2016 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries

The 2016 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries was the 15th edition of this tournament. It was hosted by Moldova.[1]

2016 FIBA European Championship
for Small Countries
FIBA Small Countries 2016.png
Tournament details
Host nation Moldova
Dates28 June – 3 July
Teams8
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Armenia
(1st title)
MVPArmenia Andre Spight
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Armenia Spight (21.2)  Armenia (78.2)
Rebounds Malta Falzon (15.0)  Wales (46.2)
Assists Andorra Fernández (5.2)  Moldova (17.2)
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Armenia won its first ever gold in this championship by beating Andorra in the final, 79–71.[2]

TeamsEdit

After the withdrawal of Monaco, which was initially drawn in the Group B,[3] eight countries joined the tournament:[4]

The national team of Armenia made their official debut in a FIBA competition.

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 22 January 2016.[3]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Andorra
  Malta
  San Marino
  Wales
  Gibraltar
  Moldova
  Ireland
  Armenia

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Ireland 3 3 0 270 132 +138 6 Semifinals
2   San Marino 3 2 1 165 152 +13 5
3   Malta 3 1 2 145 202 −57 4 Classification 5–8
4   Gibraltar 3 0 3 125 219 −94 3
Source: FIBA
28 June
13:45
San Marino   61–41   Malta
Scoring by quarter: 18–11, 13–13, 20–7, 10–10
Pts: Botteghi 19
Rebs: Raschi 16
Asts: Raschi 5
Pts: Falzon 14
Rebs: Falzon 13
Asts: Formosa 3
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Igor Esteve (AND), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)
28 June
20:30
Ireland   100–43   Gibraltar
Scoring by quarter: 30–14, 29–9, 22–6, 19–14
Pts: Hosford 15
Rebs: O'Reilly 13
Asts: O'Reilly 10
Pts: Yeats 13
Rebs: Santos 7
Asts: Britto 3
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Sašo Petek (SLO), Alin Faur (ROU), Dumitru Stasiev (MDA)
29 June
16:00
Malta   34–91   Ireland
Scoring by quarter: 12–15, 8–30, 5–21, 9–25
Pts: Bugeja 10
Rebs: Capello 9
Asts: Falzon 2
Pts: Hosford 19
Rebs: O'Reilly 12
Asts: O'Reilly 5
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Alin Faur (ROU), Dumitru Stasiev (MDA)
29 June
20:30
Gibraltar   32–49   San Marino
Scoring by quarter: 6–13, 10–7, 7–17, 9–12
Pts: Yeats 11
Rebs: Gómez 10
Asts: Britto, Yeats 2
Pts: Moretti, Raschi 14
Rebs: Raschi 5
Asts: Cardinali 3
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Igor Esteve (AND), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)
30 June
16:00
Malta   70–50   Gibraltar
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 9–9, 24–13, 18–11
Pts: Bugeja 28
Rebs: Formosa 9
Asts: Shoults 5
Pts: Turner 16
Rebs: Guerrero 9
Asts: three players 2
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Igor Esteve (AND), Dumitru Stasiev (MDA)
30 June
20:30
Ireland   79–55   San Marino
Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 22–13, 15–13, 27–13
Pts: Fitzpatrick 33
Rebs: O'Reilly 13
Asts: Hosford 5
Pts: Raschi 18
Rebs: Botteghi 8
Asts: Casadei 3
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Sašo Petek (SLO), Alin Faur (ROU), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Andorra 3 3 0 224 168 +56 6 Semifinals
2   Armenia 3 2 1 238 174 +64 5
3   Moldova 3 1 2 199 222 −23 4 Classification 5–8
4   Wales 3 0 3 132 229 −97 3
Source: FIBA
28 June
16:00
Wales   33–74   Andorra
Scoring by quarter: 11–15, 1–22, 15–18, 6–19
Pts: Waite 8
Rebs: Waite 10
Asts: three players 1
Pts: Farfan 16
Rebs: De Oliveira, Fernández 6
Asts: Fernández 4
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Igor Dragojević (MNE), Gianluigi Giancecchi (SMR), Barnard Vassallo (MLT)
28 June
18:15
Armenia   83–64   Moldova
Scoring by quarter: 18–11, 23–19, 19–17, 23–17
Pts: Spight 24
Rebs: Amirkhanov 7
Asts: Amirkhanov 6
Pts: Melniciuc 13
Rebs: Ostafiiciuc 8
Asts: Rulevski 4
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Mykola Ambrosov (UKR), Shane Bassett (GIB)
29 June
13:45
Andorra   70–63   Armenia
Scoring by quarter: 12–14, 18–17, 25–22, 15–10
Pts: Colom 19
Rebs: Farfan 11
Asts: Fernández 4
Pts: Spight 23
Rebs: Dunston 13
Asts: Dunston 4
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Igor Dragojević (MNE), Sašo Petek (SLO), Bernard Vassallo (MLT)
29 June
20:30
Moldova   63–59   Wales
Scoring by quarter: 11–18, 14–17, 19–5, 19–19
Pts: Colesnicov, Rulevski 12
Rebs: Ostafiiciuc 6
Asts: Melniciuc 5
Pts: Edwards 16
Rebs: Edwards 10
Asts: Waite 6
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Mikola Ambrosov (UKR), Shane Bassett (GIB), Gianluigi Giancecchi (SMR)
30 June
13:45
Armenia   92–40   Wales
Scoring by quarter: 29–9, 17–11, 21–6, 25–14
Pts: Danielyan 20
Rebs: Konstantinov 11
Asts: Konstantinov 7
Pts: Waite 11
Rebs: Edwards 6
Asts: Waite 6
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Bernard Vassallo (MLT), Shane Bassett (GIB), Gianluigi Giancecchi (SMR)
30 June
18:15
Andorra   80–72   Moldova
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 24–25, 20–22, 17–12
Pts: Farfan 17
Rebs: Colom 9
Asts: Fernández 8
Pts: Colesnicov 15
Rebs: Colesnicov 9
Asts: Melniciuc 5
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Mykola Ambrosov (UKR), Igor Dragojević (MNE)

