Derby delight for 1st-place yellow-and-blue

It may not have been a 20-point win, but Maccabi Tel Aviv nevertheless avenged its defeat to Hapoel Tel Aviv earlier this season by claiming a 79-76 victory in the derby on Monday.

Hapoel recorded its biggest-ever win on the road over the yellowand- blue in November, notching a 78-58 triumph at Yad Eliyahu Arena. Monday’s showdown was far tighter, but Maccabi always looked in control and registered its 11th consecutive win since that loss in the derby, to improve its BSL-best record to 15-2.

Jeremy Pargo and Brian Randle had 17 points each for Maccabi, which crucially took 11 offensive boards.


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