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Strong start gives Hapoel Galil Elion the win in the Opening game

Strong start gives Hapoel Galil Elion the win in the Opening game
12-10-2021 | 19:51
The new season in Delasport Balkan League started tonight. In the Opening game Hapoel Nufar Energy Galil Elion defeated BC Balkan 56-45 thanks to a strong start. The home side led from start to finish and once it built a double-digit advantage, controlled the game until the end. The visitors never threathened their opponents although they never stopped trying but it wasn't meant to be in a really low scoring affair. Hapoel will travel to North Macedonia to play KK Navico Akademija FMP on October 26th while Balkan's next game is on November 3rd against Levski.

The hosts started really well and scored the first 11 points of the game. Throught the first quarter they were dominating as Nimrod Levi was unstoppable under the basket with 12 points and 100% shooting. After ten minutes Hapoel was up by 18 points and early in the second the difference reached 22. The visitors responded with a 10-0 run of their own to finally get something going but it was the closest they came in the first half. Hapoel managed to answer right back and were up by 17 points after 20 minutes of play. In the second half things didn't change much. THe home side was controlling its advantage while The Greens came twice to just 9-points deficit but missed chances to cut it even further. Generally both teams were missing a lot of shots and at the end Hapoel held on for the win.

Nimrod Levi was the top performer for the home team as he finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Gabriel Chachashvili also did well by adding 10 and 6 while Chavaughn Lewis had 8 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.

Derrick Marks was the only player in double figures by scoring 12 points but he shot 6 of 18 from the field. Kris Minkov and Alihan Demir scored 8 points each.

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30 Nov 2021
19.00
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Sports Hall
Referees:
Ognjen Jokic
Daut Mehmeti
Ioannis Agrafiotis
Schedule
Kfar Blum | Sports Hall
30 Nov 2021 19.00
Hapoel Nufar Energy Galil Elion Hapoel Nufar Energy Galil Elion KK Navico Akademija FMP KK Navico Akademija FMP
Sofia | Universiada
01 Dec 2021 17.30
BC Levski 2014 BC Levski 2014 BC Balkan BC Balkan
YouTube, BTVnovinite.bg
Nahariya | Ein Sara
01 Dec 2021 19.00
Ironi Rain Nahariya Ironi Rain Nahariya LIVE BC Akademik Plovdiv BC Akademik Plovdiv
Sport 5, YouTube
Rozaje | Sportski Centar
02 Dec 2021 17.00
KK Ibar Rozaje KK Ibar Rozaje KK TFT KK TFT
YouTube
Haifa | Romema Arena
02 Dec 2021 19.40
Maccabi Next Urban Haifa Maccabi Next Urban Haifa KK Navico Akademija FMP KK Navico Akademija FMP
Sport 5, YouTube
Sofia | Universiada
06 Dec 2021
BC Levski 2014 BC Levski 2014 KK Navico Akademija FMP KK Navico Akademija FMP
All times are local time