One more game, a new victory. The National Team defeated Iceland forcefully (34-88) in Reykjavik to close the qualifying windows for the Eurobasket, which will be held from June 15 to 25 between Israel and Slovenia, with an immaculate six out of six. Spain has not yet lost any qualifying match to the summer tournaments: 16 of 16 since its establishment in 2015. This pass will be the return of the national team to the elite of international basketball after being left out of the last World Cup.
And it is not a small thing after the convulsive end of the Mondelo era and the transition to that of a Miguel Méndez who has squeezed all the virtues of his girls: the National Team has won by 38.8 points on average with an average of 88.3 goals in favor and 50 against. Only Hungary put the Spanish steps in some trouble: she fell by 4 at her house and by 11 at the Carolina Marín de Huelva. And that, in addition, he has had the opportunity to try things, to introduce new faces like María Erauncetamurguil, Marta Canella and Mariona Ortiz in this Window, and recover old warriors like Laura Gil, out since her serious injury in February 2022 It is never too late to increase the arsenal.
Another 15 teams will accompany Spain to the Eurobasket: lThe two hostesses, Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Latvia.
The game did not have much complication for Spain, which in the first quarter, even with some ice on their legs, allowed their rival to stay (10-18). The losses weighed down (7 in 10 minutes) from the start, but the National Team left, little by little, slowly, but without pause, distancing themselves on the scoreboard: +10 as soon as the second period began and +21 (11-32) in the middle of this Both advantages, the work of the student Erauncetamurguil. At halftime, 20-46.
The second half was the verdict for Iceland, who found no way to feed their score and bled to death with losses (28), in the paint (received 36 points) and on the rebound: 30-53. He scored only 6 points in almost ten and a half minutes. Spain had dealt the final blow to the duel. She reached the maximum, a +57 (31-86) at 43 seconds to close the duel. Paula Ginzo, with 13 goals, was the top scorer for the National Team, while María Araujo closed with a double-double (10 and 11 rebounds).