Jerusalem won the Cup
Shlomi Peri ,02/08/2007
Hapoel Jerusalem won their 3rd cup in their history after a great victory, 103-85 over Bnei Hasharon. Austin scored 27 points, and after a decade, the cup is coloured red and white once more.

After 10 years, Hapoel Jerusalem is once again the State Cup holders, after easily crushing tonight Bnei Hasharon 103-85 in the final. Bnei Hasharon, who knocked down Maccabi Tel Aviv in the semifinal, wasn't able to reach another peak in such a short time.

Austin scored his team's first 6 points, but Nailon had no problem shooting over Bowers and his team made its first 8 foul shots to grab an 18-15 lead. Morris, Hajaj and Tapiro closed the quarter with outside makes, and took a 26-23 lead after one quarter.

Pniny slowed down Nailon a little, Cota and Markovich did a great job off the bench and Bnei Hasharon absolutely collapsed, 55-38 at the half! A pair of three-pointers by Austin made it a 25-point game, and the rest of the way was pure garbage time.

Austin tallied 27 points and 6 rebounds, Hajaj added 18 (6 AS), Morris 15, Pniny and Bowers 10 each. Nailon and Mizrachi led the losing side with 19 and 16 respectively, Cisse and Belcher had 13 each.

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