Heidegger career high leads Herzliya, Holon wraps up 2nd place, Eilat and Hapoel TLV win


Bnei Herzliya defeated Maccabi Haifa 108-88 as Max Heidegger ended his first professional season with a bang scoring a career high 43 points matching the league high this year set by Caleb Agada of Hapoel Beer Sheva back in April. The Greens took a 3-point lead into the second quarter but Herzliya and Heidegger started to heat up to score 37 points in the frame to cruise to the win. Along with Heidegger, Elijah Thomas added 23 points and grabbed 7 boards and Marlain Veal chipped in with 12 points and 8 assists. Roman Sorkin led Haifa with 22 points and Chris Dowe added 20 points and 9 boards in the loss.

Hapoel Holon dunked Hapoel Gilboa Galil 88-83 up north in Galilee to secure second place as they ready for postseason play while Gilboa will end in 3rd. Stefanos Dedas’s squad jumped all over the hosts out of the gate to grab a 23-13 lead after ten minutes and never looked back to record the win. CJ Harris scored 21 points, Chris Johnson added 15 points while newcomer Michal Sokolowski scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 6 assists in the win. Joe Thomasson who returned to action after being out injured led all scorers with 23 points and Jehyve Floyd scored 20 points in the defeat.

Hapoel Eilat sunk Hapoel Haifa 123-97 at the Red Sea city to wrap up 4th place as three players scored over 20 points in the win. Casey Prather dropped 28 points, Joe Ragland added 26 points and 14 assists while Markel Brown scored 20 points in the blowout win. Potential league MVP Keenan Evans scored 27 points, grabbed 7 boards and handed out 9 assists led the way for the Carmel Reds. Elad Hasin’s squad will host hapoel Holon as they will look o end the regular season ahead of Hapoel Jerusalem in 5th place.

Hapoel Tel Aviv just slipped by Hapoel Beer Sheva 100-99 as Yam Madar scored a career high 29 points in the tight win. Justin Tillman checked in with a 28 points and 10 rebounds double-double while Paul Stoll added 14 points and JP Tokoto added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Spencer Weisz scored 25 points as Amir Bell and Travis Warech scored 19 points in the win that saw the southern reds punch their ticket to the playoffs. On Saturday night, Rami Hadar’s team will attempt to move into the 7th spot in they standings when they visit Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion while Nes Ziona will visits Hapoel Tel Aviv as the coins jockey for postseason positioning.

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