Galil Elyon's season went from bad to worse in the latest round of domestic action in Israel.
Galil, who were participating in the EuroCup earlier this season, suffered their sixth successive defeat after slumping 93-87 on the road to Rishon Lezion.
Galil Elyon needed double overtime but finally defeated Petakh Tikva to join holders Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bnei Hasharon and Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli National Cup semi-finals.
Galil, who played in the EuroCup this season, trailed the National League side Petakh Tikva by 14 points after the first leg and things did not look good several days before the return leg when Lior Eliyahu was ruled out of action from four to six weeks with a broken hand.
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.
Hapoel Tel Aviv and Galil Elyon suffered double-digit defeats in Israeli Cup quarter-final action this week.
Hapoel Tel Aviv, who received the welcome news that former national team star and big summer signing Doron Sheffer had decided to come out of retirement and play for the team, fell at Hapoel Jerusalem 89-79.
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