Maccabi Rishon Lezion 311.
(photo credit: BSL)
Aside from Maccabi Tel Aviv winning every game by double-figures, the BSL has
been completely unpredictable this season.
At least five teams are in
contention to finish as runner-up to Maccabi in the regular season, with even
the struggling Ironi Ashkelon still only one game off of eighth position and a
place in the playoffs.
Maccabi Rishon Lezion climbed into second place in
the standings on Saturday, at least for 24 hours, after beating Maccabi Haifa
Rishon outscored Haifa 27-10 in the second period to open an
unassailable lead on the way to its fourth straight victory.
Mitchell and Raymar Morgan scored 18 points each for Rishon, with Marco
Killingsworth contributing 27 points and 10 rebounds for Haifa, which is back to
losing ways after finally winning two weeks ago.
hosts Bnei Hasharon on Sunday, with both teams entering the game with a 9-7
record and the winner guaranteed to move into second position, at least until
Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Hapoel Holon on Monday night.
Gilboa is going for
its third straight win, while Bnei Hasharon has won three of its last four
games, but was thrashed by 46 points by Maccabi Tel Aviv two weeks
Also Sunday, Maccabi Tel Aviv, fresh off claiming the State Cup on
Thursday, will prepare for Thursday’s important Euroleague game at Olimpija
Ljubljana with a home encounter against Maccabi Ashdod, while the losing
finalist, Barak Netanya, visits Ashkelon.