Jelena Brooks scored the ultimate 5 factors as Serbia superior to the quarterfinals by beating South Korea 65-61 on Sunday evening within the girls’s Olympic event.
Jihyun Park’s 3-pointer with 4:07 left gave South Korea its final lead at 61-58. Tina Krajisnik scored on a layup, then Brooks put Serbia forward to stick with two free throws with 2:32 to go.
Serbia then compelled a shot clock violation, and Brooks completed the scoring with a three-point play with 1:12 remaining to seal the win.
Serbia (2-1), which gained bronze in its Olympic debut on the 2016 Rio Video games, completed Group A play in second place.
South Korea (0-3) went winless in its first Olympics since 2008.
Aleksandra Crvendakic led Serbia with 15 factors. Krajisnik scored 14, Yvonne Anderson added 12 and Brooks completed with 11. Sonja Vasic had 10 rebounds.
Park led South Korea with 17 factors, and Kim Danbi had 15. Leeseul Kang completed 1 of 13 and missed all 10 of her 3-point makes an attempt. Yebin Yoon was 2-of-11 and 2-of-7 past the arc.
Serbia led all through till the fourth quarter when Korea opened with a 14-6 run. Yoon’s 3 gave South Korea its first lead of the sport at 58-56 with 4:45 left.
The quarterfinals are Wednesday with Serbia’s opponent to be set in a draw Monday evening after group play concludes.