Despite the stake for the fifth World Championship qualifying place, the two teams practised an open game during the first quarter.
The Polish player Dydek, at her best as usual, and Mandic for the Yugoslavian team, turned to be the top scorers (9 points each).
During the second quarter Yugoslavia had a two points lead at the break (37-35), led by a still efficient Madic in offense (14 points at 75%) and Tuvic applying a stricter defense on Dydek who could not play her way.
In the third period the Yugoslavian centers defended each in their turn on Dydek who mostly scored from the free-throw line. Yugoslavia was still ahead at the end of this quarter.
During the last period the Poles tied 58-58 at the 32 nd minute and even led at the score one minute later. Both teams kept close until the end of the game but thanks to several free throws made in the last seconds, the Yugoslavians could breathe and jump for joy at the buzzer: 82-76.