Cancel
Group:  B | 27.07.2008, 21:15h
Group:  B | 27.07.2008, 21:15h
54-83
7 - 2415 - 3017 - 1615 - 13
7 - 2415 - 3017 - 1615 - 13
Venue: Pyrgos (GRE) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Dubravko Muhvic (CRO), Mehmet Keseratar (TUR), Nicolas Maestre (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Sepa, Serbia Sink Italy

Filip Sepa poured in 27 points as Serbia blew out Italy 83-54 to clinch second place in Group B of the U18 European Championship Men.

Sepa out-scored the entire Italian team in the first half - 24-22 - and was joined in double figures by Aleksandar Mitrovic (15 points) and Uros Petrovic (12) for Serbia - who improved to 2-1.

Italy shot 33 percent for the game in falling to 1-2 with Nicolò Melli the leading scorer with 11 points.

Italy were able to hang with the Serbs for the first four minutes with the game knotted at 7-7. But Sepa took over the game, hitting two three pointers to spearhead a 17-0 run over the final 5:34 for the first quarter to lead 24-7.

Sepa did not slow down at all in the second frame, knocking down two more long balls and scoring 14 points in the second quarter as Miroslav Nikolic's team opened a 34-point advantage for a 54-22 lead at the break.

The Serbs continued their push in the third period and Dejan Musli's three-pointer increased the lead to 35 points, 59-29. Even with Nikolic beginning to bring on his substitutes, Alessandro Ramagli's Italians could only cut the deficit to 61-33 on Daniele Sandri's jumper.

And it was Serbia ahead 70-39 after three periods. Italy would not get closer until David Reginald Cournooh's basket to finish off the game.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

32.8%

22/67
FG
M/A

51.8%

29/56

35.4%

17/48
FG2P
M/A

54.5%

18/33

26.3%

5/19
FG3P
M/A

47.8%

11/23

55.6%

5/9
FT
M/A

63.6%

14/22

35

15/20
RT
RO/RD

41

11/30

10

AS

16

19

TO

20

8

ST

12

2

BS

2

20

PF

16

54

Pts

83

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