Golden Girls From Spain Beat Belgium In Final Thriller

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.

Spain Train Rolls To Final

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.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Maria Gonzalez Centeno 1.80 05.07.1993 Ourense (ESP)  
 5Elena De Alfredo PG 1.72 02.01.1994 Madrid (ESP)  
 6Marlés Balart PF 1.85 16.03.1994 Badalona (ESP)  
 7Inmaculada Zanoguera 1.83 23.10.1993 Palma De Mallorca (ESP)  
 8Laura Scantamburlo GF 1.76 15.02.1993 Sta. Cruz De Tenerife (ESP)  
 9Carla Rodriguez PF 1.87 08.07.1993 Sta. Cruz De Tenerife (ESP)  
10Yurena Diaz PG 1.77 24.02.1993 Las Palmas De G.C. (ESP)  
11Sandra Martínez 1.88 05.04.1993 León (ESP)  
12Itziar Llobet 1.81 20.03.1993 Barcelona (ESP)  
13Andrea Vilaró 1.78 09.05.1993 Barcelona (ESP)  
14Silvia Marceló 1.88 30.04.1993 Barcelona (ESP)  
15Leyre Carrascosa 2.01 09.11.1993 Vigo (ESP)  


Head Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernández
Assistant Coach: Jose Mario Lopez Villalibre ,
Ana Junyer

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24 Seconds With Spain's Andrea Vilaro

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.

Spain Back On Track, Thrash Czechs

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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PTSA. Vilaró10.1
RTA. Vilaró5.2
ASI. Llobet1.9
STI. Llobet2.0
BSY. Diaz0.6


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30.07.2009vs BEL[W] 72-55
31.07.2009vs BLR[W] 83-38
01.08.2009vs FIN[W] 83-37
03.08.2009vs SRB[L] 56-59
04.08.2009vs TUR[L] 64-67
05.08.2009vs ITA[W] 76-71
07.08.2009vs CZE[W] 87-33
08.08.2009vs RUS[W] 66-46
09.08.2009vs BEL[W] 57-53



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