Chai Force triumphed in a compelling victory over Aish, in this captivating regular-season thriller.
In this week's highly anticipated matchup in the Israel Basketball League, Chai Force and Aish engaged in an exhilarating battle. Chai Force strategically capitalized on fast-break opportunities, consistently scoring on transition buckets. Gabe Sklar showcased a stellar performance, dominating the entire game with an impressive 20 points. His relentless penetration of the paint resulted in numerous easy layups. Simon Cohen and Jonah Eber also contributed significantly, each putting up 12 points. Despite Aish's valiant second-half effort, Isaac Schiffman's isolated plays and Josh Felix's late three-pointers were not enough. Chai Force ultimately prevailed with an uncontainable offense, securing a 50-37 victory.
Mercaz Moosen faced Team Ohr in a showdown highlighted by Yehuda Elefant's exceptional performance. He played a pivotal role in his team's offense, showcasing versatility from all areas of the court. Elefant's proficiency from long-range , sinking five 3-pointers, combined with 10 points inside the arc, culminated in an impressive 25-point night. Supported by Pacey Jacoby's 15 points and Akiva Lefkowitz's 12, Mercaz Moosen executed their game plan flawlessly, dominating in transition. Team Ohr, resilient throughout, led by Ari Ben-Porat's 15 points, displayed determination and teamwork. Despite their efforts, Mercaz Moosen secured a commanding 73-49 victory in the second half.
Zing Jewish Music clashed with the Mevs Monkeys in a thrilling matchup, with Tzvi Winter leading the charge for Zing Jewish Music, scoring an impressive 17 points. Shmuel Gelfand's sharpshooting from deep, including three 3-pointers well beyond the arc, contributed to his 15-point performance. The Mevs Monkeys emulated the 2015-2016 Warriors' playbook, showcasing ball movement and 3-point proficiency. Akiva Schanzer's exceptional shooting, hitting four key 3-pointers, and Ari Ivry's stellar play added excitement to the game. Zing Jewish Music emerged victorious with a final score of 59-47 against the Mevs Monkeys.
In other captivating matchups across the Israel Basketball League, Blue Lotus secured a 46-42 victory against The Chovats, Mikvah Dunks pulled away with a 54-46 win over Flames Grill, LLB narrowly defeated LBA 49-46 in a nail-biting contest, Matzah Ballers outlasted TC Ice in an offensive shootout with a score of 79-71, and Shraga Flames edged out Heller 58-55 to conclude this week's action.