January 10, 2019
The cup started with a pair of games on Thursday. The two teams that have been the most consistent in recent years squared off for another exciting game as Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Maccabi Ramat Hen knocked out Victoria Vivians and the reigning champions Maccabi Ashdod 77-75. Bnei Yehuda was looking to get a win in this competition at least as they finally had a full roster with Loryn Goodwin making an immediate impact alongside Shayla Cooper, but Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezion got big games from Jillian Alleyne and Adi Lux to win a wild affair 95-91.
Maccabi Ashdod vs. Maccabi Ramat Hen 75-77 ASH Vivians 20/12r Hopkins 18/7r/7a Adams 18 Doron 11/6a Baron 8 Snow 0 Hattis 0 Rosenthal 0 RAH Ruffin-Pratt 24/7r Bulgak 15/13r Shafir 14 Harden 13/7r Levitsky 2
Hapoel Ironi Rishon Lezion vs. Bnei Yehuda 95-91 RIS Alleyne 30/10r Lux 24 Fontenette 15/9r/11a Richardson 13/16r YEH Cooper 27/14r/7a Goodwin 27/8r/6a Riley 17/7r Silfen 4