|Jack Animam quickly showed her skills in her Serbian league debut. Rick Dela Cruz (file photo)|
MANILA—Jack Animam quickly showed that she can thrive in the tougher Serbian basketball scene, putting a double-double in her First Women's Basketball League of Serbia debut in a 78-77 win by Radnicki Kragujevac over Proleter 023 Zrenjanin on Saturday at the SBB Hala Jezero in Kragujevac.
Animam, the first Filipina player in the Serbian league, actually top-scored for the home side, tallying 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting alongside 14 rebounds for the double-double, one assist, two blocks, and two steals as she helped her team withstand a gallant fight from Zrenjanin.
Zrenjanin looked to silence Kragujevac early on, opening a 23-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the latter slowly recovered and eventually took a 56-52 lead heading to the fourth.
The remained tight for most of the fourth quarter, but Kragujevac did just enough to hold off Zrenjanin.
Milica Indic added 18 points on 7-for-12 from the field, one rebound, seven assists, three steals, and one block for Kragujevac.
Tijana Cukic made 17 markers, eight boards, five dimes, and one steal for Zrenjanin.
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