Yellow-and-blue lifts first local trophy of season with victory over Eilat

It may only be the pre-season Winner Cup, but it was clear on Monday night that after last season’s experience, Maccabi Tel Aviv is taking no title for granted.

Maccabi beat Hapoel Eilat 87-80 in the final at the Drive-In Arena in Tel Aviv, gaining a small measure of revenge for last season. Eilat came back from a 0-2 deficit in last season’s BSL semis to claim a 3-2 series win and send Maccabi crashing out before the league final for the first time since 1993.

Maccabi also lost in the final of the Winner Cup last season and ended the campaign with just one title, the State Cup.


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