Upset in Make Up Games
Safsal ,01/21/2010
In two make up games in the women's league, Hapoel Tel Aviv defeated Ramat Hasharon 88-87, and Ashdod secured 2nd place with a convincing win over Ramla.

Hapoel Tel Aviv 88 – Electra Ramat Hasharon 87
Hapoel Tel Aviv lost a 26 point lead in this game before finally winning by 1, their 3rd win of the season. It was 58-32 at the half. Ramat Hasharon cut it to 17 after 3 quarters, and was down 2 with 2 minutes to play.

For a change, Hapoel held on in the closing moments and completed an upset that could help them later on as they try to avoid relegation. Merav Dori turned the ball over and saw Iciss Tillis hit two free throws to increase the lead to four. Ambrosia Anderson's 3 made it a 1 point game but didn't prevent the loss. The game meant nothing to Ramat Hasharon who was also without Sheri Sam, but it doesn't take away from the credit Hapoel deserves.

For Hapoel:
Iciss Tillis 23 pts, 19 rebs
RanDee Henry 23 pts, 11 rebs
Erica White 17 pts
Inbar Vaxman 10 pts
Sivan Balalis 3 pts
Adi Lux 2 pts

For Ramat Hasharon:
Laine Selwyn 22 pts
Kia Vaughn 21 pts
Ambrosia Anderson 15 pts
Katia Levitzky
Katia Levitzky 9 pts
Merav Dori 8 pts
Ayelet Cohen 6 pts
Yael Aharonov & Shira Haelyon 3 pts each

Ashdod 101 – Ramla 81
Without Deanna Jackson who was sidelined with a strained knee and under the cloud of coaching change rumors, Ramla lost to Ashdod for the 2nd time this season.
Ashdod trailed 41-43 after a tight first half but beat each of the next two quarters by 11. With the win Ashdod locked up 2nd place in the league, even a loss by under 12 points would have been enough for that. Rivi Grinboym led the winners with 26 points with 7 for 11 from 3pt land, part of 10 for 28 for Ashdod as a team.

On Monday Ramla will visit Natanya with 3rd place at stake.

For Ashdod:
Rivi Grinboym 26 pts
Natasha Lacy 24 pts, 7 ast
Christi Thomas 17 pts. 13 rebs
Ashley Walker 16 pts, 10 rebs
Shiran Zairy 10 pts
Lena Mustafina 6 pts
Nofar Shalom 2 pts

For Ramla:
Plenette Pierson 26 pts, 10 rebs
Noelle Quinn 18 pts
Ortal Oren 10 pts
Shimrit Gigi 9 pts
Edwige Lawson-Wade & Ina Gourevitch 8 pts each
Maya Issarof 2 pts

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