Spain cannot beat the USA and will play for fifth place in the world

8/13/2021 – 8:27 PM

Spain lost to the United States (98-64) in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Hungary. The dedication of the entire team and the great performance of Claudia Contell were not enough to stop the favorite. Tomorrow, the U19F begins the race for fifth place with the clash against the Czech Republic (14:30, via YouTube).

30-18 | 20-17 | 29-14 | 19-15See the full statistic Rooms
USA 98 64 Spain Outcome
Caitlin clark 17 twenty Claudia Contell Max. Annotators
Lauren Betts 9 4 Laia Lamana Max. Rebounders

The Spanish U19F team has lost to the United States in the quarterfinal match of the World Cup held in Debrecen (Hungary). The team responded well to the rival’s good start, cutting an important distance to go to rest with options. The great second part of the clear favorite for the title leads Spain to fight for fifth place, a challenge that begins tomorrow with the appointment against the Czech Republic (14:30).

The United States set a high pace from the start. He opened the distance based on a lot of counterattack and his physical power. With Betts and Citron very successful, the score went to 20-4 but with a triple from Begoña de Santiago, Spain began to believe. The return set was 3-12 (23-16) and although the US team did not slow down, Spain began to compete with much more guarantees.

The first period closed with a 30-18 and with the feeling that the team could fight from you to you despite having a real Dream Team in front of them. With a stellar Claudia Contell, Spain continued to scratch points on the scoreboard. With a steal from him and a tray from Elena Buenavida, the score went to 33-27 and the rival had no choice but to stop the game with a time-out.

The interiors looked good to the very dangerous Betts and the exteriors did a good job on Clark and Pao Pao. This work back allowed to equalize the rebound and stop the very high rhythm that the rival from the start had proposed. During the second period, the difference remained around ten.

Marta Suárez and Gisela Sánchez scored their first points and Contell was still right (43-34). The United States moved up a gear in the minute before halftime. With a 7-1 step through the locker room came at 50-35.

A good part of the third quarter passed with an intense distribution of baskets that was insufficient for the national team to tighten the result (71-47). The United States found more success in the final moments and with a partial of 8-2 the difference went up to thirty (79-49).

The United States did not slow down during the last round and the difference was maintained despite the fact that Spain surrendered in all aspects until the end of the clash (xx-xx). This defeat against the great favorite for the title does not cloud the work carried out by the team led by Mario López up to this point in the tournament.

Match MVP

Claudia Contell
25 Val.
The player had a great individual performance by being the top scorer of the match with 20 points. The outside gave 3 assists and stole 6 balls.

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