Kiryat Ata continues dream season with win over Galil Elyon, Bnei Herzliya downs Beer Sheva

Mar 11, 2024 | Holyland Hoops

Kiryat Ata continued to win as they dropped Hapoel Galil Elyon 93-83 to move further up the standings while the Galilee squad who are playing away from they Kfar Blum home due to the war are continuing to struggle.

Amin Stevens and Raz Adam scored for Kiryat Ata while Omar Silverio and James Feldeine found the basket for Hapoel Galil Elyon but Sharon Avrahami’s team took a 47-41 advantage into halftime. Alphonso Anderson started to heat up while Meron Ruina and Feldiene scored as well. However, Stevens, James Batemon along with Akia Pruitt and Guy Palatin all found points and took the victory.

“I am always looking below us in the standings,” Kiryat Ata coach Sharon Avrahami said. Our goal is to stay in the league and Galil Elyon was going to be a tough game as they needed wins. In fact, the last time we played, they also defeated us. At the end of the day, we made some quality plays down the stretch.”

“We had some turnovers near the end of the gamer and our efficiency wasn’t enough,” Galil Elyon coach Barak Peleg said. “We are a bit of a broken cub and that can explain how we played at times and after last game we were really worn out. I am proud of the guys as to where we are this season.”

The game MVP Amin Stevens spoke about the victory, “I felt like we were in control for most the game and we each had good runs. But we knew that this was a road game and we could win it. I have been with the club for 3 years and I am very comfortable here. Last year I had low expectations about my play but this year there are none.”

Frederic Bourdillon – Photo credit: Ben Herzliya


Bnei Herzliya defeated Hapoel Beer Sheva 73-67 to improve to 11-7 while the southern reds remained in the league’s basement with a 4-14 record. Egor Koulechov and Netta Segal got busy for Hapoel Sheva but Frederic Bourdillon and Tyler Stone countered for Bnei Herzliya to take a 37-35 lead at halftime.

Grant Sherfield had the hot hand for the hosts while Roi Paretzky also scored but Ethan Burg and Aleksandar Zecevic responded to keep the visitors in front by a point, 53-52 after thirty minutes of action. Bourdillon and Zecevic kept finding the basket to open up a double digit lead in the fourth quarter, JaKeenan Gant tried to cut the gap down but his efforts were not enough as Dan Shamir’s team took the win.

Bourdillon scored 23 points, Zecevic added 16 points and Stone scored 12 points in the win. Sherfield scored 14 points and Koulechov chipped in with 11 points in the loss.

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