Serbia, Netherlands win FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup titles

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Serbia claimed the men's title while the women's honor went to the Netherlands at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup basketball tournament on Thursday.

The Netherlands, last year's runners-up, won the women's title for the first time after defeating 2021 champions Spain 21-18 in the final, mainly thanks to 10 points by Kiki Fleuren.

The Netherlands advanced to the final after a 19-13 win over Portugal in the semifinals, with Loyce Bettonvil logging six points and seven rebounds for the winners.

In the other semifinal, Spain overcame Lithuania 21-6, mainly thanks to nine points and six rebounds by Juana Camilion.

Lithuania took third place with a 22-14 win over Portugal. Giedre Labuckiene led Lithuania with six points and five rebounds.

Serbia won the men's competition for the fifth time in a row, overcoming Lithuania 22-20 in the final thanks to a buzzer-beater two-pointer by Strahinja Stojacic, who achieved a game-high 11 points.

Serbia advanced to the final with a 21-18 win over Latvia, with Marko Brankovic scoring the decisive points.

Lithuania outscored France 21-16 en route to the final, with Marijus Uzupis contributing six points and five rebounds to the win.

Latvia finished third after a 22-19 victory over France, thanks to 16 points by Karlis Lasmanis.

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