Andorra Roll To Second Straight Win


Andorra won for a second straight day Tuesday at the European Championship Men Division C in Malta.

The Andorrans put in the most dominant performance of the afternoon, crushing Gibraltar 93-51.

Michael Naudi (Malta)
Michael Naudi had four points to go with five rebounds and six assists for Malta.
Four players scored in double-digits for the winners as Rafael Casals turned in 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory.

Hosts Malta fell to 1-1 in Group B after falling to Denmark 86-73.

The Danes led 69-46 at the end of the third quarter before the hosts before a 10 point swing in the final period saw a closer final score.

Peter Johansen led the way for Denmark with 23 points and six rebounds.

Meanwhile, Moldova fell to 0-2 after a 54-55 loss to Wales and Scotland leveled their record at 1-1 with an 83-69 victory over San Marino.

Scotland led throughout and used a strong start to each half to ease their way past their opponent.

The rebound battle was dominated by Scotland, 52-29, who grabbed 87% of their defensive boards, helped by small forwards Ross Campbell, who grabbed eight rebounds, and Josh Crolley, who grabbed eight rebounds in only 10 minutes of playing time.

Both teams shot 50% from two-point territory while San Marino were not about to die wondering as they hoisted nearly has many 3 points shots (30) as 2 point attempts (34), connecting on only 23%.

Daniel Donnelly exploded off the bench to lead Scotland in scoring with 17 points (5/11 shots, 5/8 free throws) to go with 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block in only 22 minutes of action.

Big men Tom Pearson and Simon Flockhart proved effective inside the pant. Pearson collected 10 points (4/6 shots), 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Flockhart chipped in with 10 points (5/9) shots) and 5 rebounds.

"The important thing was getting the win but we will have to up our game if we are to advance to the Semi-Finals" said Scotland Head Coach Tom Campbell.

San Marino next face tournament favourites Denmark.

For Scotland, a huge challenge awaits with their final pool game against Malta to determine which team escapes the group to join Denmark in the semi-finals.


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