Maccabi Haifa's Ido Kozikaro 370.
(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
The Israelis beat the Foreigners in the BSL All-Star game for the third straight
season on Monday night, winning 127- 111 at Romema Arena in Haifa.
Israelis opened a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter (36-24) and
remained in complete control in the second half after taking a 19-point gap
(72-53) into the break.
“We have proven the worth of Israeli hoops once
more,” said Hapoel Gilboa/Galil guard Dagan Yavzuri, who was named as the MVP
after finishing as the joint top-scorer with 20 points together with Lior
Ben Rice added 18 points for the Israelis, with Ido Kozikaro
Deron Washington and Paul Stoll led the Foreigners with 16
Haifa guard Stoll also won the three-point contest,
recording a score of 20 in the final to beat Guy Pnini and Afik
The dunk competition was won by Hapoel Eilat’s Scotty Hopson, who
defeated Washington and Kenny Hayes.
Earlier in the day, both rosters
spent time with 140 local children, teaching them basketball skills according to
a program set-up by the coach of Haifa and the Foreigners team, Brad Greenberg.