|Julia Xerri was a strong presence under the boards for Malta on Wednesday|
In a re-match of the 2013 gold medal game, Malta got the better of U18 European Championship Women Division C hosts and reigning champions Andorra with stifling defence while Cyprus won their first game of the tournament.
Malta allowed just five points in the first quarter and then gave up just two points in the fourth quarter in beating Andorra 52-39 in Group A.
Malta improved to 2-0 in Group A while Andorra dropped to 0-1. The final game of the group is Gibraltar vs Andorra - a battle of 0-1 teams.
Monaco dropped to 1-1 while Cyprus will take on 0-1 Wales in the final Group B game.