Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Afrobasket Women 2021: Cameroon, Mali Senegal Pick Quarter-Final Spots

Day three games of the ongoing Women’s 2021 Afrobasket competition have seen team Cameroon, and Mali recording their second consecutive wins.

Cameroon humbled  Cape Verde 71-40 points in an exciting and impressive display while Mali led the encounter against Ivory Coast 73-63 points.

The lionesses of Cameroon now occupy the top spot on the classification table in group A.

Meanwhile, Senegal, Cameroon, and Mali have already grabbed their spots for the quarter-finals.

In an early encounter, the ambitious Malian ladies succeeded in imposing a 73 by 63 points victory against a fair Ivorian side.

The ongoing encounter pitting Nigeria against Angola, will see both sides tussle for a quarter final ticket.

In a game style characterized by physical strength,  both sides showed a mastery of their subject matter, with the Ivorian side dominating play for the first three quarters by 20-24, 17-12, and 17-15.

A short-lived experience that saw the vibrant and experienced Malian ladies doubling points in the last quarters by 9 against 25 in their favour.

Mali now tops group C followed by Ivory Coast in the second position and Guinean in the third spot.

The competition’s quarter-finals are slated to kick-off come Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

As the basketball festival gets to its turning point, Cameroon’s Head Coach Ahmed Mbombo, Njoya, Hermine, Alexandra, Lonlack, and mates have their eyes fixed on the trophy.

The Basketball Lionesses are drawing inspiration from the Volleyball Lionesses’ triumph throning on the continent with three consecutive wins.

By Brian Mbenowoh

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