Cameroon picked up the pre-Olympic ticket in Nigeria with 80-74 victory against Senegal.
Cameroon recorded a 80-74 victory against Senegal in the final pre-Olympic qualifier held at the Eko convention center on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
In a clash of two group winners the final between Senegal and Cameroon was undoubtedly the best of the tournament.
Both teams started of hot and with the offense flowing the first quarter ended with a 25-25 tie.
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It was in the second quarter, Cameroon began to take control of the game, as they put up 22 points and held Senegal to just eight points.
Cameroon went to the halftime break with a comfortable 14-point lead but Senegal would claw their way back into the game.
The Senegalese go their offense working and put up 21 points to cut the lead down eight..
The fourth quarter was a back and forth affair, which big buckets traded.
Cameroon were able to record 18 points to hold off a Senegalese comeback for the win.
The victory means Cameroon picks up the pre-Olympic qualifier boarding pass in Lagos
Jeremiah Hill's effect was incredible as he finished with 11 points while throwing out a record 14 assists for Cameroon while Jeremiah Hill had a game-high 19 points.
After Nigeria and Tunisia's early exits, the Indomitable Lions finished their campaign with a perfect 4-0 record.
Having fewer turnovers than Senegal proved significant for Cameroon in a game that could have gone either way.
Having won, Cameroon will now compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments early in the following year in an effort to secure a spot in the Paris 2024 Games.