Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv & Bnei Hasharon arrived to this game as co-leaders of the Premier League with a 14-2 record. But at the end there was no doubt who the better team was with a 96-79 win for Pini Gershon’s players.
Bnei Hashron led 23-21 with a minute to go to the end of the first quarter. But a 9-0 run by the Yellows, made it 30-23.
Maccabi neutrlised Meir Tapiro & Lee Mathews and by half time they had a 54-38 lead. The visitors went on a 12-4 run at the start of the third period and cut the margin to 58-50. But Maccabi came back with an 8-0 run and at the end of the period 73-58. The biggest margin was 23 pts (90-67) and at the end Maccabi beat Bnei Hasharon for the second time this season.
The Israeli players were the dominant ones this time led by Tal Burstein with 23 pts in 73%FG (4-5 for three), 5 rbds, 6 steals & 6 assits. Captain Gur Shelef scored 17 pts (11-11 in free throws) & Derrick Sharp had 17 pts in 88% FG.