The key match of the 9th day matched the As Police and Stade malien de Bamako. This top-of-the-table duel turned to the advantage of the policewomen (61 – 49).
The As Police (7-1) was already leading the standings, while the Stade malien de Bamako (6-2) was last in the Djoliba Ac, in 3rd place.
The beginning of the tense meeting between police and stade. More lucid in front of the basket, the AS Police quickly took a slight advantage in front of the opponent (16 – 12) at the end of the first quarter.
The players of the As Police gradually continue their domination in the second quarter time. But Assétou Diakité and her teammates of Stade resist to stay in contact with the police before the break (28 – 20).
Back from the locker room, coach Sory Diakité’s players will try to come back, but Kamba Diakité, a Stade former player, is doing a lot of pain on the winning shots. The AS Police is only 3 points ahead (39 – 36).
In the last quarter, the Stade plays for everything. For the first time the team can equalize and then pass the police (42 – 43). But coach Kanouté’s girls had not said their last words, they come back to the charge to come back (44 – 43). A long mano to mano commits between the two teams up to 3 minutes from the end. the As Police manages to come off while Stade is lost in its match. It is logical that it records its 8th victory in a row by winning (61 – 49) against a team at Stade that can be remorse for this game.