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Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel Holon 22-11 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 21-12 
 3. Hapoel J-M 19-14 
 4. Maccabi T-A 19-14 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 18-15 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 18-15 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 17-16 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 16-17 
 9. Galil Gilboa 15-18 
 10. Hapoel T-A 14-19 
 11. Maccabi Ashdod 13-20 
 12. Maccabi K/G 6-27 
Last:5/16/2017
National League Stage Two Standings
Play-Offs
 1. Maccabi Raanana 18-8 
 2. Hapoel K/S 18-8 
 3. Hapoel B/S 17-9 
 4. Ironi Nes-Ziona 16-10 
 5. Hap.R/G Givat. 16-10 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 16-10 
 7. Ironi K-A 15-11 
 8. Maccabi H/H 15-11 
Play-Downs
 1. Hapoel Afula 12-14 
 2. Hap.Haifa 10-16 
 3. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-16 
 4. Galil Elion 10-16 
 5. Ramat Hasharon 5-21 
 6. Ironi Ramat Gan 4-22 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/7/2017
Artzit Standings
North
 1. Elitzur Ironi 22-2 
 2. Maccabi K/M 20-4 
 3. Hapoel Acre 18-6 
 4. Hapoel E/H 14-10 
 5. Beitar K/Y 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Maa lot 13-11 
 7. Hapoel Jat 12-12 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 11-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 10-14 
 10. Macc.Hadera 9-15 
 11. Wingate Acad. 7-17 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 6-18 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-23 
South
 1. Maccabi B/Y 17-5 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 16-6 
 3. Maccabi M/S 15-7 
 4. Elitzur Ramla 13-9 
 5. Maccabi M/A 13-9 
 6. Elitzur Ashkelon 11-11 
 7. Hapoel H/A 11-11 
 8. Hapoel H/M 11-11 
 9. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 10. Ironi K/O 9-13 
 11. Hapoel B/T 8-14 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-21 
Last:6/6/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:6/21/2017
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: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 9. Hopson, Ironi N.15.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karam MASHOUR
  Bnei H.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel J-M7.9 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joaquin SHUCHMAN
  Galil G.
  (191-G-95)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Galil Gilboa
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
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Winner League Round 25: #1 Maccabi T-A is defeated by Bnei Hasharon - Apr 4, 2017


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Maccabi T-A (17-8) in Hod Hasharon on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bnei Hasharon (15-10) 94-88. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-88. Bnei Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Jeff Adrien (201-86, college: Connecticut) stepped up and scored 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and American-Montenegrin forward Halil Kanacevic (203-91, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) responded with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Bnei Hasharon maintains third place with 15-10 record having just two points less than leader Maccabi T-A, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi T-A at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Bnei Hasharon is looking forward to face league's second-placed Hapoel Holon on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi T-A will play against Hapoel Eilat and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Holon. Seventh ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-12) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Hapoel Holon (17-8) 102-100 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Holon. Naturalized American power forward Richard Howell (203-90, college: N.Carolina St.) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and Raviv Limonad accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman James Bell (197-92, college: Villanova) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Hapoel Holon in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Haifa. Hapoel Holon at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Ironi Nahariya (#8) at home in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play against Bnei Hasharon (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Twelfth-ranked Maccabi K/G (4-21) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Ironi Nahariya (12-13) in Kiryat Gat on Sunday. The visitors from Nahariya managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected easier game. Yancy Gates fired 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Justin Carter produced 24 points for lost side. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to eighth place. Maccabi K/G lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Ironi Nahariya will meet higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Maccabi Rishon (#9) in Rishon Le-Zion and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Jerusalem where higher ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (13-12) was upset on its own court by tenth ranked Galil Gilboa (11-14) 86-80. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Murphy Holloway who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Galil Gilboa's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Galil Gilboa moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Jerusalem at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Haifa (#7) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hope to win that game.
Fourth ranked Hapoel Eilat (15-10) crushed at home 11th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (9-16) by 21 points 90-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Monday night. Reginald Buckner stepped up and scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bnei Hertzeliyya. Loser Maccabi Ashdod keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Hapoel Eilat will face 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 Hapoel Jerusalem (#6) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 25 Maccabi Rishon lost to Maccabi Haifa on the opponent's court 71-88.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points and 11 rebounds by Amare Stoudemire of Hapoel J-M.

Hapoel J-M - Galil Gilboa 80-86

An interesting game took place in Jerusalem where higher ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (13-12) was upset on its own court by tenth ranked Galil Gilboa (11-14) 86-80. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel Jerusalem won third quarter 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Galil Gilboa made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Murphy Holloway (201-90, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Amare Stoudemire (208-82) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor) added 19 points and 6 assists in the effort for Hapoel Jerusalem. Galil Gilboa moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Jerusalem at the other side keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Haifa (#7) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Jerusalem will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: M.Holloway 19+8reb+5ast, J.Siggers 18+3reb+3ast, E.Griffin 15+7reb+5ast, M.Qualls 11+3reb+3ast, J.Shuchman 11+2reb+3ast, E.Skverer 8+1reb+3ast
Hapoel J-M: A.Stoudemire 20+11reb, C.Jerrells 19+3reb+6ast, B.Timor 13+1reb+2ast, T.Kinsey 9+6reb+2ast, L.Eliyahu 8+1reb+7ast, A.Zelkovits 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 540723


