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(photo credit: BLS website)
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem will meet Thursday night (live on Sport5 at 9 p.m.) in the BSL League Cup final after easily dispatching their semifinal opponents on Wednesday night.
A sparse Malha Arena crowd didn’t witness too much drama in the semifinals, as Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Barak Netanya 108-75, followed by a 94-74 win for Hapoel Jerusalem over Hapoel Gilboa/Galil.
Seven players reached double figures for Maccabi, led by Jeremy Pargo
(left, in yellow) with 12 points and 12 assists. Romeo Travis did his
best for Netanya, finishing with 22 points and 14 rebounds. The nightcap
provided a slightly more competitive game, as Sam Clancy (right, in
white) and Jerusalem only led by eight going into the fourth quarter.
But Dion Dowell took over and finished with 25 points and five rebounds.
Jack McClinton continued to lead the defending BSL champions, pouring
in a team-high 18 points.
Also on Wednesday, Maccabi Haifa erased a 12-point first-half deficit in
the return leg of the EuroChallenge qualifying round, beating Paris
Levallois 89-66 at home. Frank Robinson led Haifa with 17 points. The
hosts opened a big halftime lead and never looked back on their way to
overcoming a 75-63 defeat in the first leg in France.