The quest by Elizur Ramla and Tanisha Wright for a second consecutive Israeli D-I championship came up short Thursday, when Ramla was defeated 70-66 in overtime by Maccabi Ashdod in the decisive Game 5 of the league finals. After Wright scored the go-ahead bucket late in regulation, Tamera Young forced OT by splitting two free throws with 15 seconds remaining. Wright scored six of Ramla’s eight points in the extra sessions, but Ashdod proved too much.
Wright led her team in defeat, scoring 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and grabbing eight rebounds. Amber Harris (16 points, 10 boards) had a double-double. Four Ashdod players scored double-figures, including Ashley Shields with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Wright was the last Storm player in action overseas, and they should begin trickling back into training camp starting next weekend.