The top scorer, the team that has scored the most, the undefeated in Antwerp… data from the first two days of competition in the 3×3 World Cup. Spain also dominates statistically, in addition to the good feelings.
18 points in two games, at an average of 9 per game for the center from Madrid, who dominates this World Cup with her talent and intelligence. Only the Lithuanian Kamile Nacickaite equals that figure, while in the men’s category the Latvian Nauris Miezis reaches 19. Aitana Cuevas has arrived in Antwerp in top form and being decisive in attack. She 9 of 9 in the match against the Netherlands, while 7 of 8 in the match against Chile. Just one missed shot out of 17 attempts.
AND THE 43 FROM SPAIN, TOP OF THE COMPETITION
If Aitana dominates individually, Spain is – together with Canada – the team with the most points scored in the women’s category. 43 points (22 and 21) becomes the best record, surpassing the 39 of Lithuania, the 38 of France and the 37 of the United States. The 3×3 basketball regulations reward offensive production, so it can be important for possible triple draws.
SEVEN UNDEFEATED IN FEMALE CATEGORY
Of the 20 teams that have arrived in Antwerp only seven are undefeated after two days. At first they seem the favorites to the positions of honor. In Group A Lithuania have impressed (winning two games against big rivals like Germany and Japan). Group B is dominated by two other favourites, France and the United States, who have left a good feeling. In Group C the two undefeated leaders are Poland and Belgium. The Poles have had a more affordable schedule, while the hosts arrive with a lot of ambition. And in Group D, in addition to Spain, is Canada, a team that aspires to everything.
THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING FIRST IN THE GROUP
The game against Canada will almost certainly be the one that decides the first place in the group. And being first puts you directly into the quarterfinals, which will be played on Saturday at 5:55 p.m. The rival would be the one that came out of the round of 16 crossing between the second in Group B and the third in C. It could be the United States, France, Egypt or Mongolia. Being second forces them to play those round of 16 (Saturday morning), with a complicated rival that could come out of the shortlist made up of Japan, China or Germany.
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The first data of the 3×3 World Cup in Antwerp