Armenia moved to a perfect 3-0 at the European Championship Women, Division C Wednesday with a convincing 71-47 victory over Andorra.
The Andorrans needed a win over the hosts and loss by Moldova to have any hope of going through, but could not keep pace with Armenia who pulled away in the second and third quarter to secure the top spot in Group A.
Nearly half a million people in Armenia tuned in to see their national team's 71-64 win over Moldova on Tuesday at the European Championship for Women Division C taking place in Yerevan.
The end of the game, broadcast on Armenian National Television, was preempted in favor of the Paraguay vs. Japan World Cup contest, but the station received so many complaints they were forced to replay the basketball game in its entirety later in the evening.
Armenia won for the second straight day on Tuesday and now sit alone atop Group A at the European Championship Women, Division C taking place in Yerevan, Armenia.
The hosts asserted themselves in the second half thanks to 25 points and 11 rebounds from American-born Amanda Jackson.
Hosts Armenia made a statement on the opening day of the European Championship Women Division C, crushing Gibraltar 98-45 on Monday.
Playing in front of a Division C-record crowd of 1,500 fans Christina Kepenekian led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Hasmik Mamikonyan was as impressive with 13 points and 15 boards, 13 of them coming on the defensive end of the floor.
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