Saluting the IDF
At Saturday’s game, the Greens will hold IDF Appreciation Night — all soldiers who come in uniform enter with FREE Admission!
What do you need to do?
Click here and secure your seats in Gates 8 or 11.
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Looking for a second win
Since their dramatic win over Ness Ziona at Romema, the Greens have suffered two straight losses (Rishon at home and Maccabi Tel Aviv on the road). Last Monday at Tel Aviv, the Greens hung tough against Maccabi Tel Aviv through three quarters, but in the last seven minutes of the game, Haifa fell apart, allowing the Yellows to run away with an 83-62 victory.
Angel Rodriguez nearly notched a triple-double on 14 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals in 33 minutes. The Green point guard is second in the league in assists per game (6.3), ninth in steals per game (2.0), but also third in turnovers per game (3.5).
Both Dagan Yivzori and Roi Huber played for the Purple and Yellow last season.
“We are up against a talented team, so must come aggressive and fully concentrated in order to finish with the win,” said Yivzori, who is 14 points shy of 2000 career-points in the Winner League — 707 of them with Maccabi Hunter Haifa.
Sweet memories against Holon (in the playoffs)
Last season, Holon gave Haifa a hard time — beating the Greens all three times in the regular season as they finished the regular season in first place. The Greens, which finished in 8th place, were pitted against Holon in the quarterfinals. Maccabi made history becoming the first 8th seed to defeat the 1st seed in Winner League history, as they eliminated Holon in four games.
“We know that the game against Holon will be difficult, but we also know that we must win games in order to raise our position in the standings,” Maccabi Hunter Haifa head coach, Offer Rahimi, said. “I expect that the players will continue to fight and improve their aggressiveness.”
Dan Shamir’s Hapoel Holon team opened the season with two losses to Hapoel Tel Aviv on the road and Eilat at home. Holon recovered with a road win over Herzeliya and a home victory over Gilboa/Galil.
Two players are leading Holon — Tu Holloway (18.5 points and 4.8 assists) and Joe Alexander (17.5 points and 8.8 rebounds).
Holon recently signed forward Glen Rice Jr., who has yet to play in the Winner League, but had a good game for the Purple and Yellow, dropping 21 points in a loss to Karsiyaka.