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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Seventh Gold For Cyprus' Men's Basketball

NICOSIA, 6 June 2009 - After the 1985, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2005 gold medals, the Cyprus menís basketball national team did it again. On Saturday (06/06) the hosts beat Andorra 91-70 and took first place in the basketball tournament of the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.

In the game against Andorra, the hosts were continuously in charge, besides a moment in the beginning of the second period, when Andorra tied the score at 19. But with a careful play in defense and offence, Cyprus reached to the important win.

Quarters: 17-19, 30-40, 51-63, 70-91.

CYPRUS (Stylianides): Giannas, Pantouris 3 (1), Neofytou 3, Anastasides 14 (1), Kounnas 12 (2),  Liatsos 2, Palalas 10 (2), Koronides 19 (5), Kaskiris, Theocharidis 2, Trisokkas 10, Garcia 16.
ANDORRA (Haumme): Marin S., Morfeita 2, Fernandez J., Gabriel 2, Llevet, Fernandez O. 2, De Oliveira 6, Olcina 8 (1), Galera 13 (3), Marin 6 D., Bermudo 15,  Casals 16.

* The president of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, Ouranios Ioannidis, presented the medals to the top three nations. Gold to Cyprus, silver to Luxemburg and bronze to Andorra.

* Josh Casar (secretary general of the Maltese OC) presented the medals to the winning nations of the womenís tournament. Malta won the gold, Iceland took silver and Cyprus settled with bronze.

Luxemburg beat Iceland 74-66 on Saturdayís first game and claimed second place and the silver medal. Iceland missed out of the medal chase.

Quarters: 25-16, 33-31, 53-49, 74-66.

LUXEMBURG (PAAR): Schumacher 6 (1) Delgado N., Delgado J. 13 (1), Scholtes, Smith 19 (1), Picard 7 (1), Rajniak 27, Hoffmann 2.
ICELAND (IGIMURTANSON): M. Gunnarsson 3, F. Olafsson 4, Ermolinskji 8, Hafsteinsson 3, Vilbergsson 8 (2), Porvaldsson 7, Vilhjalmsson 7 (2), P. Olafsson 8 (2), L. Gunnarsson 9 (1), Porsteinsson 9.

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