October 26, 2017
The first round of Thursday games was played. Maccabi Ashdod had no problems rolling to another win as they beat Hapoel Petah Tikva 78-58. Maccabi Ramat Hen also remained undefeated with an 87-70 win over Sydney Colson and Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezion. The surprise unbeaten team is Maccabi Raanana, which got big games from Ariel Edwards and Karisma Penn to beat Bnot Herzliya 70-59 despite the best efforts of Matee Ajavon and Breanna Richardson. Shae Kelley had another big game for Ramat Hasharon, but it was Saniya Chong and Elitzur Holon that left with the 74-68. The two league newcomers looked for their first win when they squared off and Jennie Simms and Elitzur Ramla pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Sequoia Holmes and Bnei Yehuda 67-56.
Hapoel Petah Tikva vs. Maccabi Ashdod 58-78 PET Sykes 14/9r Peterson 12 Vaturi 11 Zimmerman 6 Leary 4/13r Abboud 3 ASH Hayes 19/6r Ben Nun 14 Jackson-Jones 12/7r Hopkins 10 Levitsky 5/6r Presley 5 Hattis 3
Maccabi Ramat Hen vs. Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezion 87-70 GAN Graves 17/8r Coffey 14/13r Zairy 13/6a Diamant 12/6r Baron 10 Reynolds 9/8r Kedem 6 RIS Colson 20/6a Nyingifa 19/8r Jarosz 15 Assaf 5
Maccabi Raanana vs. Bnot Herzliya 70-59 RAA Edwards 22/7r Penn 21/19r Goss 13 HER Ajavon 20/10r/6a Richardson 20/7r Hannoun 7/6r Greene 4/11r
Ramat Hasharon vs. Elitzur Holon 68-74 HAS Kelley 26/11r Rotberg 17 Ervin 13/7r Harden 8/8r HOL Chong 22 Anderson 14/9r Zelivanski 13 Bradford 11/14r Pelleg 5/8r/8a
Bnei Yehuda vs. Elitzur Ramla 56-67 YEH Holmes 24/8r Manuel 11/6r Dayan 9 Knox 7/7r RAM Simms 21 Bulgak 16/13r Walker 11/14r Shafir 5 Feder 3 Cohen 0