Serbia's men and The Netherlands' women won the titles at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup ©FIBA

Serbia have won their fifth consecutive men's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Europe Cup in Jerusalem, while The Netherlands earned the women's continental title for the first time.

The men's final between Serbia and Lithuania was closely contested at the Mitchell Park venue in the Israeli city, but it was the reigning champions who prevailed once again 22-20.

Two-time FIBA 3x3 World Cup winner Strahinja Stojačić produced 11 points in the final including the decisive two which earned his team gold and him the most valuable player (MVP) award.

Nemanja Barać, Marko Branković and Stefan Kojić were the other players in Serbia's success, which began with a 21-20 victory against Austria and 22-19 win against hosts Israel to top Pool A.

They then overcame The Netherlands 21-19 in the quarter-finals and Olympic champions Latvia 21-18 in the semi-finals, their opponents' team featuring only Kārlis Lasmanis from their triumph at Tokyo 2020.

Lithuania had topped Pool B with dominant 21-13 wins against Czech Republic and Germany, then thrashed Belgium 21-12 and France 21-16 before coming unstuck against Serbia.

The bronze medal went to Latvia through their 22-19 win against France.

In the women's 3x3 Europe Cup, The Netherlands clinched gold for the first time having lost on their two previous appearances in the final, including last year to France.

The Dutch triumphed 21-18 in the final against Spain, led by Kiki Fleuren with 10 points.

Noortje Driessen earned the tournament's MVP award with 36 points in the five matches, and Loyce Bettonvil and Janis Boonstra completed the winning team.

They began by beating Luxembourg 18-8 and Spain 21-15 to top Pool D, then staved off Germany 12-10 and Portugal 19-13 to reach the final.

Spain won 21-10 in their first pool match against Luxembourg to ensure progression to the quarter-finals, where they thrashed Italy 21-9 and followed it with a 21-6 hammering of Lithuania.

Lithuania recovered from that defeat to take bronze with a 22-14 victory over Portugal.

After its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, 3x3 basketball is set to feature again at Paris 2024, with qualification based on world rankings and qualifying tournaments for which the line-ups are set to be decided on world ranking, World Cup and continental cup performances.