It could not be possible. No pudo ser. U18 CBA was defeated this Saturday morning by Serbian Zemun serbio (58 – 75) and will not play the Next Generation Tournament semifinals.

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As opposed to the former two games, CBA started this game having mistakes but couls contain its rival on the scoreboard (13-15, minute 10).
Right after Zemun got a bigger distance thanks to pointguard Dorde Dimitrijevic and Nikola Cirkovic’s intensity. Like this, De esta forma, Sergio Salesa’s team lost 29-37 at halftime.

In the second half, the Canarian players strove to have a comeback but the opponent got a run until 17 points of advantage, a situation that CBA could not bounce back in the third quarter (44-59).

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In the last period, Salesa’s team reacted (53-46), but Zemun answered with two three-pointers that made CBA lose in the end (58-75).
The most outstandind CBA player was Irish Jordan Blount (15 ranking points), followed by pointguard Jon Peña who got 12 ranking points with 11 points and 7 assists. Also in individual terms, Souleymane Diakite and Menno Dijkstra gained 10 points.

CBA is going to try to finish in the fifth position this Sunday at 9:30 (local time) vs Vaerlose at Basket City in Belgrade. An ultimate victory vs the Danish would tie the best result for CBA in the Belgrade Tournament, like in 2012.