The most anticipated game of the day was between the top two teams, but Bnot Hertzeliya was without a key player as Maccabi Ramat Hen was able to stay firmly in the lead with a 77-65 win. Keisha Hampton won the scoring battle, but Kayla Thornton led her team to the victory and Chelsea Hopkins flirted with another triple-double in a battle of brief Duke teammates in the backcourt. Ramat Hasharon took advantage of the situation by moving into second place with a 73-61 win over ASA Jerusalem. Maccabi Ashdod jumped into third place with an easy 75-53 win over Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion as they continue to seek a balance with their foreign players to go along with their excellent group of domestic players. Jillian Robbins and Brittany Hrynko did their best for Hapoel Petah Tikva as they were missing a key player, but Atonye Nyingifa and Jasmine Hassell led a balanced Elitzur Holon team to a 92-73 win and an exit from last place.
January 4, 2016
Maccabi Ramat Hen vs. Bnot Hertzeliya 77-65 RAM Thornton 26/10r Hopkins 14/10r/9a Zairy 14 Gardner 9/6r Diamant 6/8r Cohen 4 Shafir 4 Bikofsky 0 HER K. Hampton 29/6r Thomas 12/10r Suez-Karni 9
ASA Jerusalem vs. Ramat Hasharon 61-73 ASA S. Hampton 19 Taylor 12/19r/7a Katz 11 Gerson 6 Kiesel 5 Zimmerman 3 RAH Baron 13/7r Armstrong 12/14r Mincy 12/8r Gilinski 10 Cannon 7/6r Alama 5
Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion vs. Maccabi Ashdod 53-75 RIS Penn 11 O’Neill 10/6a Shields 7 ASH Levitsky 17/6r Wright 12 Plaisance 11/6r Doron 11 Clark 9/6r Presley 3 Selwyn 2 Oliver 1/7r Pelleg 0