16 July, 2014
03 October, 2015
Champions (Senegal)
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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.

Aya Traore and Astou Traore combined for 33 Senegal points. Ramses Lonlack was the only Cameroonian to score in double digits with 14 points. Click here for the full game report.

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.

The 32-year-old headlined the All-Star Five which also included Cameroon's Ramses LonlackGeraldine Robert of Gabon, Deolinda Ngulela of Mozambique and Nigeria's Adaora Elonu.

Nigeria used a dominant performance in the final quarter of the Third-Place Game to beat Angola 65-55 and keep their Olympic hopes alive. Click here for the full game report.

AfroBasket Women 2015 final standings:
1. Senegal*
2. Cameroon**
3. Nigeria**
4. Angola
5. Mali
6. Mozambique
7. Gabon
8. Egypt
9. Guinea
10. Uganda
11. Algeria
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.