Basketball: Maccabi Tel Aviv looks to stay undefeated

Set to play Bnei Hasharon; Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Ironi Nahariya, both Sunday evening.

Maccabi TA 298.88 (photo credit: AP)
Maccabi TA 298.88
(photo credit: AP)
Maccabi Tel Aviv visits Bnei Hasharon and Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Ironi Nahariya in two mouthwatering encounters in the BSL on Sunday night. The perennial champion is the only remaining team in the league with a perfect record, but will face a stern test in Ra'anana on Sunday. Bnei Hasharon stumbled earlier this season against Ironi Ramat Gan and Ironi Ashkelon, but has shined against the league's top sides. The team defeated Jerusalem and Hapoel Holon at home and will not be deterred by Maccabi's star-studded lineup. Nahariya will look to continue its excellent start to the season against Jerusalem at Malha. Ironi is top of the standings after winning four of its first five games, losing only to Maccabi Tel Aviv in its first game of the season. Hapoel has won three straight in all competitions and is still unbeaten at home. Also Sunday, Maccabi Rishon Lezion hosts Hapoel Afula/Gilboa and Ironi Ramat Gan visits Hapoel Galil Elyon. On Monday, Ironi Ashkelon hosts Hapoel Holon.