Israel: Hapoel Tel Aviv Prevails While Maccabi Suffers Shocking Loss

The players on EuroCup sides Hapoel Tel Aviv and Ironi Nahariya had smiles on their faces after winning for  third straight game in domestic action.

The biggest grins, however, belonged to the fans, players and coaches of Rishon Lezion, who became the first team to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv this season.

Israeli EuroCup Pair Enjoy Road Wins

Two of Israel’s three EuroCup sides triumphed in difficult road games this weekend as Hapoel Tel Aviv defeated Ramat Hasharon and Ironi Nahariya downed Ramat Gan.

Hapoel were pushed to the end by Hasharon before triumphing 69-61 in overtime for their second successive victory.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Gal Eytan 1.79 25.07.1987 Beer Yakov (ISR)  
 5Marcus Hatten PG 1.86 13.12.1980 MD (USA)  
 6Roy Nizan 2.10 28.09.1973 Afula (ISR)  
 7Gari Gandel 2.03 10.01.1980 Riga (LAT)  
 8Eran Itzhak 1.96 04.07.1982 Eilat (ISR)  
 9Jeron Roberts GF 1.94 11.10.1976 CA (USA)  
10Gil Moshe Mossinson 2.00 29.09.1978 Tel Aviv (ISR)  
11Mushon Yaakosi 2.04 16.11.1980 Kfar Sava 
12Igor Simin 1.97 21.05.1984 Kishinev (RUS)  
13Erez Katz 1.90 09.04.1980 Jerusalem 
14Rodger Farrington 2.00 30.01.1976 Nassau (BAH)  
15Velibor Radovic 2.02 16.03.1972 Podgorica (SRB)  


Head Coach: Efraim Birenboim

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Sheffer Appearance Can't Lift Hapoel Tel Aviv To Win

The three Israel clubs who took part in the EuroCup this season had mixed results on the domestic front this week.

Galil Elyon and Ironi Nahariya won impressively but Hapoel Tel Aviv, despite the surprise season debut of Doron Sheffer, blew a 15-point advantage with just four minutes to go at Maccabi Rishon LeZion and lost 90-86 in overtime.

Israel: Sheffer Joins Elite Company With 2nd Comeback

There aren't many players in the basketball world who retired, only to come back. Few in the game's history have done it twice.

Michael Jordan is the most famous example in the United States. Serbia & Montenegro's Aleksander Djordjevic and FYR Macedonia's Petar Naumoski are two examples from Europe.

Israel: Tel Aviv, Galil Drop To Cup Defeats31.12.2005
Israel: Woe For EuroCup Teams28.12.2005
Israel's EuroCup Sides Warm-Up In Style28.11.2005
Dutch Stun Hapoel Subaru23.11.2005
Israeli EuroCup Teams Fall On Domestic Front22.11.2005
Maroussi Clinch Group F15.11.2005
Israel: Straight, Hatten Come Up Big Again14.11.2005
Marvelous Hatten Leads Hapoel To Convincing Win08.11.2005
Mixed Fortunes For Israel Sides08.11.2005
Israel: Poor Start For Leading Pair25.10.2005


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26.10.2005vs Maroussi Honda[L] 72-73 (H)
01.11.2005vs MPC Capitals[W] 74-72 (A)
08.11.2005vs Slask[W] 70-55 (A)
15.11.2005vs Maroussi Honda[L] 54-69 (A)
23.11.2005vs MPC Capitals[L] 66-73 (H)
29.11.2005vs Slask[L] 72-84 (H)


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