21 November 2009

15th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women : Interclube sees off A’Politecnica, battle First Bank in semi

Interclube basketball club of Angola Friday played the game of their lives to go past A’Politecnica basketball club of Mozambique by 62-58 points in the second quarter-final game decided at the IRSP gymnase, Benin Republic.

Both sides had started the high tempo game on a cautious note with the first quarter ending at 14 points apiece before the Mozambican side took charge of proceeding in the second quarter winning by 21-12 points to open up a nine point’s margin of 35-26 points.

But 39-year-old Interclube inspirational player, Irene Guerreiro inspired her team-mates to fight back at the resumption of play in the third quarter through the remaining part of the game winning the last two quarters by 17-10 and 19-13.

Iida Diakanomua led the Angolan club with 16 points, Guerreiro poured in 11 points while Ngiendula Filipe added 10 points and 5 rebounds to help them their team sail through to the semi-final where they will square-up against First Bank basketball club of Nigeria in the first semi-final at IRSP gymnase in Ouidah, Benin Republic.

A’Politecnica of Mozambique will take on Nigeria First Deepwater basketball club in the race a place in the 5th to 8th position at 12.00Hour.

Ikuesan Olusegun
FIBA Africa

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