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Live report: Hapoel Jerusalem - Ironi Nes Ziona 58:59 (quarter 4) - voila! sport


Dzikic's players are looking to forget the unimpressive performance against Hapoel Haifa and record 14 consecutive victories, the guests are looking to surprise as they did in the previous meeting

The second round of the Premier League in basketball is coming to an end and at this time a completion game from the 16th round is being held, when Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Ironi Nes Ziona.

As I remember, there was great drama in the first round, in the end Ness Ziona won 87:96 after two overtimes, and Jerusalem very much hopes to avoid its seventh loss of the season and second to the sixth ranked in the table - and above all wants to register a 14th consecutive victory in all formats.

Dzikic will perform a wide rotation and distribute the minutes well among his players in light of the fact that next week the series opens against AAK Athens and even before that a meeting with Maccabi Tel Aviv is expected within the league, as long as it is not postponed as the team demands and further to the petition they submitted.

Zach Hankins and Kadin Carrington are the two not included in the squad for the game.

Sixth-placed Nes Ziona needs only one win in the two remaining games until the end of the round to secure a place in the upper house and get closer to returning to the European Cup.

Got a place in the top five and registered a surprising ability.

Gilad Levy (Photo: Barney Ardov)

Quarter 1

The first quarter opened with a quick 0:4 by Gilad Levy, who got a place in the top five and already at the start recorded a resounding dunk.

Travis Warrick had a good performance on the other hand with a three-pointer and a basket that brought the guests back into the game, but eight consecutive points by Brandon Brown, including two three-pointers, ran the host to 13:20 just before the end of the quarter.

However, Ness Ziona did not let her opponent escape, when a three-point move by Tyler Bey set a fragile 20:22 for the hosts.

Speedy Smith in action (photo: Bernie Ardov)

Quarter 2

The start of the second quarter belonged to Ness Ziona, who enjoyed a penetrating color and with the excellent ability of Shaq Buchanan managed to turn the bowl over and take a 26:28 lead with five minutes left in the half.

Sander Vena with a beautiful dunk returned the host to the lead and then Noam Yaakov found Meiris with a smart ball who went up for another Jerusalem dunk.

The advantage went from side to side after baskets by Mainsy and Randolph and at the break tied at 34. Buchanan also scored Ness Ziona's next two points from the line, but Ness Ziona after more than five minutes was still without a field goal.

Ness Ziona struggles.

Cooper (photo: Bernie Ardov)

Quarter 3

The big fight between the teams continued and the level of aggressiveness was even raised at the beginning of the third quarter.

After more than three minutes in the quarter, Beunken was the only one to score for Nes Ziona when he scored once from the line, Randolph with a jump shot restored the host to the lead 35:36 and then Elad Hassin took a timeout.

Buchanan also scored Ness Ziona's next two points from the line, but Segev and Yaakov maintained the Jerusalem advantage.

The guest's first field goal came from Mainsy, who narrowed the lead to 41:40 with 3:14 minutes left.

The very low pace continued until the end of the quarter Buchanan added 2 more points with a jump shot and all the rest were from the line, Levy, Meiris and Jacob with a big 3-pointer at the buzzer brought down the host with a minimal advantage 48:53.

An important three with the buzzer.

Jacob (Photo: Barney Ardov)

Quarter 4

Jacob was blocked by Harrell at the beginning of the quarter and Buchanan took advantage of this to squeeze a basket and a foul from Brown and in the course of three points he reached 20 points in the game and narrowed the difference to only two.

Yaakov also recorded another loss in the second position in the quarter and Mainsi was also sent to the line, accurate twice and the guest equalized within 40 minutes in the quarter.

Randolph tried to restore Jerusalem's lead and missed, Adam completed a turnover and Džekić called a timeout following a 6:0 run.

The big rush on the floor continued with the loss of Smith, who immediately stole back to Harrell, but Randolph made an air-ball and luckily for the Jerusalemites, Gabev was there to take a rebound, squeeze a foul and bring them back from the line to a 57:59 lead heading into the last six minutes.

  • sport

  • basketball

  • Super League


  • Hapoel Jerusalem

  • Urban miracle of Ziona

Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-03-28

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