Jerusalem falls to Eilat & all the other Israel Basketball Action!

Maccabi Tel Aviv 99-93 Ironi Nahariya in OT
In a Matchday 12 encounter, Maccabi Tel Aviv won their first of two games over the weekend, by beating Ironi Nahariya 99-93. Andrew Goudelock scored 22 points, while Gal Mekel had a strong 15 for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Gilbert Brown and Yancy Gates had 19 points each for the losing Nahariya.

Maccabi Tel Aviv 91-92 Hapoel Gilboa/Galil
Gilboa/Galil escaped Tel Aviv with a 92-91 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Jason Siggers hit a buzzer beater to steal the victory for Gilboa. Murphy Holloway finished with 26 points, while Siggers scored 19 points for Gilboa. Andrew Goudolock was Maccabi’s top scorer again with 21 points, while Guy Pnini scored 16 in the losing effort.

Hapoel Jerusalem 82-91 Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Eilat won comfortably 91-82 at Hapoel Jerusalem. Rafi Menco scored 21 points against his parent club, while Reginald Buckner had 16 points for Eilat. Curtis Jerrells scored 26 points, while Travis Peterson dropped 13 points for Jerusalem.

Rafi Menco commented very professionally after the game: “Wherever I go, I think about doing the best for my current team, it doesn’t matter who I play.”

Hapoel Jerusalem Coach Simone Pianigiani said passionately: “We have to respect our fans who wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning who work and take the bus and then spend money to support us every day like this, so my players need to play with sacrifice and respect to respect this team. We have to create this mentality.”

Maccabi Ashdod 68-85 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv convincingly beat Maccabi Ashdod 85-68. Alando Tucker had 20 points, while Richard Howell had 19 points for Tel Aviv. Chase Simon finished with a strong 20 points, while Jake Cohen had 16 points for Ashdod.

Bnei Herziliya 74-81 Hapoel Holon
Hapoel Holon beat Bnei Herziliya 81-74 in Herziliya. Khaliff Wyatt had 23 points, while Darion Atkins had 14 points for Holon. Jeff Adrien dropped 16 points, while Taureen Green and Danny Rubin had 14 points a piece for the losing Herzilya.

Maccabi Haifa 68-73 Rishon Le’Zion
Rishon Lezion beat Maccabi Haifa 73-68 in Haifa. Maalik Wayns had 25 points, while Patrick Richard had 11 points for Rishon. Orlando Mendez Valdez scored 23 points, while William Graves had 15 points for Maccabi Haifa.

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