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2013 AfroBasket Women's Championship: Angola beat hosts to defend title

Dinesh Thapa
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1.04K   //    03 Oct 2013, 09:44 IST
Angola players celebrating their second title in a row

Angola players celebrate their second title in a row.

Defending champions Angola retained the AfroBasket Women‘s Championship courtesy a 64-61 win over hosts Mozambique.

Angola took the first and second quarter 16-15 and 15-14 respectively to go to half-time break with two-point lead.

After the break, Angola also took the third quarter 15-11 to extend the lead going to the last quarter. But the hosts took the last quarter 14-8 to force the match to the overtime.

Angola outscored their opponents 10-7 in OT and defended their crown.

Meanwhile, Senegal beat Cameroon 63-56 for the bronze.

Angola’s captain Nacessila Mauricio was adjudged MVP of the championship.

Angola and Mozambique also qualified for the 17th edition of the 2014 FIBA World Cup for women to be held in Turkey.

Top-5 role of honours of the 2013 EuroBasket

  1. Nacessila Mauricio (Angola)
  2. Deolinda Ngulela (Angola)
  3. Leia Dongue (Angola)
  4. Astou Traore (Senegal)
  5. Ramres Lonlack (Cameroon)

Best re-bounder: Nagnouma Coulibaly (Mali)

Best three-point shooter: Fatoumata Bagayoko (Mali)

Fair Play Team: Egypt

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