13 - 19
June 2016
7 Alba TORRENS (Spain)
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Spain trounce China in opener

NANTES (2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament) - Spain opened their 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) Group D campaign with a dominant 77-43 win over China.

It was one-way traffic for the Spaniards, paced by Alba Torrens who led all scorers with 22 points and dished our four assists in the process. 

Turning Point: Spain led for all but 27 seconds of the contest, proof of just how determined Lucas Mondelo's team are to secure one of the five tickets on offer for the Rio Olympics

Stats Don't Lie: In a matter of just 24 hours, China went from outscoring Venezuela on Day 1 and enjoying a 42 percent field goal percentage to hitting only 29 percent of their shots just over 24 hours later. To illustrate the Chinese struggles, not a single player scored in double figures.

Game Hero:  Spain's Laura Nicholls did a great job in the paint as she managed to stop China's three bigs - Chen Nan, Huang Hongpin, and Sun Mengran. The Spanish center won the battle of the boards, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds while adding 9 points.

The Bottom Line: With the win, Spain sent a message to whoever comes their way. Torrens, Nicholls, & Co are clearly on a mission to reach Rio.