KIGALI – (FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016) - Angola needed overtime to defeat reigning champions Egypt 86-82 in Sunday's Final of the FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016 in the Rwandan capital city of Kigali.
A 25-16 lead in the first quarter saw Angola take charge of the game early on but Egypt launched a strong comeback in the second period to trail by just one point 41-40 at half-time.
It was Cley Cabanga's clutch offense that won it for Angola as they went a perfect 8-0 to win the continental showpiece for the first time since 1988.
Cabanga's team-mate Childe Dundao had 19 points while Bruno Fernandes, who fouled out in the fourth quarter, finished with a game-high 21 points.
Patrick Mwamba of Democratic Republic of Congo was the highest points scorer of the tournament with 160 points in eight games.
Meanwhile, Mali defeated Tunisia 59-52 to earn a hard-fought victory and 3rd-place finish that secured them a spot at the FIBA U19 World Championship 2017 that will be played in Cairo, Egypt.
Rwanda beat Democratic Republic of Congo 77-73 to come in fifth, their best-ever finish in the competition.
In the day's other game, Algeria edged Cote d’Ivoire 55-54 to secure seventh place while the Ivorians settled for eighth.
FIBA Africa U18 Championship 2016 Final Standings
6 Dem.Rep. of Congo
8 Cote d'Ivoire
11 Republic of Benin