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Vooruitlopend op het treffen van vanavond

Paul Nilsen met Ksenia Tikhonenko Foto: Youlia Fedosseeva

Paul Nilsen met Ksenia Tikhonenko Foto: Youlia Fedosseeva

Paul Nilsen schrijft al jaren goede stukken voor FIBA Europe en met name over damesbasketball. Met in het achterhoofd de wedstrijd van vanavond die U18 gaat spelen tegen Portugal, wordt onderstaande stuk ineens heel interessant.

NEWCASTLE (Paul Nilsen’s Women’s Basketball Worldwide) – Perhaps by now those on social media will have mocked Portugal playmaker Carolina Bernardeco for what was a bizarre conclusion to a game at the U18 European Championship Women last Friday.

I sincerely hope not and let me paint the scene for you.

Portugal were losing by a point against Czech Republic on the second day of the event and she had the ball in her hands on the last possession – ready to execute what could have been the game-winning play for the tournament hosts.

As everyone nudged towards the edge of their seats in anticipation of a thrilling conclusion to a great contest, Bernardeco then inexplicably allowed the game clock to run down, did nothing and handed the bemused Czechs a victory.

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