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African Championships U18 2012 - Women Basketball


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African Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Senegal
 2. Mali
 3. Egypt
 4. Tunisia
 5. Angola
 6. Kenya

African Championships U18 Stage One Standings
 1. Senegal 5-0 
 2. Egypt 4-1 
 3. Mali 3-2 
 4. Tunisia 2-3 
 5. Angola 1-4 
 6. Kenya 0-5 

Senegal lifts U18 Afrobasket for Women trophy (Photo: fibaafrica.com)
 
Senegal  U18 2012
4 Ndeye Awa Kebe 95
5 Sylla Maissa 95
6 Kh Dieng N'deye 95
7 Ndeye Coumba Ndaw 94
8 Aminata Kamara 94
9 Ndeye Siry Diagne 95 SLBC Senegal
10 Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye 94 Louga Senegal
11 Yacine Diop F-95
12 Aminata Faye 94
13 Mame Fatou Ndiaye 94
14 Mame Borso Diallo
15 Mame Coumba Sy 95

Birahim Gaye Head Coach



Dakar 2012: Senegal lifts U18 Afrobasket for Women trophy - Sep 29, 2012

Host of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women Senegal Saturday night emerge as the new champion of the continent flagship youth competition for women with a 55-50 points victory over Mali.

Senegal who started the game rather on a shaky note resulting in her losing the first quarter to Mali by 13-19 points but gradually cut down the margin from the second quarter and hitch into the lead at the close of third quarter and never looked back until the buzzer sounded.

Senegal won the second, third and fourth quarters by 15-10, 12-09 and 15-12 points to rap-up the game at 55-50 points.

Senegal forward Aminata Kamara led her team with a double double effort of 15 points, 10 rebound and 2 assist the duo of Ndeye Dieng and Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye added 13 and 10 points respectively while Yacine Diop was later adjudge as the week-long champion most valuable player (MVP) posting an impressive record of 12 rebounds, 7 points and 7 assist.

Diop was also named to the championship Top-5 honour list; other players that made the Top-5 honour list include Egyptian point guard Soraya Deghady, Mali duo of Mariam Kone and Aminata Traore and Tunisia Hamrouni Houda.

Houda also won two more honours as she emerge the championship highest scorer with 122 points from seven games and the highest rebounder award with 67 rebounds while Mali Kone also win a double as she add the championship highest three-pointer award to her Top-5 honour.
Houda Hamrouni (F-94)


Dakar 2012: Senegal lifts U18 Afrobasket for Women trophy - Sep 29, 2012

Host of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women Senegal Saturday night emerge as the new champion of the continent flagship youth competition for women with a 55-50 points victory over Mali.

Senegal who started the game rather on a shaky note resulting in her losing the first quarter to Mali by 13-19 points but gradually cut down the margin from the second quarter and hitch into the lead at the close of third quarter and never looked back until the buzzer sounded.

Senegal won the second, third and fourth quarters by 15-10, 12-09 and 15-12 points to rap-up the game at 55-50 points.

Senegal forward Aminata Kamara led her team with a double double effort of 15 points, 10 rebound and 2 assist the duo of Ndeye Dieng and Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye added 13 and 10 points respectively while Yacine Diop was later adjudge as the week-long champion most valuable player (MVP) posting an impressive record of 12 rebounds, 7 points and 7 assist.

Diop was also named to the championship Top-5 honour list; other players that made the Top-5 honour list include Egyptian point guard Soraya Deghady, Mali duo of Mariam Kone and Aminata Traore and Tunisia Hamrouni Houda.

Houda also won two more honours as she emerge the championship highest scorer with 122 points from seven games and the highest rebounder award with 67 rebounds while Mali Kone also win a double as she add the championship highest three-pointer award to her Top-5 honour.
Houda Hamrouni (F-94)


Dakar 2012: Tunisia lost race for bronze, lose to Egypt 44-45 in OT - Sep 29, 2012

The hope of Tunisia of returning home with the bronze medal of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women was dashed at the dying seconds of the over-time thus allowing former champion Egypt to sweep to a 45-44 points win.

