Portugal60-62

14-19, 13-11, 14-20, 19-12

Israel

 

Date: 27.06.2012, 20:30hGroup:  AVenue:   Casal de Cambra (POR) Spectators: 50
Referees:  Paolo Taurino (ITA), Carlos Cortes (ESP), Bernard Vassallo (MLT)
TEAM LEADERS
Portugal Israel
Carla Freitas (19)PtsShay Doron (21)
Sofia Da Silva (10)RebKatia Levitsky (8)
Carla Nascimento (6)ASShay Doron (8)
Carla Freitas (4), Michelle Brandao (4)STShiran Zairy (2), Shay Doron (2)
Carla Nascimento (2)BSKatia Levitsky (2)

GAME REPORT

28.06.2012
Doron Free Throws Sink Brave Portugal

Israel struggled but won against a never-say-die Portugal in EuroBasket Women Qualification Round Group A on Wednesday.

Shay Doron had 22 points and the game-winning free-throws with five seconds remaining as Israel prevailed, 62-60.

Portugal trailed for much of the early going but fought back to knot the game at 27-27 with 12 seconds to go in the first half after a lay-up by Sara Filipe.

Israel took a 30-27 advantage to half-time following a three-point play by Doron.

A Filipe three-ball tied the contest at 30-30 early in the second half and then a Carla Freitas shot from the arc gave the hosts a 33-30 advantage.

With the game level at 35-35, Israel went on a 10-0 run and seemed to take command.

Liron Cohen had the last eight points in that spurt, including a couple of three-pointers.

But Portugal refused to go away, even when facing a nine-point deficit with 3:30 to play.

A lay-up by Filipe and jumper by Maria Correia closed the gap to 59-58.

After Doron split a pair of free-throws, Sofia Da Silva drew a foul and sank two from the charity stripe to tie the game at 60-60 with 19 seconds to play.

Israel called timeout, and when play started again, Carla Nascimento fouled Doron with five seconds to play in the contest.

This time, the veteran guard sank both attempts.

After a Portugal timeout, they got the ball to Nascimento but she was off target with her attempt as Israel survived to improve to 2-2.

With the defeat, the Portuguese fell to 0-4.

 

COACH QUOTES

27.06.2012
Quoteds Portugal vs. Israel

Shay Doron, Israel:
"It wasn't an easy game. In the second half we got tired. We needed this win and it doesn´t matter if it was by 1 or 100 points. Winning is the important thing."

Eli Rabi, Israel coach:
"After our bad game against Hungary it was important for us to win today. We had hoped it'd be easier but from our experience there is not a team in Europe these days that you can easily beat. I´m happy that we got our main goal but we still need to improve our game."

Ricardo Vasconcelos, Portugal coach:
"This game was a very good answer from my team about their real value. We had a bad start in this qualification round but this was the game where we showed what we can do. While I believe that we could still have won this game, I am proud of my players."

Carla Freitas, Portugal:
"We are very proud of the game we played [tonight]. I think we played tougher and that we improved a lot since our first game. We played as a team, our defense was stronger. We are getting better. The game was realy close and we managed to get a lot of rebounds and we made second shots. We will work even harder and we hope we can beat them in Israel."

Top performers

Portugal Israel

Carla Freitas

 

Shay Doron

19Pts21
7Reb6
4AS8
4ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Portugal Israel
24/67FG M/A21/55
16/46 (34.8%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
4/6 (66.7%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 39 (9-30)
21AS16
15TO19
13ST8
5BS2
23PF12
60Pts62

PHOTO GALLERY

PORTUGAL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Da Silva, S. 313/1030.03/933.30/10.02/2100.01910010025-78
5Lima, L. DNP
6Brandao, M. 130/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.000043403200
*7Oliveira, A. 170/40.00/30.00/10.00/20.0123100041100
8Milovac, T. 133/742.93/742.90/00.00/00.0112001112-86
*9Filipe, S. 275/1241.74/1136.41/1100.00/00.0336320110611
10Correia, M. 83/3100.02/2100.01/1100.00/00.001100102017
11Domingues, D. DNP
*12Freitas, C. 356/1060.01/250.05/862.52/2100.0257444032719
*13Nascimento, C. 270/40.00/30.00/10.00/00.0022621230-20
14Escórcio, D. 92/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.011210213054
15Lopes, J. 192/1216.71/425.01/812.50/00.0112230010-225
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL24/ 6735.816/ 4634.88/ 2138.14/666.71027372115135231260
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Levitsky, K. 294/1040.04/1040.00/00.00/00.008805123038
5Ganor, N. 80/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-40
*6Abramzon, E. 273/560.02/366.71/250.00/00.0145010031-67
*7Cohen, L. 294/944.42/450.02/540.02/2100.0123341011-312
*8Doron, S. 365/1435.75/1050.00/40.011/1384.61568220014821
*9Zairy, S. 281/520.00/30.01/250.00/00.0033212011-53
10Elohim, B. 91/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0303021021-32
11Kolodny, N. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000011010-10
12Oren, O. 132/366.71/1100.01/250.01/250.0022220003116
13Shecht, S. DNP
14Levy, S. DNP
15Fleischer, J. 151/425.01/425.00/00.01/425.0246110012103
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL21/ 5538.216/ 4040.05/ 1533.315/2171.493039161982122362
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Portugal Israel

Carla Freitas

 

Shay Doron

19Pts21
7Reb6
4AS8
4ST2
0BS0
35Min36

TEAM STATS

Portugal Israel
24/67FG M/A21/55
16/46 (34.8%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
4/6 (66.7%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
37 (10-27) Reb (O-D) 39 (9-30)
21AS16
15TO19
13ST8
5BS2
23PF12
60Pts62