Montenegro Finish Perfect, Austria Take Third

29.08.2009

Montenegro were among the favorites to win promotion before the start of EuroBasket Division B and eight victories in eight Group A games suggests they will be successful.

Dusko Vujosevic's side remained undefeated with an 82-65 victory at Denmark on Saturday.

14. Logi Gunnarsson (Iceland)
Logi Gunnarsson's 17 points were not enough for Iceland against Austria

Nikola Pekovic, the national team center from Panathinaikos, had 24 points to lead the Montenegrins in their latest rout.

Montenegro opened a 26-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and went to the changing rooms at half-time on top 52-36.

Denmark were blown away in the second half.

Andreas Jakobsen had 19 points for the Danes.

Only once has a team kept the margin of defeat against Montenegro under 10 points and that happened on the opening weekend when Montenegro won at the Netherlands, 70-63.

Also in Group A on Saturday, Austria secured third place with a 76-65 victory at Iceland.

David Jandl finished with 18 points for the Austrians (4-4).

Iceland ended their Division B campaign at 3-5.


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