Road to the Final 4: Maccabi Next Urban Haifa
27-04-2022 | 01:44Maccabi Next Urban Haifa has had a season with lots of ups and downs but at the end of the day the team is there where it matters – at the Final 4 of Delasport Balkan League. The team has qualified for the finals of the competition and will be looking to win the trophy in order to compensate for the bad performance in Israeli second division.
During the season Maccabi made a lot of changes to its roster and is the only team in the Final 4 which started with a different coach. Once the changes were made though, Maccabi improved and it culminated in two wins against Levski in the playoffs to advance to the F4.
It all started difficult with two defeats to Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion and not the best results in Stage 1. At the end though, the team reached Stage 2 and there once again the start wasn’t good. Two losses in a row to Ironi Rain Nahariya made life tougher but the two wins against TFT decided the team’s qualification for the ¼ final Stage. There Maccabi met Levski with the two games being played in Sofia. That didn’t stop the team as thanks to two wins it advanced to the Final 4.
There were two players in Maccabi’s roster who were in a constant form throughout the season and stayed despite the movements. Kwame Vaughn was leading the charge as the main guard while Raphiael Putney was solid in the frontcourt. Adding Steve Taylor to those two brought even more toughness and now Maccabi looks a different team.
Whether all those changes will lead to a place in the Final, we’ll know on Friday evening. Maccabi will play Balkan in the second semifinal as a tough battle between two physical teams is expected.
RESULTS OF MACCABI NEXT URBAN HAIFA IN DELASPORT BALKAN LEAGUE, SEASON 2021/2022
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Delasport Balkan League for Women to launch in season 2022-2023
84 games to be played in Season 2022-23 of Delasport Balkan League
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Maccabi Next Urban Haifa to continue in Delasport Balkan League
Delasport BIBL congratulates BC Balkan for winning the title in Bulgaria
Romania to be back to Delasport BIBL this autumn
The management of Delasport BIBL with an official meeting at the Hellenic federation
Delasport Balkan League, season 14 – the summary
Photo gallery from the Final's Awards ceremony
And the MVP of the Final 4 is...
Photo-gallery from the FINAL: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Maccabi Next Urban Haifa
The Top 5 players of the season were presented with their awards
Photo-gallery from the medal ceremony for 3rd place
Photo-gallery from the game for 3/4 place BC Balkan - Ironi Rain Nahariya
Ironi Rain Nahariya leads all the way to finish in 3rd place
The season ends today - Sport 5 and RING TV to broadcast both games
Referee nominations for the final two games of the Final 4
The time for the big final has come
Nebojsa Vidic: I’m disappointed from what we showed on the court
Photo-gallery from the game Maccabi Next Urban Haifa - BC Balkan
Bryce Washington: When we do what we have to do, we are hard to beat
Photo-gallery from the game Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion - Ironi Rain Nahariya
Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion dominates the hosts to reach the final
Shay Shtriks: Now it's time to enjoy the last four games of the season
Semifinal 2 preview: Maccabi Next Urban Haifa vs BC Balkan
Semifinal 1 preview: Hapoel Nofar Energy Galil Elion vs Ironi Rain Nahariya
Here are the referees nominations for the semifinal games
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