Classification roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

 
5th–8thFifth place
 
      
 
2 July
 
 
  Malta63
 
3 July
 
  Wales51
 
  Malta63
 
2 July
 
  Moldova73
 
  Moldova85
 
 
  Gibraltar43
 
Seventh place
 
 
3 July
 
 
  Wales67
 
 
  Gibraltar40

Classification 5–8 placesEdit

2 July
13:45
Malta   63–51   Wales
Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 19–9, 5–14, 23–16
Pts: Falzon 19
Rebs: Falzon 15
Asts: Shoults 3
Pts: Priddle 9
Rebs: Duppa 10
Asts: Waite 4
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius (LTU), Igor Dragojević (MNE), Igor Esteve (AND)
2 July
16:00
Moldova   85–43   Gibraltar
Scoring by quarter: 23–12, 25–11, 21–6, 16–14
Pts: Rulevski 17
Rebs: Melnic 10
Asts: Melniciuc 6
Pts: Gomez 12
Rebs: Santos 9
Asts: Britto 4
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Sašo Petek (SLO), Gian Giancecchi (SMR), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

Seventh place gameEdit

3 July
13:45
Wales   67–40   Gibraltar
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 17–7, 17–8, 18–13
Pts: Dawe 27
Rebs: Duppa, Kizito 7
Asts: Williams 6
Pts: Guerrero 18
Rebs: Guerrero, Santos 8
Asts: Britto 3
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Dumitru Stasiev (MDA), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

Fifth place gameEdit

3 July
16:00
Malta   63–73   Moldova
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 15–20, 19–8, 8–27
Pts: Bugeja, Falzon 18
Rebs: Falzon 18
Asts: Falzon, Shoults 3
Pts: Melinic 17
Rebs: Oprea 11
Asts: Cojuhari 5
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Alin Faur (ROU), Shane Bassett (GIB), Gianluigi Giancecchi (SMR)

Final roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
2 July
 
 
  Ireland60
 
3 July
 
  Armenia74
 
  Armenia79
 
2 July
 
  Andorra71
 
  Andorra63
 
 
  San Marino57
 
Third place
 
 
3 July
 
 
  Ireland53
 
 
  San Marino60

SemifinalsEdit

2 July
18:15
Ireland   60–74   Armenia
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 14–19, 12–16, 14–23
Pts: Blount 18
Rebs: O'Reilly 10
Asts: O'Reilly 2
Pts: Spight 24
Rebs: Dunston 14
Asts: Amirkhanov 5
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Mykola Ambrosov (UKR), Alin Faur (ROU), Bernard Vassallo (MLT)
2 July
20:30
Andorra   63–57   San Marino
Scoring by quarter: 16–13, 18–10, 12–17, 17–17
Pts: Farfan 20
Rebs: Fernández 7
Asts: Fernández 4
Pts: Botteghi 13
Rebs: Botteghi 15
Asts: Raschi 5
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Shane Bassett (GIB), Dumitru Stasiev (MDA)

Third place gameEdit

3 July
18:15
Ireland   53–60   San Marino
Scoring by quarter: 12–13, 17–8, 13–17, 11–22
Pts: Blount, Fitzpatrick 16
Rebs: Blount, Fitzpatrick 13
Asts: Hosford, James 3
Pts: Cardinali 14
Rebs: Botteghi, Moretti 7
Asts: Moretti 6
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Tomas Jasevičius (LTU),Igor Esteve (AND), Bernard Vassallo (MLT)

FinalEdit

3 July
20:30
Armenia   79–71   Andorra
Scoring by quarter: 25–12, 18–21, 21–17, 15–21
Pts: Spight 27
Rebs: Dunston 12
Asts: Amirkhanov 4
Pts: Colom 22
Rebs: Fernández 7
Asts: Fernández 6
Futsal Arena FMF, Ciorescu
Referees: Igor Dragojević (MNE), Mykola Ambrosov (UKR), Sašo Petek (SLO)


 2016 FIBA European Championship
for Small Countries Winner 
 
Armenia
First title

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Record
    Armenia 4–1
    Andorra 4–1
    San Marino 3–2
4   Ireland 3–2
5   Moldova 3–2
6   Malta 2–3
7   Wales 1–4
8   Gibraltar 0–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moldova to host the European basketball championship among small countries". RMT.md. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "MVP Spight leads Armenia to maiden gold". FIBA. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "FIBA European Championship for Small Countries draws completed". FIBA. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Ireland's men's basketball team to re-enter European competition in 2016". Inside the games. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.

External linksEdit