Cup Finals: Ramat Hasharon Vs. Ashdod
Safsal ,03/19/2012
We're going to have a new cup holder. Ramat Hasharon defeated Ramla 69-64 in overtime, and will attempt to win the cup for the 2nd time in the last 3 years. Ashdod again showed a lot of heart in a come from behind win over Ramat Hen, 72 - 68, and will make its first ever Cup Finals appearance.

Ramla 64 - Ramat Hasharon 69 (OT)
They say defending a title is tougher than winning it for the first time, and Ramla learned that lesson first hand tonight. Ramat Hasharon dictated a slow, defensive pace and even led by 11 with under 6 minutes to play. Ramla woke up and made a 13-3 run to send the game to overtime, after Tanisha Wright missed a potential game winning shot. Ramat Hasharon dominated the offensive glass in the extra 5 minutes and held on to a justifed win.
Recap & post game qoutes

For Elizur Ramla:
Tanisha Wright 19 pts
Alana Beard 11 pts
Michal Epstein 10 pts
Laine Selwyn 8 pts, 10 rebs
Katia Levitsky 6 pts
Le'Coe Willingham 6 pts
Amber Harris 4 pts

For Ramat Hasharon:
Amber Holt 20 pts
Alysha Clark 15 pts, 11 rebs
Jia Perkins 15 pts
Maurita Reid 8 pts, 8 ast
Nicky Anosike 5 pts, 14 rebs, 7 ast
Ayelet Cohen 2 pts
Yael Aharonov 2 pts
Jennifer Fleischer 2 pts

Ashdod 72 - Ramat Hen 68
Just like the regular season meetings between the two teams, Ashdod killed Ramat Hen on the boards but still found themselves down double figures during the 3rd quarter and trailing by 9 to start the 4th. Ashdod turned up the defense in the final quarter, made an 18-4 run to go up 67 - 62 with 1 minute to play. Ramat Hen, who managed just 3 field goals the entire 4th quarter, could not recover.
Recap & post game qoutes

For Maccabi Ashdod:
Tamera Young 16 pts, 7 rebs, 5 ast
Ashley Shields 15 pts, 6 rebs
Brittany Denson 13 pts, 10 rebs
Plenette Pierson 13 pts, 8 rebs, 4 blocks
Naomi Kolodny 11 pts, 7 rebs, 4 ast
Ortal Oren 2 pts
Merav Dori 2 pts

For Maccabi Ramat Hen:
Shiran Zairy 19 pts
Charde Houston 16 pts
Kelsey Griffin 14 pts, 5 rebs
Danielle Robinson 14 pts, 8 ast
Limor Pelleg 3 pts
Darxia Morris 2 pts

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