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Hapoel defeats Galil Elion

Hapoel stopped Galil at 5 points in the fourth quarter and came back from a double-digit deficit to win 71:80 in Hadera (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

13/04/2024  | News
It went hard, but just like in the game in the State Cup last month - Hapoel knew how to shift gears in time and beat Galil Elion. The cup holder fell behind last night (Saturday) for long minutes by a record 12 point margin in the third quarter - before pressing the pedal in defense, not conceding a single point in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and not even a field goal until the last lap of the game, and equaled the fourth-ranked Hapoel Holon before their meeting with 71:80 at Enerbox in Hadera.

Just like against Afula, the Reds knew how to take the win by the teeth with the help of a later turnaround and came close to securing their place in the upper house. Zach Hankins and Jacorey Williams gave Hapoel an advantage in the paint, Levi and Speedy scored well from the outside and Yovel Zoosman and Khadin Carrington again made an important contribution from the bench. Despite the desired facts many minutes, the group from the capital shows that it manages to achieve through the defense.
the progress of the game
Galil started with a quintet with Roy Huber, James Feldine, Lotan Amsalem, Lior Carrera and Sean Miller. Hapoel opend with Speedy Smith, Or Cornelius, Levi Randolph, Nimrod Levi and Zach Hankins. Feldine got off to a great start against the former and took care of a small lead, Randolph and Smith scored to continue the arc and Yovel Zoosman came off the bench well, but Carrera established an 8:12 lead. Substitutes Khadin Carrington and Jacorey Williams led a Jerusalem turnaround, Miron Roina quickly got into things on the other side, but Randolph with another three-pointer and Oz Blayzer with good actions established a 23:24 advantage after ten minutes.

Nimrod Levi. Balanced First quarter in Hadera (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

The fast pace continued, Huber and Smith started to take control of the game and three-pointers by the center Hagley and Miller sent the timeout at 34:31. Williams narrowed by a point, but Hoover continued to impress and with the help of Carrera and Paladin opened a double-digit gap, 35:46. A 3-pointer by Zoosman stopped the Galilean momentum and Randolph completed an 0:8 run, before a shot by Alfonso Anderson to continue to the arc sent the team to the break with a 43:49 lead.

Blayzer leads Feldine and Anderson to the ring (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

Miller provided beautiful actions on both sides of the court, Hoover scored from the outside and Amsalem established a record advantage, 44:56. An incredible Eli-Hop by Williams interrupted a red pattern, Carrera immediately answered with a layup - and after a three-pointer by Smith, Omar Silverio scored a field basket and brought it back to double digits, 49:60. Cornelius and Carrington brought Hapoel closer, Hoover pulled away with a three-pointer, Williams scored an own basket but made up for it with a nice assist to Hankins' dunk - and Smith with a typical three-pointer closed the quarter trailing 66:61.

Cornelius passes Huber (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

A 3-pointer by Cornelius and another wonderful Ali-Hope by Williams equalized the score, Hankins allowed his first advantage since the beginning of the second quarter and increased it to 66:69 from the line. Hankins took advantage of a mismatch for another easy basket before having to go down for treatment, Miller broke a six-minute streak without a point with a free throw but Randolph increased it back, 68:73. Silverio scored 1 of 2 from the line, Amsalem committed five fouls and Randolph made a free throw and a three-pointer sent Barak Peleg to a timeout trailing 77:69. Randolph's dunk opened a double-digit gap and closed it, Rowena was responsible for Galil's only field goal in the fourth quarter in its last attack - and in the end 71:80 for Hapoel.

Hankins. Among the leaders of the revolution (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

Williams. Fifth consecutive victory in all frames (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

Scorers in Galilee: Huber 18 (4-8 for two, 3-5 for three, 5 assists), Paladin 11 (all in the first quarter, 3-5 for two, 1-4 for three), Miller 10 (3-9 from the field, 3-4 from the line ), Carrera (2-4 for threes, 1-9 for twos, 4 assists) and Anderson (2-4 for twos, 1-4 for threes) 8 KA, Silverio (0-3 for threes, 4-6 from the line) and Roena (3- 3 of the field) 6 21, Amsalem 4. Yes his partner: Guy and Peleg.
Scorers for Hapoel: Randolph 18 (4-4 for threes, 1-4 for twos, 4-6 for threes, 5 assists), Williams 13 (5-6 from the field, 3-5 from the line, 7 rebounds, 4 rings), Smith 12 (4 ) -8 for threes, 9 assists), Hankins 11 (4-6 from the field, 3-4 from the line, 12 rebounds), Carrington 10 (4-5 for twos, 0-4 for threes), Zoosman 9 (3-5 from the field), Cornelius 5 (4 turnovers), Blayzer 2. Yes partner: Levi (0-6 from the field).

Williams and Smith. Within touching distance of fourth place (Photo: Liron Moldovan)

The players thank the audience at the end (Photo: Liron Moldovan)
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