The Dominican Republic put on a fight but Boban and co. were way too strong down the stretch.
By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
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 Dominican Republic.
Overall, there weren’t any surprises in Day 1 of the Olympic Qualifiers since the favorites prevailed easily or not. The results, so far (list is being updated):
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)