Hapoel Eilat dunked all over Hapoel Haifa as the Red Sea city squad downed the Carmel Reds 94-79 to advance to the Winner Cup semifinals where they will face Hapoel Holon on Thursday.
Ariel Beit Halachmi’s team came into the quarterfinal clash without two of their American imports after Will Cherry and Jacob Evans were dismissed from the team due to a second infraction of breaking quarantine upon their return to Israel from the FIBA Champions League qualification tournament held in Bulgaria. However, despite being shorthanded Eilat was able to overcome Elad Hasin’s team to punch their ticket to the next round of the competition.
Eilat jumped out to a big first quarter lead and never looked back as the club featured five players in double digits while out-rebounding and dosing out more assists than Haifa to take the victory.
Ben Carter led the way with 19 points, Bryon Allen added 16 points and 7 assists while Zuf Ben Moshe & Justin Patton scored 15 points a piece in the win. Kadeem Allen scored 30 points, Spencer Weisz chipped in with 16 points and Amit Simhon added 12 points in the loss.
The game’s MVP Bryon Allen spoke about the win following the win, “Great effort, great team win. We practice hard every day and it starts with our defense.”