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Israel Basketball Gameday 28

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Hapoel Holon 71-73 Hapoel Jerusalem
Curtis Jerrells scored the game winning shot for Hapoel Jerusalem, leading them to a 73-71 victory over Holon. Curtis Jerrells finished with 20 points, while Travis Peterson scored 15 points for the winning Jerusalem. Tu Holloway had a huge 25 points, while James Bell finished with 18 for Hapoel Holon.


Bnei Herzliya 71-79 Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Eilat continued their great form by beating Bnei Herzliya 79-71. Landon Milbourne scored 17 points, while on loan Jerusalem boy Rafi Menco scored 15 points for Eilat. Karam Mashour scored 16 points with 19 rebounds. Halil Kanacevic fisnihed his night off with 15 points for a spirited Herzliya side.


Maccabi Tel Aviv 79-63 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Haifa dismantled Maccabi in Tel Aviv, 79-63. Gregory Vargas scored 20 points, while Amit Simhon scored 16 for Maccabi Haifa. Devin Smith finished with 14 points, while Gal Mekel scored 13 for a slumping Maccabi Tel Aviv team.


Hapoel Tel Aviv 89-98 Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion
Visiting Rishon used a last quarter push to keep themselves in the playoff picture as they defeated Hapoel on the road. With 6 players in double figures, Charles Thomas stood out with 23 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Mark Lyons and Branden Dawson each scored 10 points for Hapoel Tel Aviv who was out rebounded 45-22 in the loss.


Maccabi Ashdod 85-70 Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Ashdod won their 5th straight home contest and kept their playoff hopes alive. Jackie Carmichael dropped 18 points while Jake Cohen scored 17 and Chase Simon 16 in the victory. Justin Carter scored 19 points for the visitors in the loss.


Hapoel Gilboa/Galil 83-89 Nahariya
Sporting 5 players double digits, Nahariya defeated Gilboa/Galil away thanks to a 23 point performance by Scotty Hopson. Mike Qualls dropped 26 points for the hosts, but it just wasn;t enough on this night.