Mali's men and women crowned Tournoi International 3x3 Basketball U18 champions

24 Sep 2017

BAMAKO (Tournoi International 3x3 Basketball U18 – Trophée Salamatou Maiga) - Mali's men and women claimed gold medals in the second edition of the Tournoi International 3X3 Basketball U18 – Trophée Salamatou Maiga on September 24 2017 in Mali’s capital city of Bamako.

In the rematch of last year's Final, Mali dominated Nigeria 21-17.
Siriman Kanoute, the MVP of the FIBA U18 African Champions 2017, led the way with a game-high 17 points, while his teammate Oumar Drame contributed 4 points.

Nigeria's Ishau Abiola who led all the players in scoring (30 points) was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

 Mali 3x3 U18 Men and Women teams at the Tournoi International Salamatou Maiga

In the Third-Place game, Benin knocked out neighbors Togo 17-12 to secure their first-ever medal in this youth tournament.

Meanwhile, in the women's category, Mali retained their title after beating Nigeria 9-7 in the rematch of the Final of the inaugural edition.

Mali’s Mariam Drame who sparked the hosts with 18 points was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Final Standings Men:
1- Mali
2- Nigeria
3- Benin
4- Togo

Final Standings Women :
1- Mali
2- Nigeria
3- Togo