Basketball: England fall to simple Spain

England 76 Spain 92
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Spain provided a lesson in the simple arts at the Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday night to put a dent in England's hopes of progressing to the 1999 European Championship finals from their six-team semi-final group.

England's commitment and aggression ensured that Spain's victory was never effortless, and their coach, Lolo Sainz, frequently raged at his players as England threatened a comeback. Ultimately, though, Spain ran faster and shot better.

England will have to shoot better themselves against their next opponents, the Ukraine, in Guildford on Wednesday.