Women’s U-18 national team of Serbia has started the tournament in Lyon, the main test before European Championship that starts in three weeks, with triumph . The girls selected by Milos Pavlovic, a Head coach, within the first round of the tournament in France defeated excellent team of Hungary , the host of the forthcoming continental championship. In the game with lot of turnovers our young team played fantastically in the final part of the game and won which will mean them a lot for their self-confidence: Serbia – Hungary 66:61 ( 10:19, 24 :13, 13:23, 19:6).

After bad start , Serbian basketball players played much better in the second quarter and they went on break with minimal advantage (34:32). At the resumption of the game was favorable for Hungarian players , who, after the third quarter, had advantage of 55:47. In 35th minute it seemed that the rival was close to triumph – 61:52. However, Serbian U18 players played their best and showed the champion character. Led by Teodora Turudic by the end of the game they scored series 14:0 and celebrated – 66:61.

Serbia : Katnaic 8, Naumcev 10, Turudic 17, Jovancevic 2, Vuckovic 2, Vujisic, Djordjevic 7, Stojanovic2 Jelic 1, Djokic 2, Bojovic 11, Stojiljkovic 4.

Hungary: Bernath, Pusztai 4, Sarkozi , Lelik 14, Boros, Gereben 11, Juhasz 14, Angyal , Kanyasi 4, Karagits 7, Torok 4, Meresz 3.

In the second round of the women’s U18 tournament in Lyon, on Saturday at 20.00 p.m. , Serbia will meet with French National Team.