|Siim-Sander Vene produced a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double against Serbia to help Estonia stay in the hunt for a spot at EuroBasket 2013|
Estonia stayed in the hunt for a EuroBasket place with an 88-81 win over Serbia on Saturday night.
The Baltic side got 19 points from Kristjan Kangur and as a team had 23 assists to just five for their opponents.
The result has left both sides with 5-4 records in Qualification Round Group A.
Serbia can still clinch a spot in the Final Round but now they need to defeat Israel in their last game on Tuesday, unless Estonia lose to Iceland and results elsewhere allow them to qualify with a 5-5 record.
Estonia, meanwhile, can still dream of playing in Slovenia.
They must win their last game against Iceland and hope that Israel prevail over Serbia in the Belgrade game.
In this case, Estonia would finish third in Group A at 6-4, just behind Israel, and after Saturday's results elsewhere in the Qualification Round this would be enough to make them one of the four best third-place teams and qualify to EuroBasket 2013.
In Saturday's clash, Serbia did lead by eight points late in the second quarter but Estonia reeled them back in and trailed 43-41 at half-time.
The key run in the contest for Estonia started when the contest was level at 68-68 2:15 into the last frame.
Gregor Arbet, Sten Sokk, Kangur, Siim-Sander Vene and Sokk again all scored in a 10-0 run that put them on top 78-68 with 4:02 remaining.
Serbia got to within five points but no closer the rest of the way.
Nenad Krstic finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for Serbia.
Serbia head coach Dusan Ivkovic:
"First I want to congratulate the Estonian team. They deserved this victory. The key point was to stop three-pointers and offensive rebounds. Estonia shot very well from the three-point line. Our defence was under expected level. The Estonian team was better."
Serbia player Milenko Tepic:
"I want to congratulate Estonia. They played very well. They made an eight-point difference and it was difficult for us. We didn't play well. I still believe we can take a victory against Israel at home. If we are lucky I think we can qualify."
Estonia head coach Tiit Sokk:
"We played our game. Three-pointers, that's our game. It's the first time we scored threes so well in an imoportant game. But we also found our men under the basket. We played well in offence too. Our guys did a good job, they played with spirit. We haven't lost hope to qualify, but it is not only up to us anymore."
Estonia player Gregor Arbet:
"It feels good! We played as a team and we fought for 40 minutes. We still have one more game to play and we cannot underestimate Iceland."