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Group:  E | 27.07.2009, 15:45h
Group:  E | 27.07.2009, 15:45h
68-89
13 - 2818 - 726 - 2811 - 26
13 - 2818 - 726 - 2811 - 26
Venue: Hagondange |
Spectators: 70 |
Referees: Ersan Kartal (TUR), Anton Makhlin (RUS), Dragan Kralj (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Serbia Pull Away From Germany Late

Serbia were made to work extremely hard for three and a half quarters to beat Germany 89-68 in Group F of the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Hagondange, France.

The Serbs scored the first 10 points of the game and led 28-13 at the end of the first quarter behind the strong play of Dejan Musli.

But Germany, after a horrendous shooting start, eventually got into a good rhythm as they outscored their opponents 18-7 in the second quarter to cut the deficit to four, 35-31, at the break.

And they would keep on coming in the third period, taking their first lead, 39-38, on Danilo Barthel's lay up with 8:09 left in the period.

Serbia went back in front 56-48 thanks to the scoring punch of Nikolo Rondovic but Philipp Neumann went on a personal 5-0 run to cut the deficit to three.

Vladimir Jovanovic's men took a 63-57 lead heading into the final frame and, when Danilo Andjusic and Lazar Radosavljevic hit consecutive three-pointers, they were up 70-57 with 6:44 left to play.

Germany couldn't muster another comeback and Serbia ran up the score.

Andjusic had a game-high 26 points and Musli finished with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Neumann had 20 points and six rebounds.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

36.9%

24/65
FG
M/A

57.6%

34/59

38.3%

18/47
FG2P
M/A

58.3%

21/36

33.3%

6/18
FG3P
M/A

56.5%

13/23

70.0%

14/20
FT
M/A

53.3%

8/15

23

4/19
RT
RO/RD

48

11/37

10

AS

22

13

TO

27

13

ST

9

1

BS

6

17

PF

22

68

Pts

89

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