Montengro claims GSSE Games gold

Montengro Montenegro won the title game over Iceland to be crowned the 2015 Games of Small States of Europe (GSSE) Basketball champions. Held every two years, the GSSE Games give smaller European nations the chance to compete on an even playing field and possibly taste some medal success. Montenegro overcame host nation Iceland in the final game with an impressive 84-102 display.

The visitors were hot in the opening quarter, pouring in 28 points to ensure a double digits lead after 10 minutes, the score board reading 18-28. Montenegro got even better in the second frame and streamed in 33 points on the way to a sizeable 41-61 lead at halftime. Iceland emerged in better defensive shape for the third quarter and managed to stop Montenegro at 15 points to make it interesting heading into the fourth quarter. However, the visitors merely went up another gear in the last period and snatched a cruising win that secured the GSSE Games.

Suad Sehovic and Milutin Djukanovic scored 15 points each to lead Montengro, while Vladimir Dasic hit 13 points.

Hlynur Baeringsson topped the scoring with 19 points to keep Iceland in the game, while Jakob Sigurdarson helped the losing cause with 17 points.

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