Ashdod opens with a W
Safsal ,11/05/2012
Only two games took place in the 1st round of the Israeli women's 2012/13 season. Financial problems prevented Ramla from showing up to play Natanya, traffic accident caused Petah Tikva to postpone their game at Ramat Hashaon. On the court, Ashdod beat Rishon and Galil won at Holon.

Hapoel Rishon Lezion 64 - Maccabi Ashdod 74
Rishon Lezion looked better during the 1st half while Ashdod couldn't get much going, but Rishon led only 26-24 at the half. Ashdod stepped up the defense in the 3rd and got 18 points from Shields to take 53 - 46 lead inoth the 4th. Rishon never gave up but never regained the lead.

For Hapoel Rishon Lezion:
Tiffany Hayes 21 pts
Jessica Lawson 14 pts
Shey Peddy 9 pts
Tali Ben-Ishay 6 pts
Shani Fridman 6 pts
Rivka Ross 5 pts
Shani Levi 3 pts

For Maccabi Ashdod:
Ashley Shields 33 pts
Charde Houston 14 pts
Merav Dori 7 pts
Brittany Denson 6 pts
Danielle Adams 6 pts
Shiran Zairy 4 pts
Noa Ganor 4 pts

Elizur Holon 66 - Hapoel Galil Elyon68
Important win for the newcomers from up north.
For Elizur Holon:
Avery Warley 22 pts
Limor Pelleg 10 pts
Bat-El Lazmi 9 pts
Tavelyn James 9 pts
Kerri Gardin 6 pts
Jasmine Wynne 6 pts
Hadar Gutin 4 pts

For Hapoel Galil Elyon:
Adaora Elonu 20 pts
Christine Flores 19 pts
Brittany Carter 16 pts
Inbar Levron 6 pts
Chen Zel-Zion 5 pts
Dar Shnap 2 pts

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