Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv faced Irony Naharya in the 11th round of the Israeli league (postponed game) wanting to continue their positive momentum. The visitors managed to impose their will from the get go taking the lead in the first quarter, in the second quarter Naharya managed to complete the comeback but Black made sure Maccabi will remain ahead at half time. A great effort on both ends of the court by coach Sfairopoulos' squad was enough to claim the 77:87 away win as they improve their record to 13:4 grabbing the top spot in the rankings.
Coach Sfairopoulos' starting five: Pargo, Kane, Zoosman, Cohen and Black. Maccabi found their offensive rhythm right from the tip-off taking the 6:11 lead. Ziv and Altit completed a 7:2 run to tie the game but it was only temporarily as Zoosman reacted from deep giving the visitors the 13:16 lead. John-Di and Johnny capitalized on an unsportsmanlike foul by Griffin to increase their lead to 15:23. Henry had the final say in the first quarter for the hosts who trail 17:23.
Naharya started the second quarter swinging coming all the way back to 27:28 forcing coach Sfairopoulos to call for a timeout. Misgav tried to keep the hosts close but Johnny and Cohen reacted for Maccabi keeping Naharya at bay (31:36). Naharya managed to complete a mini comeback but Black's three point play made sure Maccabi will have the 40:41 edge at halftime.
Pargo was the first to score in the second half, the hosts kept their composure completing a 6:0 run (46:43) but Wilbekin and Kane came up big as they completed an 8:0 run for the visitors who took the 46:51 lead. Maccabi converted great defense into instant offense increasing their lead to 51:59 forcing coach Alfasi to call for a timeout. Maccabi's dominance was unanswered as they ended the third quarter with the 57:66 lead.
Both teams traded blows at the beginning of the fourth quarter with neither one of the sides really being able to impose its will (66:75). The hosts tried to fight back but the squad of coach Sfairopoulos remained poised as they didn't allow Naharya to get too close (73:80). Tarik scored to put Maccabi ahead in double digits from which Naharya couldn't recover with the well-oiled machine from Tel Aviv securing the 77:87 win on the road.