< "Arial" size=3>Tel Aviv players could relax this evening against the visitor from the National League winning 109-81. In the first game in Afula Maccabi won113-90 on the way to the Cup 1/4 finals.
< "Arial" size=3>Coach Pini Gershon left out Maceo Baston, Nikola Vujcic & Tal Burstein and Anthony Parker played only 14 minutes. He himself sat on the bench & let his assistant Dan Shamir run the game.
< "Arial" size=3>Bench players were used for long spells and three of them had an excellent evening: Jamie Arnold, Sharon Shason & Yaniv Green.
< "Arial" size=3>Maccabi dominated the rebounds 41-29, made 18 assists & 18 steals.
< "Arial" size=3>Other scorers for Maccabi: Sharp 18, Solomon 16 (4-5 for three), Casspi 6, Parker 4, Dootan 2, Fanan 2 pts.
< "Arial" size=3>Top scorers for Gilboa/Afula: Yizraeli 25, Porat 14, Dadon & Hall 12 each.