The Ginat-Madar duo led Israel to the away victory in Portugal

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Cesare Milanti

22/Feb/24 22:25

Despite a good effort from Travante Williams, Portugal couldn’t come up with a victory against Israel

By Eurohoops team /

In a game that saw seven lead changes, balanced from the beginning until the end, Israel managed to escape with the 72-70 victory from the Pavilhão Multiusos in Odivelas, Portugal.

Fenerbahce‘s own Yam Madar contributed with 16 points and 5 assists in the Israeli national team’s victory. Tomer Ginat, who has been delivering with Hapoel Tel Aviv in this year’s BKT EuroCup, added 17 points for Ariel Beit-Halahmy’s national team.

Making a great effort in last year’s Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament as well before joining BAXI Manresa in both ACB and Basketball Champions League, Travante Williams had a losing effort of 18 points. 2005-born Ruben Prey had 10 points in the loss.

In Group A, the heavy favorite to qualify as first for EuroBasket 2025 started the qualifying path with a huge victory over Ukraine: Slovenia was dragged by an outstanding Klemen Prepelic, who went close to a double-double with 30 points and 9 assists.

PHOTO CREDIT: 2025 FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers

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