Montenegro used a huge fourth quarter to pull out a 54-43 win in their opening Group C game in the U16 European Championship Men.
Montenegro began the final stanza trailing 36-34 but broke it open with a 12-0 run which began with Todor Radonjic's jump-shot with 6:59 to go and did not finish until Ognjen Carapic dealt Poland one final, fatal blow, making it 50-40 with a jump-shot 47 ticks from the buzzer.
The highlights of the run were found in the middle as Daniel Kalezic hit back-to-back three-pointers to take the game away from Poland.
It was the first clear offensive run from Montenegro in a game which had been tight throughout, with Poland making what little running there was.
They had gone 19-12 clear midway through the second quarter when Michal Kolenda followed Dominik Rutkowski's three-pointer with a jump-shot, and Michal Kapa's three-pointer put them 36-31 ahead late in the third quarter, but those were as big as the leads got with the teams battling each other hard.
Vukcevic ended the third with a three to cut Montenegro's deficit, and jump-shots from Milos Popovic and Filip Bakic edged them in front.
Wiktor Sewoil replied with two baskets for Poland but that only set the stage for Montenegro's decisive run.
Radonjic and Bakic led Montenegro with 10 points each, while Karol Majchrzak had nine for Poland.