PR N°59 - Senegal clinch 12th AfroBasket Women title and qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
YAOUNDE (AfroBasket Women 2015) - Senegal outplayed Cameroon in Saturday's Final to win AfroBasket Women 2015 and qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
The Senegalese ended Cameroon's unbeaten run in their capital city of Yaounde with a 81-66 triumph to claim their 12th African title.
Shooting guard Aya Traore was rewarded for her impressive tournament and a huge individual performance (16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals) in the Final by receiving the Most Valuable Player award, presented by Tissot.
AfroBasket Women 2015 final standings:
12. South Africa
*The champions earned direct qualification to the 2016 Rio Games
**Teams that came in second and third booked places in the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT).
By virtue of winning the championship, Senegal qualified for the 2016 Rio Games, while Cameroon and Nigeria booked places in the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT).
Go to fiba.com/afrobasketwomen/2015 for complete coverage of AfroBasket Women 2015.