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    It's European Championship for Small Countries time:

    Men

    Day 1
    Gibraltar 102 Moldova 96 (OT) (Group A)
    Malta 96 Andorra 64 (Group B)
    Norway 88 San Marino 48 (Group A)

    Ireland is the remaining team in Group B. Moldova's Vladislav Solopa scored 44 points in a losing cause. FIBA website indicates that Norway hasn't fielded a senior team in official competition since 2001, but they had no trouble handling the hosts.

    Women

    Day 1
    Denmark 96 Malta 58 (Group A)
    Luxembourg 71 Cyprus 49 (Group B)
    Norway 73 Ireland 62 (Group A)
    Gibraltar 70 Moldova 64 (Group B)

    Denmark hasn't played a FIBA competition in years, but on paper they have the most talented team in the tournament and they started with a dominant win over the defending champs. Hosts Ireland disappointed an enthusiastic home crowd with a third-quarter collapse against Norway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Day 2:

    Men
    Malta 76 Ireland 65
    Norway 95 Gibraltar 60
    San Marino 98 Moldova 54

    Malta wrapped up Group B, while Norway took the driver's seat in Group A.

    Women
    Norway 56 Cyprus 54
    Denmark 116 Gibraltar 33
    Luxembourg 70 Ireland 47
    Malta 122 Moldova 32

    Norway and Luxembourg locked up semifinal spots, while the hosts are eliminated after just two games. Denmark continued to dominate, while Malta should beat Gibraltar tomorrow to advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Day 3:

    Men
    Ireland 63 Andorra 56
    Norway 94 Moldova 78
    Gibraltar 74 San Marino 66

    Malta-Gibraltar and Norway-Ireland in the semis.

    Women
    Luxembourg 66 Norway 39
    Denmark 146 Moldova 35
    Ireland 73 Cyprus 54
    Malta 71 Gibraltar 32

    Semis are Denmark-Norway and Luxembourg-Malta
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    5th-7th Place: Andorra 97 Moldova 43
    Semifinals: Norway 83 Ireland 73, Malta 102 Gibraltar 57

    Women

    5th-8th Place: Cyprus 100 Gibraltar 47, Ireland 102 Moldova 28
    Semifinals: Denmark 77 Norway 42, Luxembourg 62 Malta 47
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    5th Place: Andorra 69 San Marino 56
    3rd Place: Ireland 86 Gibraltar 66
    Final: Malta 75 Norway 59

    Sam Deguara's 24 points and 14 rebounds led Malta to their first championship.

    Women
    7th Place: Moldova 68 Gibraltar 58
    5th Place: Cyprus 82 Ireland 75
    3rd Place: Malta 67 Norway 59
    Final: Denmark 93 Luxembourg 59

    Denmark was ahead 55-22 at halftime. South Florida's Maria Jespersen led the way with 23 points.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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