22 June, 2016
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Hosts lay down their final roster

ZARAGOZA (2016 FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship) - Spain have announced the 12 players who will be tasked with putting on a strong showing for the locals at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship in Zaragoza.

Head coach Victor Lapena will look to put his faith in the core of the team who competed last year in Matosinhos at the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship.

Spain roster for 2016 FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship
Aina Ayuso Raquel Carerra Sofia Galeron Paloma Gonzalez
Ainhoa Lacorzana Carla Lopez Irene Medel Dolares Pendande
Alba Prieto Lucia Rodriguez Natalia Rodriguez Silvia Serrat

Aina Ayuso can bring the noise from downtown and will look to keep the Spanish scoreboard ticking over – as will the likes of Natalia Rodriguez and Paloma Gonzalez in the backcourt.

Sofia Galeron will be expected to bear the load under the basket and her form will be critical to the prospects of the hosts.

Spain will play against Brazil, Mali and Portugal in Group A, but will firstly play a trio of preparation games in coming days against an Argentina U18 side, as well as Canada and Italy.

They are also bidding to reach the Final of the FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship for the third consecutive edition.