Hapoel Jerusalem defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv 87-75 in Israel Basketball Winner League action following the international break. James Feldeine scored 24 points, Josh Owens added 14 points and 10 rebounds while Bar Timor added 13 points for Jerusalem. Rich Howell dropped 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Jerel McNeal chipped in with 15 points in the loss.
Nes Ziona upset Maccabi Tel Aviv 83-81 on a game winning three-pointer by Daequan Cook with 2.9 seconds left in the contest. The yellow-and-blue had just taken the lead on a John DiBartolomeo 3-pointer capping off an 11-2 run but Cook’s 5th three of the evening made all the difference for coach Nadav Zilberstein’s squad.
Hapoel Holon got by Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion 78-70 ruining Guy Goodes’s debut as the wine city side’s new head coach. Daquan Jones led Dan Shamir’s Holon with 26 points while Atkins ended the evening with 12 points. Egor Koulechov was the high scorer for Rishon with 21 points.
Hapoel Eilat easily took out Macabi Ashdod 85-68. Suleiman Braimoh led the way for the Red Sea squad with 17 points while Lenzelle Smith Jr. clocked in with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Bnei Herzliya shocked Hapoel Gilboa/Galil 105-78 thanks to six players in double digits. Hilton Armstrong and Karam Mashour each scored 22 points in the win while Bryant Crawford and Greg Whittington also dropped 22 points a piece for Gilboa/Galil in the loss.
Hapoel Beer Sheva travelled up north to Nahariya and took home a wire to wire 86-61 victory. Taylor Braun dropped 21 points and Jordan Swing added 15 points for Rami Hadar’s team who lost guard Semaj Christon to an injury.