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Group:  E | 11.07.2011, 20:30h
Group:  E | 11.07.2011, 20:30h
53-64
18 - 1716 - 1111 - 208 - 16
18 - 1716 - 1111 - 208 - 16
Venue: Novi Sad (SRB) |
Spectators: 650 |
Referees: Radomir Vojinovic (MNE), Milan Brziak (SVK), Oskars Lucis (LAT)

GAME REPORT


Hosts Serbia Close Out Battling Turkey

13. Sara Krnjic (Serbia)
Sara Krnjic filled the scoreboard with a double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds

Serbia stormed back in the second half to beat Turkey 64-53 in their opening qualifying round game at the U20 European Championship Women.

The hosts were down 34-28 at half-time, but a huge third quarter put them ahead and they continued to pull away late on to secure the victory.

A 14-2 run, which included three three-pointers from Marina Markovic, turned a 39-34 deficit into a 48-41 lead with 1:30 to go in the third quarter.

Turkey would not go away, and were only down by five, 57-52, with 3:08 left in the game.

But late free throws from Snezana Colic and Maja Vucorovic carried Serbia over the line.

Vucorovic led Serbia with 19 points while Sara Krnjic had 14 and 18 rebounds.

Markovic's short burst of three-pointers in the third period were the only ones she scored amid ten tries, and she finished with 12 points.

Ozge Yavas scored 14 points for Turkey, while Esra Ural has 12 points and 21 rebounds.

Before the game, Serbia confirmed the news that captain Tina Jovanovic, who was hurt in the second game of the tournament against Poland, has torn her anterior cruciate ligament and will miss at least six months.

Top performers

12

Pts

14

21

Reb

18

1

AS

3

2

ST

1

Accumulated statistics

27.9%

19/68
FG
M/A

33.8%

24/71

28.6%

16/56
FG2P
M/A

38.8%

19/49

25.0%

3/12
FG3P
M/A

22.7%

5/22

57.1%

12/21
FT
M/A

57.9%

11/19

50

14/36
RT
RO/RD

53

14/39

9

AS

9

16

TO

14

8

ST

7

2

BS

1

22

PF

21

53

Pts

64

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