October 22, 2018
The new season started with the usual Monday of games, including a highly anticipated matchup of teams that have been among the best in the league in recent seasons. Maccabi Ashdod hosted as roster changes left them pairing up one of the more dynamic foreign duos of recent times with Victoria Vivians making her overseas debut as they also added to their group of players with American roots with Ariella Rosenthal, but Maccabi Ramat Hen left with a 78-59 win behind Alex Harden. Khadijiah Cave had a good game for Hapoel Petah Tikva, but Crystal Bradford was unstoppable for Herzliya, which also gave Alexa Hart her professional debut as they got the 77-71 win. Jillian Alleyne and Hapoel Rishon Lezion took advantage of Ramat Hasharon only filling two foreigner spots as they won 96-62, although the visitors did get an overseas debut from Teana Muldrow and were able to add another rookie in Drew Edelman. Allisha Gray and Jamie Nared had successful overseas debuts for Elitzur Ramla as Maccabi Raanana got paltry contributions from their foreign trio, but did add rookie Gabriella Rubin in an 88-67 loss. Bnei Yehuda only filled one of their foreign spots and it showed as Linnae Harper made her overseas debut, but could not contend with her counterparts as Elitzur Holon was led by Jordan Hooper, got strong professional debut from Loryn Goodwin, and had a triple-Double from Shae Kelley.
Maccabi Ashdod vs. Maccabi Ramat Hen 59-78 ASH Hopkins 17/11r Vivians 17 Adams 7 Presley 7 Snow 5 Hattis 2/6r Rosenthal 2 RAH Harden 24/9r Alston 14 Penn 12/17r Shafir 11/6r/6a Levitsky 11
Hapoel Petah Tikva vs. Bnot Herzliya 71-77 PET Cave 20/12r Peterson 17 Reid 16/12r Abboud 6 Zimmerman 6 HER Bradford 36/16r Banet 13 Young 10/8r Orbach 10 Hannoun 3 Hart 2
Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezion vs. Ramat Hasharon 96-62 RIS Alleyne 20/13r Lux 16 Richardson 14 Fontenette 12/6r/9a HAS Muldrow 16 Edelman 14/10r Kedem 10 Wiese 7
Maccabi Raanana vs. Elitzur Ramla 67-88 RAA Dayan 12 Sapir 11/7r/7a Ramirez 10/7r Roth 10 Orrange 8 Thomas 3 Rubin 2 RAM Gray 21/8r Nared 16 Hightower 15 Diamant 11 Raber 10/16r
Bnei Yehuda vs. Elitzur Holon 59-123 YEH Zelivanski 19 Harper 14 Malkin 10 Silfen 5/9r HOL Hooper 36/14r Goodwin 28/10r/6s Kelley 26/11r/10a Spector 13/8r Shalom 10