Montenegro women's national basketball team

The Montenegro women's national basketball team represents Montenegro in international women's basketball tournaments. The supervising body is the Basketball Federation of Montenegro.
The Montenegrin women's national team entered international competition in 2008, playing their first official match on 27 August, against Republic of Ireland in Bijelo Polje (68–56).
The Montenegrin women's team participated at the EuroBasket Women four times – 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 reaching the quarterfinals twice.

 Montenegro
FIBA ranking22 Increase 1 (1 March 2021)[1]
Joined FIBA2006
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKSCG
CoachJelena Škerović
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
Women's World Cup
AppearancesNone
Eurobasket Women
Appearances5
MedalsNone
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HistoryEdit

Period 2006–2015Edit

At 2006, soon after Montenegrin independence, Basketball Association of Montenegro became a member of FIBA. Federation founded its national teams, and among them was Montenegro women's basketball selection, which started to play in FIBA competitions during the 2008.
Montenegro started with the record of 17 consecutive wins in official games.
At summer 2008 and 2009, Montenegrin team played in FIBA Division B with the final score of 12 victories without any lose. That means fast promotion to FIBA Division A and participation in EuroBasket Women 2011 qualification.
In their first qualifiers, Montenegro qualified for EuroBasket Women 2011 as a first-placed team in the group. On EuroBasket, the team made successful result and played in quarterfinals. At the end, Montenegro finished as a sixth-placed team, which is the best placement in history of Montenegrin women's basketball.
After new successful qualifiers, Montenegro played on EuroBasket Women 2013, but finished competition in the second phase, with final placement on 10th position.
For the third time, Montenegro played on EuroBasket at 2015. Like 2011, Montenegro played in the quarterfinals but lost against Spain with one point difference. Montenegro finished EuroBasket 2015 as seventh-placed team.

Period 2016–Edit

Montenegro made another successful result in qualifiers for EuroBasket Women 2017. With score 4–2, the team qualified for European Championship, fourth in their history. At the championship finals, Montenegrin team disappointed with 3 losses and elimination on early stage of tournament.
Just like in previous campaigns, Montenegrin national team won the Group A in EuroBasket Women 2019 qualifiers and gained their fifth performance on European Championship.

Competitive recordEdit

Montenegro was part of Yugoslavia until 2006.

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019.[2][3]

Montenegro women's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F 5 Pašić, Jovana 27 – (1992-05-12)12 May 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) ACS Sepsi SIC  
SG 6 Vučetić, Jelena 25 – (1993-09-14)14 September 1993 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica  
C 7 Popović, Nataša 37 – (1982-04-14)14 April 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) SIG Basket  
SG 8 Živković, Dragana 18 – (2001-01-23)23 January 2001 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica  
PG 9 Aleksić, Snežana 30 – (1989-01-14)14 January 1989 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) BC Beroe  
PG 11 Mujović, Božica 23 – (1996-01-07)7 January 1996 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) CB Al-Qázeres  
G 12 Jakšić, Milena 20 – (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica  
PF 13 Kovačević, Bojana 22 – (1996-10-16)16 October 1996 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) CBF Sant Adrià  
F 14 Jovanović, Milica 29 – (1989-08-14)14 August 1989 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) CBF Sant Adrià  
C 19 Lazarević, Violeta 22 – (1997-06-13)13 June 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) ŽKK Budućnost Podgorica  
PF 23 Matović, Irena 31 – (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) CDB Clarinos  
F 25 Johnson, Glory 28 – (1990-07-27)27 July 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Hatay BB  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 27 June 2019

Head coachesEdit

Since its foundation, Montenegro women's national basketball team had four head coaches.
In the period 2008–2013, head coach of Montenegro was Miodrag Baletić. From 2014, Montenegrin team was led by Momir Milatović, who was head coach during three years. In 2017, first foreigner was promoted as head coach of Montenegrin team. That was Roberto Íñiguez, whose mandate lasted until the beginning of 2019.
In January 2019, Basketball Association of Montenegro stated that new head coach of national team is former player and captain Jelena Škerović. She became a first woman to be a head coach of any Montenegrin national A team.

Years Name Score Competition
2008–2013   Miodrag Baletić 33–10 EuroBasket 2011 (6th); EuroBasket 2013 (10th)
2014–2017   Momir Milatović 14–8 EuroBasket 2015 (7th)
2017–2019   Roberto Íñiguez 4–5 EuroBasket 2017 (16th)
2019–present   Jelena Škerović 6–3 GSS 2019 (1st); EuroBasket 2019 (12)

Statistics and gamesEdit

List of official matchesEdit

Montenengro played its first official match in August 2008. There is a List of official matches of the Montenegro women's national basketball team played since independence.

OpponentsEdit

Below is the list of performances of Montenegro national basketball team against every single opponent.

Opponents' country G W L PD
  Albania
2
2
0
+118
  Belarus
1
1
0
+5
  Belgium
1
0
1
-2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2
1
1
+6
  Bulgaria
2
1
1
-30
  Croatia
2
1
1
+7
  Czech Republic
2
2
0
+32
  Cyprus
1
1
0
+41
  Estonia
2
2
0
+52
  Finland
4
4
0
+90
  France
3
1
2
-42
  Germany
3
3
0
+35
  Great Britain
3
1
2
-17
  Greece
1
0
1
-13
  Hungary
2
2
0
+13
  Iceland
5
5
0
+87
  Ireland
2
2
0
+15
  Italy
3
1
2
+2
  Latvia
2
1
1
-17
  Lithuania
2
2
0
+21
  Luxembourg
1
1
0
+19
  Malta
1
1
0
+46
  Monaco
1
1
0
+10
  Netherlands
2
2
0
+11
  Poland
3
2
1
+23
  Portugal
2
2
0
+13
  Romania
1
1
0
+18
  Russia
2
0
2
-32
  Serbia
2
1
1
+1
  Slovakia
3
2
1
+27
  Slovenia
2
2
0
+29
  Spain
3
1
2
-8
  Sweden
2
0
2
-27
   Switzerland
4
4
0
+85
  Turkey
5
1
4
-30
  Ukraine
4
3
1
+27
OVERALL
83
57
26
+605

Last update: 22 September 2019.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Montenegro: New chapter begins for the minnows". fiba.basketball. 24 June 2019.
  3. ^ FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 roster

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