Hapoel Jerusalem coach Oded Katash 311.
(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
Hapoel Jerusalem’s frailties were embarrassingly exposed on Sunday night as it
dropped to an 89-68 BSL defeat at Hapoel Gilboa/Galil.
Most worrying for
Jerusalem coach Oded Katash will be his team’s defense, which allowed Gilboa’s
players to do as they pleased in Gan Ner.
Unlike last week’s overtime win
over Bnei Hasharon, Jerusalem’s offensive play couldn’t compensate for its
suspect defense and Katash has already got plenty to ponder with the season only
two weeks old.
Dagan Yavzuri scored 17 points for Gilboa, which recovered
from its 35-point thrashing at the hands of Maccabi Tel Aviv last
D.J. Strawberry had 16 points for Jerusalem, which got just seven
points and zero assists in 25 minutes from Boston Celtics guard Avery
Also Sunday, newly-promoted BC Habika’a held on for its second
straight win, beating Hapoel Holon 68-66.
A Moran Rot basket in the final
minute completed a Holon comeback (66-64), only for Gur Porat to hit a
three-pointer at the other end with 40 seconds to play.
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had 15 points and 14 rebounds, with Paul Delaney also scoring 15 points for the
gutsy Habika’a Tasmin Mitchell scored 19 points for Holon, with Moran Rot adding
17 and Ron Lewis contributing 15 points and 12 rebounds.
claimed its first win of the season at Barak Netanya on Sunday, winning
After three tight quarters, Ashdod took control with a 10- 0 run
midway through the fourth period and held on for the victory.
Bradley and Craig Brackins each scored 24 points for Ashdod, with Adrian Banks
netting 24 for Netanya.
Maccabi Haifa lost a doubledigit lead for a
second straight week on Sunday, losing 84-82 to Bnei Hasharon in
Tweety Carter led the hosts with 22 points, with LaceDarius Dunn and Delroy James scoring 21 points each. Tyler Wilkerson had 19 points for Haifa.
Maccabi Tel Aviv visits Ironi Ashkelon on Monday.
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