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Ashdod 90-69

Fourth ranked Hapoel Eilat (15-10) crushed at home 11th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (9-16) by 21 points 90-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Monday night. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Hapoel Eilat's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-16 extending their advantage to 21 points. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Hapoel Eilat outrebounded Maccabi Ashdod 46-24 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi Ashdod was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) stepped up and scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners and the former international point guard Afik Nissim (185-81) chipped in 23 points. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 20 points and international Iftach Ziv (191-95) scored 15 points. Hapoel Eilat have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bnei Hertzeliyya. Loser Maccabi Ashdod keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Hapoel Eilat will face 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 Hapoel Jerusalem (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: A.Nissim 23+1reb, R.Buckner 19+8reb+5ast, P.Henry 12+8reb+3ast, R.Rothbart 11+10reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 10+4reb, C.Colman 8+6reb+1ast
Maccabi Ashdod: C.Simon 20+3reb+1ast, I.Ziv 15+4reb+3ast, J.Carmichael 11+6reb+1ast, M.Little 9+4reb+1ast, B.Altit 7, A.Ariel 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540722


Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi Rishon 88-71

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Maccabi Rishon (11-14) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Maccabi Haifa (13-12) 88-71 on Monday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. International Oz Blayzer (199-92) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 15 points and 10 assists. Maccabi Haifa's coach Ofer Rahimi used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side point guard Avi Ben-Chimol (194-85) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and international power forward Idan Zalmanson (206-95) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Hapoel J-M. Defending champion Maccabi Rishon keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Maccabi Haifa will face Galil Gilboa (#10) in Rosh Pina in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Rishon will play at home against Maccabi K/G and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: O.Blayzer 23+13reb+2ast, W.Graves 20+6reb, G.Vargas 15+4reb+10ast, J.DiBartolomeo 10+4reb+3ast, K.Pinkney 8+3reb, A.Simhon 6+2reb+2ast
Maccabi Rishon: I.Zalmanson 14+5reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 14+3reb+4ast, C.Long 11+2reb+2ast, M.Wayns 11+3reb+1ast, E.Kadir 7+8reb+1ast, C.Thomas 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 540721


Bnei Hertzeliyya - Maccabi T-A 94-88

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Maccabi T-A (17-8) in Hod Hasharon on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Bnei Hasharon (15-10) 94-88. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-88. Bnei Hasharon looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Jeff Adrien (201-86, college: Connecticut) stepped up and scored 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and American-Montenegrin forward Halil Kanacevic (203-91, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) responded with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and naturalized American forward Joe Alexander (203-86, college: W.Virginia) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Bnei Hasharon and five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Bnei Hasharon maintains third place with 15-10 record having just two points less than leader Maccabi T-A, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi T-A at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Bnei Hasharon is looking forward to face league's second-placed Hapoel Holon on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi T-A will play against Hapoel Eilat and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hertzeliyya: J.Adrien 27+7reb+1ast, T.Green 20+1ast, H.Kanacevic 17+2reb+4ast, S.Dennis 13+5reb+3ast, D.Sharp 6+4reb+2ast, H.N'Diaye 4+1reb
Maccabi T-A: V.Rudd 23+7reb+8ast, J.Alexander 15+7reb+1ast, G.Pnini 14+2reb+1ast, G.Mekel 14+3reb+2ast, D.Smith 10+4reb+3ast, S.Landesberg 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 540719


Maccabi K/G - Ironi Nahariya 83-84

Twelfth-ranked Maccabi K/G (4-21) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Ironi Nahariya (12-13) in Kiryat Gat on Sunday. The visitors from Nahariya managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Maccabi K/G won third quarter 24-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Nahariya looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Maccabi K/G's players. American power forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) fired 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Eran Asante-Asare (193-88) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 24 points and the other American import forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya moved-up to eighth place. Maccabi K/G lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Ironi Nahariya will meet higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Maccabi Rishon (#9) in Rishon Le-Zion and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: I.Nesterenko 15, Y.Gates 15+6reb+5ast, N.Faust 13+4reb+2ast, E.Asante Asare 12+6reb+5ast, S.Douglass 12+3reb+2ast, S.Hopson 9+2reb+1ast
Maccabi K/G: J.Carter 24+4reb+2ast, J.Selby 23+1reb+1ast, B.Bowman 13+11reb+3ast, A.Rosenberg 12+5reb+2ast, E.Shulman 5+1reb+4ast, N.Laish 3+1reb
gschID: 540718


Hapoel Holon - Hapoel T-A 100-102

Important game to mention about took place in Holon. Seventh ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-12) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging much higher ranked Hapoel Holon (17-8) 102-100 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Holon. Hapoel Holon was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized American power forward Richard Howell (203-90, college: N.Carolina St.) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and the former international Raviv Limonad (191-84) accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman James Bell (197-92, college: Villanova) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Shlomi Harush (185-87) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Hapoel Holon in the defeat. Five Hapoel Tel-Aviv and four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Maccabi Haifa. Hapoel Holon at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Ironi Nahariya (#8) at home in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play against Bnei Hasharon (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: R.Howell 21+8reb+3ast, R.Limonad 20+5reb+6ast, A.Banks 18+2reb+1ast, M.Lyons 17+1reb+2ast, T.Ginat 15+9reb+1ast, T.Moshe 6+2reb
Hapoel Holon: J.Bell 21+12reb+5ast, S.Harush 19+7reb+3ast, T.Holloway 16+5reb+6ast, D.Atkins 14+4reb, J.Taylor 9+4reb+8ast, J.Mor 9+1reb+2ast
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