Basketball: S'pore shooting guard Ariel Loiter fights like a lion for her WNBA dreams

Ariel Loiter (right) sacrificed sleep to cope with intensive tuition for English and Mandarin, while maintaining her daily four-hour personal basketball sessions with coach Cindy Chan.
Ariel Loiter (right) sacrificed sleep to cope with intensive tuition for English and Mandarin, while maintaining her daily four-hour personal basketball sessions with coach Cindy Chan.PHOTO: TOMER LOITER

SINGAPORE - Ariel Loiter tries to live up to her name, in part because she knows it will give her the best chance at success.

Her Israeli father, Tomer, and Singaporean mother, Verena Siow, chose "Lion of God" in Hebrew and she has been fighting for her dreams like one.

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