Tunisia won the first and third quarters (10-04 and 19-12) while Egypt rallied its clear court vision style of play to win the second fourth and the over-time (12-04, 10-05 and 07-06) despite Tunisia forward, Hamrouni Houda having a good run which saw her scoring a double double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists.

Egypt point guard Soraya Deghady led her team with 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steal with Farida Enam to complete the defeat of Tunisia in the bronze medal game.

Tunisia assistant coach Ahmed Yasser told FIBA Africa in a post match chat that though is painful losing the title it hoped to defend but the take solace in returning with the bronze medial.

The coach who tipped Senegal to win the title for the good conduct of it fans says Mali might as well spring some surprises if the Mali coach could manage his star-players, according to him Mali parade the best post players of the championship and this could be a nightmare for Senegal.
Soraia Deghady (95)



Dakar 2012: Senegal, Mali set for final showdown - Sep 29, 2012

The grand finale of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women will tip-off at 18h00 at the gymnasium of the Marius Ndiaye stadium Dakar Senegal between host Senegal and Mali.

It will be the second time both sides will clash in the championship with Senegal running away with a slim 54-52 points victory in the preliminary round and the question right now is that will win when it matter most as both sides have also book a place at the Lithuania 2013 FIBA World U19 Championship for Women as Africa representative.

Senegal is yet to drop a game in the championship while Mali has a 4-2 records having lost to Senegal (52-54) and Egypt (54-73) during the preliminary but came back to shove Egypt aside in the semi finals Friday night with a scintillating performance which Senegal saw off Tunisia in the other semis.

Two players will the cynosure of all eyes as both sides file out at 18H00 Senegal guard Yacine Diop and ever consistent Mali centre Aminata Traore.

Diop who has feature four of Senegal six games boast of average rate of 30.07 minutes per game, 16 points, 8.5 rebound, 2.75 assist, 3.50 steal, 3.25 turn-over and .75 block could be a treat to the Malians while Mali will bank on the good run of Traore with an impressive record of 29..07 minutes per game, 14.66 points, 8.16 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 2.66 turn-over and .66 block.

Both players are neck deep for the most valuable player (MVP) award from the total votes cast so far by journalists and coaches.


Dakar 2012: Superb Traore lifts Mali over Egypt - Sep 29, 2012

The second semi final of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women is a game former champion Egypt will not forget in a hurry as they were bundled out by Mali after racing to a 20-16 points first quarter win with Mali centre energetic Aminata Traore becoming the heroin of the match.

The youthful forward who netted 26 of her side 69 points of the night was splendid with her defensive role combine with good ball handling and scoring prowess.

The player who is line for the championship most valuable player award provided some of the answer her team require to dominate the Egyptian from the second quarter until the buzzer as Mali easily took the second and third quarter and wade off some form of pull back by Egypt in the last quarter (14-07, 23-12 and 16-15) for a final score line of 69-54 points in favour of Mali.

Traore also grab 8 rebound, 2 assist and one block shot she was joined by her compatriot Mariam Kone who scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half while Fanta Guindo grabbed 10 rebound, 9 points, 4 assist and 4 steal as Mali square up against Senegal in the grand finale on Saturday.
Aminata Traore (186-C-95)



Dakar 2012: Diop double double lift Senegal to grand finale - Sep 29, 2012

Senegalese guard Yacine Diop became her team rally points Friday as the young lioness book a place in the grand finale of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women at the expense of Tunisia in the first semi-finals.

The enterprising guard who has turned out to be the pillars of her team recorded a double double figure of 12 points, 18 rebound, 2 assist, 2 steal and 2 block shot to help her team to a 42-35 points victory.

Diop who enter the game with an incredible credential having average 27.40 minutes and 17.33 points per game was on the floor for 38.02 minutes for Senegal.

