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Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:43

Basketball/Angola Cup: 1º de Agosto A Win from Retaining Title

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Luanda, 03/10 - The senior ladies basketball team of 1º de Agosto is a win closer to retaining the Angola Cup title, after a first leg 67-46 victory over Desportivo do Maculusso, played at Cidadela pavilion, in Luanda.

The initial minutes of the first quarter was balanced, since Maculusso was able to curb the favouritism attributed to their opponents.

1º de Agosto was leading the first quarter with a four points advantage, 14-10.

In the second quarter, coach Raul Duarte placed more experienced players in the field, namely Maria Afonso, Ângela Cardoso and Ernestina Neto seeking to extend its lead.

By halftime, 1º de Agosto was ahead by 32-21. The third qurter registered no changes as the champions were leading by53-36.

The last quarter served for the technical team to place players who were less used in the first stages of the match that ended with a 67-46 result.

The second leg shall be played on Wednesday at 07pm at "Rio Seco".