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Group:  F | 13.08.2008, 15:30h
Group:  F | 13.08.2008, 15:30h
40-67
11 - 2213 - 136 - 1210 - 20
11 - 2213 - 136 - 1210 - 20
Venue: Katowice (Szopienice) (POL) |
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Andris Aunkrogers (LAT), Carlos Mateus (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Spain surge past Poland, into semis

A balanced Spain cruised past hosts Poland 67-40 to book their ticket to the semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women.

Marina Delgado and Elena Diaz led the way for Spain, which remained perfect and moved to 4-0 in the Qualifying Round Group F.

Eleven players scored for Jose Ignacio Hernandez's team while 11 grabbed rebounds, led by Amaia Segues.

Hosts Poland dropped to 2-2 in the group despite 11 points from Kinga Bandyk.

Andrzej Curyl's team, which committed 25 turnovers, was playing without Martyna Stelmach and Agata Dobrowolska - both of whom were injured on Tuesday.

Marina Delgado (Spain)
Marina Delgado (Spain)

Poland hung around with Spain early trailing just 10-9 after Monika Jasnowska's foul shot midway through the first period. The Spanish defense forced three Polish turnovers and Delgado led a 10-0 charge for a 22-11 cushion after one quarter. Poland used some defense of their own to pull within 22-18. But Claudia Calvelo's foul shot finally put Spain on the board after four minutes and Delgado scored seven points in giving Hernandez's team a 35-24 advantage at the break.

Laura Gil hit two baskets to grow Spain's lead to 41-26 midway through the third period. The teams combined for just two Poland foul shots over the next four minutes until Elena Diaz's triple made it 44-28. And Diaz knocked down another three-ball for a 47-30 Spain lead after three periods. Poland clearly lacked the firepower to deal with the Spanish defense and the lead grew to 29 points in the fourth.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

28.8%

15/52
FG
M/A

34.3%

24/70

33.3%

14/42
FG2P
M/A

40.0%

18/45

10.0%

1/10
FG3P
M/A

24.0%

6/25

56.3%

9/16
FT
M/A

76.5%

13/17

34

10/24
RT
RO/RD

49

22/27

8

AS

17

25

TO

18

10

ST

9

0

BS

3

18

PF

14

40

Pts

67

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