Fortune turned around for Spain, than to suffer a considerable mental setback at the premiere of the Eurobasket He went on to lead his group. Upgrading the team level Mondelo It was worth to him to overcome with authority to Sweden (76-55) in a vindication match, which combined with the defeat of Belarus previously against Slovakia he mitigated the setback of the day before.
The high success rate in triple (53%) and the reliability it gave Astou
Ndour (22 points) under the hoops were the virtues of the Spanish team, which stampeded from the start, also imposing an aggressive defense. The 21-9 of the first quarter, with Ndour Y Ouviña as scoring referents, they gave wings to the Spanish team that shook off doubts and played at will.
The differences exceeded thirty in the second period, now with an outside scoring and a relentless defense that barely allowed 8 points to the rivals. The activity of the perimeter, with phases of zone defense and others of individual aggressive, with Quevedo, Count or Ouviña stealing balls, it was decisive to ward off the Scandinavian women.
There was no relaxation after the break but things did not turn out the same in attack and that somewhat undermined confidence. With almost everything decided, Sweden had a few minutes of inspiration and went from less to more, recovering success in the outside shot and winning these last two periods although without threatening the victory of the hosts.
In the other party, Slovakia surpassed Belarus 58-54 which leaves the group with four teams tied to a victory and everything to be decided on Sunday. The first accesses directly to rooms and that is still the goal.
76 – Spain (21 + 26 + 11 + 18): Ouviña (8), Palau, Conde (8), Gil (6) and Ndour (22) -starting team-, Carrera (3), Casas (2), Cazorla (8), Rodríguez (8), Domínguez (5) and Quevedo (6).
55 – Sweden (9 + 8 + 18 + 20): Frida Eldebrink (8), Ellen Nystrom (11), Fontaine (8), Loyd (6) and Alice Nystrom -starting team-, Drammeh (6), Ekh (2 ), Johansson (2), Lundquist (6), Elin Eldebrink (6), Hersler and Visscher.
Referees: Amy Bonner (USA), Martin Horozov (BUL) and Blaz Zupancic (ESL). Without eliminated.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the second day of group A of the women’s Eurobasket played in the Fuente de San Luis pavilion in Valencia before about 1,000 spectators. Before the start, the Spanish captain, Laia Palau, was honored for being the player who has played the most Eurobasket matches.