(photo credit: Cajasol Sevilla website)
After a bitterly disappointing exit from the Eurocup last week, Hapoel Jerusalem
coach Oded Katash is urging his players to lift their heads as they resume their
BSL campaign at Maccabi Ashdod on Sunday night.
Despite beginning the
Eurocup regular season with three wins in four games, Hapoel failed to advance
to the Last 16 last Tuesday, losing 84-70 to Cajasol Sevilla at Malha Arena, its
second straight continental defeat.
Much was expected from Jerusalem’s
European campaign, but Katash knows that there is no use in crying over spilled
milk and is hoping his team will rebound against inform Ashdod.
have to put the Eurocup aside and concentrate on the league,” said Katash, whose
team has won six of its last seven league encounters.
undoubtedly the surprise team of the season so far. They have a strong side with
good players that have taken the team to third position.
We are facing a
tough game, but we certainly want to return to winning ways.”
one of the favorites to be relegated at the start of the season, especially
after it lost three of its first four games.
However, Ofer Berkowitz has
since guided his side to five wins in six contests, none by more than six
Also Sunday, Bnei Hasharon will try to snap a three-game losing
streak when it hosts Maccabi Rishon Lezion, while Maccabi Haifa goes in search
of its first BSL win in six games when it visits Gilboa/Galil.
Netanya hosted Hapoel Holon late on Saturday night, while Maccabi Tel Aviv will
welcome Ironi Ashkelon on Monday.Euroc