Hungary are the bronze medal winners at the European Championship for U18 Women. They defeated a Jelena Dubljevic-less Serbia & Montenegro side to win their second bronze in the history of the competition (the other came in 1994).
Dubljevic, Serbia & Montenegro’s top scorer and rebounder, was forced to sit out the game after turning an ankle in the closing minutes of her team’s semi-final loss to Spain.
Spain rode a dominant display from their backcourt to overcome Serbia & Montenegro in the second semi-final of the European Championship for U18 Women.
Guards Silvia Dominguez and Anna Cruz turned in great performances at both ends of the court to guide Spain to victory.
Serbia & Montenegro produced the first sensation of the quarter-finals at the European Championship for U18 Women here in Bratislava.
France were the clear favourites going into the contest, but Serbia & Montenegro dug deep and produced a strong final 5 minutes to take the game, 54:57.
A European Championship for U18 Women does not attract the type of spectator attention as at the senior level. Here in Bratislava, the crowd usually consist of families and friends of the players as well as the requisite number of coaches looking for the next big prospect.
One of the faithful family members in attendance is Jelena Prcic. Prcic is the mother of not one, but two Serb and Montenegrin international players, her twin daughters Dunja and Iva.
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