Israel60-58

16-11, 17-25, 12-14, 15-8

Belarus

 

Date: 07.07.2012, 21:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Rishon Le Zion (ISR) Spectators: 1600
Referees:  Panagiotis Anastopoulos (GRE), Antonis Demetriou (CYP), Miodrag Licina (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Belarus
Shay Doron (11), Noa Ganor (11)PtsTatyana Troina (18)
Jennifer Fleischer (10)RebAnastasiya Verameyenka (17)
Liron Cohen (5)ASAnastasiya Verameyenka (9)
Shay Doron (3)ST3 players tied with 1
Ekaterina Abramzon (1), Jennifer Fleischer (1)BSAnastasiya Verameyenka (2)

GAME REPORT

07.07.2012
Belarus Implode, Left Stunned By Israel

10. Anastasiya Verameyenka (Belarus)
Anastasiya Verameyenka shined with 14 points, 17 rebounds and nine assits, but could not prevent Belarus' defeat.

An astonishing near triple-double performance by Anastasiya Verameyenka wasn't enough for Belarus to seal qualification after they allowed a glorious opportunity to progress slip agonisingly through their fingers with a 60-58 defeat in Israel.

With a healthy lead heading into the last couple of minutes and a spot in France almost assured, Belarus reached for the self-destruct button as they lost their composure just when it really mattered.

Isreal grabbed the momentum in the last ninety seconds with a number of quick scores to close the gap and as the pressure mounted, Belarus crumbled at both ends of the floor, scoring just eight points in the last quarter and giving up the last 13 points of the game.

A bad situation was made worse by Tatyana Troina who committed an unsportsmanlike foul after turning the ball over with 14 seconds remaining and Israel punished her in the worst possible way by ensuring the qualification dreams are put firmly on ice.

Liron Cohen was instrumental for Israel right at the death while the loss was tough to swallow for Verameyenka who finished with a truly monumental 14 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists.

Belarus will continue to fight it out with Ukraine and Hungary for the two spots in Group A.

COACH QUOTES

07.07.2012
Quotes Israel vs. Belarus

Israel head coach Eli Rabi:
"I don't know many Israeli national teams that beat a team that's ranked third or fourth in the world. We didn't play very well today but we played against a tough opponent, we're at a disadvantage at almost every position. The players put in great efforts, I'm very proud of them. This is a win I will never forget."

Israel player Liron Cohen:
"I didn't have a great game but I would give everything I have for my team and my coach who is very dear to me. He decided to give me the last shot and I couldn't let him down. We showed a lot of heart today. I think this is one of the biggest wins in our history."

Belarus head coach Rimantas Grigas:
"Congratulations to Israel. I guess we were tried today, it was hard to rotate, now it will be harder for us to qualify, we didn't have to win tonight but now we have to win next game."

Belarus player Tatyana Troina:
"We lost one game, it happens. That's the game of basketball. We let them make a run in the last two minutes, we didn't score. We could have secured our ticket with a win, but the loss doesn't knock us out."

Top performers

Israel Belarus

Katia Levitsky

 

Anastasiya Verameyenka

10Pts14
4Reb17
4AS9
0ST0
0BS2

Accumulated statistics

Israel Belarus
23/64FG M/A23/57
20/46 (43.5%) FG2P M/A19/35 (54.3%)
3/18 (16.7%) FG3P M/A4/22 (18.2%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A8/9 (88.9%)
33 (7-26) Reb (O-D) 43 (8-35)
15AS15
9TO15
5ST3
2BS3
20PF16
60Pts58

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Levitsky, K. 324/850.04/850.00/00.02/366.7134400004210
*5Ganor, N. 185/771.44/580.01/250.00/00.0022210051511
*6Abramzon, E. 142/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.001122112004
*7Cohen, L. 284/1136.43/650.01/520.01/1100.0044500022710
*8Doron, S. 292/1216.72/825.00/40.07/887.5022113026911
9Zairy, S. 211/616.70/20.01/425.00/00.0000001020-73
10Elohim, B. 101/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0000010020-112
11Kolodny, N. 110/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.001110000040
12Oren, O. 100/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.005501002121
13Shecht, S. DNP
14Levy, S. 110/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000020-30
15Fleischer, J. 164/757.14/757.10/00.00/20.0281003011228
TEAM/COACH40400
TOTAL23/ 6435.920/ 4643.53/ 1816.711/1668.87263315952201660
BELARUS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Valko, S. DNP
*5Tarasava, A. 323/837.52/633.31/250.01/1100.0167021112-28
6Snytsina, K. DNP
*8Likhtarovich, T. 310/70.00/50.00/20.00/00.013430002270
9Anufryienka, N. 233/742.93/3100.00/40.02/2100.0022120023-88
*10Verameyenka, A. 375/771.43/3100.02/450.02/2100.041317920204014
12Hasper, V. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.001100001030
*13Troina, T. 368/1844.47/1258.31/616.71/250.0011031045-418
*14Trafimava, N. 313/742.93/475.00/30.00/00.0156251053-96
15Kress, M. DNP
21Vashkevich, O. 71/250.01/250.00/00.02/2100.012300000134
22Novikava, A. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000001000
TEAM/COACH02210
TOTAL23/ 5740.419/ 3554.34/ 2218.28/988.983543151533162058
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

Israel Belarus

Katia Levitsky

 

Anastasiya Verameyenka

10Pts14
4Reb17
4AS9
0ST0
0BS2
32Min37

TEAM STATS

Israel Belarus
23/64FG M/A23/57
20/46 (43.5%) FG2P M/A19/35 (54.3%)
3/18 (16.7%) FG3P M/A4/22 (18.2%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A8/9 (88.9%)
33 (7-26) Reb (O-D) 43 (8-35)
15AS15
9TO15
5ST3
2BS3
20PF16
60Pts58
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