Eshkol jumped out to a 7 –0 lead early on and held the advantage throughout the first three quarters. Trailing by one going into the fourth quarter, Dallas, turned it up a notch. Yavneh played intense defense with a full court press employed most of the game.
While the press did give Eshkol trouble, they were able to run an effective offense once they set it up. The offense was run by Yaniv Sela and Moshe Spira with Yakir Or providing the inside presence. Or however, fouled out with about two minutes to go and Eshkol was unable to overcome his departure.
For Yavneh the game turned after the third quarter break. Trailing by one going into the fourth, Yavneh star Todd Nathan took over. With a clutch 3-pointer and great drives into the lane, HH became the spark his team needed.
Yavneh goes on to face the Hillel Hurricanes in the Tier III final at 8 am Monday morning.