Spain seeks the Eurobasket against Hungary
Those of Méndez can tie the classification at home against the direct rival
MADRID, 26 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Spanish women's basketball team receives this Sunday (5:00 p.m./Teledeporte) in Huelva the team from Hungary in the fourth game of the qualifying phase for Eurobasket 2023, a direct duel for the leadership of Group C and, therefore, the ticket straight to the appointment
Spain shows off that position of honor with six points to Hungary's five with a full of victories that the Magyars cannot boast of. In Szekszárd, in November, the four-time European champion began her journey by beating the Hungarians (62-66).
A victory for Spain could mean the passport for the Eurobasket (provided that Romania also lost), but if it were not a mathematician, it would be practically done. A defeat by more than four points for Hungary would complicate the first place in the group, and it would be necessary to seek to be one of the best seconds.
A priori, the toughest rival fulfilled its role, following Spain closely, but Miguel Méndez's men drew a triumphant line. His last victim was Iceland, this Thursday, in a historic beating (120-54) at the Carolina Marín Sports Palace.
The women's team signed the best score in its history (120), its triple record (16) and its assists record (36) against a bottom team that was greatly surpassed from the first quarter. The match, although official, became a process, but Méndez made the most of it.
Spain tried different situations in quality training, a set-up looking at Hungary to also confirm that the team has a wardrobe and a future. On the horizon is this Eurobasket, which will be held in June in Slovenia and Israel, with a more pending 'window' in February.
The Hungarians were also forceful (40-99) last Thursday against Romania. Norbert Szekely's have the nationalized Cyesha Goree as a star, in addition to the quality of Virag Kiss, Agnes Studer and Bernadett Horvarth, although with the loss of center Bernadett Hatar.
SPAIN: Cazorla, Romero, Peña, Rodriguez, Casas, Conde, Quevedo, Torrens, Etxarri, Araujo, Ginzo, Carrera and Ndour.
HUNGARY: Virag Kiss, Reka Dombai, Debora Dubei, Reka Lelik, Veronika Kanyasi, Cyesha Goree, Agnes Studer, Agnes Torok, Bernadett Horvath, Angelika Kiss, Beatrix Meresz, Dora Nagy.
--REFEREES: Attard, Gracin and Kardaris.
--PAVILION: Carolina Marín Sports Palace.
--TIME: 5:00 p.m./Teledeporte.