Spain prevail at FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Bordeaux Stop 2022
BORDEAUX (France) - Spain avenged their excruciating Crelan FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022 quarter-final loss by beating archrivals France in the final of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Bordeaux Stop (21-15) on July 7, 2022.
This time around, no overtime torture. Last year's Women's Series MVP Sandra Ygueravide was on a mission in the final of the Bordeaux Stop. The Spanish sniper scored a game-high 12 points on 8/15 shooting, added 3 rebounds, 5 highlights and ended the game before the limit on a sweet reverse layup.
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This happened just an hour after the former number 1 player in the world had the best statistical performance of the tournament in the semi-finals against Hungary: 14 points on 8/14 shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 highlights, including a buzzer-beating two from the top of the key while the score was tied at 20.
Ygueravide was named MVP after leading all scorers in France with 46 points, just ahead of the recent World Cup MVP Laetitia Guapo of France (43 points).
Guapo had a team-high 9 points for les Bleues in the final but none of her teammates contributed more than 3 points.
Led by 26-year-old Klaudia Papp, who scored the only other two buzzer beaters of the tournament, Hungary finished third overall.
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The fifth stop of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 will take place in Prague on July 29-30.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.