Women’s Basketball National Team of Serbia defeated Slovenia with the score 71:60
(24:16, 10:17, 18:11, 19:16) in a friendly game played in Banja luka. This duel , that has been carried out after several years of planning since Serbian Women basketball players wanted to thank to their fans in Republic of Srpska , was played in “ Borik” sport hall in a fantastic atmosphere and in the presence of 3000 spectators.

National team of Serbia played good game with Slovenia and our girls had control over the score most of the time during the match . European champions had an excellent start and they maintained safe advantage, while Slovenian girls woke up in the second quarter and managed to achieve equal result.

At the end of the first half Serbian team went to break with the advantage 34:33, and as the game continued they showed their quality , and cheered by their fans, they have recorded a victory . At the end of the game, as they were leaving the court in the sport hall in Banja Luka, our players were seen off with ovations .

Jelena Milovanovic with 26 points was the best in the national team of Serbia, while Nevana Jovanovic added 14 points and Sasa Cadjo 9.

-Above all I want to thank to Republic of Srpska Basketball Association and Basketball Federation of Serbia for excellent organization. Also I would like to thank to our friends from Slovenia . There were so many children. We were delighted and we could not hide our emotions. Huge Bravo to everyone. Banjaluka and Republic of Srpska have once again shown that they are capable to organize big manifestations. As I have been emphasizing since 2013, they have shown that they have special links with national team of Serbia, some particular emotions and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Also , I would like to point out that Mr. Milorad Dodic , Republic of Srpska president gave us a solemn reception. We were touched and I would like to thank him for his time- said Marina Maljkovic, Head Coach of Serbian Women’s National Basketball Team.

Before the game Sasa Cadjo was given an award for the best basketball women player in Republic of Srpska , and avowals were given to Marina Maljkovic and Milica Dabovic , a Head coach and the captain of National Team of Serbia, to the President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, Dragan Djilas , as well as Radoslav Nesterovic , Secretary General of the Basketball Federation of Slovenia.

Today , president of Republika Srpska Miloard Dodik gave a reception to our European champions headed by Marina Maljkovic. Serbian Women Basketball players have, during their visit to Banja Luka, visited orphanage “ Rada Vranjesevic in Banja Luka , and they also went rafting.

This was second mini-action for Serbian national team within preparations for Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The official preparations start on July 10th, when the players are traveling to Zlatibor, while the biggest world competition starts on August 5th .

Serbia : Radocaj 5, Cadjo 9, Krnjic, Jovanovic 14, Milovanovic 26, Bitičoka 6, Akdilpvoc 2, Dabpvoc 1, Mandic 1, Crvandakic 7, Stanacev , Ivanovic , Marjanovic , Orozovic, Skoric , Stjepanovic

Slovenia: Ljubenovic 2, Oblak 9, Ristic 3, Abravomic, Rupnik 2, Baric 11, Kalpvoma 4, Šrosoc 5, Čosec 17, Trebec 5, Uačar. Froslpvec 2

Photograhy : ZIPAPHOTO/ Borislav Zdrinja