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12/08/2017
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Mali claim fifth straight FIBA U16 Women's African Championship title

BEIRA (FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship 2017) - Mali claimed their fifth FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship title after beating Angola 68-29 in Saturday's Final in the Mozambiques’ city of Beira.

Aissetou Coulibaly led the way with game-high of 25 points and 6 steals in the winning effort.

On the other side Alexia Dizeko sparked Angola with team-best 13 points and 7 rebounds but it was not enough to seal the victory for their side.

Earlier in the day, Egypt claimed the last spot on the podium, after edging out Mozambique, 56-38, in the 3rd-Place Game.

Coulibaly was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five, where she was joined by Noemia Alexandre Massingue (Mozambique), Habiba Elgizawy (Egypt), Cacia Antonio (Angola) and Sika Kone (Mali)

Final standings of the FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship 2017:
1. Mali
2. Angola
3. Egypt
4. Mozambique
5. Zimbabwe

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