Ferroviario de Maputo claim first-ever FIBA Africa Women's Champions Cup title
MAPUTO, Mozambique (FIBA Africa Women's Champions Cup 2018) – Mozambican side Ferroviario de Maputo claimed their first-ever FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup title after beating five-time ACCW Winners InterClube 59-56 in Sunday's Final in the Mozambican capital city of Maputo.
Carmen Virginia Tyson-Thomas inspired the new champions with a game-high of 20 points, and 5 rebounds in front of a sellout crowd.
On the other side, Angolan Italee Lucas, proved crucial for InterClube as she netted a team-high of 17 points and 3 assists but it was not enough to avoid the Angolans' loss.
Earlier in the day, Nigerian champions First Bank Basketball secured the last spot on the podium after dismantling Vita Club from DR Congo 93-69 in the Third-Place game.
Lucas was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, headlining the All-Star Five, where she was joined by Ginette Mfutila (First Bank Basketball), Anabela Cossa (Ferroviario), Aisha Mohamed (First Bank) and Jamila Nansikombi (Kenya Ports Authority).
Final standings of the FIBA Africa Women's Champions Cup 2018:
1. Ferroviario de Maputo (MOZ)
2. InterClube de Luanda (ANG)
3. First Bank (NGR)
4. AS Vita-Club (COD)
5. F.A.P (CMR)
6. C.N.S.S (COD)
7. K.P.A (KEN)
8. MB2ALL (MAD)
9. Equity Bank (KEN)
10. Lakers (ZIM)
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