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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Serbia is building its womens basketball history one win at a time and now leaves Rio with a historic victory. Discount NBA Jerseys .The Serbs are leaving their first Olympics with a bronze medal.Serbia counted down the final minute before running to midcourt to celebrate, bouncing back from a painful loss in the semifinals by beating France 70-63 on Saturday.Jelena Milovanovic scored 18 points for the Serbs, who were jumping up and down on the bench with hands clasped waiting for the final horn. The crowd helped count down the final seconds and after the game the Serbia team tossed coach Marina Maljkovic into the air a couple of times.The coach tried explain what the victory means for the small country.Its like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen, Maljkovic said.Team sports, especially basketball, are very big in the Balkan nation with plenty of tradition too. Yugoslavia took silver in the 1988 Seoul Games and bronze in the 1980 Moscow Games. But then came the breakup of Yugoslavia and after Serbia became an independent nation in 2006, womens basketball in the country started over.Maljkovic credits the players on this team for doing so much to expand womens basketball in Serbia, winning the 2015 Eurobasket and now a bronze in its first Olympics.And people are going to talk about it, Maljkovic said.The Serbs couldnt wait to get back to the athletes village to continue the party they started on the court.This is the most important thing for us that we are coming back also with a medal, not with nothing, team captain Milica Dabovic said.France leaves its third Olympics without any hardware after taking silver at the 2012 London Games after being outrebounded 18-14 in the second half. Coach Valerie Garnier gave Serbia for executing its game plan exposing some of her teams weaknesses.They kept us far from the basket, and they know that this is our weak point and we havent managed to overcome this and develop our game, so theyre also technical reasons that explain this result, Garnier said.Going home with a medal seemed unlikely after the Serbs appeared devastated after their loss to Spain in the semifinals Thursday. They went back to the athletes village and didnt talk about the loss, simply taking Friday off from basketball and all sports. A needed break after three weeks in Brazil.Losing to Spain the way we did, it was heartbreaking, said Serb forward Danielle Page, who played at Nebraska in college in the U.S. It was heartbreaking. We let an opportunity get away there. Im so proud of the girls to bounce back like this to show the mental toughness that we did. To play that way against an incredible French team, theyre super-talented. Im so proud to be part of this team.Serbia raced out to a 12-3 lead and was up 18-10 after the first quarter. Dabovic had seven points in seven minutes -- more than she had scored in the previous seven games -- and finished with nine. France rallied and the score was tied at 27 at halftime.Maljkovic chose not to talk to her team during the break, hoping to punch the right button to motivate her players for the win.It worked.When France took a 40-37 lead early in the third, Serbia finished the quarter on an 18-2 run and never trailed again.Endy Miyem led France with 18 points.Were in the first four in the world, Milovanovic said. That means a lot to Serbia and to womens basketball especially. I want little girls to come and play basketball because this is a beautiful sport.---Online:AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org/ Cheap NBA Jerseys China .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys . Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. http://www.cheapjerseysnba.com/ .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. ATHENS, Ga. -- Yante Maten scored a game-high 19 points, J.J. Frazier added 18 points and Georgia never trailed to beat UNC-Asheville 60-46 Monday night.Georgias win marked the 250th coaching victory for Mark Fox, now in his eighth season. Fox is 127-104 at Georgia.We showed more poise, I thought we competed better, but were at home, said Fox, who has won seven of eight home openers at Georgia. Weve got to be able to deal with adverse situations on the road and adverse environments. ... Tonight we played better basketball and that is progress, which is good.Frazier tallied a 3-pointer at the 17:57 mark of the first half to record his 1,000th career point for Georgia (1-1). Frazier became the 47th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark.Its another win and another basket made, Frazier said. Im grateful to be healthy enough to play this long, but Ive been here four years so it was about time I got to it.UNCA (0-2) got double-digit scoring from Ahmad Thomas, who finished with 13 points, and Macio Teague, who added 11 points.Georgia shot 40 percent from the field (22 of 55) while UNCA managed 34 percent (20 of 59). UNCA also lagged behind on the boards as Georgia held a 45-29 edge on the glass, including 34 defensive rebounds.Usually its about boxing out and going to get it, pretty much, said Maten, who led Georgia with nine rebounds.UNCA collected 17 bench points to Georgias six. The only other areas where UNCA was able to keep up with Georgia were in the lane, where it posted 22 points in the paint compared to Georgias 24, and in the turnover department, where UNCA recorded 11 to Georgias 17 and posted 13 points off its opponents miscues.I was really happy with the way we took care of the basketball, certainly when looking at the turnover mmargin, UNCA coach Nick McDevitt said. NBA Jerseys Outlet. I was really happy with our ability to take care of the ball and how hard we were playing. We just couldnt get anything to fall. Some of them were ill-advised shots, but for the most part, I thought we were taking open looks by guys that can shoot the basketball.Georgia cleared its bench by games end, with seven of 14 players reaching the scoring column, including freshman Jordan Harris, whose first collegiate shot attempt was a 3-pointer in the second half.BIG PICTUREGeorgia: After falling in their season opener Friday night at Clemson, Georgia bounces back with a decisive victory over UNCAUNCA: The Bulldogs are still looking for their first win of the season after losing back to back games.AUGUST COMPANYFrazier is the 47th Georgia player to hit 1,000 points and is the sixth player under Mark Fox to reach the mark, joining Charles Mann (1,411 points), Trey Thompkins (1,396), Kenny Gaines (1,324), Nemi Djurisic (1,123), Travis Leslie (1,099) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1,013).QUOTABLEWe have to see how it evolves. Some guys may be ready to take a step forward and some guys may not. But its nice to have some depth and were going to need some options. Georgia coach Mark Fox on employing all 14 of his players Monday.UP NEXTGeorgia: The Bulldogs will remain at home and will seek to improve to 2-1 on Thursday when they host Furman at 7 p.m. Georgia leads the all-time series 22-4 and is 13-1 against the Paladins in Stegeman Coliseum.UNCA: The Bulldogs will try to keep from starting the season at 0-3 when it travels to Spartanburg, SC, on Thursday to square off against USC Upstate. ' ' '

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