Gil, Ortiz and Ygueravide, news on Méndez’s list for Spain

The women’s national basketball team Miguel Mendezannounced this Friday the list of 14 players for the dispute of the last qualifying ‘window’ of this month of February for the EuroBasket for which the national team is already classified.

Spain will close this qualifying phase with two away games, on February 9 against Romania, and three days later against Iceland, and the coach will take advantage of the occasion to give opportunities to other players.

In fact, compared to the last list, they only repeat half, and the return of a veteran as the center stands out above all Laura Gilfrom the French Basket Landes and who returned last December after his serious knee injury.

Along with her, a debutante also stands out as the base Mariona Ortizfrom Casademont Zaragoza, while they return Sandra Ygueravide (Lointek Gernika), Andrea Vilaró (Avenida Perfumeries), laia flores either Angela Salvadoresfrom Valencia Basket. The call is completed Alba Torrenswho will act as captain, Cristina Ouvina Y Rachel Carrerafrom Valencia Basket, Maria Conde (USK Prague); Laura Quevedo (ASVEL); Paula Ginzo (Durán Ensino Machinery); and Irati Etxarri Y Maria Araujoof the Spar Girona.

“With these 14 players we will prepare the two games that we will play away from home in February and we will continue preparing the team for the EuroBasket in the summer. In this list we will have players who until now had not had the chance to come, with seven changes compared to the last call in November. They all deserve to be here and we are very happy to have them.”remarked Méndez in the FEB statement.

Those called will meet on Monday, February 6 in Guadalajara and from there they will travel to Romania (Sfântu Gheorghe) to play the first game of this ‘window’ on Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Spanish peninsular time. From there, they will travel to Reykjavik to play on Sunday the 12th at 8:45 p.m.

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