Spain Win On Thunderous Last Quarter

18 July 2012

U16 WOMEN

If Angela Salvadores' name does not lie, she really was the Spanish rescuer, helping her team defeat the Czech Republic, 63-55, with a 28-5 run in the last quarter.

This leaves the standings for the first three spots in Group F of the U16 European Championship Women open, until Italy play France in the University Sports Hall.

The Czechs played one of their best matches in the competition, assuring a high pace game and provoking Carla Romeu's third foul with less than four minutes played.

The Spaniards were unable to find good shooting opportunities and had problems to surpass the Czech defence.

Even though they tried to react, they were still outrebounded by the Czechs at half time, 32-14.

Salvadores showed up in the second half, scoring 15 of her 22 points in the last two periods.

She also brought aggressiveness to the Spanish defence, who lacked frontcourt strength, but still were able to pour in 32 points in the paint.

Laia Flores, with 15 points, secured the Spanish lead from the free-throw line, making five of her six shots from the charity line.

Aneta Mainclova's eight points were a team-high for the Czech Republic, who finished fourth in Group F and will wait for the winner of Group E in the Quarter-Finals.


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