It took them almost 10 days, but Spain finally found top gear at the final of Umcor U18 European Championship Women on Sunday.
Spain stuttered through preliminary round play and were less than their best in the quarter-final round and semi finals.
Sweden capped a stunning 10 days at the Umcor U18 European Championship Women with a 62-57 win against Czech Republic to win the bronze medal.
"Our goal was to stay in the A group and not go back to the B group," said point guard Frida Eldebrink on her side's aspirations going into the competition.
Sonja Petrovic may have been elected tournament MVP at the Umcor U18 European Championship, but she would much rather have had the chance to wear the gold medal around her neck.
Petrovic was superb throughout the competition, but could not lead her side to victory over Spain in Sunday's final.
Classification Games for 9th to 16th place
Classification Games for 5th to 8th place
Game for 15th and 16th place
Game for 13th and 14th place
Game for 11th and 12th place
Game for 9th and 10th place
Game for 7th and 8th place
Game for 5th and 6th place
Game for 3rd and 4th place