Senegal won all four quarters (11-10, 10-08, 10-08 and 11-09) in the highly technical game thus making the FIBA Africa Zone-II side to become one of Africa candidate for the July 18-28 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship slated for Lithuania.

Senegal out play Tunisia in all department of the game with 46 rebounds to Tunisia 32, 8 assists while Tunisia could only manage two assists throughout the forty minutes duration of the game.



Dakar 2012: Angola beat Kenya to fifth position - Sep 29, 2012

Angola U18 women national team Friday beat Kenya to the fifth position of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women in Dakar Senegal by 80-46 points in the six-nation championship.

Angola won all four quarters by 16-14, 17-09, 28-11 and 19-12 points to finish as Africa fifth best youth (U18) women basketball nation with Angola Duneth Silva scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist; Rosa Gala added 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist and 2 steal with Maria Fula grabbing 10 rebounds for the victor.



Dakar 2012: Senegal, Egypt, Mali, Tunisia set for the semis - Sep 28, 2012

The 2012 edition of Africa foremost youth competition for young women across the continent enter the semi-finals stage Friday at the Marius Ndiaye gymnasium Dakar Senegal with the four semi-finalists, host Senegal defending champion Egypt, Mali and Tunisia gearing to go.

Separating the four from the six countries on parade was no mean feat as Senegal, Egypt and Mali already through before the closing day of the preliminary round two games played (Senegal Vs Egypt and Tunisia Vs Angola) were very crucial to the players and their handlers as Senegal and Egypt searches for who lead the preliminary pool which Senegal eventual won by 19 points margin of 73-54 points while the pairing between Tunisia and Angola was more daisy as the eventual winner Tunisia picked the last semi-finals spot with a 46-38 points victory.

Senegal Vs Tunisia 17H00
The semi-finals pairing will see Senegal taking on Tunisia in the first semis at 17H00 a game pundit had predicted to stretch to the buzzer as Tunisia who earlier in the competition lost to Senegal by 47-54 points getting better with every game it has played so far.

Senegal will be playing under some kind of pressure as it will be playing before a vociferous fans who will demand nothing less than victory from the team couple with injuries to some of it players against a Tunisian side who are not court shy.

Senegal will be banking on the duo of Yacine Diop and Ndeye Dieng to rally the young lioness as it look forward to make it to the grand finale billed for Saturday while Tunisia will bank on the scoring and rebounding prowess of forward Hamrouni Houda and Wafa Lobiri to rescue them from the claw of the lioness.

Diop who feature in three of the five preliminary games played by her side has an average total of 27.40 minutes; 17.33 points; 5.33 rebound; 3 assist; 4 steal; 3 turn over and .33 block shot must be able to repeat her form which saw led her team against Egypt where she poured in 22 points, 6 steal, 5 rebound and 4 assist while fast pace guard Dieng with cumulative average of 24.05 minutes; 8.2 points; 3.4 rebound; 2.4 assist; .6 steal; one turn-over and .4 block shot from five games being able to repeat her run down the base-line and execute jump-ball and provide her team with the kind of court leadership which has seen her become a dominant player so far.

For Tunisia Houda and Lobiri must carry their teammates along in the execution of their play if they must go past Senegal Friday evening. Houda who has had wonderful performance since the competition began over a week ago rank among the championship top scorer having feature in all her team preliminary games.

With an average of 32.09 minutes; 19.8 points; 8 rebound; 1.4 assist; 2.6 steal; 3.6 turn-over and .2 blocks the ES CAP BON basketball club of Tunis forward surely knows what is at stake at this stage of the competition just as Lobiri also boast of an impressive record of 27.06 minutes per game; 12.4 points; 3.6 rebound; 1.6 assist; 2 steal and 4 turn-over the stage is set for the semi-final cracker against Senegal.
Wafa Lobiri (F-95)




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