Basketball: AfroBasket 2013 -Second defeat for Seychelles, play Zambia in semis


On Wednesday night in Maputo, Seychelles lost by a 32-point margin – 39-71 – against hosts Mozambique to finish the league phase with just one win and two defeats in three games.

The team’s only win came against Botswana on a 71-68 score in their second game after they were beaten 52-76 by Zambia in their opening game on Monday.
In today’s semifinal, Seychelles will be looking to avenge the league loss to Zambia to earn a place in tomorrow’s final.

Zambia finished second in the standings after thumping winless Botswana 86-40 in their third match on Wednesday.

Today’s other semifinal is between group winners Mozambique and Botswana, whom they pummeled 105-19 on the opening day of the tournament.

The two losing semifinalists will meet in the third place play-off match tomorrow and the final between the winners of the two last-four encounters is also scheduled for tomorrow.

The winners of the tournament will qualify for the Afro-Basket 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from August 20-31.

G. G.