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Group:  B | 12.08.2010, 17:45h
Group:  B | 12.08.2010, 17:45h
93-65
26 - 1315 - 1225 - 2027 - 20
26 - 1315 - 1225 - 2027 - 20
Venue: Ramat Gan (ISR) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Marius Ciulin (ROU), Milan Brziak (SVK)

GAME REPORT


Cohen Leads Israel To Big Victory

Israel overpowered Serbia to begin their EuroBasket Women qualifying campaign with a 93-65 rout in Ramat Gan.

Lira Cohen had 26 points and Shay Doron added 20 as Israel romped to victory in their Group B clash.

An early 11-2 run, sparked by Doron's lay-up, broke the game open as Israel took a 26-13 lead.
They continue to score in bunches, and the advantage hit 20, 53-33, on Ekaterina Abramzon's lay-up early in the third period.

Serbia began to hold their own, but could do no better than that as the gap remained around the 20 mark and Israel were never worried.

However, Israel began to pull away again down the stretch, and Cohen put an exclaimation point on the win with a driving lay-up three seconds from time.

Dori added 14 points for Israel, while Katia Levitsky added 13.

Ivanka Matic had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Serbia, while Ana Dabovic and Jelena Milovanovic had 10 points each

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Israel vs. Serbia

Serbia player Adrijana Knezevic:
"Congratulations to Israel for their win. They played really well. This is the first game and it was tough. We didnt play good. I beleive in my team; we will play better in the future. The final score does not reflect the true ability of my team. I hope that in the return game in Serbia we will play better and beat them."

Israel coach Eli Rabi:

"I wanted to win this game, and i want to qualify for EuroBasket. The game ended as it did because we knew we should not take our foot off the gas. It is a huge win. There was a lot of fighting spirit in the team. Now I'm happy, but we need to start preparing for our next matches."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

51.7%

31/60
FG
M/A

48.1%

26/54

59.5%

25/42
FG2P
M/A

54.5%

24/44

33.3%

6/18
FG3P
M/A

20.0%

2/10

86.2%

25/29
FT
M/A

78.6%

11/14

33

10/23
RT
RO/RD

25

6/19

25

AS

17

12

TO

22

14

ST

5

0

BS

3

17

PF

24

93

Pts

65

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