Friendly Tournament: U-20 lose, Seniors win
Orli Klinger ,06/14/2007
The under-20 Israeli National Team lost 42-53 tonight to Latvia's U-20 NT in the first day of the friendly tournament hosted in Israel. In the 2nd game of the day, the unofficial and short handed Israeli national team beat Italy's U-20 NT, 72-64.

Israeli U-20 NT 42 – Latvian U-20 Team 53
The U-20 Israeli NT did not look god in the opening game of the 3-day tournament, and trailed Latvia through out. With 1:20 left to play Israel got within 42-45 but didn't score another point.

For Israel:
Katia Abramzon 11 pts, 8 rebounds
Liel Ochanon 11 pts, 7 rebounds
Karin Agasi 9 pts
Chen Segal 6 pts
Lin Golan 3 pts
Yael Cherkov 2 pts

Israeli NT 72 – Italy U-20 NT
The Israeli team compiled of Israeli national team members and hopefuls led for most of the game against the U-20 Italian squad. Italy led 18-16 after the 1st quarter, but Israel gained the lead early in the 2nd. Liron Cohen with nice drives made it 34-27 before the Italians cut the lead to 34-35 at the break. In the 3rd quarter Cohen and Liad Suez Karni kept leading the way, Israel got some fast breaks and led 59-51 at the end of the quarter. The lead stayed intact in the 4th.

For Israel:
Liad Suez Karni 23 pts, 6 rebounds
Liron Cohen 22 pts, 8 rebounds, 7 turnovers
Merav Dori 11 pts, 6 rebounds
Nomi Kolodny 5 pts
Katia Levitzky and Ayelet Cohen 4 pts each
Chen Shtain 3 pts
Chen Nusel & Bat El Lazmi played and did not score

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