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Group:  C | 09.08.2013, 16:30h
Group:  C | 09.08.2013, 16:30h
48-62
8 - 1913 - 1517 - 1410 - 14
8 - 1913 - 1517 - 1410 - 14
Venue: Kyiv |
Spectators: 450 |
Referees: Mathieu Bayot (BEL), Oskars Lucis (LAT), Irakli Berishvili (GEO)

GAME REPORT


Serbia Too Strong For Poland

Vanja Marinkovic (Serbia)
Vanja Marinkovic and Serbia enjoyed their second win in as many days

Serbia built a big early lead and never relinquished it as they moved to 2-0 with victory over Poland in Group C of the U16 European Championship Men.

A 13-0 first quarter run put them 17-6 up with seven minutes played and despite a huge third-quarter rally that almost brought Poland level, Serbia's dominance on both ends eventually told.

Stefan Peno highlighted that early burst with five quick points, hitting a jump-shot before capitalising on Milos Glisic's steal to sink a three-pointer.

Poland threatened to get back into it with a third-quarter rally, a 16-3 run that made it 36-31 on Wiktor Sewiol's three-pointer midway through the period, then 37-33 on Maciej Bender's jump-shot moments later.

Marcel Ponitka's jump-shot closed the gap to two points before Serbia could give themselves breathing space with a free throw from Nikola Cirkovic and Slobodan Jovanovic's jumper.

A 6-0 spurt put the lead back into double figures, 46-36, on Cirkovic's jump-shot, and Aleksandar Aranitovic's three to start the fourth quarter set the tone as they pulled away once more, leading 56-40 on Stefan Kenic's lay-up with 5:31 to play.

Serbia shot 23-of-60 (38.3%) to Poland's 17-of-63 (27%) while outrebounding them 40-22.

Stojanovic led Serbia with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Jovanovic had 10 points and Aranitovic nine.

Ponitka finished with 12 for Poland, who drop to 0-2 after their opening defeat to Montenegro.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

27.0%

17/63
FG
M/A

38.3%

23/60

30.8%

16/52
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

18/42

9.1%

1/11
FG3P
M/A

27.8%

5/18

52.0%

13/25
FT
M/A

45.8%

11/24

34

12/22
RT
RO/RD

59

19/40

7

AS

9

18

TO

31

16

ST

9

4

BS

9

23

PF

24

48

Pts

62

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