Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 24: April 5-8, 2012
by: Euroleague.net
April 9, 2012
Richard Hendrix - Maccabi ElectraMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv downed second-ranked Galil Gilboa 91-77 to increasing its lead atop the Israeli League table over the weekend. Maccabi now has a 19-2 record, while Gilboa fell to 14-8, allowing Maccabi Rishon to take over second place by winning 76-82 on the road against Hapoel Jerusalem. Yogev Ohayon led Maccabi Electra to victory by scoring 18 points and dishing 8 assists. Richard Hendrix added 17 points with 12 rebounds, Devin Smith drilled 17 more, Lior Elyahu and David Blu 13 apiece. A 27-18 third quarter put Maccabi ahead with a double-digit margin, 65-55, icing the game. Joseph Jones contributed with 14 points for the losers. Maccabi Rishon ambushed Hapoel Jerusalem away 76-82 to seize second place in the table after leading 35-43 at halftime and 55-70 at the end of the third quarter. Hapoel tried a furious comeback but never took the head. Adrian Uter nailed 24 points for the winners and Eyal Shulman added 22, while DJ Strawberry led Hapoel with 15 and Ranel Bradley and Brian Randle drained 14 each. Maccabi Haifa took a slim 72-75 road win over Elitzur Netanya as Sylven Landesberg had 18 points and Tyler Wilkerson 17. Hapoel Holon took a 75-85 success on Ironai Ashkelon court, behind 23 points from Ron Lewis and 18 apiece from Tasmin Mitchell and Bryant Dunston. Marco Killingsworth had 23 with 10 rebounds for Ironi. Bnei Hasharon completed the great night of the traveling teams, beating 75-85 BC Habikaa led by 26 points and 7 assists of Tweety Carter, while Kenny Lawson also scored 19 for the winners.

LAST GAME GAME 24
April 5-8, 2012
Day Match Result
Apr. 5 BC Habikaa vs. B. Hashron 75-85
Apr. 8 Netanya vs. M. Haifa 72-75
Apr. 8 Ashkelon vs. H. Holon 75-85
Apr. 8 Hapoel Jer. vs. M. Rishon 76-82
Apr. 8 Electra TA vs. Gilboa/Galil 91-77
NEXT GAME GAME 25
April 11, 2012
Day Match
Apr. 11 M. Ashdod vs. Netanya
Apr. 11 M. Rishon vs. Electra TA
Apr. 11 Gilboa/Galil vs. Ashkelon
Apr. 11 H. Holon vs. Hapoel Jer.
Apr. 11 M. Haifa vs. BC Habikaa


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Maccabi Electra T-A 21 19 2 1884 1604
2 Gilboa/Galil 22 14 8 1724 1700
3 M. Rishon 22 14 8 1783 1705
4 H. Holon 22 13 9 1825 1738
5 Hapoel Jerusalem 22 12 10 1800 1747
6 Ashkelon 21 10 11 1706 1791
7 M. Ashdod 21 11 10 1744 1712
8 Netanya 22 8 14 1783 1821
9 B. Hashron 22 7 15 1743 1986
10 BC Habikaa 21 7 14 1595 1665
11 M. Haifa 22 4 18 1798 1916
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