Israel Basketball Gameday 31

Maccabi Rishon Le’Ziom 74-88 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Rishon Le’Zion to maintain their chase for first place. Joe Alexander scored 25 points from the bench, while Devin Smith added 15 of his own for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Charles Thomas scored 15 points, as did Idan Zalmanson for Rishon Le’Zion. Speaking about the team’s performance after the game, Alexander made strong statement saying that perhaps the other team’s in the league may have forgotten about Maccabi, well, this is a signal that the are here to fight for the title.

Maccabi Kiryat Gat 101-95 Bnei Herzliya
Maccabi Kiryat Gat won the battle against Bnei Herzliya, 101-95 to win their 5th game of the season. Alex Rosenberg scored 18 points to follow up his Sports Rabbi Exclusive, while Justin Carter had 17 of his own for Kiryat Gat. Darrell Williams scored 23 points, while Halil Kanacevic scored 17 with 9 rebounds for Bnei Herzliya.

Hapoel Jerusalem 93-80 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Jerusalem comfortably beat Hapoel Tel Aviv in Jerusalem. Terrence Kinsey scored 33 points with 10 rebounds, while Richard Howell finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Hapoel Jerusalem. Mark Lyons scored 21 points, while Tomer Ginat finished with 16 points for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Maccabi Haifa 84-86 Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Eilat continued their pursuit of first place with a close victory on the road at Maccabi Haifa. Reginald Buckner scored 23 points, while Landon Milbourne finished with 15 points for Hapoel Eilat. Oz Blayzer finished with 16 points, while Orlando Valdez scored 15 points for Maccabi Haifa.

Hapoel Gilboa/Galil 95-85 Maccabi Ashdod
Gilboa/Galil beat Maccabi Ashdod by 10 in a high scoring matchup. Jason Siggers scored 30 points and added 7 assists, while Eric Griffen finished with 25 for Gilboa. Jake Cohen scored 27 points, while Chase Simon dropped 19 points for Maccabi Ashdod.

Ironi Nahariya 78-68 Hapoel Holon
Ironi Nahariya damaged Hapoel Holon’s hopes of a first place finished by comfortably beating them by 10. Scotty Hopson scored 23 points, while Derwin Kitchen scored 13 points with 10 rebounds for Nahariya. Shlomi Harush scored 18, while James Bell finished with 17 points for Holon.  

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