Elitzur Ramle 311.
(photo credit: FIBA Europe website)
Elitzur Ramle returned to Israel on Friday afternoon to a hero’s welcome after
making history in France the previous night.
Ramle became the first
Israeli women’s basketball team to lift a European title on Thursday, beating
Arras of France 61-53 in the second leg of the Eurocup final to clinch
continental basketball’s second most prestigious cup.
Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu were among the many dignitaries to
phone up and congratulate the Ramle players and their coach Adan Inbar, who
cemented their place in Israeli sports history with the epic win.
can’t describe how happy I feel after lifting the Eurocup as the captain of an
Israeli team,” Ramle guard Shay Doron said. “I wanted the headlines in Israel to
be about our achievement and not about bombs or rockets and I’m happy we
accomplished our goal. I will never forget this day.”
Ramle will not have
long to celebrate, as it returns to league action on Monday when it visits
Maccabi Ramat Hen in Game 2 of the playoff semifinals, looking to take a 2-0
lead in the bestof- five series.
Ramle has already won the State Cup and
after claiming the Eurocup is now a firm favorite to go on to win the league
title and complete an unprecedented treble.