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Guinea Maul Australia In FIBA U17 World Cup Classification Clash

Game Report: Guinea secured a spot in the 13th-place ranking game against China by decisively defeating Australia 98-78, ending their two-game losing streak in the FIBA U17 World Cup classification rounds.

Published on

July 8, 2024

Last Updated on

July 8, 2024

Njie Trompovsky

Njie Trompovsky

Staff Writer

Guinea Maul Australia In FIBA U17 World Cup Classification Clash

Guinea Maul Australia In FIBA U17 World Cup Classification Clash

Guinea returned to winning ways, trouncing Australia with a score of 98-78 in a FIBA U17 World Cup classification game to book a clash against China for the 13th place ranking game.

Before the game, the West Africans had suffered two consecutive defeats to Spain and Germany but were a rejuvenated side against the Australians, dominating the first quarter 30-15 to cap the second quarter with a 41-34.

Forward Abdourahmane Toure was in scintillating fettle, converting 12 of 16 attempts in the key, securing boards for Guinea on both ends of the court. Teammates Sekou Toure and Arafan Diane combined beautifully to maintain Guinea’s lead despite a stunning resurgence from Australia and an eventual 1-point lead that lasted 17 seconds.

The formidable trio fired up the West Africans, scoring 75 points as Guinea ensured a smooth end to the game, dominating Australia 98-78. Abdourahmane Toure who’s averaged 15 points throughout the competition, got a double-double, hitting a game-best 36 points and 10 rebounds with Arafan Diane chipping in 20 points while Sekou Toure added19 points.

Guinea’s coach Ibrahima Toure hopes his players can replicate their group game performance when they beat China 101-92 when both sides clash again for the second time on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at the 13th place ranking game.

[Photography / Imagery Courtesy of FIBA]

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