File of April 0, 2004
|Hapoel Jerusalem gains the final of the Cup ULEB of basketball conquering Real Madrid 83-72. Hapoel Jerusalem entered the history of the Israeli sport on Tuesday in the night after a sublime victory of 83-72 on Real Madrid to take the Cup ULEB of basketball and to turn into the second Israeli team after Macabi Tel Aviv in gaining an European trophy and to be deserved the right to inform in the lucrative Euroleague the next period.|
Approximately 2,000 fans who realized the trip to Charelroi in Belgium and thousands more filled the court of house of Hapoel to see the party on the big screen exploding the stage in delight when Elmer Bennet of Madrid failed in encestar being missing 30 seconds in the clock and Kelly McCarty, he gathered the ball and after he needed placed the game out of doubt.
After the victory, the Prime minister Ariel Sharon called to the Channel One of television from the United States to congratulate the team, which he said represents the capital of the Jewish people.
The game began something nervous, Dorron Sheffer and Will Solomon both committed absence in the first stage, which reached 0-0. Solomon committed his third absence to the beginning of the second stage and Jerusalem it seemed to be in problems, but the man still found time to achieve two points from the center before returning to the bank.
But still without Solomon, Jerusalem achieved 9-0 to take a puntaje 24-0. Bennet came to the rescue for Madrid with two points and two shots of absence in the final minute to bring Real Madrid 33-37 in the half time.
Madrid entered his big men Pat Burke and Antonio Bueno after the second half, but Hapoel was in flames with McCarty achieving encestar eight points to extend the Jerusalem puntaje to double digits 35-45. Solomon committed his fourth absence and Madrid stepped back to a game of five points to 45-40.
Pero McCarty y Sheffer they dominated to achieve a cocktail of 24 of 31 points in the third stage for a puntaje of 68-53.
Madrid stepped back 75-70 with two remaining minutes. Solomon trumped a shot, but Tunji Awojobi gathered the ball allowing to Sheffer to manage encestar from a distance. To another side Bennet trumped a shot, McCarty gathered the ball, he needed with 38.8 seconds in the clock and sealed the victory from the absence line.
Kelly McCarty led Hapoel with 22 points, Will Solomon y Doron Sheffer 0 added each one and Awojobi realized 12 points. Elmer Bennet led Madrid with 22 points.