Belgian women’s basketball missed a prestigious victory over the European champions during a training period in Spain. The Belgian Cats lost 61-58.
The Belgian women’s basketball starts the European Championship on June 17. Nigeria were defeated on stage in Spain yesterday, and defending champion Spain was a big test for the Belgian cats tonight.
They showed different faces in a match with flips. The cats started sharply with 10-13, but Spain cut a clear gap at the end of the first quarter.
However, that was neatly erased and the Belgians got a lead, which they let go again as the first half progressed: 34-27 halfway.
Spain strengthened at first, but in the last quarter, the Belgians were in full swing.
Excited Spanish fans watched the Cats lead 48-53 and 52-56, but Spain had the last word. They rose and overtook the Belgians and took victory from the free-throw line.
Spain is the best in the first quarter
Cats take the lead in the second quarter
The third quarter is again for Spain, which retains control
The Belgians aspire to win, but lose after an exciting final