabi T-A are looking forward to face league's second-placed Hapoel Holon at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Maccabi K/G (#12) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: J.Alexander 14+7reb, G.Pnini 14+2reb, G.Mekel 13+8reb+9ast, D.Smith 13+1reb+2ast, V.Rudd 11+9reb, S.Landesberg 10+3reb+4ast
Hapoel T-A: R.Howell 20+6reb+3ast, M.Lyons 12+3ast, M.Naor 10+4reb+1ast, T.Blatt 9+4reb+5ast, T.Moshe 7+1reb+2ast, A.Banks 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540707


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod 99-70

The game with biggest result difference took place in Holon. Local Hapoel Holon (16-7) outscored 11th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-15) 99-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Ashdod. The game without a history. Hapoel Holon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import point guard Jordan Taylor (188-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Coach Dan Shamir's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) answered with 18 points and the former international Jake Cohen (208-90, college: Davidson) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon maintains second place with 16-7 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Hapoel Holon will play against league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: T.Holloway 22+1reb+9ast, J.Taylor 14+4reb+4ast, J.Bell 13+3reb+3ast, A.Chubrevich 10+8reb+1ast, T.Younger 9+2reb+1ast, D.Atkins 9+9reb
Maccabi Ashdod: K.Dillard 18+4reb+1ast, C.Simon 16+4reb+1ast, J.Cohen 11+9reb+3ast, I.Ziv 10+3ast, B.Altit 8+5reb+1ast, J.Carmichael 4+6reb
gschID: 540706


  




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