Excellent performances by Jelena Milovanovic and Sonja Petrovic led Serbia to a stunning 72-48 mauling of Spain in the gold medal game at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women in Novi Sad.
Milovanovic had a game-high 26 points as unbeaten Serbia avenged last year's defeat to the Spanish in the final.
Tournament MVP candidate Jelena Milovanovic believes Serbia will avenge last year's defeat to Spain because they have homecourt advantage.
Serbia take on the defending champions on Sunday at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women in Novi Sad and much of their hopes will rely on Milovanovic's inspiration.
High-scoring Jelena Milovanovic poured in 32 points as host nation Serbia crushed Russia 75-53 to reach the final of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women in Novi Sad.
Guided by Milovanovic's hot hand, unbeaten Serbia delivered some telling blows late in the third quarter, breaking open a close game.
Officials of FIBA Europe, the city of Novi Sad and representatives of all 16 teams competing at the UMCOR U18 Championship Women came together Friday at the city's town hall to pay tribute to the efforts of all those involved in the event.
“We are very pleased to once again welcome FIBA Europe to Novi Sad,” Said Mayor Maja Gojkovic.
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