The Spanish Beneath-18 males’s group misplaced (71-81) to Serbia this Sunday within the ultimate of the European Championship of the class held in Nis, Serbian territory.
The hostess reduce quick the Spanish dream, however not the fifth medal of the summer time for Spain and its basketball, with a second half during which they opened up variations till they received the title.
Hugo Gonzalez and Aday Mara, members of the perfect group of the championship, along with Mario Saint-Supery pulled the automobile earlier than a Serbia intoned earlier than their viewers. The technology of 2005, silver medalists within the U-17 World Cup final yr in Malaga and a few of them current U-19 European champions, took a step additional of their projection.
Spain started commanding and reducing the euphoria of the stands (19-13) with Hugo Gonzalez and Saint-Supery, earlier than the fouls of Aday Mara. On the break, the equality was complete, and the Spanish assault bought slowed down within the Serbian protection on the restart. In tow, within the final quarter there was no comeback and Spain needed to accept silver.
The president of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), Jorge Garbajosa, and elected president of FIBA Europe, was accountable for giving the trophy to the champions.