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Yellow-and-blue routs Bnei Herzliya by 30


Maccabi Tel Aviv easily got rid of a visit to Bnei Herzliya 99-69 on Monday night to move to first place in the Winner Israel League. Keenan Evans scored early and often for the Yellow-Blues as six players engraved double-digit numbers to send Ioannis Spiropoulos’ side to the dominant victory.

Evans led with 19 points, Oz Blazer added 18 points and Ante Zizic scored 16 points in the win. Chiano Onoako scored 19 points and Sandy Cohen the chip with 12 points in the defeat.

“The score shows everything,” Sapropolos explained. “We had a good game offensively and defensively, a lot of players participated in a great team game and I’m very happy about that. We’ve been playing well lately and we need to keep our performance at a high level.”

Tel Aviv came out on fire as Evans drilled home a pair of threes and hit his bounces to drop 14 points in the first quarter, while Zizic dominated the color as Onoako and Kinton Hooker scored for Herzliya, with the hosts leading 28-19 after 10 minutes.

John Dibertolomao and Blazer led the difference with a pair of threes each in the second quarter to rip off a 13-0 run for Maccabi while Iiftah Ziv and Jake Cohen also found the basket to bounce the yellow-blue advantage to 56-34 at the half.

Cohen, Zizic and Evans continued to score as he pleased for Maccabi as Chris Bab began to find the hoop for Herzliya, but the hosts increased their lead to 76-44 until the end of the third quarter, when Dibertolomeo and Blazer continued to score for Sapropoulos’ team in the final. A frame for a cruise to conquer the 30 points.

The story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague in basketball by Yehoshua Hlikman on page 8 – Picture of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Othello Hunter (Credit: DOV HALICKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY)

In the capital, Hapoel Jerusalem defeated Hapoel Holon convincingly, 104-84, to give interim coach Yotam Halperin a victory in his debut on the lines.

The Reds came out strong when Retin Obasuhan scored as he pleased during the first 10 minutes to set the tone for the game as five players finished in double digits and Jerusalem moved 17 from 32 (53%) from the city center to a 20-point victory.

Obasuhan led with 30 points and eight assists, Amit Gershon and Jelen Adams added 16 points each while Anthony Bennett scored 14 points and Itai Segev Chip with 10 points in the first game of Jerusalem since parting ways with coach Oren Amiel.

Joe Ragland scored 20 points, Stephen Gray added 16 points and Rafi Manko scored 12 points for Holon in the defeat.

“I’m happy about the win and I have to say I have a lot of mixed feelings since the club went through a lot this week,” Halperin said following the game. “Whoever was not a player or a coach will never understand what it is like. I am very happy about how the players got into the game, but again it is very difficult for me that we had to say goodbye to a good person. [in Oren Amiel] Because the responsibility was not only his but ours. “

Elsewhere, Ness Ziona picked up their first win of the season when they knocked down Hapoel Tel Aviv 90-76 to give head coach Lior Lubin his debut victory at the club.

After a fairly even first quarter, Ness Ziona defeated the Reds 28-18 in the second half thanks to Frank Bartley, Nimrod Tishman, Tal Dan and Tim Suarez who will continue to win and sail to victory.

Bartley led all the scorers with 22 points while Tishman and Suarez scored 14 points each to take the win. Diwan Hernandez and Jacoben Brown scored 15 points each for Tel Aviv in the defeat.

“It’s a matter of uniting,” Lubin said following the win. “We started a bit late in the preparations for the season and it took time to build the right connection and get in shape. We improved game after game despite the loss, but today we knew how to play well in the fourth quarter to secure the win.”

Tishman spoke with the Jerusalem Post about the victory.

“We knew it was a critical game for us after we started the season hard. I’m glad we were able to unite and give our heart to win the game.”

Also, Hapoel Galil Elyon slipped to Hapoel Haifa 76-71 in a round trip game on Mount Carmel.

The visitors climbed to a small lead after the first half and managed to hold on to the lead during a very intense fourth quarter to rate the win.

Bryce Washington recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Ike Irogbo also scored 20 points in the win. Gregory Vargas scored 17 points and Amit Simhon Chip with 13 points for Haifa in the loss.

“Today’s game was all about passing defense, boxing and ball sharing,” said Washington, the game’s MVP. “When we get stops on defense, we can run in the aisle and just have fun. Sharing the ball is fun and I believe we did very well today. It was a great team win. We enjoy tonight, however, tomorrow we return to Grand Mode and get ready for a tough game on Thursday “Our record returned to 0: 0”.

Up in the Galilee, Hapoel Gilboa / Galil sank Hapoel Eilat 94-86 when Sasha Kielia-Jones and Derek Kook beat the hosts with 20 points each to rate the victory in Gan Ner.

Guy Kaplan’s squad grabbed the early lead and did not give it up when Cook, who made his debut, filled the basket with plenty of dunks to help Gilboa win.

Roni Harel added 17 points and Michael Brisker Chip with 12 points in the win while Romulo White with 22 points and Houston Patton with 19 points led the Eilat team of Ariel Beit Halachmi.

Meanwhile, Maccabi Rishon Lezion won its first game of the season when it defeated Hapoel Beer Sheva 79-67 in the southern capital.

Tu Holloway, who made his debut for the visitors, put on a show with 24 points to help Guy Goodes’ side take a 45-36 lead at the break as the Wine City team took the win.

Along with Holloway, Chris Claiborne added 22 points and Agur Kolkov scored 10 points in the win. Derek Pardon, with 18 points, and Junior Eto’o (14 points) beat Rami Hadar’s Beer Sheva team in the loss.


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