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)|
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.