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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 24: Hapoel Holon defeat leader Maccabi T-A - Mar 28, 2017


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The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Maccabi T-A (17-7) in Tel-Aviv on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Hapoel Holon (17-7) 80-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-79. Hapoel Holon made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American swingman James Bell (197-92, college: Villanova) who saved his team from a defeat with 28 points. The other American import forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) contributed with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) replied with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon have a solid three-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Maccabi T-A lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon is looking forward to face Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi T-A will play against Bnei Hasharon (#3) in Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Bnei Hasharon (14-10) against eleventh ranked Maccabi Ashdod (9-15) on Monday night. Visiting Bnei Hasharon was defeated by Maccabi Ashdod in Ashdod 84-68. Worth to mention a great performance of international Iftach Ziv (191-95) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Chase Simon who added 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Senegalese-Filipino center Hamady NDiaye (213-87, college: Rutgers) with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maccabi Ashdod maintains eleventh position with 9-15 record. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the third place with ten games lost. They share the position with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Ashdod will play against higher ranked Hapoel Eilat (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bnei Hasharon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in Nahariya was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Maccabi Haifa (12-12) played at the court of eighth ranked Ironi Nahariya (11-13). Ironi Nahariya managed to secure a 9-point victory 78-69 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The winners were led by Yancy Gates who scored that evening 23 points and 6 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 9 rebounds by William Graves did not help to save the game for Maccabi Haifa. Ironi Nahariya maintains eighth position with 11-13 record, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Loser Maccabi Haifa keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A. Ironi Nahariya will meet bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#12) in the next round. Maccabi Haifa will play against Maccabi Rishon (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel Jerusalem (13-11) and Maccabi Rishon (11-13), which took place in Rishon Le-Zion. Higher ranked Hapoel Jerusalem was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Maccabi Rishon 83-59. The best player for the winners was Elishay Kadir who scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Hapoel Jerusalem's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Jerusalem at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Maccabi Rishon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Haifa (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Galil Gilboa and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 24 bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G was beaten by Hapoel T-A on the road 99-83. Galil Gilboa lost to Hapoel Eilat on its own court 69-76.

Hapoel T-A - Maccabi K/G 99-83

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (12-12) beat at home bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (4-20) 99-83. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi K/G was better in second period 30-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Tel-Aviv forced 19 Maccabi K/G turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 29 points. International Tomer Ginat (202-94) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach Rami Hadar allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Curtis Kelly (204-88, college: Kansas St., agency: HMS) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi K/G lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 20 lost games. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Hapoel Holon on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi K/G will play against Ironi Nahariya (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: M.Lyons 29+3reb+3ast, R.Limonad 18+4ast, T.Ginat 17+8reb+3ast, T.Blatt 14+5reb+7ast, R.Howell 10+7reb+3ast, T.Moshe 5+1reb
Maccabi K/G: J.Selby 19+3reb+5ast, B.Bowman 17+6reb+1ast, C.Kelly 16+8reb+3ast, J.Carter 14+10reb+4ast, A.Rosenberg 12+2reb+1ast, E.Shulman 3+4reb+5ast
gschID: 540715


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Eilat 69-76

Very expected game when 10th ranked Galil Gilboa (10-14) lost to fourth ranked Hapoel Eilat (14-10) in Rosh Pina 69-76. The guests were ahead by 16 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 23-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was international Rafi Menco (198-94) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American forward Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Murphy Holloway (201-90, college: Mississippi) who recorded 22 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place, which they share with Bnei Hertzeliyya. Newly promoted Galil Gilboa keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be Maccabi Ashdod (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel Jerusalem and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: R.Menco 21+10reb+3ast, L.Milbourne 15+8reb+1ast, A.Nissim 10+1ast, N.Sharon 8+1ast, P.Henry 7+3reb+3ast, W.Daniels 6+11reb
Galil Gilboa: M.Holloway 22+9reb+2ast, E.Griffin 13+10reb+2ast, J.Siggers 11+7reb, E.Skverer 10+5reb+3ast, J.Shuchman 7+5reb+2ast, M.Qualls 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 540714


Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hertzeliyya 84-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Bnei Hasharon (14-10) against eleventh ranked Maccabi Ashdod (9-15) on Monday night. Visiting Bnei Hasharon was defeated by Maccabi Ashdod in Ashdod 84-68. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Ashdod. Bnei Hasharon was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Ashdod players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international Iftach Ziv (191-95) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Three Eye Sports) who added 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Senegalese-Filipino center Hamady NDiaye (213-87, college: Rutgers) with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American-Georgian point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maccabi Ashdod maintains eleventh position with 9-15 record. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the third place with ten games lost. They share the position with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Ashdod will play against higher ranked Hapoel Eilat (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bnei Hasharon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: C.Simon 22+2reb+2ast, J.Cohen 16+7reb+2ast, I.Ziv 15+7reb+6ast, A.Ariel 9+4reb+3ast, J.Carmichael 8+9reb+3ast, K.Dillard 7+6reb+5ast
Bnei Hertzeliyya: H.N'Diaye 15+8reb, T.Green 14+3reb+5ast, J.Adrien 9+2reb, H.Kanacevic 8+7reb+1ast, S.Dennis 8+6reb+2ast, K.Mashour 6+8reb
gschID: 540712


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel Holon 79-80

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Maccabi T-A (17-7) in Tel-Aviv on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Hapoel Holon (17-7) 80-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-79. Hapoel Holon made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American swingman James Bell (197-92, college: Villanova) who saved his team from a defeat with 28 points. The other American import forward Darion Atkins (203-92, college: Virginia) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) replied with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points and 6 assists in the effort for Maccabi T-A. Four Hapoel Holon and five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon have a solid three-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Maccabi T-A lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon is looking forward to face Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi T-A will play against Bnei Hasharon (#3) in Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Bell 28+4reb+3ast, D.Atkins 17+10reb+1ast, S.Harush 13+5reb+4ast, T.Holloway 13+5reb+4ast, A.Chubrevich 3+5reb, J.Mor 3+4reb
Maccabi T-A: V.Rudd 23+7reb+4ast, G.Mekel 12+1reb+6ast, D.Smith 12+3reb+1ast, S.Landesberg 12+4reb+2ast, J.Alexander 10+6reb, G.Pnini 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 540717


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel J-M 83-59

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hapoel Jerusalem (13-11) and Maccabi Rishon (11-13), which took place in Rishon Le-Zion. Higher ranked Hapoel Jerusalem was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Maccabi Rishon 83-59. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Jerusalem was better in fourth quarter 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Hapoel Jerusalem to just 6 points in second quarter. Maccabi Rishon dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Jerusalem's 30. Maccabi Rishon forced 25 Hapoel Jerusalem turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Elishay Kadir (202-87) who scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Cameron Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-84, college: S.Carolina) who recorded 15 points and 4 assists and American-Kosovan Shawn Jones (203-92, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Hapoel Jerusalem's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ironi Nahariya. Hapoel Jerusalem at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Maccabi Rishon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Haifa (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Galil Gilboa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: C.Long 18+5reb+2ast, E.Kadir 17+7reb+7ast, C.Thomas 17+4reb, A.Ben-Chimol 12+7ast, O.Brandwein 11+2reb+4ast, N.Hanochi 4+2reb+2ast
Hapoel J-M: T.Kinsey 15+2reb+4ast, C.Jerrells 8+2reb, S.Jones 8+5reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 7+2reb+2ast, B.Timor 6+2reb+3ast, A.Zelkovits 5+2reb
gschID: 540716


Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi Haifa 78-69

The game in Nahariya was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Maccabi Haifa (12-12) played at the court of eighth ranked Ironi Nahariya (11-13). Ironi Nahariya managed to secure a 9-point victory 78-69 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Maccabi Haifa won third quarter 20-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nahariya dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Haifa's 20. The winners were led by American power forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) who scored that evening 23 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import swingman Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 9 rebounds by American swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Haifa. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya maintains eighth position with 11-13 record, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Loser Maccabi Haifa keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Hapoel T-A. Ironi Nahariya will meet bottom-ranked Maccabi K/G (#12) in the next round. Maccabi Haifa will play against Maccabi Rishon (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: Y.Gates 23+6reb+3ast, S.Hopson 18+5reb+1ast, S.Douglass 12+1reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 7+3reb+2ast, E.Asante Asare 7+3reb+2ast, D.Kitchen 6+7reb+8ast
Maccabi Haifa: W.Graves 20+9reb+1ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 15+1reb+2ast, G.Vargas 12+6reb+3ast, A.Simhon 7+6reb+2ast, O.Blayzer 5+6reb+2ast, J.DiBartolomeo 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 540713


  




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