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African Championships U16 Standings
 1. Egypt
 2. Tunisia
 3. Mali
 4. Angola
 5. Algeria
 6. Mozambique
 7. Congo-Braza.
 8. S.Africa

African Championships U16 Standings
Group A
1. Egypt 3-0
2. Algeria 1-2
3. Mozambique 1-2
4. S.Africa 1-2
Group B
1. Tunisia 3-0
2. Mali 2-1
3. Angola 1-2
4. Congo-Braza. 0-3
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Brazil wins Gold in Cucuta(Photo: Fiba-Afrique)

Egyptian National Team 2011 (Photo: Fiba-Afrique)
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Ahmed Abbas 95
Omar Abdeen 95
Walid Ahmed 95
Mohamed Elsayed 96
Ahmed Elsayed 96
Wessam Emad 95
Ahmed Hesham 95
Mohamed Hesham 95
Moataz Hosny 95
Ahmed Mohamed 95
Ehab Mohamed 95
Mamdouh Mohamed 96
Ahmed Mohamed 95
Ziad Nabil 95
Amr Nabil 95
Anas Osama 95

Egypt defends the Gold! - Jul 17, 2011

Egypt defended Gold medal at the U16 AfroBasket 2011. The host of this event cruised past Tunisia 117-67 in the Big Final. Thanks to this win, Egypt also booked a ticket for the FIBA U17 World Championship 2012 in Lithuania. Egypt took control on Tunisia from the beginning. Already at the halftime Egypt was 53-31 up. Nothing has changed after the breather and Egypt cruised to 117-67 victory at the end. Of course, second place belongs to Tunisia.
In the battle for Bronze, Mali grabbed 59-57 thriller win against Angola. Fifth place at this event belongs to Algeria, who was better than Mozambique 55-54. It was another exciting meeting in the last day of competition. Congo-Brazzaville avoided last place at this event thanks to 66-60 win against South Africa.

Egypt and Tunisia to meet in the Finals - Jul 16, 2011

Egypt and Tunisia advanced to the Big Final of U16 AfroBasket. They will fight for the Gold today at 18h.
Egypt eliminated Angola in the Semifinal. It was a 106-41 blowout win for the host of this event. Egypt took control on Angola from the very beginning and never looked back after that. Thay dominated in all basketball elements and celebrated huge victory at the end. Angola will play for the Bronze against Mali.
Tunisia had to work very hard in order to beat Mali in the Semis. They registered tiny 51-49 victory.
In the Classification Games from 5th to 8th place, Algeria cruised past Congo-Brazaville 68-50. In the other game, Mozambique handed 69-61 loss to South Africa. It means that Algeria and Mozambique will meet today in the game for fifth place. Congo-Brazaville and South Africa will meet each other and the winner will avoid last place in Egypt.

Egypt, Tunisia, Mali and Angola advance to Semifinals - Jul 15, 2011

Egypt, Tunisia, Mali and Angola advanced to Semifinals of the U16 AfroBasket in Egypt.
Egypt destroyed Congo-Brazzaville in the Quarterfinals 128-33. It was their fourth straight win at this event. The hosts dominated from the very beginning and they reached amazing 71-11 at the halftime. Of course, all after that was just the formality and Egypt ended this meeting with huge 128-33. In the Semifinals, Egypt will meet Angola.
Tunisia also had an easy job in the Quarterfinals. They handed 80-38 loss to South Africa to reach the Semis. Tunisia will meet Mali at the next stage.
Mali had to work very hard to eliminate Mozambique in the QFinals. Malians celebrated 47-44 win yesterday. First quarter was tied at 24-24, but Mali improved after the breather and created 19-8 in Q3. However, Mozambique made them big troubles in the last period but at the end was not able to make a turn. Makan Coulibaly had no mercy from the FT line in the finish and brought Mali 3-point win.
Angola celebrated 66-52 win against Algeria to eliminate them.

Day Three: Quarterfinals are set - Jul 13, 2011

Preliminary Round of U16 AfroBasket in Egypt is over.
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. Ubisse was the leading player in victory with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Ahmed Boutiba replied with 23 pts and 7 boards in loss. 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.
Tunisia is the winner of Group B with perfect 3-0 record. They grabbed 53-51 OT win against Mali yesterday for their third straight win. Haythem Saada stepped up for the winners with 15 points and 19 rebounds. Cheick Diallo replied with 13 pts and 20 rebs in loss. Tunisia will meet South Africa in the Quarterfinals, while Mali (2-1, No.2) will take on Algeria.
Angola celebrated their first win in Egypt and avoided last place in Group B. They handed 57-51 loss to Congo mostly owing to Jose Kipanda, 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.

U16 AfroBasket: Day Two in Egypt - Jul 12, 2011

Four games were played in Day Two of the U16 AfroBasket in Egypt.
In Group A, Egypt was too strong for Algeria handing them 94-57 loss. It means that the host of this event jumped to 2-0 record in Preliminary Group A. On the other side, Algeria faced with the first loss (1-1). Second quarter was the crucial one in this meeting as Egypt won it 28-8. They had 46-23 at the HT and all after that was just the formality.
Also in Group A, South Africa grabbed 59-58 thriller win against Mozambique. Both teams failed in Day One so this is the first win for South Africans. Henry Williams was a key player for the winners with 30 points and 9 rebounds. Helton Ubisse collected 25 pts and 8 boards in loss.
In Group B, Mali destroyed Congo 71-43 for perfect 2-0 score. Cheick Diallo stepped up for the winners with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Malians during this game was never been afraid. Thanks to good collective offenses and defenses actions, they controlled the game until its end.
In the last game of the day, Tunisia celebrated 64-60 win against Angola also for 2-0. On the other side, Angola dropped to 0-2 in Group B. Haythem Saada had double-double of 10 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Tunisia sealed the victory in the last two minutes.

U16 AfroBasket: Day One in Egypt - Jul 11, 2011

U16 AfroBasket started on Friday in Egypt. The host of this even had a joyful Day One registering 108-54 victory against Mozambique (Group A). Egypt dominated from the early beginning and was just extending their lead from period to period. They made 33-15 in the first ten minutes and continued with 19-16 until the halftime. Nothing has changed after the breather as Egypt won Q3 with 24-10. They closed this meeting with 32-13 for the final 108-54 blowout. Ehab Saleh top-scored for the winners with 32 points. In the loosing squad, Helton Ubisse shined with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Also in Day One, Algeria was too strong for South Africa 69-66 (Group A). In Group B, Tunisia blasted Congo 72-40, while Mali was better than Angola 53-45.

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