Hoops: Chicago Boys, Power Puff win thrillers

Playoffs were in the air and so were buzzer-beater thrillers, as teams fought for spots in the sweet 16 of the Red and Dr. Murray's Israel Basketball League. Yesod 65, Wok Tov 64 In one of the best games of the season, Wok Tov trailed by 14 before a frenetic mix of fast breaks and outside shooting brought the game within one. But Yesod dug down deep and pulled out the victory. Ike Ben Simon 52, Four 48 Previously undefeated Four were handed their first loss by Ike Ben Simon, as stellar defence by the eponymous captain sealed the deal. Chicago Boys 47, Lev Dawgs 46 Fighting for their playoff lives, Chicago Boys played a great team game to stay in contention for the Big Dance. Power Puff 54, Hapisga Dry Cleaning 52 Bouncing back after a tough loss last week the Power Puff Girls showed up to show why they deserved a shot at the playoffs. Trumanaires 66, AJ HASC 32 With their backs to the wall, the Trumanaires needed a win, and indeed they came out strong to keep their hopes alive. Chabad Heights 65, TJ Toolboxes 30 While Chabad Heights solidified their playoff position with another solid performance, the Toolboxes put themselves at risk with the playoffs just around the corner. Toronto Shammy's 70, Ike Ben Simon 53 Captain Jack Yakobovitch is still nursing an injury, but he played hurt in the must-win game, and led Shammy's to a crucial victory. Israel at Heart 53, David Project/Chickes 51 With two of the top teams in the league sparring, this matchup lived up to its high expectations. Israel at Heart managed to come away with a well-deserved led by captain Moshe Beinenfeld. Other results: Lake Como 50, National Loss Consultant 45; Charizards 50, Noam Weinberger 47.