In a fitting finale to a superb tournament, reigning champions Spain edged out Belgium 57-53 to secure back to back gold medals as Naples was treated to another incredible overtime thriller.
Andrea Vilaro showed why she made the All Tournament Team with another stellar display as she claimed a superb double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Reigning champions Spain will get the opportunity to defend their title after booking their place in tomorrows final against Belgium with a truly brutal 66-46 massacre of Russia.
The victory was achieved via an astonishing whirlwind first half. It left the Russian team suffering terminal storm damage and completely blown out of sight - their dreams of gold gone after a disastrous twenty minutes.
While it has not been easy going for Spain, they have at least been able to rely on the genuine inside-outside threat of Andrea Vilaro.
Taking time out from the race for MVP and trying to book a place in the semi-finals, the wing player kindly caught up with FIBA Europe.
Reigning champions Spain posted the biggest win of the tournament as they pulverised Czech Republic 87-33 to move into the semi-finals and set up a mouth watering clash with either Italy or Russia.
Outclassed and perhaps a little out of their depth after their surprise run to the last eight of the competition, Czech Republic capitulated in the face of a Spanish onslaught and one that left Coach Hernandez understandably delighted.
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