YAOUNDE (AfroBasket Women 2015) - Guinea on Monday fought back to win their first game of AfroBasket Women 2015 Group B, beating Algeria 67-66.
Mariama Toure led Guinea with a team-high 19 points to deny Algeria.
As hard as Lina Mahsas tried to keep Algeria's in the lead Khady Mbaye sparked Guinea when it mattered most.
Stats Don't Lie: Algeria turned the ball over six times in the final quarter and that proved costly for the North Africans, who saw their chance of winning a game in the tournament evaporate in a matter of minutes.
Game Hero: Mbaye who struggled with her field-goal shooting turned Guinea's fortunes in the tournament as they head to their last Group Phase game against Africa champions Angola with a win.
Bottom Line: The win is a big accomplishment for Guinea who arrived in Yaounde with a nine-player roster, but never really gave up fighting. Although Algeria led the entire contest, they were unable to keep the momentum going. Eventually Guinea's Toure later told FIBA.com: "It means a lot for us because we were expecting this win for so long. This is a historic win for us. I am very proud of the team. We always enter the game willing to win. Our next game is Angola."