|Margaux Varvello and the Principality of Monaco stormed into the Semi-Finals |
Malta and the Principality of Monaco secured semi-final berths with efficient victories in the U16 European Championships Women Division C Qualification Round.
Malta took a 21-8 lead at half-time and didn't allow Gibraltar to come back. Monique Caruana and Gabriella Mifsud hit a team-high 8 points, with Julia Xerri grabbing 10 rebounds.
Sophie Anne Mansfield got six steals for Gibraltar, who were led by Natalie Rodriguez's 13 points and 14 rebounds from Jamie Lee Prescott.
In the second game, Wales fell down 1-17 early but came back with a strong second quarter. After half-time though, Monaco showed their strength behind team-highs from Paloma Paje-Ruis (24 points and 9 rebounds) and 21 points from Emma Zeghdar.
Joanna Thomas grabbed 15 rebounds for the Welsh and Imogen Jones got a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.