Kiryat Gat beats Ness Ziona for debut BSL win

Maccabi Kiryat Gat claimed an historic victory in the BSL on Monday night, while last season’s runner-up Hapoel Eilat got off the mark with a win over Maccabi Haifa.

Kiryat Gat is playing in the top flight of Israeli basketball for the first time this season. It lost by 24 points to Maccabi Tel Aviv in a painful welcome to the BSL last week, but proved it belongs in the league with an 82-79 victory over Ironi Ness Ziona on Monday.

A 12-0 run in the fourth quarter turned the game on its head and gave Kiryat Gat a slender lead (78- 73) it wouldn’t relinquish in front of a mere 150 fans in Ashkelon, where the newly promoted side will be hosting its home games this season.


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