Armenia Beats Azerbaijan 88-76 at FIBA U16 European Championship Semifinals

ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (FIBA)—Armenia overturned a 15-point deficit to hand Azerbaijan an 88-76 defeat in the 2017 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Under 16 (U16) European Championship Division C Semifinals.

Armenia vs. Azerbaijan, 2017 FIBA U16 European Championship Division C (Photo: FIBA)

A massive 34-16 fourth quarter was the key, as Georgii Shakhnazarov exploded for 36 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Nikita Galtsev was equally impressive with a 16-point, 19-rebound double-double and five blocks to his name.

Armenia and Gibraltar will now face off in the tournament final. When those two teams met for the first time in Group A, Armenia took home a 66-59 win.

The winner of Azerbaijan vs. Andorra will determine who will take the final podium spot.

Armenia and Gibraltar take the court in the tournament final on July 30.

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