Spain and Italy produced a classic game of youth international basketball with three-pointers flying in from all direction.
Italy connected 12 times from beyond the arc, while Spain managed to hit 6.
The two teams played at a first pace from the tip-off with the hosts having the best of the early exchange to lead (9-4).
However Spain, playing against the home ground, went on a 13-0 run that included treys from Yurena Diaz and Elena De Alfredo to lead (17-9).
Veronica Dell'Olio ended the Italian barren spell. But Spain had the upper hand and ended up winning the first period (27-16).
Spain continued their onslaught in the second period. They extended their lead (34-20) with just over three minutes played.
Francesca Dotto fired in a three-pointer for Italy which got the home fans going as well as her team-mates.
The next few minutes became an Italian three-point show with Sara Bocchetti, Elettra Ferretti and Stella Panella all connecting.
Spain still led (40-38) and weathered the storm to go into the interval leading (48-38) thanks to some inspirational play from Andrea Vilaró.
Italy regained the touch from behind the arc after the break. Dotto and Ferretti were finding their mark and eventually Italy regained the lead after Ashley Ravelli connected from the land of many from the baseline (55-52).
Spain had to dig deep with 4 ½ minutes left to play in the quarter and managed to find their way to the free-throw line on a couple of occasions.
However it was Italy that went into the final quarter ahead (63-62) thanks to a trey by Alice Mandelli.
Vilaró from Spain showed that three-pointers are not the only form of scoring with a nice baseline move drive to the basket for Spain.
However it was a three-pointer by De Alfredo for Spain that silenced the home crowd briefly as Spain went into the lead (67-65).
Dotto for Italy fired in another shot from the land of many. But once again Vilaró came to the rescue for Spain.
The teams were level for the last time with about 20 seconds left when Dotto connected once again from beyond the arc (71-71).
Spain were to respond in kind with a baseline three-pointer from Vilaró, her 18th point of the game, to regain the lead for the last time.
Italy did have one more effort from beyond the arc which fell short. Spain finished the game with a couple of free-throws to win (76-71).