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Serbia Punch Qualifying Round Ticket

05 August 2011
U18 Women

Serbia didn't put in much effort in an easy win against Ukraine, 61-41, on the second day of the Global Vision U18 European Championship Women.

The Balkan team had an unbelievable 18-0 run which started in the second quarter and carried after the break, to make it 46-21 with four minutes remaining in the third quarter.

The Ukrainians' drought lasted for almost ten minutes and they had little to do after this.

Serbia pushed the gap even further and led by as many as 24 points midway through the fourth quarter.

Nothing changed in the dying minutes and the Balkans earned their ticket to the Qualifying Round one day in advance.

Katarina Vuckovic had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Natasa Kovacevic was also close to a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

Serbia's collective game -they distributed a total of 17 assists- and their strong defense, with 14 steals, made the difference between the two teams.

Oleksandra Chek, with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Miriam Uro-Nile, with 10 points and four rebounds, were the best players in Ukraine's losing effort.

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