Ygueravide plays as Spain wins first round of women’s 3×3 series

Spain won the first leg of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) women’s 3×3 series of the 2021 season with a victory in Mies, Switzerland.

Sandra Ygueravide notched what turned out to be the winning points as Spain beat Poland 19-17 in the final at FIBA ​​Headquarters.

Aitana Cuevas topped the final scoring with seven points and caught six rebounds.

But it was Ygueravide who was named MVP after collecting one of only two triple-fives in the entire tournament.

Ygueravide scored five points, six rebounds and six highlights as Spain finally took first place in the women’s 3×3 series after three second places in 2019.

Anna Pawlowska was another impressive performer as the Polish marked her debut in the Women’s 3×3 Series finishing top scorer with 32 points in six games.

Earlier today, Poland edged the Netherlands 16-15 in the quarter-final before beating Switzerland 16-12 in the semi-final.

Russia beat Romania 22-12 in another quarter-final clash to lose 21-10 to eventual winners Spain in the next round.

It was the first 3×3 Women’s Series event held since 2019 and the first official FIBA ​​competition to be held at the organization’s headquarters in Switzerland.

Voiron in France will organize the next stage of the women’s 3×3 series from May 21 to 22.

Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary and Switzerland are expected to use the competition as a warm-up for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament, which will be held in Graz, Austria from May 26-30.

Romania, Mongolia and Russia have already qualified for Tokyo 2020, where 3×3 basketball is set to make its Olympic debut.

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