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U16 Angola takes the first win in Egypt, avoids last place in Group B - Jul 13, 2011


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Angola celebrated their first win at U16 AfroBasket in Egypt. Thanks to this victory, Angola avoided last place in Preliminary Group B. They handed 57-51 loss to Congo-Brazaville mostly owing to Jose Kipanda (95), who came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Francis Mbemba 20 pts and 10 boards in defeat. His Congo ended this stage winless. Angola will meet Mozambique in the Quarterfinals, while Congo will meet host Egypt. Also in Group B, Tunisia grabbed 53-51 OT win against Mali to win this pool. Tunisia will meet South Africa in the Quarterfinals, while Mali (2-1, No.2) will take on Algeria.
Egypt is the winner of Group A with perfect 3-0 record. In Day Three of the championship, the hosts outplayed South Africa 101-57, despite they already secured first place in this pool even before this meeting. Egypt will meet Congo in the Quarterfinals. On the other side, South Africa (1-2) finished as the last ranked team of Group A and will meet Tunisia in the QFinals. Also in Group A, Mozambique was too strong for Algeria yesterday 69-65. Thanks to this win Mozambique (1-2) ended as No.2 of Group A, while is Algeria (1-2) is No.3. In the Quarterfinals, Mozambique will play against Angola. Algeria will meet Mali.
All Quarterfinals games will be played tomorrow.   




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