FIBA U19 : Senegal make history with first Quarter-Finals

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RIGA / DAUGAVPILS (Latvia) – Senegal made history at the 2021 FIBA ​​U19 by reaching the quarter- for the first time.

Senegal dominated Latvia to become the second African country after in 2019 to reach the quarter-finals.

Senegal made history by beating Latvia to reach the quarter- for the first time. Despite missing all 14 three-pointers and not having Ibou Dianko Badji, Senegal were too strong defensively, holding Latvia to just 25.4% of shots and improving their previous performances from 15th and 16th places. .


Game hero: Baye Abdou Ndongo replaced Badji with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks while Dahaba Magassa added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

They said, “I feel good. Something nobody in your country has ever done – we were the first. We did it for the country.”
“We did it for (Badj). Everything we did, we did for him. It was a bit difficult but it’s just basketball and we did it without him” – L Senegal striker Baye Abdou Ndongo


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