Scotland Senior Women just miss out on bronze; REPORT | 2014 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries

Scotland Senior Women fell to Malta 59-66, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal, to secure a fourth-place finish at the 2014 European Championship for Small Countries.

Scotland went 2/1 in Group B, beating both Wales (86-43) and Azerbaijan (66-56) before falling to Austria (45-70), securing their place in the semi-final.

Iceland proved too strong in the final four, overcoming Scotland 85-59 in a wire-to-wire victory based on a good start. Iceland raced out into a 22-13 edge after 10 minutes and steadily increased their advantage behind nine three-pointers to book their place in the final.

Despite defeat in the final four, Scotland showed no signs of taking their foot off the gas in their 3rd/4th place finale against Malta. In a back-and-forth contest, where Scotland more than held their own throughout, Malta produced a stunning fourth-quarter display (26-14) to see off their opponents. Rebecca Allison poured in 23 points and added 11 boards, while Rona Corkindale bagged a solid double-double (15/14).

Allison (15.6) and Corkindale (15.2) finished 4th and 6th in scoring (ppg), for the championships. Corkindale also finished second overall in rebounds, averaging 9.6 per contest.