Jota Cuspinera will bid to win a second U16 European Championship title in a row when the defending champions Spain face Serbia in tonight’s final.
Regardless of the outcome of the game, he believes his team has done very well to get to the title game.
Spain will have a chance to defend their title after coming back from a 12-point half time deficit to beat Turkey 81-75 in Rethimnon tonight and earn their place in the final.
The defending champions trailed 50-38 at the break, but turned things around in the second half thanks to their full-court press defense to beat Mustafa Derin’s men.
Serbia beat Spain 59-48 in Rethimnon tonight in what might be a preview of Sunday’s final.
The result means that Serbia finished undefeated to top Group E and will face Lithuania in one of Saturday’s semi-final while the other will be a match-up of the last two champions in this competition, Spain and Turkey.
Spain remain on course to successfully defend their title after convincingly beating France 65-46 to keep their unbeaten record intact.
A 13-2 run in the second quarter proved the turning point of the game as it helped Jota Cuspinera’s men take a 38-22 lead at the half and they were rarely threatened after that.
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