Monday, March 9, 2009
I'm going to go ahead with the convention that safsal.co.il uses and call this "Round 20", even though it's actually the second game of the post-season. I have been unable to decipher how the Israel post-season works, so if Ramat Han gets eliminated I might not know it until they simply...disappear.
The box score is here. A game writeup is here.
Ivory Latta is quoted as saying: "I don't know, I have no clue, but we definitely didn't have it today." "Clue" is misspelled as "club"...but maybe it wasn't a misspelling. LaToya Pringle was cleared to play but she still has problems with her knee. Shay Doron was in Europe participating in the Euroleague All-Star Game.
Electra Ramat Hasharon won every quarter of the game. The back half of the game was a particular poor one for Ramat Hen, where they scored only 25 points. In the fourth quarter, both sides were just mailing it in. Maccabi Ramat Hen's starters contributed 50 points, but the bench contributed only 12 points.
It was Electra Ramat Hasharon's shooting that sealed the deal. They hit 56 percent of their attempted field goals compared to just 37 percent for Ramat Hen. Both teams rebounded equally with Ramat Hen getting the greater number of offensive rebounds. However, Ramat Hen turned the ball over 20 times compared to just 12 for Electra Ramat Hasharon. Electra Ramat Hasharon would go to the free throw line 15 times and hit 13 of their attempted free throws.
Electra Ramat Hasharon
Jia Perkins: 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Ebony Hoffman: 14 points and 6 rebounds in just 15 minutes of play.
Lindsay Sklar: 3 points in 5 minutes of play.
Maccabi Ramat Hen
Ayana Walker: 24 points and 13 rebounds for the game's only double-double.
Ivory Latta: 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Poor Ivory turned the ball over eight times.
LaToya Pringle: 10 points and 8 rebounds in 15 minutes of play.
Shay Doron: Did not play.