The Argentine basketball team adjusts the last details for the U19 World Cup and Natassja Kolff from Neuquén has just completed two very good productions in friendlies against Italy. The player from Pacífico was the scorer for the Alibelceste team, with 10 and 11 points in the 70-49 loss and in the 55-50 victory. Karla Sarit is the other provincial representative in the national team.
The tour of Europe became a valuable preparation resource for the U19 facing the World Cup in Spain. This strategic itinerary gives the team the opportunity to take on high-level opponents. And this happened in Pesaro, where the preparation matches were held, in the preview of the tournament that will begin on July 15.
A win and a loss against Italy
In the first game, Argentina was widely outclassed by its rival. Sandra Pavón took the opportunity to rotate the entire squad. One of the main shortcomings was the low effectiveness in free throws with 55% (12/22). The top scorer was Kolff, the only one to reach double digits.
The second day turned out to be much more positive with the 55-50 victory, the first on this tour of the old continent. Once again Natassja was the main scorer of the day with 11 points.
The tour will conclude on Wednesday in Madrid with the warm-up match against Egypt and then everything will be ready for the World Cup, where Argentina will be in group A with Spain, Australia and France.