Serbia U20 national team, led by Ognjen Jaramaz, won gold at the European Championships for players under 20 years in Lignano (Italy) since they beat Spain in the final match with 70:64 (20:21, 16:15, 16:9, 17:19) . Serbia’s triumph ended the European Championship undefeated, with all 10 wins from as many matches.
The best in Serbia was Ognjen Jaramaz with 19 points and 10 rebounds and great was Rade Zagorac with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
In addition to the two players on the field, Mega Leks had a representative in the coaching staff since Nenad Canak was assistant coach.
The match had not good start for Serbia since after less than 4 minutes Spain took the lead with 4:12. However, Serbia was soon back in the game and then in the second quarter, took the lead. The first half ended with 36:36 and Jaramaz was best with 11 points.
The third quarter was equal to the finish when Serbia makes a series of 8: 0, with triple of Jaramaz foe 52:45. In the last quarter, Jaramaz and Zagorac took Serbia to +13 in less than 5 minutes to finish. In finish Spain threatened but Serbia at the end deservedly reached to gold medal.
France was in the fight for the bronze medal but lost to Turkey with 74:84 (15:20, 12:26, 21:14, 26:24). The French were losing at half-time with 19 points (27:46) but in the finish managed to reduce to only 3 points. However, they did not have the strength to complete reversal.
The best in France was Timothe Luwawu with 19 points while Alpha Kaba scored 4 points.