Relentless Serbia Force Russia To Wait

18 July 2012

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6. Nenad Miljenovic (Serbia)
Point guard Nenad Miljenovic led all Serbia scorers with 15 points

Serbia extended their winning streak to six games with a 84-61 victory over Russia on the final day of the U20 European Championship Second Round.

This outcome complicates Russia's options to clinch a Quarter-Final berth and now the losing side depends on the result of the clash between France and Greece, later on Wednesday.

Even with first place in Group E already secured, Serbia didn't take the gas off the pedal and started the game with a 7-0 run, to never look back.

The Serbs had a big advantage in rebounding, winning the battle under the boards 43-28, which also resulted in 18 second-chance points for the winners.

Nenad Miljenovic had 15 points for Serbia, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 14, while Stefan Nastic and Djordje Drenovac chipped in with 12 each.

Denis Zakharov led the losing side with a 20-point effort, but Russia made only 38.3 percent of field goals and didn't look capable of bouncing back after Serbia's thunderous start.

Serbia enter the quarter-finals undefeated while Russia now need France to defeat Greece in the last game of the day, to reach the next stage.


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