Spain had to work hard but they finally put away Croatia 63-52 on Wednesday night to complete a perfect Group D campaign and reach the next phase of the EuroBasket with winning momentum.
Amaya Valdemoro had a game-high 15 points and 11 rebounds for Spain, who will take on Italy in their first qualifying round game.
Spain coach Evaristo Perez has impressed upon his players the need to remain focused and play hard against Croatia even though the game has no implications on the Group D standings.
By beating Serbia on Tuesday, the Spanish clinched top spot while also condemning winless Croatia to fourth place.
Belarus demolished Croatia 92-66 to clinch their first-ever win at EuroBasket Women.
Anatoli Buyalski's side put a fast-paced style of play on display to delight the fans at Ortona and stun their oppponents.
It’s make-or-break time for both Croatia and Belarus in Group D at Ortona.
Both sides had bright moments in their openers, but both came up short against classier opponents.