The Moreshet Mavs pulled off an incredible win in the "Eli's Homeade Schnitzel" Israel Basketball League, beating Team Dasman 59-57 in a stunning finish. The Mavs' incredible three-point shooting and ball movement proved to be the difference in what was a tightly contested affair. For Team Dasman, it was their defense and rebounding that kept them in the game, with Avi Francis a key contributor on the offensive end. Eli Kornfeld was the star of the game, proving to be the main scorer and facilitator for the Mavs.
Team Jacobowitz played the Lev Heat in a game that went into overtime. Ezzy Pollack was having himself a night, scoring at will to finish with 15 points. Tzvi Hagar stepped up for Team Jacobowitz and took on most of the scoring, ending the night with 22 points. For the Heat, it was all about their guards, who played extremely well. The ball movement and chemistry was evident, as the Heat big men dominated inside after the guards repeatedly fed them the ball. In a hard-fought battle, Team Jacobowitz came away with the win 57-56.
Team Sinai was kneck and kneck with the Picazenas, until the latter used a late-game surge to secure a 59-44 victory. The Picazenas relied on teamwork and their big men to dominate in the paint. Team Sinai tried to strategize to stop the Picazenas' attack, succeeding until late in the second half when the Picazenas unlocked the defense.
In yet another down-to-the-wire finish, the contest between B-wood Ballers and Symphony Care Network also went into overtime. For the B-wood Ballers, it was all about their “iso” game, putting the ball in their best players' hands and letting them go to work. The SCN defense eventually succumbed to the B-wood Ballers' attack, but not without a fight. Tzvi Winter for SCN put on a show, leading the break countless times and scoring 30 points. Yisroel Wasser was lights out, draining several three-pointers late in the second half to keep his team in the game and ending the hard-fought battle with 18 points and nine assists. Shimmy David was the man inside, racking up boards and playing hard defense, resulting in a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks on the night. After a thrilling overtime finish, the B-wood Ballers won the game 61-60.
In other action around the "Eli's Homeade Schnitzel" Israel Basketball League, Aish beat the Midrash Ballers 75-44, Mevaseret Shayas triumphed versus Team Klass 55-51, Team Samet shined in their victory over the Texans 62-37, and Imrei Binah edged out Team Mirwis 45-43 in a nail-biting performance.