Poland Edge Serbia To Fight For Fifth Spot

13.08.2011

U18 Women

The fun gang from Poland has a reason to celebrate again.

They will fight the Netherlands for the fifth place at the Global Vision U18 European Championship Women, after they beat Serbia 63-61 on Saturday.

Poland took control of the game from the start and had an 11-point lead with 3:58 to go, 60-49.

But Serbia climbed back in the game, and Anita Bosnjak capped a 12-1 run with a huge three-point shot to level the score at 61, with 31 seconds to go.

Dominika Owczarzak drew the foul on the next Polish possession and she calmly banked in both free throws to earn the win for her side.

Ivana Brajkovic launched a desperation-shot in the end, which missed the target. She finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort.

Owczarzak had a good all-around game with nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Dominika Miloszewska led all Polish scorers with 12 points.


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