Wednesday, May 30, 2007


The Stingers moved on to the semi-finals of their Beer Sheva tournament today, with a 52-40 win over yet another Israeli university team.

Quite frankly, there have been so many local teams here that I'm totally blanking on the name of the team they beat... Again, questionable officiating, and two teams that spoke different languages... not the best combination...

Concordia is now 5-1 on its Israeli road trip, with the semi-finals and championship game both scheduled for tomorrow.

The Stingers (Team Canada at this tournament) will face Serbia in the semis.
The teams met on Monday, with Serbia winning 59-57 in a physical game that nearly saw two brawls start up.

Since then the Stingers have picked up a little Serbian, only it has nothing to do with the Serb basketball players.

It's actually thanks to the ridiculously tall Serbian women volleyball players, who are also in Beer Sheva for the athletics competition.

Let's just say a number of Stingers have gotten to know a few of the volleyball girls.
Having said that, I realized the other day that I am covering the wrong sport here.

So the Stingers play Serbia tomorrow, the same Serbs who danced around center court after beating Concordia in the round robin... they may want to take a lesson or two from Dancing With The Star's Clyde Drexler who will be in Tel Aviv this weekend for a basketball clinic.

As for the volleyball girls, they've told the Stingers they will be at the basketball game... no word on just who they will be cheering for... stay tuned....

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