Hapoel Jerusalem 100-75 Hapoel Gilboa/Galil
Hapoel Jerusalem beat Gilboa/Galil in blowout fashion, 100-75. Bar Timor finished with 19 points, while Issac Rosefelt had his best game in Jerusalem with 14 points, including a 3 pointer to make 100 for Hapoel. Eric Griffin had a huge 28 points, while Michael Qualls had 12 for Gilboa. Commenting after the game, Rosefelt said: “Since I got here I have been doing the same thing, putting energy, today I played more, it feels good but the win feels better.”
Hapoel Holon 73-78 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv left Holon win a 78-73 victory. Gal Mekel had 22 points off the bench, while Sylven Landesberg finished with 14 points for Maccabi Tel Aviv. James Bell finished with 17 points, while Khalif Wyatt scored 16 in the losing effort for Holon.
Maccabi Haifa 80-85 Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Maccabi Kiryat Gat beat Maccabi Haifa in what was a close encounter. Curtis Kelly scored 21 points and 12 boards, while Brandon Bowman had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Kiryat Gat. Gregory Vargas scored 21 points, while John DiBartelomeo finished with 14 for Haifa.
Ironi Nahariya 76-69 Maccabi Ashdod
Ironi Nahariya beat Maccabi Ashdod at home, 76-69. Jonathan Skjoldebrand scored 18, while Yancy Gates finished with 12 points for the victorious Nahariya. Maccabi Ashdod’s Chase Simon scored 19, while Jackie Charmichael scored a solid 13 and Jake Cohen grabbed 15 rebounds for Ashdod.
Bnei Herziliya 71-69 Rishon Lezion
Bnei Herziliya beat Rishon Lezion, 71-69 in what was a close game. Karam Mashour scored 15 points, while Jeff Adrien finished with 12 points for Herziliya. Charles Thomas scored a solid 15, Idan Zalmonson picked up a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards, while Elishay Kadir had 13 for Rishon.
Hapoel Tel Aviv 90-84 Hapoel Eilat
Mark Lyons scored 23 points and dished out 7 assists in a big home victory for Hapoel Tel Aviv. The Reds had been up by 28 points, but Eilat came storming back in the final quarter to cut the lead to only 4 points. But Rami Hadar’s team was able to pull out the win. Darrell Williams added 21 for Tel Aviv, while Alando Tucker scored 17. Pierria Henry scored a big 27 points, while Will Daniels finished with 14 for the losing Eilat.