Group B: Serbia And Belgium Improve To 2-0

14.07.2007

Serbia and Belgium both improved to 2-0 in Group B action on Saturday.

Belgium survived a late comeback from Hungary to clinch a 76-68 victory on the second day of the U20 European Championship for Women.

Having led 55-39 midway through the second quarter, Belgium were made to sweat with their opponents tying the game 67-67 with five minutes left to play.

Kata Fürtös (Hungary)
Kata Fürtös scored 22 for Hungary.
Belgium then stepped up their defense and went on a 9-1 run to clinch their second straight victory.

Sara Leemans led the Belgians in scoring with 17 points while Kata Furtos had a game-high 22 points in defeat.

Meanwhile, Serbia stormed to a convincing  82-57 triumph over Belarus.

Jovana Rad poured in 19  points while also corralling seven rebounds for the Serbs.

The Spartak forward forward was 9-of-10 (90%) from the floor.

Serbia took a 42-26 halftime lead and Belarus' failure to score over the next five minutes saw Serbia  extend their lead to 56-26.

Five players tallied double-digit scoring for Serbia.

Winless Belarus had a poor shooting afternoon as they were 15-of-45 (33.3%) from inside the arc while their opponents were 26-of-45 (57.7%).


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