YAOUNDE (AfroBasket Women 2015) - Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and defending champions Angola on Thursday advanced to the Semi-Finals of AfroBasket Women 2015 to keep their title hopes very much alive.
A sellout crowd at Yaounde Multipurpose Sport Complex saw hosts Cameroonbeat Egypt 76-54 to reach the Final Four for the second time in a row.
The Nigerians beat Mozambique 71-66 in the first Quarter-Final played on the country's Independence Day. Joyce Ekworomadu led them with a game-high 20 points, while Odelia Mafanela and Deolinda Ngulela combined for 34 Mozambique points.
It was business as usual for Senegal who trounced Mali 57-38 to reach the competition's Semi-Final stage for the 13th time in a row.
The 10-time African champions had a slow start to the game, but kept the best for last as they improved their mark at AfroBasket Women 2015 to 4-2.
Aya Traore scored nine of her game-high 20 points from beyond the arc as Senegal kept their aspirations of reaching the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics very much alive.
In the last Quarter-Final, title holders Angola held on for a 57-44 win over Gabon to set up a Semi-Final against Senegal.
Meanwhile, in the battle to determine places 9-12, Uganda denied Algeria 75-73, improving their mark to 2-4, while the Algerians are yet to win a game.
Guinea, who played without leading scorer Nadia Peruch-Niang, saw off South Africa 61-57.