Spain and France make statement on Day 4 at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2022
26 Aug 2022
DEBRECEN (Hungary) - France (men) and Spain (women) closed the pool stage undefeated at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2022 in Debrecen, Hungary, on August 26.
Spain's women, who won silver last year, finished on top of Pool A as one of the only 4 teams undefeated on the women's side. The Spaniards defeated New Zealand first and then survived a thriller against Germany today thanks to a buzzer-beating two-pointer, courtesy of Alicia Florez,
France's men were unstoppable in Pool C. Not only did they defeat Dominican Republic and USA on their first day of pool play. Today, they powered through last year's U17 Europe Cup runners-up Estonia (22-14) and winners Slovenia (19-14) to top their pool on their way to the quarter-finals.
ALICIA FLOREZ! We already said she was clutch with that game-winner against Germany. She simply leads Spain in scoring (and ranks third overall in the women's category) and is making a case for a potential MVP award.
MEN Serbia -Slovenia Lithuania- Portugal Latvia - Ukraine France - Germany
WOMEN Spain - Brazil USA - Netherlands France- Ukraine Japan - Germany
TOP SCORERS 1. Rokas Jocys - Lithuania men - 45pts 2. Rostyslav Kabanov - Ukraine men - 41pts 3. Kateryna Koval - Ukraine women - 39 pts 4. Mikaylah Williams - USA women - 37 pts. 5. Rainers Lisicins - Latvia men - 36 pts.
WHERE CAN I WATCH?
The FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup takes place in Debrecen, Hungary from August 23 to 28 and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube and Facebook pages. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #3x3U18