Junior Etou, Cody Demps and Dererk Pardon defeat Maccabi Tel Aviv
By the Eurohoops team/ [email protected]
Three players replaced Hapoel Beersheba – Junior Etou, Cody Demps, Dererk Pardon – as the team beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 74-71.
Etou was the top scorer with 24 points while Demps added 19 and Pardon 11 points. Etou and Demps combined for nine three-pointers while Pardon grabbed 15 rebounds (six on offense) and fouls nine.
The crucial stretch came midway through the fourth quarter when Demp and Neta Segal each scored a three-pointer, pushing Hapoel to 65-56. Segal also scored two free throws as Maccabi went close (69-66) while Pardon followed up with a three to seal the deal.
Keenan Evans and John DiBartolometo scored 16 points each for losing Maccabi while Angelo Caloiaro had 15.
Maccabi are now third in the Israeli League standings with 11-7 while Hapoel improved to a 7-11 record in ninth place.