First in the cup: Maccabi Rishon LeZion – Hapoel B’Shlosha

After Hapoel Jerusalem’s victory over Hapoel Eilat, the eighth round of the State Cup final will continue on Sunday with four more games (live broadcasts on the sports channel).

Maccabi Rishon LeZion – Hapoel B’Shlosha (19:50)
Rishon LeZion defeated Be’er Sheva in two games in the Balkan League: 85-96, 85-89. Be’er Sheva defeated Rishon LeZion in the 84-98 league. Past meeting in the cup: Eighth final 2016: Beer Sheva surprised Rishon LeZion 96-104. The two teams have the same balance in the league 3-4. With 26.4 and a quality index. Rishon LeZion arrives after a 74-79 victory over Ness Ziona with a record display by Noam Avivi, who will meet his member of the reserve team, European champion Amit Ziss. Compared to Avivi, Daryl Monroe is experiencing one of his weakest games in the country with 4 points, just 3 index points and when he is on the team she is 11 points behind.

Ramat Hasharon – Maccabi Haifa (20:10)
First meeting between them State Cup. The two teams last met in the lower house of the Premier League in 2004/05. Haifa was relegated, Ramat Hasharon survived. The teams are not in the same league but the balance is almost the same, 5-1 to Ramat Hasharon, 6-1 to Haifa. Ramat Hasharon has not won since the opening round, so it was against Hevel Modiin. Haifa is also carrying 3 consecutive losses and it seems that it has not yet overcome Chris Dow’s injury and this game is also expected to come with 3 foreigners. Real Age will meet his team from last season.

Urban Nahariya – Hapoel Gilboa / Galil (20:35)
Gilboa defeated Nahariya Ein Shara twice this season by a double-digit margin: 89-103 in the Balkan League, 73-83 in the Premier League. The two teams never met in the Cup. Gilboa is one of the beautiful things to see this season in the Premier League with a balance of 1-6 and a flourishing of its Israelis and young foreigners. Nahariya is exactly in the opposite balance 6-1 and at the moment it is difficult to name anyone in particular, except maybe Kylin Lucas with beautiful averages of 20.9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Gilboa is wonderfully balanced with 6 players scoring in double digits, 4 foreigners along with Yiftach Ziv and Netanel Artzi who hit 42 percent beyond the arc.

Elitzur Netanya – Hapoel Tel Aviv (21:00)
Past meetings in the cup: Second stage 1983: Netanya – Hapoel Tel Aviv 101-61, quarterfinals 1987: Netanya – Hapoel Tel Aviv 72-74, quarterfinals 1988: Netanya – Hapoel Tel Aviv 90-91, quarterfinals 1989: Hapoel Tel Aviv – Netanya 91-106, semifinals 2011: Netanya – Hapoel Tel Aviv 76-77, total: 2-3 to Netanya, all victories on the buzzer. Again two different league teams, again two similar scales. Netanya 4-2, Tel Aviv 5-2, but both come after important victories, Netanya away against Acre after extra time, Tel Aviv away against Nahariya 71-94, without the injured Bar Timor, but with good ability from Yam Madar 18 points And 4 assists and a great performance by Reggie Apshou 33 points with 7 threes and 8 rebounds.