Sunday, November 2, 2008
Maccabi Haifa (2-0) won’t stop. After last week’s win over Ramat Gan, Avi Ashkenazi’s team in their own home with a 81:54 victory.
Doron Perkins, who got lightly injured in the beginning of the week in his face and hand from a traffic accident in Tel Aviv, played 11 minutes on the court. The players pushing the Greens ahead were Davon Jefferson and B.J. McKie, who scored a combined 40 points and brought things to an end after three quarters.
The winning coach, Avi Ashkenazi, said at the end: “We came in very focused, our goal was to stop Rishon Le’Zion’s offense and to stop Conley. I do not underestimate Rishon, teams are not going to win easily out here, but we’ve done what we’ve planned and worked for. If it goes on like this, this is going to be an attractive season. I don’t compare us with Hapoel Holon, but I am in favor of setting a high standard of goals, and our goals this year are the Final Four.”