By: Jay Yeomans
Published: October 6, 2018
Elijah Bryant delivered a terrific performance in a losing effort as Hapoel Mall Hayam Eilat fell to Hapoel SP Tel Aviv on the opening day of Israel’s Winner League season, 100-81.
The former BYU standout paced Eilat in the loss, finishing with a team-high 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Bryant also contributed three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.
Bryant did most of his work in the second half, scoring 17 points, including 13 during the third quarter as Eilat tried to get back into the game.
The Winner League Twitter page shared highlights of Bryant’s strong opening-game.
Bryant and the Sharks have another difficult test next Saturday when Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv pay them a visit.
Haws shines in season-opening win
Tyler Haws had one of his best all-around games as a pro on Friday as C.B. Penas Huesca came away with a 92-84 win over Real Betis.
The former BYU sharpshooter totaled 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor, including 50 percent from 3-point range while connecting on all five of his free-throw attempts. He also chipped in with five rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes of work.
Haws and Huesca are back on the floor on Wednesday with a game against Palma.
Fredette shoots lights out in come-from-behind win
Jimmer Fredette had his second great shooting performance in as many days as the Shanghai Sharks overcame a 16-point first-half deficit to knock off the Bayi Rockets, 90-79 on Friday.
Fredette led the Sharks in scoring for the third game in a row, registering 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field, including a blistering 4 of 6 from 3-point land. He also recorded four rebounds and three assists while playing just 23:03.
Up next for Jimmer and the Sharks is a trip to Houston to face off with the Rockets on Tuesday night.
Abouo, Carlino have solid showings in Leaders Cup
Charles Abouo produced a double-figure scoring effort on Friday as his Blois squad dropped an 84-73 decision to Orleans.
In the 11-point setback, Abouo managed 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field, 2-for-4 from distance and 1-for-1 from the foul line. He also totaled three assists, two steals and a rebound in 26 minutes on the floor.
As for Matt Carlino, he once against proved to be instant offense off the bench as Roanne beat Saint-Chamond, 88-84, to improve to 4-0 in Cup action.
The former BYU guard totaled 14 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the field, including 5 of 7 from inside the arc. In also finished second on the team with six rebounds while handing out a pair of assists in 28 minutes.