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Lady Flames' Israel Journey: Day 11

June 16, 2014  Eilat, Israel  RSS
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The Lady Flames celebrate the 2014 Friendship Games championship.

The Lady Flames celebrate the 2014 Friendship Games championship.

On Monday morning, the Lady Flames wrapped up their second Friendship Games championship in five years with an 82-17 triumph over Germany. Simone Brown recaps the big win and today's other activities, on the team's next-to-last day in Israel.

Hello everyone,

I'm so excited that it's my turn to share with you what my team and I have been experiencing here in Israel. After touring for a week all over the country, we finally settled down in Eilat for a basketball tournament. I'm sure after reading previous blogs, you all are caught up with our progress.

Today was our last day of the tournament, and I am so pleased to announce that we won the Friendship Games title! Our opponent was Germany and we dominated them with a score of 82-17. It was a very exciting experience, as we each earned medals and trophies and took pictures with other teams.

Later on in the day, the Friendship Games hosted a relaxing party. It had things I've never seen before, such as a beach area that allows you to swim with dolphins. There was another area that allowed us to relax by listening to music while floating on the water. The closing ceremony was very entertaining and was a great way to end this tournament.

Overall, looking back on this trip, I can honestly say I've grown spiritually and it was a great way to learn about different cultures.

Yours truly,
Simy B. #15

A Look at the Stat Sheet
Ashley Rininger – 16 points, 10 rebounds, 1 blocked shot
Katelyn Adams – 12 points, 11 rebounds
Audrey Rettstatt – 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Jaymee Fisher-Davis – 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Jasmine Gardner – 8 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Mickayla Sanders – 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Emily Stotmeister – 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Simone Brown – 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot
Sadalia Ellis – 2 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 5 steals
Ellee Rollins – 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Liberty went 4-0 at the 2014 Friendship Games, including victories over Palestine (52-21), Jordan (51-16), ASA Tel Aviv (47-18) and Germany (82-17). The Lady Flames yielded just 18.0 ppg and won by an average of 40.0 ppg.

For the tournament, Ashley Rininger was the Lady Flames' leading scorer (11.8 ppg), Jasmine Gardner was the leading rebounder (7.3 rpg) and Sadalia Ellis paced the team in assists (4.5 apg).