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Israel's EuroBasket 2007 campaign came to a disappointing end on Wednesday night in Vasto, Italy, after the team lost 70-58 to Turkey and was knocked out of the tournament, finishing the event winless and bottom of Group A.
The national team, which reached the championships via the last-chance qualifying tournament, was within touching distance of the Turks until halftime, but an 18-4 third quarter gave Turkey a lead it would easily maintain.
Israel's shooting from beyond the arc killed any chance it had of winning, with the team combining for an awful 12 percent from three point range (3 of 25).
Shay Doron was Israel's top scorer with 12 points, with Merav Dori and Ekaterina Abramzon scoring 11 points each.
Yasemin Horasan led Turkey with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Isil Alben and Saziye Karsli added 10 points.
"I'm disappointed," Israel coach Eli Rabi said after the game. "I expected more from tonight's game. Turkey had an excellent day and we had a very bad one.
"We were tired right from the start of the tournament, after an arduous qualifying campaign, but with a little more effort we could have won one or two games. Despite losing we have a bright future. I'm proud of the girls," he said.