04 - 09
July 2017
Champions Cyprus
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Cyprus stay undefeated en route to gold, Armenia and Malta round out podium

VALETTA (FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2017, Division C) - Having clinched gold at the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2017, Division C a day ahead of schedule, Cyprus closed the curtain in a fitting manner on Sunday, keeping their unblemished record intact on the final day of action in Valetta.

The newly-crowned Division C champions improved to a 4-0 mark by picking up a 75-39 victory against Gibraltar, who finished just outside the podium in fourth place, in the very last game of the tournament.

Cyprus had already locked in the first place before Sunday's action

Panagiota Themistokleous was the game's leading scorer with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for Cyprus, Andriana Kasapi added 12 points, while Kyriako Taylor double-doubled with 10 points and 11 boards.

Marta Perez Castro also shared the game-high of 18 points for Malta, but struggled with efficiency, going 5-of-19 from the field and committing 8 turnovers.

With the final standings already set in stone a day beforehand, Armenia reeled in their silver medals with a 68-52 victory against Kosovo behind the excellent performances of Inga Manucharyan and Anna Aslanian.

After finishing first in 2016, Armenia had to settle for silver this time around

Manucharyan collected 28 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Aslanian double-doubled with 23 points, 17 boards and a block, while Besjana Martinaj dropped 17 points for Kosovo.

The runners-up from Armenia finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, while hosts Malta, who were not in action on Sunday, claimed bronze with a slightly inferior 2-2 mark.

Having won once in four tries, Gibraltar slotted in just below the medalists in fourth place, while the winless Kosovo finished fifth.

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