By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
After winning the 2023 Migdal State Cup against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Jerusalem has done it again. In the first official trophy of the season, the red-and-white side captured the Israeli Winner Cup by beating the EuroLeague participant 79-71.
Being named MVP in last year’s Israeli State Cup, Speedy Smith was once again a determinant asset for his team with 21 points and 4/7 from downtown. Zach Hankins went close to a double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Levi Randolph scored 17 points for Aleksandar Dzikic’s squad.
On the other side, Maccabi Tel Aviv struggled a lot both from beyond the arc (5/24, 21.0%) and at the line by missing six free throws (12/18). In the loss, Lorenzo Brown ended with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for the yellow-and-blue team.
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— Hapoel Jerusalem BC (@JerusalemBasket) October 1, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League