National League - 9th Day
Shlomi Peri ,12/20/2005
Afula and Netanya won easily, and enjoyed Holon and Petah-Tikva's surprising losses. Ramla is gaining on the top 4, Kiryat Ata stays in the last place.

League Standings

Maccabi Rosh Ha'ain 75 - Maccabi Petah-Tikva 64
Second straight loss to Petah-Tikva after a great start for the season, with special taste for coach Zvika Yarden, who coached them in the last 6 seasons before moving to Rosh Ha'ain.
Eran Saudai bombed 35 points, Stanley Brundy added 27 against his ex and Lipperman 8. Lifshitz led the visitors with 17, Flotzki 15 and Jordan 14.

Hapoel Holon 81 - Elitzur Ramla 97
Second home loss in a row for Holon, who loses touch with the top, while Ramla is showing great signs of returning to the elite of the league.
Rod Nealy scored 23, Harush and Segev 18 each, Avi Eliyahu 17. Carcamo led Holon as usual with 19, Pereg added 14 for the disappointed hosts.

Hapoel Afula/Gilboa 105 - Hapoel Givata'im 86
This time Afula had no problem, and extended their edge in the first place. Gur Porat was hot right from the start with 29 and 7 boards. Hall added 23 and Dadon 12. Damon Patterson and Yoav Behr led the losers with 21 and 17 respectively.

Maccabi Ashdod 96 - Elitzur Kiryat Ata 72
For some reasons Kiryat Ata broke apart in the last 7 minutes, and Ashdod had no problem to break away to the huge win. Avi Ochanina scored 22, Zahavian 18 and Hirsh 13. Younger led the visitors with 20, Matta and Nanikashvilli 13 each.

Lev Hasharon 76 - Elitzur Netanya 97
In a small local derby, Lev Hasharon fall to a 1-4 at home this season, while Netanya regain their momentum and stay close to the top.
Tony Washam was the man of the game with 30 points and 10 boards, Gueta added 21 and 13 boards and Huli 12. Johnnie Parker led the local team with 22, Rav and Kremer added 11 each.

Beitar Binyamina 77 - Hod Hasharon 94
Binyamina wasn't close in their only second home game of the season.
Nelson Richards had 23 for the winners, Yagel and Biton 20 each, Barbayaro 11 and Botanero 10. Tick Rogers had 26 for Binyamina, Schlechter 14 but no other players in double-digits.

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