Serbia Cruise Into Quarter-Finals

16 July 2012

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6. Nenad Miljenovic (Serbia)
Nenad Miljenovic had 13 points in 20 minutes on the court as all 12 Serbia players got playing time and scored

Serbia didn't miss a beat after the off day at the U20 European Championship, defeating Ukraine, 82-53, to start the Second Round with a victory.

More importantly, the Balkan side have maintained their unbeaten record (4 wins in a row) and booked their place in the Quarter-Finals ahead of everyone else.

The game was close until the beginning of the second quarter, when Serbia started to pull away steadily, executing well in transition.

The Serbians scored 17 points off Ukraine's turnovers, while allowing their opponents to only collected two off theirs.

Stefan Nastic led all scorers with 15 points and added seven rebounds.

Nenad Miljenovic had 13 points for the winners, as Serbia got a big contribution off the bench, with all players scoring in the game.

Artem Pustovyi had 14 points for Ukraine and Klym Artomonov scored 13, but Ukraine paid the price for turning the ball too often.

Serbia, who are at the top of Group E with 3-0, will try to stretch their unbeaten run against Greece on Tuesday.

Ukraine meanwhile will play against France with hopes of opening the victory count in the second group stage.


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