Trophy holder still unbeaten at home Ulma after 81:95 victory over Maccabi Haifa • Idan Zalmanson excelled and set a season record of 17 points • On the other side - a career record for Sorkin
Bar Timor and Tamir Blatt. 24 common points
Even with four foreigners, Hapoel Jerusalem did not have a hard time and beat Maccabi Haifa in 81:95, maintaining a perfect balance in the league against teams that are not Maccabi.
The Jerusalemites face a 10-win balance in ten games in the Arena in all frames, and the Carmel middle team is unable to change that balance, certainly not on an evening when its big scorer James Young (20.9 points on average) stops at just 2 points. At least the young Roman Sorkin continued his good performance from the last period, setting a career-high 17 points.
Paladin. Jerusalem will need it much sharper // Photo: Danny Maron
Oded Ketch thought of the important game against AAC Athens on Wednesday and divided the minutes between his players. Six of them scored in double digits, including the Salmanon era who excelled with a season-high 17 points. However, to return from Greece with a win, the trophy holder will have to display a much better ability and most importantly James Paladin much sharper.
Meanwhile, guard Chris Smith (32, 1.88m), brother of BBC player JR Smith and Urban Nahariya, who holds Israeli citizenship joins the Jerusalem team to cover Trent Lockett's shortfall, but his chances Sign up on the low roster.