|Brano Djukanovic and his backcourt partners left a good impression in the friendlies with Bosnia and Herzegovina|
On Tuesday, the U18 Serbia side completed a two-game sweep of U18 Bosnia and Herzegovina in back-to-back friendlies with a 73-52 victory.
The Serbians came out strong and took a 15-point lead at the end of the first quarter to essentially resolve the encounter from early on.
Guard Stefan Ljubenkovic led the way for the winners with 11 points, while three further players finished with nine points each for Serbia.
The Serbians had won the first game on Monday 77-51 thanks to a strong showing in the second half, in which they outscored their opponents 38-18.
"We can be satisfied with our form and the results at this stage of preparations," said Serbia head coach Aleksandar Bucan.
"We have identified our mistakes and have to correct them as soon as possible, because next time we will play against even stronger opponents."
TURKEY WIN TOURNAMENT IN POTENZA
Turkey were the team that topped the table at the U18 International Tournament in Potenza, Italy.
Turkey edged out Croatia 71-70 on the first day of the tournament, as every single Turkish player spent at least ten minutes on the floor and wrote his name on the score-sheet.
In the other Day 1 game, Slovenia scored 15 points in the final five minutes and came from behind to defeat Italy 67-64, behind a brilliant 28-point display by point guard Matic Rebec.
On Day 2, Turkey held off a second-half Slovenian rally to double their wins in the tournament with a 63-61 success.
|Croatia finished the tournament with a win over Slovenia, with Marko Arapovic recording a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double|
Croatia this time were on the right end of a one-point thriller, as they clinched a 77-76 victory over Italy.
On Day 3, Croatia had a magical first quarter in their clash against Slovenia and took an early 19-point lead, which they held on to for the remainder of the game to claim an 82-62 win.
Marko Arapovic paved the way for the triumph with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
In the last encounter, the hosts finally claimed a first victory in the tournament by defeating Turkey 65-57, thanks to a strong finish that enabled them to overturn a 5-point deficit.
The U18 European Championship Division A tips off on 18 July in Latvia.