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Aday Mara leads a Spain that passes as the first group

Aday Mara leads a Spain that passes as the first group

The Spanish National Team Sub-18with some of the players who were runners-up in the U-17 World Cup a year ago in Malaga, They have a great team and they are one of the favorites for gold in this Eurobasket of the category that is held in Nis (Serbia). And it is despite his weak preparation for the tournament in which he accumulated four defeats in six friendlies. With the start of the championship, however, they have stretched out and this Monday they closed the first phase, the group phase, with three victories out of three possible after beating Italy in a very tight finale 78-72. They had just beaten Greece and Denmark, victories that earned them first place in group D.

Now, In the round of 16, they will face the Czech Republic this Wednesday (3:30 p.m., YouTube), last classified in group C with three defeats. And if he advanced to the quarterfinals, he would come across the winner of Türkiye-Lithuania.

Spain prevailed over Italy in a duel in which it led, but which lived a very equal ending with the reaction of the Azzurri. A triple by Francesco Ferrari tied the match at 67 with a minute and a half to go for the end. Lucas Langarita reacted with a good basket, although a steal of Leonardo Marangon tightened the score again (70-69) with just 24 seconds left. The Selection did not fail from the personal and from there, with Aday Mara, Hugo González and company certified the victory and the pass to the second round as undefeated.

Italy found offensive and rebounding difficulties, but her 9 triples with a 36% success rate kept her alive. On the whole of the match, 2.20m center Aday Maraformed in the Zaragoza quarry, he made a difference with his size and talent. He finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and a PIR of 30.

They also wore the base Lucas Langaritawho will be part of the Casademont Zaragoza first team next season (8 points and 7 rebounds), and Real Madrid forward Hugo González, who finished with 12 goals and 8 sacks. In Italy, the Barcelona guard Dame Sarr stood out, who accumulated 22 points with 4/9 from three.

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