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05.09.2009, 17:00h
05.09.2009, 17:00h
50-70
15 - 1512 - 1912 - 2511 - 11
15 - 1512 - 1912 - 2511 - 11
Venue: Norrköping (SWE) |
Spectators: 823 |
Referees: Oliver Krause (GER), Regis Bardera (FRA), Ingus Baumanis (LAT)

GAME REPORT


Marvelous Montenegro Rout Swedes In First Leg

The Montenegro basketball machine showed no signs of slowing down in Norrköping on Saturday as Nikola Pekovic and Co rolled to a 70-50 triumph over Sweden.

In the first leg of the EuroBasket Division B Play-off, the Montenegrins began to pull away at the end of the first half and ended up hammering the Swedes to remain undefeated and take a giant step towards winning promotion to Division A.

Leading 25-23, the Montenegrins outscored their hosts 9-4 over the final 3:02 of the second quarter to lead 34-27 at half-time.

Sharpshooter Vlado Scepanovic had 11 points in the first half for Montenegro, with big center Pekovic scoring 10 of his game-high 23.

On top 36-29 early in the third quarter, Omar Cook buried a three-ball and Pekovic followed with a three-point play as Montenegro stormed into a decisive lead.

With 4:43 remaining, a Predrag Drobnak three-point play extended the lead to 52-31. Johan Akesson was the only Sweden player to finish in double figures (13 pts).

Montenegro out-rebounded Sweden 43-29.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

31.1%

19/61
FG
M/A

43.1%

22/51

42.5%

17/40
FG2P
M/A

53.1%

17/32

9.5%

2/21
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

76.9%

10/13
FT
M/A

72.4%

21/29

29

9/20
RT
RO/RD

43

12/31

7

AS

10

18

TO

21

8

ST

6

2

BS

1

23

PF

18

50

Pts

70

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