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The initial defeat against Belarus has definitely been forgotten. Spain will play the quarterfinals against Serbia of the Women’s EuroBasket of Valencia this Wednesday 23 (9:00 p.m., Teledeporte). The National Team did not fail in the eighth crossing and beat Montenegro (78-51). Supported again by the great atmosphere in the stands at La Fonteta, the team found its spark through a great defense that left the rival without options.
Andreas Zagklis, Secretary General of FIBA, and Jorge Garbajosa, president of the FEB, witnessed the third consecutive victory in the championship of the team led by Lucas Mondelo in the championship from the box.
Spain went out on track with the clear idea of ??stopping the three threats from Montenegro: Markeisha Gatling, Milica Jovanovic and Jelena Dubljevic. With this objective, the Selection pressed the exteriors throughout the track and closed perfectly to the interiors. It was this clarity in defense that allowed to recover many balls and impose a high rhythm of play in which Spain felt very comfortable.
He demonstrated this, above all by means of a Astou Ndour very successful in the first bars. With 13-8 the good feelings were on the side of Spain, but Montenegro woke up after a time out (13-12). It was the departure of Maria Conde-who would become the top scorer of the clash–, he ended up revolutionizing the first period (26-18).
In the second quarter the good work at the back definitively stalled the Montenegrin team’s attack. With the defensive rebound ensured thanks to a Laura Gil spectacular in this section, the team ran through Ouviña, Palau and Domínguez. Conde, Ndour and Cazorla were in charge of finishing successfully and lengthening the distance between the two teams (45-27).
Spain continued with the same game idea, which by +20 on the scoreboard that lasted throughout the third period, was able to rotate and try different combinations on the court. Despite the numerous movements made by the technician Lucas Mondelo, the performance of the quintet on the court never decreased and the twelve players maintained their concentration at all times.
With 66-41 on the scoreboard, a last quarter began in which the trend of the crash was identical. In this quarter, the points came from the hands of Casas, Rodríguez and Ginzo (78-51). The arrival of the final whistle was an outburst of joy both in the team and in the stands of La Fonteta, which this Wednesday will again enjoy the show of the Women’s National Team with an even more complicated challenge: Beat Serbia to enter through fifth consecutive edition in the fight for the medals of a EuroBasket.