Norris Cole leads Maccabi to Israeli League Final Four

2018-06-04T21:33:34+00:00 2018-06-05T11:33:39+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

04/Jun/18 21:33

Maccabi Tel Aviv eliminated Ironi Nes Ziona thanks to the efforts of Norris Cole.

By Eurohoops team/

Norris Cole scored a game-high 24 points and dished out five assists, as Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Ironi Nes Ziona 96 – 74 in Game 4 of the Israeli Winner League quarterfinals to win the series 3-1.

Maccabi advanced to the Final Four where they will face archrival Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Apart from Cole, Jeremy Pargo had a stunning playmaking night with a career-high 15 assists (for two turnovers) to go along his eight points and five rebounds. Jake Cohen added 18 points.

In a manner similar to the Game 3 win, Maccabi turned on its engines after the first 20 minutes. Nes Ziona was up 43 – 40 at halftime but allowed 30 points in the third period. The “Yellows” reached the fourth quarter ahead 70 – 61 and never looked back.

Talbi Zanna had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for Nes Ziona while Khalif Wyatt scored 14 points.