03 - 08
July 2018
6 Fanny Voulfor (MON)
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Monaco and Wales get on the board with overtime wins; Austria and Scotland stay undefeated

CHISINAU (FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2018, Division C) – The second game day of the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2018, Division C proved to be a success for Monaco and Wales, who both got on the board in the tournament with overtime wins on Wednesday in Groups A and B, respectively.

The Philippe Beorchia-coached Monaco team erased a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to triumph 66-59 in extra time against Malta, with Hermance Marti leading the way with an unforgettable 26-point and 7-rebound performance.

Malta picked up the loss despite leading by as many as 16 points in the first half of the game and having Sasha Lecuyer lead the game in scoring with 30 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field.

Wales celebrating an emotional overtime  victory 

After losing their opening Group B fixture to Scotland, Wales also celebrated their maiden win in Chisinau, outlasting tournament hosts Moldova 53-48 in overtime behind the second consecutive double-double by Isobel Bunyan, who finished the game with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals.

Meanwhile, the Rose Harvey-led Scotland moved to 2-0 in the standings with a convincing 71-34 triumph over Gibraltar after locking down defensively and not conceding a single point in the fourth quarter.

Scotland outscored Gibraltar 25-0 in the fourth quarter

Having entered the final stanza with a moderate 46-34 lead, the Scottish side rolled off 25 points in a row to turn the contest into a rout. Harvey was the top scorer of the game with 18 points, while Sophie Loughran added 8 points and 15 rebounds.

In the last game of the day, Sarah Pia Winkler starred for Austria in Group A once again. The 16-year-old forward netted 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help her team inscribe an 80-49 victory against Georgia in a battle of two previously undefeated teams. 

Two wins in their tally, Austria will now take on the 1-1 Monaco for the top spot in the standings on the last day of the Group Phase.