Two separate FIBA Under 18 Division C Championships got underway today with Malta having a very positive day registering two good wins.
In Malta, the Under 18 women team had to fight hard and come from behind (19-29 at halftime) to beat Gibraltar 55-51 (9-12, 10-17, 20-7, 16-15)at the National Sport School Gym in Pembroke.
In the other match of the day, Cyprus defeated Armenia 54-35.
Tomorrow, Malta will play Armenia at 5.15pm.
The Under 18 boys team are playing in Nicosia, Cyprus. On the opening day, the local boys, playing in Group B, managed to open and maintain a consistent lead after the first quarter to beat San Marino 74-61 (14-14, 22-15, 16-16, 22-16)
Malta will play Gibraltar (who today lost 84-90 to Moldova) tomorrow at 7.30pm Malta time.