Belarus Clinch Third Win In A Row

20.06.2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

5. Aliaksandra Tarasava (Belarus)
Aliaksandra Tarasava scored 10 points as Belarus cruised to yet another victory.

Belarus are looking very good bets to make it back to the EuroBasket Women after clinching a third win in as many Qualification Round games on Wednesday at the expense of Israel.

The Group A contest was about as tight as it could be for the first 33 minutes with Belarus on top, 56-54.

The hosts then reeled off seven unanswered points and ended up claiming a 69-61 victory.

Anastasiya Verameyenka can do a lot of things to help her teams win games and one of them is shoot from long range.

She started the decisive run with a three-pointer and Nataliya Trafimava and Aliaksandra Tarasava followed with baskets to make it 63-54.

Israel got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

Verameyenka was outstanding from behind the arc, nailing five of seven attempts.

As a team, Belarus hit nine of 18 shots from long range.

Veteran small forward Zhanna Haradzetskaya was two of three from behind the three-point line.

Veterans Liron Cohen and Shay Doron led Israel with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

In a sloppy encounter, Belarus had 21 turnovers and Israel 19.

The Israelis are now 1-1, having opened their campaign with a 15-point home triumph over Ukraine.


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