Yellow-and-blue sails

Maccabi Tel Aviv ensured the battle for the second seed in the BSL playoffs will come down to the final game of the season.

April 18, 2011 05:18
Maccabi Tel Aviv huddle before game

Maccabi TA huddle 311. (photo credit: Asaf Kilger)


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Maccabi Tel Aviv ensured the battle for the second seed in the BSL playoffs will come down to the final game of the season after defeating Hapoel Gilboa/Galil 79-68 at Gan Ner on Sunday, claiming its 19th straight league win.

Gilboa, which had won its previous five contests, will head into its final game of the regular season on Thursday in second place, one point ahead of Hapoel Jerusalem and Bnei Hasharon.

Chuck Eidson had 19 points for Tel Aviv, with Jeremy Pargo adding 15 points, 10 of them in a game-winning run in the fourth.

Courtney Fells scored 13 points for Gilboa, which can clinch second with a home win against Hapoel Holon on Thursday.

Gilboa was still well within reach of the yellow-and-blue with 10 minutes remaining (59-54).

However, the hosts missed several open shots and TA’s David Blu hit a long triple before Pargo took over, outscoring Gilboa 10-2 on his own to reestablish a double- figure margin Maccabi was never going to lose.

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