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GIE Lady Matrix - UE Mataro 94-44
GIE Lady Matrix win Mediterranean Cup championship. They knocked down Unio Esportiva Mataro in the title game. Kristina King (180-G/F-92, college: Richmond) was named MVP of the event. She notched 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead the American team. Lady Matrix eked out a 22:20 lead ten minutes into the game. UE Mataro erased the deficit in the second stanza. The Spain side pulled within 20 by halftime advantage; but never recovered. Lady Matrix defense was just too much for Mataro. Matrix followed with a strong 37:15 surge in the final period to ice the victory. Denesha Stallworth (190-F-92, college: Kentucky, agency: LBM Management) notched 15 points and 8 rebounds for the champions. Marquisha Harris (182-C-93, college: W.Michigan) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Mataro.
"It was an honor to come to Spain and play in this event", said J.D. Barnes . The president created this event to give opportunities. Not only for Americans to be signed, but for u18 Spanish players to improve also.
President Joan Ventura awarded the Lady Matrix with the MCC Cup of Mataro in the final award ceremony. He would then crown Kristina King Most Valuable Player of the Tournament for her impressive play. "Kristina is an excellent player", said Ventura. It was an honor to host this event.
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