Kalin Lucas lead "the purple" to a first win this season
Ironi Nahariya preferebly known all over Israel as the "purple squad" of head coach Dani Franco started season 2020-2021 with a win as guests over Maccabi Haifa, leaving them with 2 losses in a row in Delasport Balkan League Group B, 80:86 (18:18; 20:21; 23:23; 19:24).
The games started tied from the very beginning and the two teams were fighting for every point until the half time when the result was 38-39.
The "tempo" remained the same throught the whole 3rd period which ended tied as well 23:23 but then in the beginning of the 4th quarter Ironi Nahariya player Kalin Lucas exploded giving his team a significant lead of 11 points which happened to be decisive for their final victory.
Kalin Lucas recorded his name toinght as MVP of the game with 21 pts, 6 asts and 2 rebs.
Jaron Blossomgame added 16 pts and 8 rebs together with his teammate Joe Alexander also with 16 pts and 9 rebs.
Maccabi Haifa did not give up to the same end but they were not able to find the way how to stop Kalin Lucas scoring and Blossomgame and Alexander under the basket.
Chris Dowe was shining with 22 pts, 5 rebs and 3 ats. Aaron Valdes added 15 pts and 4 rebs, and Avi Ben Chimol - 14 pts, 6 rebs and 3 asts.
However their efforts and good performance was not enough and left the team with the "bitter taste" of a second loss, making their task next game quite difficult.
|02 Dec 2020
KK Ibar Rozaje
Rozaje | Sportski Centar02 Dec 2020 17.00
|KK Ibar Rozaje||LIVE||KK TFT|
Stara Zagora | Obshtinska02 Dec 2020 18.30
|BC Beroe||LIVE||KK Teodo|
Plovdiv | Complex Sila03 Dec 2020 18.00
|BC Akademik Plovdiv||LIVE||KK Teodo|
Stara Zagora | Obshtinska08 Dec 2020
|BC Beroe||LIVE||KK Ibar Rozaje|
Kumanovo | Sports Hall Pero Nakov09 Dec 2020
|KK Kumanovo 2009||LIVE||KK Teodo|
Beer Sheva | The Shell Arena09 Dec 2020 19.30
|Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Be′er Sheva B.C.||LIVE||Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem|
|Sport 5, YouTube|
|Balkan League, Group A|
|1||Bnei Herzliya||2 - 2||6|
|2||Hapoel SP Tel Aviv B.C.||2 - 1||5|
|3||Hapoel B-Cure Laser Haifa||1 - 2||4|
|Balkan League, Group B|
|1||Ironi Nahariya||2 - 1||5|
|2||Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C.||2 - 0||4|
|3||Maccabi Haifa||0 - 3||3|
|Balkan League, Group C|
|1||Hapoel Holon B.C.||3 - 0||6|
|2||Hapoel Yossi Avrahami Eilat||2 - 1||5|
|3||Ironi Hai Motors Ness Ziona||0 - 4||4|
|Balkan League, Group D|
|1||Maccabi Rishon LeZion||2 - 1||5|
|2||Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem||2 - 0||4|
|3||Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Be′er Sheva B.C.||0 - 3||3|
|Balkan League, Group E|
|1||BC Akademik Plovdiv||3 - 0||6|
|2||KK Teodo||2 - 2||6|
|3||KK TFT||2 - 1||5|
|4||BC Beroe||1 - 3||5|
|5||KK Ibar Rozaje||1 - 3||5|
|6||KK Kumanovo 2009||1 - 1||3|