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Semi-Final pairings confirmed, Malta stay undefeated

ANDORRA LA VELLA (FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2018, Division C) – Malta will enter the knock-out stage of the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2018, Division C as the top seed after registering their third consecutive victory in Andorra la Vella on Thursday.

The undefeated Maltese side finished the Group Phase with a 3-0 record after cruising to a 77-53 win over Gibraltar, as Michela Zammit Cordina paced the team to victory with an efficient 20 points.

Jasmine Abela chipped in with 17 points, while Mikela Riolo left her mark on the game with a scoreless 14-rebound, 10-assist double-double, with 3 steals for good measure.

Malta will head into the Medal Round with a perfect 3-0 mark

For Gibraltar, who dropped to a 1-2 mark and will face Moldova in the Semi-Finals, Anabella De La Chica had a team-high 20 points. The other match-up will pit Malta against the bottom-of-the-pack tournament hosts Andorra.

Andorra's search for their first win of the tournament yielded no results once again, with the Carla Punti Saavedra-coached side falling to a 56-54 defeat against Moldova in their last fixture before the knock-outs, with Maria Timbalari handing Moldova the win with a clutch basket.

Moldova handed  Andorra one more defeat before the Semi-Finals

She finished the game with 12 points and 9 rebounds, while teammate Maria Terzi posted 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Andorran duo of Lies Bosma Cortes and Julia Marquez Tomas had 13 points apiece for the home side, but that wasn't enough to get them off the mark.

Moldova placed second in the Group Phase with a 2-1 record, while Andorra finished fourth, having lost all three games.

Semi-Finals pairing:
  • Malta v Andorra
  • Moldova v Gibraltar