MAPUTO (FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2016) – InterClube de Luanda finished their FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2016 Group A campaign undefeated in four games after beating FAP 70-44 on Wednesday.
On the day, she turned 30, Angolan international Nadir Manuel contributed 12 points, while teammates Astride Vicente and the Congolese Pauline Akonga combined for 29 points.
“I think that we are in right way to achieve our goals. Since the beginning of the championship that we are saying that our goal is to become champions, but to achieve this we must take one game at a time,” Manuel said.
“I don’t remember the last time that I celebrated my birthday at home with my family. I think that over the last 10 years I've celebrated it with my teammates."
Meanwhile, Astride Gano sparked the Cameroonians with 18 points, but her effort wasn't good enough to upset the Angolans, who will take on Mozambicans A Politecnica in the Quarter-Finals.
Also in Group-A, hosts Ferroviário de Maputo secured their third victory in four games, thanks to a 75-37 success over Etoile Filante of Togo.
Three Ferroviario de Maputo players were detrimental. Vilma Covane had 16 points and six rebounds, Cecilia Henriques added 15 points and Inguivild Mucauro came up with 11.
In the Quarter-Finals Ferroviario de Maputo will face GS Petroliers of Algeria.
Nigerian side First Bank finished second in Group A after beating the United States International University of Kenya 77-33.
Chioma Udeaja, Nkem Akaraiwe and Nkechi Akashili combined for 40 points for the Western Africans.
The Nigerians will face FAP of Cameroon in the Quarter-Finals.
ACCW debutant GS Petroliers finished their Group Phase with an encouraging 2-2 record thanks to Wednesday's 55-45 win over A Politecnica.