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The Reds already saw the ticket to the quarterfinals of the Champions League slipping away, but thanks to a comeback and a winning basket by Randolph, they handed the French their first loss in the Top 16 - 81:80

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A great comeback tonight (Tuesday), in front of 5,421 spectators in the arena, strengthened the chances of Hapoel Jerusalem to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FIBA ​​Champions League. The Reds from the capital came back from a 15-point deficit in the last quarter and handed Strasbourg their first loss in the Top 16 with an 80:81 victory. With the two teams on the same balance sheet now - two wins from three games.

In the first half, Hapoel Jerusalem was carried by Zach Hankins, who broke a season record in points with 28, and pulled down his highest number of rebounds in the Champions League this season - 12. However, after the break, the experienced Paul Lacombe started the momentum Strasbourg's ex-NBA Rodion Corroux scored points at pace, and Marcus Cain steered the French ship perfectly. Midway through the last quarter, Speedy Smith came alive to lead the Reds on a 0:10 run that put them back in the game, Cain took advantage of a defensive error to bury a big three About 3 seconds to go, but Leway Randolph penetrated the paint and with 0.6 on the clock scored the winning basket that signaled the celebrations.

The Jerusalemites will arrive in a positive mood for the deciding week of the State Cup, which will take place on their home field, when they will host Hapoel Haifa on Monday.

Their next match in the Champions League will be against Hapoel Holon, and before that the Reds will meet the Israeli champions in the league, in 12 days.

Randolph scores the winning basket (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

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scored for Hapoel Jerusalem:

Zach Hankins 28 and 12 rebounds , Leviathan Randolph 14, Speedy Smith 11 and 8 assists (3/7 for 3), Kadin Carrington and Brandon Brown 8 each, Marks Meiris and Ithi Segev 4 each, Sim-Sander and Neh 2.

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An important victory.

Dzi'kich (photo: Barney Ardov)

5,421 spectators tonight in the arena (photo: Barney Ardov)

the progress of the game

1st quarter:

Cornelius scored the first basket, Boudian Massa and Marcus Cain converted, but Hankins scored three baskets in the paint, two of them with assists from Meiris, who in between scored himself - 6:10 Jerusalem.

Massa and Cain continued to make it difficult, Meiris also dunked Carrington and Strasburg went to the first timeout.

Hankins added two from the line, Cain penetrated nicely on the other side but Brown with a three-pointer, a steal and a basket made it 10:19.

Two consecutive 3-pointers by the French brought it down to


at the end of the quarter.

Total color control.

Hankins (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

Quarter 2:

Three points by Ike Odano on one side, and a basket by Hankins on the other side, made it 19:21 for Jerusalem.

Carrington hit a 3-pointer, Landsdown answered him with the same coin and Lucas Beaufort converted from outside the arc, Hankins scored again in the paint, Michael Bell answered with a basket and Smith with a 3-pointer continued the swing -27:29 red.

Bell equalized with a free kick and Keane converted again when he sniped from distance.

The red-hot Hankins, with three consecutive dunks, tied the game at 35:35 after Beaufort's three-pointer.

Randolph dunked from the line after a technicality to coach Banky, Landsdown penetrated successfully but Hankins reached 20 points and gave Hapoel Jerusalem


at halftime.

Hapoel Jerusalem stopped in the second half, until the comeback came.

Brandon Brown (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

3rd quarter:

Rodion Koroks took advantage of an assist from Cain, Hankins continued just like in the first half with another basket.

Paul Lacombe with 8 consecutive, two of them after an unsportsmanlike performance by Hankins, brought the guest up to 40:47.

Hankins broke a season high in points, but Corox maintained a gap of 7. Randolph dunked from half distance, and after a 3-pointer by Corox, drew a foul and scored twice -52:46.

Kurox continued the personal momentum and closed 10 consecutive points, Hankins added two on the other side and Brown shot a three, but Cain sniped from the other side.

And Nena the minor to 60:53.

Odano and Cain brought the difference to double digits, Randolph reduced it to


after 30 minutes of play.

A huge fourth quarter for the Reds.

Kadin Carrington (Photo: Bernie Ardov)

4th quarter:

Corox with another 5 speed increased the difference to 13, Cain went to the line and scored the 70th point, Meiris and Segev reduced to minus 11 but Lacomb with a painful three gave Strasburg 59:73.

Randolph scored from half distance, Carrington buried a very difficult three-pointer, Smith squeezed unsportsmanlike, hit twice from the line and snipe a three-pointer that closed the 0:10 run.

After a basket by Massa, the fiery Smith snipe again beyond the arc, Randolph made it 75:74.

Randolph equalized from the line, Hankins and Kurox exchanged baskets and Sevv sank after a great pass from Smith - 77:79.

Cain took advantage of Hankins falling asleep to make a clutch three-pointer, but the last word was Randolph's who penetrated the paint and scored elegantly to give Hapoel Jerusalem an


victory .

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