It took them almost 10 days, but Spain finally found top gear at the final of Umcor U18 European Championship Women on Sunday.
Spain stuttered through preliminary round play and were less than their best in the quarter-final round and semi finals.
Sonja Petrovic may have been elected tournament MVP at the Umcor U18 European Championship, but she would much rather have had the chance to wear the gold medal around her neck.
Petrovic was superb throughout the competition, but could not lead her side to victory over Spain in Sunday's final.
Serbia & Montenegro take on Spain on Sunday in the final of the Umcor U18 European Championship Women in what is fast becoming a serious rivalry.
The two countries have dominated women's youth basketball in recent years.
Gold medal favourites Serbia & Montenegro stormed into the final of the Umcor U18 European Championship Women on Saturday.
The 2005 champions were in dominant mood against the Czechs and romped to a 81-48 victory.
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