Excellent performances by Jelena Milovanovic and Sonja Petrovic led Serbia to a stunning 72-48 mauling of Spain in the gold medal game at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women in Novi Sad.
Milovanovic had a game-high 26 points as unbeaten Serbia avenged last year's defeat to the Spanish in the final.
Spain staged a dramatic fightback in the final five minutes to stun Poland 71-66 and reach the final of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women for the fourth consecutive year.
The defending champions were on the ropes and trailing 62-54 but showed true resolve to beat the Poles.
For a coach experiencing his first European U18 Championship for Women, Spain boss Carlos Colinas looks extremely at ease.
But with the Spanish having won the last three European tournaments in a row, one would think he might feel some pressure to keep the streak alive.
Spain thrashed Russia 76-39 to clinch top spot in Group E as both teams made it through to the semi-finals of the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women.
The defending champions went into the game knowing that a defeat would knock them out of medal contention.
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