In the 17th round of the Women’s Premier League in basketball, Elitzur Ramla tonight (Monday) defeated the Maccabi Urban Cup holder Ramat Gan away with a result of 66:77. In other games, there were victories for Maccabi Ashdod, Hapoel Rishon LeZion, Herzliya and Elitzur Holon.
Maccabi Urban Ramat Gan – Elitzur Ramla 77:68
Ramla defeated the holder of the State Cup, Maccabi Urbani Ramat Gan, thanks to an excellent second quarter for them, which ended at 10:25. Shkwandia Wallace, who replaced Natisha Heidemann in Ramat Gan, finished her debut game with 16 points, a team record. In Ramla, Niji Laney stood out, who was close to a triple double with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.
As mentioned, Ramla opened a promising advantage in the second quarter that ended at 27:39 and took care to maintain its advantage in the next two quarters that ended at 19:20 for Ramla and 18:22 for Ramat Gan.
Scored to Ramat Gan: Shkwandia Wallace, Tal Lev and Kayla Hillsman (13 rebounds) 16 each, Alex Harden 12, Eden Rotberg 6, Tamar on foot 2.
Scored to Ramla: Benija Laney 21, Alyssa Baron 18, Alison Hightower 12, Naama Shapir and Alex Cohen 10 each, Alex Gitchenko 4, Drew Edelman 2.
Maccabi Ben Banot Ashdod – AS Ramat Hasharon 58:97
Coach Gilad Katz’s team defeated Ramat Hasharon 58:97 after a loss in the previous round, 80:73. After a good half of Ashdod, which ended in 23:51, the quality gap between the teams was maintained thanks to the control of Daniel Adams and Kadija Kiev. Crystal Bradford, the star of Ramat Hasharon, finished a weak evening with only 13 points.
Scored to Ashdod: Daniel Adams 21 (16 rebounds), Kadija Kiev 18 (11 rebounds), May Dayan 16, Alexis Peterson 13, Yaara Yitzhaki 10, Leah Forbis and Jordan Danan 6 each, Noa Zlibansky 4, Tamar Koplievitz 3.
Scored to Ramat Hasharon: Crystal Bradford 13, Jenny Sims and Gaia Cells 11 each, Shelly Sirkis 10, Eliana Coates 6, Ofir Lavie 3, Miriam Hanun and Daniel Karsh 2 each.
Hapoel Rishon LeZion – Maccabi Raanana 65:84
The team of coach Ziv Erez with another victory, this time 65:84 over Maccabi Raanana. After a close first quarter, Rishon LeZion took over the second quarter (10:20) and the third (20:29), which was enough for a big advantage that was maintained until the end. Aisha Sutherrand led the Hapoel players, with Sydney Wise being a triple-double rebounding distance with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists.
Scored for Rishon LeZion: Aisha Sutherland 17 (12 rebounds), Sydney Wise (9 rebounds, 13 assists) and Chelsea Nelson 16 each, May Gain 12, Eden Tzipel 11, Gili Eisner 8, Hila Karsh 3, Amit Turner 1.
Scored for Raanana: Kayla Davis 23 (12 rebounds), Kennedy Carter 13, Joiner Holmes 12, Jordan Gerzon and Rotem Schuster 6 each, Noa Givon 3, Noa Sharvit 2.