Group E: Spain Crush Belgium


Spain thrashed Belgium 84-44 on Wednesday to keep up their unbeaten run at the U20 European Championship for Women.

Maria Pina and Alejandra de la Fuente added 13 points apiece to guide Spain to their fifth consecutive triumph.

De La Fuente pulled down a whopping 19 rebounds as Spain outrebounded Belgium 49-31 for the game.

Spain delivered some telling blows early in the second quarter, breaking opening a close game.

Having trailed 16-11 after 10 minutes played, Belgium were then hit with a 25-5 run as Spain went into the break with a commanding 41-16 lead.

Belgium showed no signs of revival and were outscored 17-9 over the next 10 minutes as Spain showed no mercy.

Belgium had their worst shooting day of the competition as they were a mere 17 of 56 (30.3%) from the floor while their opponents were 29 of 65 (44.6%).

Lieselot Malfait had a team-high 11 points in defeat.

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