Montenegro smashes Sweden to bounce back after loss in opener

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Giannis Askounis

25/Feb/24 20:58

Bouncing back from a losing effort in Ludwigsburg, Montenegro completes the international window with a dominating performance

By Eurohoops Team/

In his latest explosive display, Kendrick Perry powered Montenegro past Sweden.

The Black Mountain blew out Sweden, 95-70, in Moraca Sports Center on Sunday night.

The naturalized star of Montenegro and Unicaja guard put in 12 of a game-high 18 points in the third quarter. Lasting over 32 minutes, he produced no more points in the fourth period. The separation was more than enough on the way to matching Sweden, also Germany and Bulgaria, at 1-1 in Group D of the 2025 EuroBasket Qualifiers.

Drawing a game-high efficiency rating of 26 in Podgorica, Marko Simonovic of Besiktas Emlakjet tallied half of his 16 points over the last ten minutes. He added eight rebounds, four assists, one block, and one steal in 24 minutes.

Buducnost VOLI’s Vladimir Mihailovic finished with 13 points in the Gameday 2 contest. Sharing a game-high three triples with Perry, Emir Hadzibegovic packing 11 points emerged as the fourth double-digit scorer. Coming in from FC Bayern Munich, Dino Radoncic went for seven points with 3/3 from the field and pulled down five rebounds.

The team guided by 36-year-old Mikko Riipinen was in the lead for almost six minutes during the first quarter but could not hold on. An early surrender with the deficit quickly growing over 20 points.

Basketball Lowen Braunschweig’s Barra Njie stood out with 15 points in Montenegro. Melwin Pantzar of Surne Bilbao had 13 points. Viktor Gaddefors and Adam Ramstedt registered ten points each.

Postgame press conference


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