Kenya's players beat Egypt in an entertaining final played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda on July 17, 2021.

Kenya’s Lionesses beat Egypt 99-83 in the finals of the 2021 Women’s FIBA AfroBasket Zone 5 event at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda on Saturday, July 17.

Importantly, the big win saw Kenya qualify for the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket finals set to take place in Yaounde, Cameroon from September 17-22.

It was an especially sweet victory for Kenya as they lost to Egypt in the group stage.

Small forward Victoria Reynolds and Troy University (US)-based Felmas Adhiambo Koranga led the scoring with 25 and 24 points respectively for Kenya.

In addition, Reynolds and Koranga were voted Best Small Forward and Best Power Forward respectively.

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Mercy Wanyama scored 17 points, and revealed that they were keen to learn from their group stage-loss to the former champions.

“After losing to the Egyptians earlier in the tournament we went back and did our homework and came all out to win,” the experienced center noted, having been proven right after asserting ahead of the tournament that the country could beat the best of them.

Rwanda finished third in the tournament after beating South Sudan 83-56.

South Sudan’s Nyaduoth Gach Loc was voted Best Point Guard, while Egypt’s Raneem El Gedawy was voted Best Center. Rwanda’s Tierra Henderson was voted Best Shooting Guard.

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