18 December 2012

Namibia: Nation Loses All Women?s Basketball Matches At Z6

Lusaka — The Namibian women's basketball team lost all its matches and ended last out of four countries in the 2012 Zone VI Games, in Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday.

The countries that participated in the women's basketball competition were Namibia, South Africa, hosts Zambia and Angola. In their last game on Friday against Angola, Namibia lost 12-133.

Angola won all its matches during the women's basketball competition, and easily finished as winners of the competition. Angola beat Zambia 79-17 in the final match on Saturday, while the silver medal went to South Africa and Zambia finished in 3rd place to collect the bronze medal.

Team Angola collected a total of six gold, five silver and three bronze medals to finish 7th overall out of the 12 participating countries at the Under-20 Youth Games.

Meanwhile, four Namibian boxers managed to win medals in their respective weight divisions last Wednesday.

Junias Jonas scooped a silver medal in the junior welterweight division (64 kg), while Abel Mikasiu, a lightweight boxer (60 kg) and Shitana Kaleb, a middleweight boxer (75 kg), as well as Michael Bernard, a welterweight (65 kg) all won bronze medals. - Nampa

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