Marjanovic, Petrusev lead Serbia to win in Qualifiers opener

2021-06-29T22:40:01+00:00 2021-06-30T12:23:01+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

29/Jun/21 22:40

Eurohoops.net

The Dominican Republic put on a fight but Boban and co. were way too strong down the stretch.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Boban Marjanovic had 18 points plus 10 rebounds and Filip Petrusev scored 17 as the Serbian national team kicked off its games in Belgrade’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with a 94 – 76 win over the Dominican Republic.

Reigning EuroLeague and Final Four MVP Vasilije Micic added 16 points (6-14 shots) and five assists for Serbia while Nemanja Bjelica scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Their team dominated the last period 27 – 10 to bring down the resistance of the Dominican side and ultimately get a comfortable victory.

Victor Liz (16 points, nine rebounds) and Mike Torres (16 points) stood out from the Dominican Republic.

Overall, there weren’t any surprises on Day 1 of the Olympic Qualifiers since the favorites prevailed easily or not. Each out of the four tournaments give a ticket to Tokyo and in Belgrade, there’s one game less in the schedule since Senegal had to withdraw due to COVID cases.

Victoria: 

Canada – Greece 97-91 (Andrew Wiggins 23 points, RJ Barret 22 points – Mitoglou 14 points/10 rebounds)

Turkey – Uruguay 95-86 (Cedi Osman 27 – Jayson Granger 25)

Split:

Germany – Mexico 82 – 76 (Joshibo Saibu 17 points – Pako Cruz 30 points, Gustavo Ayon 18 points/15 rebounds)

Brazil – Tunisia 83 – 57 (Vitor Benite 15 points – Oussama Marnaoui 13 points)

Kaunas:

Poland – Angola 83 – 64 (Mateusz Ponitka 22 points – Yanick Moreria 27 points/seven rebounds)

Lithuania – Venezuela 76 – 65 (Jonas Valanciunas 20 points/11 rebounds – David Cubillan 11 points)

Belgrade: 

Serbia – Dominican republic 94 – 76