Spain won the first FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series stop of the 2021 season that ended yesterday in Mies, Switzerland.
There was no stopping the Spanish national team in the first official FIBA competition played at FIBA’s headquarters. The team finished with a perfect 5-0 record, including a 19-17 win in the final against Poland.
It was the first time prize money was also awarded at the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series (6,000 USD for the winners, 10,000 USD overall).
The speedy Sandra Ygueravide led all players in player value, finished second in scoring and received her MVP trophy from Swiss Basketball President Giancarlo Sergi.
In the final, she collected one of the only two triple-fives which happened in the entire tournament with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 highlights.
Spain finally earned first place at the Women’s Series after three second places in 2019 in Lignano, La Rochelle and Debrecen.
For her first-ever appearance at the Women’s Series, Anna Pawlowska was spectacular for Poland. The 25-year-old topped all scorers with 32 points in 6 games.
The competition will be back next week in Voiron, France on May 21-22. For Spain and many other participating teams, these two events are a milestone in their preparation for the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will take place in Graz, Austria on May 26-30.
Mies Stop Final Standings: 1. Spain; 2. Poland; 3. Russia; 4. Switzerland; 5. Netherlands; 6. Romania; 7. Hungary; 8. Mongolia