Both teams had shared the spoils in the opening quarter until Montenegro enjoyed the better of the closing stages and posted a late run to move 23-17 – helped by Jelena Dubljevic, fresh from having penned a WNBA deal with the Los Angeles Sparks.
However Great Britain came storming back at the start of the second period and it had the visitors calling a quick time-out after they posted a dazzling 12-0 run, which saw some terrific team basketball.
With Jo Leedham leading by example, Ella Clark continuing her rich vein of form and some brilliant ball movement, GB surged 29-23 ahead. Only Montenegro hit back and squeezed out a 35-33 advantage at the interval to set up the second-half beautifully.
The intense tussle continued, and it looked all over for GB when Montenegro posted powerful run either side of the third and fourth quarter break to move 58-48 in front.
However, having been asked a serious question by their opponents, there was an emphatic answer in the form of eleven consecutive points, as incredibly Leedham gave GB the lead.
The good work continued and another superb burst put them 64-60 ahead, this time Leedham scoring again after a go-ahead triple from Rachael Vanderwal.
As Montenegro looked for a response, it was a killer blow from Ella Clark that effectively sealed the deal. She hit a massive clutch three-pointer from the corner with the shot clock ticking down – that made it 67-62 and GB never looked back as they held on for a famous win.
Leedham poured in a fabulous 28 points and Clark secured her second double-double of the week with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The victory lifts GB to 2-2 in Group C, along with Wednesday night’s opponents – although Italy are in pole position after moving to 4-0 with a win in Albania.
The full statistics for the game can be found HERE.