Sweden debuted with victory in group A of the Eurobasket, by clearly beating Slovakia 74-57, showing off their versatility in the outer positions, against a slower and less incisive game from their rival.
From the first minute Sweden proved to have more basketball than Slovakia, but it was in the third quarter when they captured it on the court by signing a 25-6 run that ended up deciding victory.
The sisters Eldebrink, He in (15 points) and Frida (17) were the ones who led the way in the annotation of their team, which this Friday will be the rival of Spain on the second day of the group.
74 – Sweden (20 + 13 + 25 + 16): Frida Eldebrink (17), Elin Eldebrink (15), Fontaine (9), Loyd (4) and Alice Nystrom (6) -starting team-, Drammeh (4), Ekh (3), Johansson (6), Lundquist (5), Ellen Nystrom (5) and Visscher.
57 – Slovakia (11 + 13 + 6 + 27): Dudasova (9), Jakubcova (17), Mistinova (5), Oroszova (3) and Stasova (3) -starting team-, Moravcikova, Palenikova (8), Sujova , Fekete (10) and Remenarova (2).
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS), Blaz Zupancic (ESL) and Mila Cavara (BIH). Without eliminated.
Incidents: First match of group A of the women’s Eurobasket played in the Fuente de San Luis pavilion in Valencia before about 600 spectators.