February 11, 2022
The second games in Belgrade were spread out over two days with this group playing on Friday. China looked strong again as Li Yueru led them past Mali 84-64. While the start was not ideal for Nigeria, they controlled the rest of the game for a 67-65 win over France. China qualified by picking up a second win and France qualifies regardless of what happens in their game on Sunday as they would come out on top in the event of a tiebreaker. Mali needs a win to avoid elimination and Nigeria will want to win to avoid having their fate determined by the other two teams in the group.
Mali vs. China 64-84 MLI A. Coulibaly 15 Dabou 12 Kone 10/9r K. Coulibaly 8/6r Tirera 4 N’Diaye 4 Gandega 4 Am. Traore 3 N. Traore 2 Sissoko 2 As. Traore 0 Sangare DNP CHN Li YR 21/11r Li M 15/6a Yang 13 Huang 11/14r/8a Wu 9 Pan 6 Li Y 5/7a Han 2 Wang 2 Jin 0 Gao 0 Zhang 0
Nigeria vs. France 67-65 NGR Macaulay 19 Chidom 13/6r Amukamara 10 Elonu 10 Okonkwo 8 Enabosi 5 Nyingifa 2 Kunaiyi-Akpanah 0 Akaraiwe DNP Musa DNP Ibekwe DNP FRA Johannes 18 Chartereau 12 Chevaugeon 10 Williams 8 Ciak 6/7r Fauthoux 5 Rupert 4 Badiane 2 Epoupa 0 Toure 0 Berkani 0 Chery 0
February 12, 2022
Games in this group continued on Saturday and the first one was excellent with the presumption that it would be the key game for qualification. Scoring picked up in the final quarter as the teams went back and forth and it was Kang Lee-Seul’s range and Park Ji-Su’s triple-double that got them past Brazil 76-74. After trailing narrowly for a large portion of the game, Serbia rallied in the fourth quarter for a 78-71 win over Australia behind Yvonne Anderson to help them and South Korea qualify.
Brazil vs. South Korea 74-76 BRA Carvalho 13 Cardoso 11/10r Paixao 11/8a De Souza 10/7r Goncalo 10 Ramona 7 Silva 3 Costa 3 Soares 2 Monteiro 2 Teixeira 2 Moura DNP KOR Kang 21 Park J-S 20/13r/10b Park H-J 12 Kim 10/7r/10a Park J-H 4/6r Jin 4 Yoon 3 Bae 2 Choi 0 Heo DNP Lee S-H DNP Lee H-R DNP
Serbia vs. Australia 78-71 SRB Anderson 30/6r Crvendakic 12 Krajisnik 11/7r Cado 9 Nogic 6 Skoric 4 Raca 2 Djordjevic 2 Mandic 2 Topuzovic 0 Katanic 0 Stankovic DNP AUS Whitcomb 18/6a Allen 15/8r/6a Tolo 8/6r Garbin 7 Madgen 6 Talbot 6 George 5 Blicavs 4 Rocci 2 Smith 0 Heal 0 Wallace DNP