Omri epic

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

BAS­KET­BALL Is­rael, spurred on by the su­perb Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, bat­tled bravely, but in the end were de­feated by Mon­tene­gro in an epic clash in the EuroBas­ket 2015 sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round.

The Is­raeli side were the host team in the game, but the match was played in Ni­cosia, Cyprus .

Nine times the l ead changed hands in a ding-dong en­counter, but with sec­onds re­main­ing in ex­tra time the Balkan side snatched a 100-97 vic­tory. Coach Erez Edel­stein said: “We lost too many balls and missed free shots.”

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