Dowson secures Rishon crucial win to begin Holon series

A superb showing by rising star Shawn Dowson gave Maccabi Rishon Lezion an 80-76 overtime win at Hapoel Holon on Saturday, opening a 1-0 lead in the BSL best-of-five quarterfinal playoff series.

The 21-year-old, son of former player Joe Dowson, finished with 28 points and 16 rebounds, including important points in the extra period.

A three-pointer by Holon’s Laurence Bowers with 10.2 seconds to play in regulation tied the score and forced overtime. However, a crucial three-point play by Dowson in the final minute of overtime (76-73) would give Rishon a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.


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