Serbia Overpower Germany

13.07.2009

Serbia put a licking on Germany to the tune of thirty points (81-51) to start the U20 European Championship Women Qualifying Round off in style. 

Germany had a fleeting three-point lead (7-4) early in the first quarter, but a 10-0 run capped by a three-pointer by Sonja Petrovic turned the game in Serbia's favour for good.

A jumper by Wiebke Bruns got Germany to within four (14-18) with a little over a minute to play in the first, but once again Serbia pushed ahead. 

Ana Dabovic (18 points, six assists and five rebounds) and Petrovic hit back-to-back threes and their team finished the first period 12 points up (26-14).

Serbia went on a 16-5 run over the first seven-and-a-half minutes of the second quarter to put the game out of reach for the Germans (42-19).

Petrovic had 15 points at halftime for a Serbia that went into halftime enjoying a 20-point lead (44-24).

In the second half Serbia continued to run away with the game and a jumper by Jelena Jovanovic put them up 35 points with over nine to go before the final buzzer sounded.

Germany had nine players contribute with points, but not one broke double digits. 

Julia Trogele did her part with a team-high nine points and seven rebounds.

Petrovic once again led her team in every way possible scoring a game-high 22 points while pulling in seven boards, dishing four assists, making four steals and throwing in a block for good measure. 

Serbia are now 3-0 while Germany fall to 0-3 in Group E. 

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