Malta Basketball Association

Under 16 Malta Selections in action in Andorra and Gibraltar respectively

The Malta Under 16 Boys and Girls selections are presently in Andorra and Gibraltar respectively to take part in the FIBA Under 16 Division C 2017 tournaments.

The boys’ team have already played three games and today will play Moldova in the search of a first win and a possibility to avoid the last place in Group A in the first phase.

Malta set off against Wales and had a good start leading 24-14 at half time but then succumbed to a narrow 43-47 defeat. (Click here to see the game’s stats). The hosts Gibraltar were the next opponents and here Malta lost 84-67 (click to see the game;s stats). Yesterday Malta faced the group’s firm favourites Armenia and lost 48-79 (click here to see the game’s stats).

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The girls’ Under 16 selection, playing in Gibraltar, set off on a good note defeating Georgia 61-39, even though they were trailing 14-24 at half time but changed the tempo completely in the second half which they won 40-8 on their road to a good win. Click here to see the game’s stats.

Malta were off yesterday and today will play Kosovo (who yesterday were beaten 82-44 by Georgia).

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