The fourteenth season of the city’s shul basketball league began this week. There are 16 teams that include 180 players participating in the league this year, representing more than 25 shuls from around the city. Twelve teams hit the courts on Saturday night to play the first games of the season. The league is organized by the Sports Department of Amutat Sachlavim. Teams play games on Saturday nights and compete in the league style with all the players wearing uniforms and basketball shoes.
“Tzeirei Hagivah” opened up the season with a win, 44-38 over “Yachad” after a close game. In another gym, the players of “Shaarei Yonah Menachem” beat “Avnei Choshen” with a final score of 42-33. The team from “Neria” beat “Mishkan Shlomo” with a score of 51-37, rounding out the Division A games.
Division B games: After a close game “Modiin Maccabim Reut beat “Hatzipporim” with a score of 63-60. “Ganei Modiin” beat “Achdut/Elad” with a schore of 65-59. The game between “Darchei Tzion” beat “Tzeirei Kaiser” 56-44.