The first points on the scoreboard tonight were put up by Sharon Sasson, an ex-player of the local team who now belongs to Ural Great Perm. All through the first quarter the teams held it tight together and when th ebuzzer went after 10 minutes Ural Great had the advantage 12-18.
The local team started the second half with a 9:2 run. This turned the game around and soon the home side were up 46:45. Again they went on another 10:2 run and stretched the lead to 57:46. At the end of the 3rd period Nahariya were up 79:61.
In the last quarter Ural Great narrowed the gap to with a 7:0 run. At this point Adrian Pledger came in to the game, replacing the injured Campbell.
Nahariya again pulled back and Ural Great were never able to come within 10 points of the local team once they had flexed their muscles aand made another run.
The game ended with a win for the local team, with the score 107:89.
Iscar Strauss Nahariya will try to end its 2 game losing streak in the FIBA Europe League tonight in its match-up against Ural Great Perm.
For Ural Great forward Sharon Shason, who last season played for Iscar Strauss, it will be the first game back in Nahariya after he left the club last summer.
In the first game between Ural Great and Nahariya in early November, Nahariya escaped with a 10-point win (76-86) while Shason contributed 14 points for the Russian team.
Still, Nahariya's losing streak in the FIBA Europe League is nothing compared to their situation in the Israeli League, where, for the first time in three years, they find themselves in last place.
For Ural Great, a Final Four participant in last year's FIBA Europe League, the situation is not much better. In the FEL they have only won two out of eight games so far, including an extremely disappointing loss at home against Braunschweig last week, while in the Russian league they are only ranked 8th with a 4-6 record.
In today's game, Nahariya will miss one of its key players in 2.01 forward Eric Campbell, who is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in FEL action this season.
The game will be broadcast live on Channel 5+ Sport station (Israel) at 18:45 local time.