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Hapoel Jerusalem beat Herzliya in overtime; Holon defeated Nes Ziona Israel today


Despite a bad first half, Aleksandar Džikić's players rallied and won thanks to a great game by Speedy Smith who finished with 24 points.

Hapoel Jerusalem tonight (Saturday) continued the momentum from the State Cup games and returned to the winning track in the league after beating Bnei Herzliya at the end of overtime with a score of 82:84 at Hafis Arena, with the help of a wonderful game by Speedy Smith who led the scoring list with 28 points.

The two teams returned from the State Cup break with different momentum, with the Reds coming after a big victory, while the Whites came after a disappointing loss, but precisely in the first half, Aleksandar Dzikic's students, who returned to play in front of the home crowd on their field after about a month, were not in the game and saw Oren Aharoni's students run away for an early 16 point lead.

Itai Segev, photography: Alan Shiver


He succeeded, photo: Alan Shiver

The guests from Herzliya welcomed back Chris Babb, who did not play in the loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the quarterfinals of the Cup about a week ago, and with him they looked different.

12 points by the guard along with another wonderful game by Maurice Kemp painted the first three quarters in white.

After thirty minutes, the host woke up, and welcomed into its ranks Levia Randolph, who returned to the courts after about a month due to a sprained ankle and looked great, and with the help of a wonderful game by Speedy Smith (28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) and Iti Segev (12 points), narrowed the gap , showed character and was able to complete the turnaround and take the lead. A basket by Julian Gamble with four seconds left sent the game into overtime, where a three-pointer by Sel Smith decided the contest.

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It was not enough for Herzliya, photo: Alan Shiver

Hapoel Holon - Ironi Nes Ziona 81:101

Hapoel Holon put aside the elimination from the cup with a definite victory in the top game over Nes Ziona in the heart of the colony 81:101.

After a bad start of 8 fouls from the field, the champion took over the game.

The second quarter of 19:30 put her close with a 20-point lead already at halftime.

In the second half, she was no different from the previous one, and Holon, with 14 three-pointers, comes out well from the difficult game on paper on the way to France, where she will meet Strasbourg in the opening of the Top 16 of the Champions Cup.

Goodes and his players.

An easy victory, photo: Oded Karni

The champion did not struggle, photo: Oded Karni

The story of the game was the battle of the best centers in the league in which Joe Ragland defeated DJ Cooper in a crushing way.

Holon's guard finished with 22 points and 9 assists.

When his opponent delivered 13 baskets, but lost the game.

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2023-01-21

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