Basketball: Jerusalem extends winning streak with conquest of Rishon

Hapoel Jerusalem’s revival continued with a third straight win over all competitions on Saturday night, beating Maccabi Rishon Lezion 79-59 in a repeat of last season’s BSL final.

Jerusalem had gone almost a month without a win until last Sunday’s victory over Maccabi Haifa, losing five consecutive games. A 22-point win over Haifa was followed by a comfortable 12-point triumph against Olimpija Ljubljana in Eurocup action last Wednesday and Jerusalem effectively clinched the victory over Rishon by the start of the fourth quarter, taking a 16-point gap (55-39) into the final 10 minutes.


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