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Mali claim their seventh FIBA U18 Women's African Championship title
MAPUTO, Mozambique (FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018) - Mali claimed their seventh FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship title after edging hosts Mozambique - in Sunday's Final in the Mozambican city of Maputo.
Assetou Sissoko and Sika Kone sparked Mali with game-high of 25 points apiece,11 and 17 rebonds respectively in the winning effort.
On the other side Ester Gomes led the way with team-high 11 points but it was not enough to seal the victory for her side.
Courtesy of qualifying for the Final, both Mali and Mozambique have qualified for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019.
Earlier in the day, Angola claimed the last spot on the podium, after seeing off Rwanda,59-46, in the 3rd-Place Game.
All-Star Five - L to R:Filipa Calisto (MOZ),Assetou Sissoko(MLI),Alexia Dizeko(ANG), Aminata Sangare(MLI) and Bella Murekatete(RWA)
Sissoko was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five Awards offered by Tissot, where she was joined by Assetou Sissoko (Mali) Alexia Dizeko (Angola),Filipa Calisto (Mozambique),Aminata Sangare (Mali) and Bella Murekatete (Rwanda)
Final standings of the FIBA U18 Women's African Championship 2018:
6. Cape Verde
7. DR Congo