FIBA U19 women 2023: Mali eliminates 3rd-ranked Australia and advances to the quarter-finals.

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MADRID (Spain) – Mali caused a surprise by eliminating Australia, ranked 3rd in the U19 Women's , with a score of 74-67 in the quarter-finals.

Once again, Maimouna Haidara was the leader of the Malian team, contributing to the victory. Haidara achieved her fourth double-double of the competition with 20 points scored and 11 rebounds grabbed. She is currently the outstanding player of the tournament and could be a contender for the MVP title if Mali continues to progress in the competition. Kamite Elisabeth Dabou and Mama Cisse were also valuable with 12 and 13 points respectively.

After being slightly behind 20-17 at the end of the first quarter, the Malians took the lead in the second quarter to lead 36-38 at halftime. Mali took advantage of the numerous turnovers by the Australians (25) to control the last two quarters and seal the fate of the match.

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Mali achieves the feat of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the U19 World Cup for the third consecutive time, a first for an African country after 2019 and 2021.

Mali will face Canada in the quarter-finals on Friday, July 21st at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid.

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