Spain loses in semis and will look for bronze against Serbia
09/07/2023 – 0:40
It could not be. Spain could not withstand the physical rhythm of an excellent France and fell in the semifinals of the U18 Women’s European Championship in Turkey. This Sunday (6:00 p.m.) the bronze will be played against Serbia.
11.20 | 11.13 | 14-20 | 11-31See the complete statistics Quarters SPAIN 49 82 FRANCE Result Marina Mata 11 21 Nell Angloma Máx. Scorers Marina Mata 8 13 Sarah Keboum Biamou Max. Rebounders France was the great favorite of this European. A very physical generation that was practicing very good basketball. And it was superior to Spain, although the final result does not reflect what the game was. Cristina Cantero’s men competed for 30 minutes, without leaving the game and maintaining a salvageable distance until the start of the last quarter.
It is true that Iyana Martín could not display her basketball against a very intense defense on her. Ariadna Termis was also surpassed by the rival centers, and only Marina Mata and Inés Sotelo were in their usual numbers.
Spain’s defense prevented France from taking an important advantage. In fact, they entered the last quarter with options (40-54) but in the last minutes the Spanish team definitely lowered its arms and received an important correction. Now is the time to recover and fight for a very valuable bronze medal against Serbia (Sunday 6:00 p.m.)
Marina Mata and Iyana Martín scored 11 points, with Inés Sotelo (9) and Judit Valeto (6) as the players who could have hurt the French defense.
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