Serbia & Montenegro Secure Semi-Final Berth

27.07.2006

Serbia & Montenegro will go into the semi-finals of the Umcor U18 European Championship Women on Saturday as the gold medal favourite.

Unbeaten in five games so far, Serbia & Montenegro completed quarter-final round play on Thursday with a 76-49 defeat against Lithuania.

Offensively, Serbia & Montenegro have been the most accomplished side at the tournament and lead all teams in points (73.3), FG% (43%) and assists (14.8).

They maintained that consistency against Lithuania in an offensive clinic which produced 76 points on 51% from the field and 16 assists.

Front-line players Sonja Petrovic and Jelena Milovanovic led the way for Serbia & Montenegro and they combined for 35 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocked shots.

Lithuania managed to keep up for most of the first half, but Serbia & Montenegro found an extra gear in the third period.

They shot 9/13 from the field, including five in a row at the end of the quarter to open up a 59-36 lead and make the game safe.

Egle Sarapaite top scored for Lithuania, who will play in the classification round on Saturday for places 5-8.


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