As happened in Melilla, Italy proposed a very tough match with a very aggressive defense planned to hinder the offensive ease of the Spanish team. The family He gave the first blow of the match with an initial run of 5-14 carved out thanks to the good performance of the connections between interiors.
It was during the second quarter, when the rival hindered the National Team’s attack. With a three-pointer from Madera, Italy made it 8-14, which lasted almost five minutes of play. The ease in the game came after a triple of Mary Count (8-17), which served to unblock and find some fluidity through the points of Maite Cazorla, Maria Araujo and Leo Rodriguez (14-25).
After passing through the changing rooms, the game became a tug-of-war in which Spain managed to maintain superiority but not if used thoroughly for it. Cazorla He opened the account by breaking the rival defense with a good layup (14-27) and Italy responded with a small run of 4-0 (18-27).
Conde hit again from the perimeter to make it 18-30 and was accompanied by a Rachel Carrera unstoppable under hoops (20-34). with a basket of Queralt Houses and a triple by Leo Rodríguez, Spain put a new maximum (24-39) but Italy reacted quickly, settling the third quarter with a 5-0 (29-39).
The rival continued their good feelings with a 6-2 start (35-41), although Spain once again confirmed their dominance with goals from Count and Houses (36-46). Italy threatened to get closer with a minute and a half to go (42-49) but through a triple by María Araújo and a basket by Carrera, the sentence was passed in favor of Spain (44-54).