September 29, 2023

The Spanish males’s wheelchair basketball crew suffered its first defeat this Saturday within the European Championship, which is going down in Rotterdam (Netherlands), after falling 52-58 in opposition to the host crew.

Spain’s victorious debut on this event, with its emphatic 64-88 victory in opposition to Poland the day earlier than, didn’t proceed this time within the Rotterdam Ahoy pavilion. Regardless of beginning properly, with a 6-5 cast above all with the success of Alejandro Zarzuela, the Spanish crew dried up in assault and ended the primary interval 6-14 down.

Led by Mattijs Bellers, the Dutch crew stored their distance within the second quarter, whose collected partial of 13-15 put Spain at -10 at halftime (19-29). The scoring assist for Alejandro Zarzuela, because of the work of Jordi Ruiz Jordan and Ignacio Ortega, didn’t stop the Netherlands from shifting away within the electronics of the pavilion (30-46).

Nevertheless, Abraham Carrion’s pupils made arrests within the fourth interval with the intention of dashing up their choices. Because of a 7-2 run after which one other 11-3 run, Spain closed the hole and dreamed of a comeback. However Mendel Op den Orth accompanied Mattijs Bellers on scoring duties to stifle the response of his opponents in time.

The following dedication of the Spanish males’s crew on this European Championship in Rotterdam will likely be this Sunday (5:30 p.m.) in opposition to Latvia. That duel will happen in a Group A that’s nonetheless evenly matched and during which groups from Germany, Poland and Switzerland additionally compete.