Serbia's advantage inside was evident. They scored 26 points in the paint during the first twenty minutes.
Kovacevic was simply unstoppable and poured in another 8 points before the halftime. She scored her 18 points in just 17 minutes. Sanja Mandic also had the hot hand and stayed perfect from the field (4/4 FG) and totalled 11 points in the first half when her team led 41-26.
Sweden could not match Serbia's firepower in offense. They trailed by as many as 26 points (30-56) with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Serbia closed out the quarter strong with another 6-0 run.
The Serbs entered the final ten minutes with a 62-30 lead and clear evidence of who would be the team to advance to the Quarter-Final Round.
Kovacevic ended the game with 23 points in as many minutes. Sanja Mandic had the perfect game. All of her 7 field goal attempts (6/6 from three point distance) found their mark.