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PREVIEW: Maccabi Aims To Snap Streak vs. Ashdod At Romema

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Maccabi Hunter Haifa (4-8) will host Maccabi Ashdod (5-7) on Sunday, January 14 for an 8:00 p.m. tip-off at Romema in the 13th Round of the Israeli Winner League.  Haifa and Ashdod have faced one another twice this season; once in the league and once in the State Cup — with the Yellows winning both.

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Returning Home

Maccabi returns to Romema after a three-game road trip — the team’s second three-game stretch on the road this season.  The Greens have not fared well on their most recent road trip (0-3), but are hoping some home cooking will be the remedy to snap their losing streak.

Ole Miss to Maccabi

Reggie Buckner and Zack Graham, who played alongside one another at Ole Miss, have reconnected with Maccabi and have played well together on the court.  Buckner dropped season-highs in points (16), steals (2) and VAL (26) against Rishon Lezion, while Graham tallied 18 points and 4 rebounds in 36 minutes.

Quotable

Offer Rahimi: “Ashdod is a physical team that is playing well of late.  We have played against them twice this season and, unfortunately, have yet to earn a win.  We will need to be more aggressive and determined in order to get back on the winning track.”

Zach Graham: “This is a big game for us. We have been working really hard in practice, and we need to make sure it translates to a victory on Sunday.”

Ashdod Report

Maccabi Ashdod was notified that forward/center, David Laury, will return to action.  Laury, who was out with an injury the last few weeks, is averaging 18.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game.

Without Laury, Ashdod put a dominant performance last week as they beat Gilboa/Galil 81-64 at home. Israeli power forward, Nimrod Levi set a career-high with 20 points, and guard Sek Henry nearly notched a triple-double with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.