Comeback kings Serbia are the UMCOR U18 European Champions.
Down by 16 points in the second quarter, Serbia fought back and ultimately wore down an excellent Greek side to complete a clean sweep of gold medals in youth tournaments this summer.
Serbia have booked the first place in this year’s final after digging out a big 82-71 win against a battling Latvia.
A last quarter surge from the Serbians, led again by a mammoth Milan Macvan with 20 points and 15 rebounds, saw off a brave challenge from the Latvians after neither team had been able to command in the first three phases of the game.
It’ll be Lithuania and not Spain who head to the semi-finals as they broke Serbia’s unbeaten run tonight with a 75-71 win in front of a shocked Spanish crowd which included all of the Spanish team.
Donatas Motiejunas, who had got involved in a number of altercations with the Spanish players in yesterday’s game, was the man most responsible for his side’s advance at the cost of the hosts as he scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Serbia saw out a routine victory over Germany, running up another big score in a 107-59 win and keeping their unbeaten run intact.
In a game that was really a non-contest, coach Dejan Mijatovic gave minutes to all his players with five of them getting double figures.
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