Montenegro Clinch First With Big Win

11 July 2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

5. Jelena Skerovic (Montenegro)
Jelena Skerovic and Montenegro confirmed their status as front runners in Group B with a clear win over Estonia

Montenegro throttled Estonia 81-61 on Wednesday night to seal first place in Group B of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

With Poland breathing down their necks, Miodrag Baletic's side needed a sixth victory in eight games to be assured of top spot.

After storming into a 23-12 lead late in the first quarter, Montenegro put the result beyond doubt in the second frame by outscoring Estonia 29-13 for a commanding 52-27 advantage.

Playing without star forward Jelena Dubljevic, who has a back injury, Montenegro got 23 points from Iva Perovanovic.

Jelena Skerovic had 19 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Estonia suffered their seventh defeat in as many games.


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