Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv faced Bnei Herzelia in the 29th round of the Israeli domestic league wanting to improve their record in the standings. Maccabi went off to a tremendous start on both ends of the floor as they outscored Herzelia 14:30 after ten minutes; from that point on the squad of coach Sfairopoulos never looked back as they cruised throughout the game to claim the 58:102 away win improving their record to 23:6 in the standings.
Coach Sfairopoulos' starting five: Wilbekin, Kane, Zoosman, Cohen and Black.
Maccabi cruised to a great offensive start taking the 2:15 lead. Dyson completed the three-point play but Scottie answered with a dagger of his own (5:18). Adrien scored a wing three for the locals but Deni managed to capitalize on the offensive board to beat the buzzer as Maccabi grabs a comfortable 14:30 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The offensive efficiency of the crew in yellow and continue into the second quarter as Deni, Alex and Johnny got into their offensive rhythm making it 19:37. Herzelia got into their rhythm but Johnny took care of business to keep Maccabi ahead 24:42. Tyus' free throws kept the visitors ahead 29:49; Scottie scored from deep and Caloiaro's hustle on the inbound pass paid of big time, but Dyson had the final say in the first half as his team trails 34:56.
The squad of coach Sfairopoulos on both ends of the floor to complete a 13:1 run to increase their lead (35:64). Scottie hit back to back threes as Maccabi could not be denied in the third quarter making it a 40 point lead 37:77. The yellow and blue defense got the job done time and again limiting Herzelia to only seven point in the third quarter enroute of a 41:89 lead.
Deni started the fourth quarter scoring from deep but Herzelia reacted with a 10:0 run (51:92). Johnny scored four points to end Maccabi's scoring drought 51:96; Rathan Mayes scored from deep but the visitors answered with a couple of blows to claim the 58:102 away win.