Serbia is still on the winning track after a 63-49 Group F victory over Turkey in the OMNITEL U18 European Championship at the Lietuvos Rytas Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania on a Monday night.
Following the win Serbia hold a 2-1 record tied for the first place with Russia and Greece while Turkey joined the other two losers of today - Italy and Croatia - just one win behind.
|Bogic Vujosevic and his teammates locked up the Turks who are still waiting for their second win in the tournament since day one|
Serbia enjoyed a good performance from both big guys Nikola Siladi and Nemanja Besovic.
The first had his best game so far with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks while the 2.19m center wrote his best numbers as well in points and rebounds - 10 each.
Turkey saw Can Korkmaz net 11 points and Erbil Eroglu reached double-digits for the first time in the games with 10 points.
Serbia enjoyed a 2nd quarter run to create a 14 point difference at the break, and in such a slow paced game it was too much for Turkey to handle.
The Serbs relyed on their guards in the first quarter, while Korkmaz came off the bench to fire three pointers and make it just a 15-13 Serbian lead after the first quarter.
Siladi found his spot on the floor and together with D. Drenovac and Besovic swept their team to a 35-21 half time lead, as Turkey scored only 3 points in the last 6:30 minutes of the first half.
Coming back from the break it was Serbia who had the better focus and made a 7-0 run to stretch the margin to 21, as Turkey kept fighting with the net.
Eroglu stepped up and scored 8 of his points until the 3rd buzzer, but Turkey was still 17 points behind and find no inspiration to make another huge comeback, as in Day 1, in the last quarter.
The next day Turkey expect a hot game against Greece while Serbia will take on Russia.