Yellow and Blue defeats Bnei Herzliya by 30

Maccabi Tel Aviv easily got rid of visiting Bnei Herzliya 99-69 on Monday night to move to first place in Israel’s Winner League. Keenan Evans scored early and often for the yellow and blue as six players scored double digits to send Ioannis Sfairopoulos’s team to dominant victory.

Evans led the way with 19 points, Oz Blayzer added 18 points and Ante Zizic scored 16 points in the victory. Chianu Onuaku scored 19 points and Sandy Cohen contributed 12 points in the loss.

“The score shows it all,” explained Sfairopoulos. “We had a good game offensively and defensively, many players participated in a great team game and I am 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 shooting as Evans hit a pair of 3-pointers and hit his jump shots to lose 14 points in the first quarter, while Zizic dominated the paint when Onuaku and Quinton Hooker scored for Herzliya, as the hosts led 28-19 after 10 minutes.

John DiBartolomeo and Blayzer led the charge with a pair of 3s each in the second quarter to kick off a 13-0 run for Maccabi, while Iftach Ziv and Jake Cohen also found the basket to bring the yellow and blue lead to 56 – 34 at halftime.

Cohen, Zizic and Evans continued to score at will for Maccabi as Chris Babb began to find the basket for Herzliya, but the hosts increased their lead to 76-44 late in the third quarter as DiBartolomeo and Blayzer continued to score for Sfairopoulos’s team in the final. framework to navigate towards the conquest of 30 points.

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

The Reds came out strong when Retin Obasohan scored at will for the first 10 minutes to set the tone for the game, as five players finished in double digits and Jerusalem went 17 of 32 (53%) from center to cross to 20- victory point.

Obasohan led the way with 30 points and eight assists, Amit Gershon and Jalen Adams added 16 points each, while Anthony Bennett scored 14 points and Itay Segev contributed 10 points in the victory in Jerusalem’s first game since parting ways with the coach Oren Amiel.

Joe Ragland scored 20 points, Steven Gray added 16 points and Rafi Menco scored 12 points for Holon in the loss.

“I am happy about the victory and I have to say that I have a lot of mixed feelings as the club went through a lot this week,” Halperin said after the match. “Anyone who has not been a player or a coach will never understand what it is. I am very happy with how the players came into the game, but again it is very difficult for me to have to part with a good person. [in Oren Amiel] since the responsibility was not only his, but of all of us “.

Elsewhere, Ness Ziona achieved her first win of the season by defeating Hapoel Tel Aviv 90-76 to hand head coach Lior Lubin his first win for the club.

After a fairly even first quarter, Ness Ziona edged the Reds 28-18 in the second frame thanks to Frank Bartley, Nimrod Tishman, Tal Dunne and Tim Soares to move on for good and sail to victory.

Bartley led all scorers with 22 points, while Tishman and Soares each scored 14 points to take the victory. Dewan Hernández and J’Covan Brown each scored 15 points for Tel Aviv in the loss.

“It’s a question of coming together,” Lubin said after the victory. “We started a little late to prepare for the season and it took time to build the right connection and get in shape. We have improved game by game despite losing, but today we knew how to play well in the last quarter to ensure victory ”.

Tishman spoke to The Jerusalem Post about the victory.

“We knew this was a critical game for us after having had a difficult start to the season. I am happy that we were able to come together and give our hearts to win the game. “

Additionally, Hapoel Galil Elyon slipped down Hapoel Haifa 76-71 in a back-and-forth game down Carmel Mountain.

The visitors took a small lead after the first half and were able to hold on to the lead during a very intense fourth quarter to claim victory.

Bryce Washington posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Ike Iroegbu also scored 20 points in the victory. Gregory Vargas scored 17 points and Amit Simhon contributed 13 points for Haifa in the loss.

“Today’s game was all about transition defense, boxing and sharing the ball,” said Wahsington, the game’s MVP. “When we stop defensively, we can run in transition and just have fun. Sharing the ball is fun and I think we did very well today. It was a great team victory. We will enjoy it tonight, however tomorrow we will return to grind mode and prepare for a difficult game on Thursday. Our record has returned to 0-0 ”.

In Galilee, Hapoel Gilboa / Galil sank Hapoel Eilat 94-86 while Sacha Killeya-Jones and Derek Cooke led the hosts with 20 points each to win at Gan Ner.

Guy Kaplan’s team took the lead and never gave it up when Cooke, who was making his debut, filled the basket with lots of dunks to help Gilboa win.

Ronnie Harrell added 17 points and Michael Brisker contributed 12 points in the victory, while Romello White with 22 points and Juston Patton with 19 points led Ariel Beit Halachmi’s Eilat team.

Meanwhile, Maccabi Rishon Lezion won his first game of the season by defeating Hapoel Beersheba 79-67 in the southern capital.

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

Along with Holloway, Kris Clyburn added 22 points and Egor Koulechov scored 10 points in the victory. Dererk Pardon, with 18 points, and Junior Etou (14 points) led Rami Hadar’s Beersheba in defeat.

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