Tough loss for Israel
Safsal ,07/12/2006
Israel missed out a chance to clinch a place in the 9-12 spots with a loss to Latvia. Israel led for most of the game but Latvia got back in the game and won 69 - 64.

Latvia 69 - Israel 64
Israel must beat the Chzec Republic tomorrow in order to advance to the battle for the 9-12 spots. The Czech beat Poland earlier today, 77 - 66. The loser of the Israel/Chezc Republic game will go to the 13-16 spots games, knowing the teams who finish 15th & 16th get relegated to D2.

Israel used 11 points from Chen Nusel to take a 19-10 lead after 8 minutes, a lead that shrunk to 19-15 at the end of the 1st. At the half Israel led 37 - 26. The 2nd half was a different story, and Latvia cut the lead to 44-49 after 3. A 10-2 run gave Latvia a 62-58 lead with 4 minutes to go, and they held on to win.

For Israel:
Merav Dori 19 pts
Chen Nusel 16 pts
Katia Abramzon 11 pts, 10 rebs
Shiran Zairy 9 pts, 4 ast
Noa Ganor 7 pts
Liel Ohanon 2 pts

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