Holland demonstrated wonderful performance in the last day of the Preliminary Round at FIBA U17 World Championship in Amsterdam. They handed 56-37 loss to Spain in the battle for the second place in Group B. Holland ended this stage with almost perfect 4-1 record and will meet Canada in the Quarterfinals. Spain is third ranked team in this pool with 3-2 and will play against Italy at the next stage. Holland was up by 5 at the halftime and later shined in the last ten minutes of the game to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 8-10, 13-6, 16-15, 19-6. Emese Hof (190-C-96) (8 rebs) and Lisanne de Jonge (180-SF-95) (5 rebs) scored 9 points each for the winners. Esther Fokke (184-PF-96) was another player with 9 pts in victory. In Spain, Maria Navarro (184-PF-95) delivered 8 points and Yaiza Rodriguez (165-SG-95) had 6 pts. Thursday is a day-off for all teams in Amsterdam. Quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday.
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