Beit Halahmi's group recorded a rare victory in Eilat and will meet Maccabi Tel Aviv optimistic • A huge upheaval of Nahariya municipalities in the second half led it to 68: 84 on the Maccabi Ashdod table closing
Tomer Gin celebrates. A third win in a row
Ready for Saturday night. Just before the derby in four days, Hapoel Tel Aviv broke away from the bottom (Monday) after celebrating its third consecutive victory at 71:84 on Hapoel Eilat. This happened thanks to an excellent finish, which led to the fourth time in twenty visits to the southern city, the Reds returning to the center with their hands on top.
Eilat led to a 35:42 half-time, enjoying another bad day from outside the bow (1 of 13), but in the second half the Tel Aviv stopped it by 29 points. The game was tight until the final minutes, but from the 36th minute the hosts evaporated and did not score until the finish, with the visitors running to 1:13 and the rare victory.
Leading the decision was Lancel Smith Jr., who by then was 1 in 10 outside the arc, but reset the handle in time with three consecutive threes. Eilat did not help another excellent evening by Jonathan Schuldbrand, with a third game of 20 points and above. Avi Ben Shimol added 16 to the losers but also lost eight balls.
Lior Eliyahu. Hands up in front of Danny Franco's group // Photo: Jenny Agency
The crushing half. Since Holon's big win in the quarterfinals, Nahariya City has suffered three consecutive league losses, all at home. Yesterday she stopped the sweep in front of the last in the Maccabi Ashdod table, and after a big comeback, won 68:84. Ashdod, with a lone win this season, had a consecutive seventh loss.
In the first half Nahariya continued the ability from the last games, and Ashdod went down for a break with what appeared to be a promising lead, 29:45. But even in Ein Sara, the upheaval came in the second half, already in the third quarter, where Nahariya scored more than scored throughout the first half and ran with 5:33 to 50:62. That's why Danny Franco's team cruised to victory, winning the second half overwhelmingly, 23:55. Ashdod? She is in big trouble.
Dominic Waters. Nahariya's prominent sling // Photo: Jenny Agency