Mac TA, Jerusalem notch convincing conquests

Josh Owens scored 16 points and Amar’e Stoudemire added 14 points in the win.

Hapoel Jerusalem’s Yogev Ohayon (photo credit: UDI ZITIAT)
Hapoel Jerusalem’s Yogev Ohayon
(photo credit: UDI ZITIAT)
 Maccabi Tel Aviv looked like the Maccabi of old in demolishing an overmatched Hapoel Beersheba 96-64 in BSL action on Sunday night.
Yovel Zoosman scored an early nine points as the yellow-and-blue cruised the rest of the way to take the 32-point win. Michael Roll scored 17 points, Zoosman added 14 points, Jake Cohen chipped in with 13 points and Alex Tyus recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jakim Donaldson led Beersheba with 17 points and Kerron Johnson scored 15 points in the loss.
Meanwhile, Hapoel Jerusalem dropped Ness Ziona 100-73 at the Pais Arena on Monday night. James Feldeine was once again the star of the show, finishing with a game-high 24 points.
Josh Owens scored 16 points and Amar’e Stoudemire added 14 points in the win, while guard Yogev Ohayon became the fourth player in league history to score 1,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds and dish out 1,000 assists.
Talib Zanna led Ness Ziona with 18 points and Tal Dunne scored 17 points in a losing cause.
Also, Maccabi Rishon Lezion led wire-to-wire in defeating Hapoel Tel Aviv 87-76. Cameron Long dominated the scoresheet with 29 points while Darryl Monroe came just one assist shy of a triple-double with 13 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.
Jamal Shuler led the way for the Reds with 17 points, while a trio of other players had 13 points apiece in defeat.
Maccabi Ashdod continued to climb the standings as it beat Bnei Herzliya 97-86. Ashdod set a team high in assists with 32 as Paul Stoll dished out 12 dimes in the win.
Mark Tollefsen went 6-of-7 from beyond the arc for 28 points while Nimrod Levi and Josh Carter each added 16 points for Brad Greenberg’s squad. Xavier Rathan-Mayes led Herzliya with 19 points.
Elsewhere, Hapoel Gilboa/Galil needed overtime to slip by Ironi Nahariya 96-93.
The two squads headed into the extra period all knotted up at 83-83, but Bryant Crawford hit three late free-throws to give Ariel Beit Halachmi’s Galilee team the win.
Crawford ended the evening with 20 points and drew nine fouls, Greg Whittington scored 29 points and finished the game with an index rating of 41 in the win. Anthony Barber scored 36 points to lead Nahariya.