Pujol Stars For Still Strolling Spain

20 August 2013


11. Ariadna Pujol (Spain)
Ariadna Pujol was in stellar form for Spain, topping the scoring sheet with 20 points

Spain continue to leave a big impression on the U18 European Championship Women after a stunning display by Ariadna Pujol helped them stroll past Turkey with a scintillating 75-32 success in Group E.

The energetic and versatile forward poured in 20 points and was in in sparkling form as Turkey buckled under a constant tide of pressure and fast breaks.

Turkey found breaching the Spanish defence a struggle throughout, only managing a meagre 12 points during a first-half when Spain gave off the aura of having plenty left still to burn - as they would later prove.

Down 31-12, Turkey managed to briefly stop the rot during the third quarter, but Spain confirmed their gold medal potential with a brutal final 10 minutes.

They completed the rout by outscoring their opponents 27-9, to leave the quarter-final hopes of Turkey hanging in the balance.

In addition to the headline production of Pujol, there was an all-action effort from Maria Arrojo who finished with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.


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