Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wright's Israel Season Over

Elizur Ramla beat Ranaana Hertzeliya 77-69 in Game 4 of the Israeli D1 Finals today, taking the series three games to one. Looking to force a deciding fifth game, Raanana was within 60-57 with six minutes left to play but saw Ramla score the next nine points to blow the game open and win.

"We always look to win, but down the stretch we got tired mentally and started making mistakes, and they capitalized on it," said Storm guard Tanisha Wright. "They scored on our mistakes, they got stops, they did a lot of things to help themselves win. It’s just disappointing"

Wright had 16 points and six rebounds, but Ramla kept her from beinga playmaker; she did not have an assist in the game. While her team fell short of the championship, Wright still had a terrific second season in Israel. She averaged 21.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 3.2 steals during the regular season.

Her season over, Wright will head back to Seattle to rejoin the Storm in the near future.

In Italy, Famila Wuber Schio took a 2-0 series lead yesterday over Phard Napoli and Storm color analyst Adia Barnes. Schio is a win away from claiming the best-of-five series with Game 3 at Schio on Saturday.

While we're talking members of the Storm championship team, congrats to Trina Frierson, who has been promoted to associate head coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Frierson has spent three years on the coaching staff at Northwestern State and will play a larger role as associate head coach. (HT: StormFans)

1 comment:

Elwood said...

Congrats, Tanisha, on a successful season!