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July 2017
Closing Ceremony
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Armenia take their first-ever gold on a magnificent triple-double by MVP Aslanian

GIBRALTAR (FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2017, Division C) - A stunning triple-double by Anna Aslanian paved the way for Armenia to a 63-44 Final win over Malta.

The entire team from Malta had six blocks throughout the Championship. Aslanian saved twice as many just for the Final outing, finishing the game with 22 points, 31 rebounds, 12 blocks and 7 assists. She almost singlehandedly outrebounded Malta, who had 39 rebounds.

Aslanian's performance gave her a 57 player efficiency rating, and she had a nice supporting cast in Kristina Melikyan and Ani Hovhannisyan. Melikyan collected 17 points, Hovhannisyan had 16, as Armenia played superb defense in the second half and held Malta to just 19 points after the break.

Malta struggled with their shooting percentage, connecting on 19-of-79 shots from the field. With such a poor shooting performance, they could not make their 18-7 edge in steals count. Michaela Zammit Cordina was their lone ranger in double figures with 15 points.

Joining them on the podium were Georgia. A 16-5 first quarter ensured a stressless game for them against Wales. The final result was almost a carbon copy of the final, Georgia winning 66-45, as Mariam Okropiridze put up 32 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Kosovo made sure that they wrapped up 5th place. Enisa Kamerolli channeled her inner Aslanian and also signed off on a triple-double performance with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists, more than enough for Kosovo to secure a 95-44 win over Gibraltar.

With all the games played, final standings are set: Armenia finish ahead of Malta, Georgia and Wales. Kosovo finish fifth, followed by Gibraltar and Monaco.