Israel finishes 10th at basketball U21 worlds

Israel finally recorded its first win on Friday at the basketball under-21 world championships in Argentina, but promptly lost again on Saturday to fi

By
August 16, 2005 17:24
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel finally recorded its first win on Friday at the basketball under-21 world championships in Argentina, but promptly lost again on Saturday to finish 10th overall of the 11 competing teams. Yotam Halperin scored 24 during a 95-74 win over China and 34 in a 110-104 overtime defeat at the hands of Nigeria to leap to the top of the tournament's scoring charts. Before Saturday's semifinals were played, Halperin's 23.5 points per game were more than a full point ahead of the next player on the list. Israel finished the group stage losing all four of its games, despite holding leads late in games against three of the semifinalists Greece, Australia and Canada. The blue-and-white bounced back by thrashing China in a game where it led 49-31 by halftime. Lior Eliyahu added 21 points and Raviv Limonad had 16 points and 10 rebounds. In the ninth-place game against Nigeria, Israel was again in a position to win before suffering another fourth-quarter collapse. Eliyahu had 24 points and eight rebounds, to finish with an average of 18.2 points.

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI