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Ironi Ashkelon became the eighth and final team to advance to the quarterfinals
of the State Cup on Thursday and was rewarded with a showdown with Maccabi Tel
Ashkelon beat National League side BC Habika’a 78-70 on the road,
but will have a far tougher time progressing to the last four after being drawn
to visit the yellow-and-blue in the next round on January 9.
Farmer had 29 points for Ashkelon, with Paul Delaney scoring 23 for Avi
Ashkenazi’s Habika’a team, which is currently tied for second place in the
Second division-leader Hapoel Tel Aviv, which surprised
Hapoel Holon in the last 16, was drawn to host Maccabi Haifa in the
Haifa sacked coach Elad Hasin earlier Thursday, naming his
assistant Ami Nawi as the interim replacement.
Haifa has lost six
straight BSL games, but defeated Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the cup on Wednesday
under the guidance of Nawi, with Hasin sitting at home ill with the
In the other quarterfinals: Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Barak Netanya and
Maccabi Ashdod welcomes Hapoel Gilboa Galil.
The 12th round of the BSL
begins Saturday night with Hapoel Holon hosting Bnei Hasharon.