01 November 2013

SEYCHELLES : SBF Cup - Mont Fleuri to meet Stars in final

The line-up for the 2013 women’s Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) Cup final has now been confirmed with Mont Fleuri set to battle league champions Anse Etoile Stars in a repeat of last year’s final.
After the Stars had strolled to the final with victory by walkover against Juniors, Mont Fleuri had to sweat to earn their place in the final.
In Tuesday’s semifinal, Mont Fleuri met HotShots with both teams looking to join Anse Etoile Stars in the final and perhaps end the north Mahé side’s dominance in women’s basketball this year.
The match started disappointingly for Mont Fleuri as they failed to match their opponents and they trailed by six points after the first quarter (4-10).
They came out stronger in the second quarter though to win 23-15. This gave Mont Fleuri a slender two-point lead (27-25) at the end of the first half.
Mont Fleuri, coached by Tony Juliette, kept the pressure on their opponents in the third quarter to open up an eight-point lead (43-35) going into the final 10-minute spell of the match.
In the final quarter, HotShots fought harder to try and change their fate, but Mont Fleuri’s determination kept them at bay as they again won it 19-15 to close the game at 62-50.
HotShots’ Tina Agathine led all scores with 22 points, while Williana Dubois and Bernadette Songor contributed 14 points apiece for Mont Fleuri.
The final will played on Saturday and will be the second time these two meet in a final this year after meeting earlier this year in the Curtain-raiser tournament final. 
The Stars will be looking to complete a clean sweep of all titles this year, while their opponents will be attempting to claim a piece of silverware.

S. N.

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