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African Championships U16 Standings
 1. Mali
 2. Egypt
 3. Angola
 4. Tunisia
 5. Algeria
 6. Mozambique.
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Mali U16 defends the Gold (Photo: Fiba-Afrique)

Mali U16 National Team 2011
Starting Five in BOLD letters
4 Fanta Djre
5 Astan Soumare
6 Mariam Camara
7 Nene Dagno G-96
8 Aissata Fomba
9 Safiatou Drave
11 Korotoumou Konare
12 Christine Dakouo
13 Aminata Diop
14 Awa Keita
15 Maimouna Diallo

Sidiya Omarou Head Coach

Mali defends the Gold - Jul 31, 2011

Mali outplayed Egypt 66-54 in the Big Final of U16 AfroBasket 2011. It means that Mali defended the title which they won two years ago. Fanta Dire was the leading player in victory with 21 points. Awa Keita secured a great help adding 19 points and 14 boards. In the loosing squad, Soraia Yehia delivered 16 points. She was named MVP of the tournament, despite her team lost in the Big Final.
In the battle for Bronze, Angola was better than Tunisia 59-55. Rosa Gala of Angola finished as tthe best scorer of the championship. She nailed 157 points in total. Soraia Yehia followed her with 118 and Wafa Loubiri is third best scorer with 100 pts. All other players had much lower digits.


MVP of the tournament
Soraia Yehia of Egypt

Individual awards
MVP : Soraia Yehia (Egypt)
Best scorer : Rosa Gala (Angola) with 157 points
Best reboundeur : Maimouna Diallo (Mali) with 99 rebounds
Best 3 points shooter : Rosa Gala (Angola)

Top 5 of the Tournament
Point guard : Soraia Yehia (Egypt)
Forward : Wafa Loubiri (Tunisia)
Forward : Rosa Gala (Angola)
Center : Maimouna Diallo (Mali)
Center : Khouloud Akrout (Tunisia)

Egypt and Mali to meet in the Finals - Jul 30, 2011

Egypt and Mali will meet in the Finals of U16 AfroBasket 2011. Of course the winner will take the Gold at this event. The same teams met in the 2009 Finals and Mali won that year.
Egypt cruised past Angola 72-41 in the Semifinals. Angola somehow managed to resist in the first ten minutes, but Egypt made 28-20 until the halftime. Egypt never looked back after that and their lead was just increasing. They won the last period 22-9 for the final 73-41 victory.
Mai outplayed Tunisia 72-54. The winners started with 19-14 in the first ten minutes and extended their lead to plus seven until the halftime. Wafa Loubiri exploded for Tunisia in Q3 and thanks to his 18 points in this period they came to minus one, 46-45. Mali intensified defense in the last ten minutes and blasted Tunisia 26-9 until the end.
Saturday is the last day of the competition in Egypt.

Preliminary Round is over, Semifinals set - Jul 30, 2011

Preliminary Round of the U16 AfroBasket in Egypt is over. The host of this event ended this stage with perfect 5-0. In Day Five, Egypt blasted Tunisia 77-34 to stay perfect. Tunisia had 4-0 before this meeting, so they finished Preliminary Round as No.2. Both teams advanced to Semifinals. Third ranked Mali and fourth Angola also reached the next stage. Defending champion Mali registered 3-2 record so far. Angola has 2-3. Algeria and Mozambique failed to reach the Semis. Algeria has 1-4 score and finished as No.5. Mozambique is the last ranked team at this event win no win.

Egypt and Tunisia stay unbeaten - Jul 28, 2011

There is only one more day left in the Preliminary Round of U16 AfroBasket 2011. Egypt and Tunisia registered four straight wins so far and they will meet each other in the battle for first place. In the latest games Tunisia grabbed 55-50 win against Angola to stay perfect. Tunisia had to work very hard in order to secure this victory. Egypt destroyed Mozambique 90-42. It was the only game which was played yesterday. There is still one winless team at this event and it is Mozambique. They faced with four consecutive defeats so far. Mali is currently third ranked team with 2-2 record. Algeria and Angola share the fourth place with 1-3 score.

First three rounds in Egypt - Jul 26, 2011

U16 AfroBasket started last Friday in Egypt. Tunisia is No.1 after three rounds with perfect 3-0 record. They outplayed Algeria 78-52 in the first game and after that handed 50-28 loss to Mali. In third meeting, Tunisia was too strong for Mozambique 62-55. The second rankled team at this moment in Egypt. The host of this event has 2-0 record. They outplayed Angola in the championship opener 89-56. In the second game, Egypt destroyed Algeria 83-27. Mozambique and Algeria are only winless teams so far. Mozambique has 0-2 and Algeria 0-3 in Egypt. Mali and Angola are on third and fourth place respectively after three rounds.

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