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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Tunisia - Aug 19, 2015


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Makram Ben
Romdhane
Group A
Tunisia - Uganda 77-55
Tunisia got to the winning start of their home AfroBasket campaign. They held off Uganda in the opener. Macram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc.) posted 24 points to lead the hosts. Tunisia built a 38:28 halftime lead. The home team sank 39 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Salah Mejri (217-C-86, agency: Comsport) delivered 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton, agency: R.H.Consultancy) responded with 20 points for Uganda.

Nigeria - Central Africa 88-63
Nigeria victoriously opened their AfroBasket campaign. They knocked down Central Africa in Group A. Al-Farouq Aminu (206-F-90, college: Wake Forest, agency: IAM Sports) posted 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Nigeria piled up a 49:35 halftime lead. They went on a strong 39:28 second half rally to seal the victory. Chamberlain Oguchi (198-G/F-86, college: Illinois St., agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 14 points for the winners. Destin Damachoua (184-G-86, college: New Orleans) responded with 15 points for Central Africa. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87, agency: Triple Threat) had 13 points in the loss.

Group C
Mali - Cameroon 56-70
Cameroon ensured the winning start to their AfroBasket campaign. They knocked down Mali in Tunisia in opener. Kenny Kadji (211-F/C-88, college: Miami, FL, agency: Agency) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Mali opened an 18:11 lead after ten minutes. But Cameroon responded with a strong 45:28 second half run to steal the victory. Jeremy Nzeulie (187-SG-91, agency: BDA Sports) posted 11 points for the winning side. Drissa Ballo (207-C-95) and Saounera responded with 11 points each for Mali.

Egypt - Gabon 96-49
Egypt got the first victory in the African Championship. They cruised past Gabon in the opener. Ibrahim El Gamal (190-SG-88) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for the winners. Egypt raced to a 16:15 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a stunning 39:3 rally in the second frame to record a comfortable 37-point halftime lead. Egypt held Gabon to just 31 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Ehab Amin and Oraby delivered 11 points each for Egypt. Freddy Obame (198-C-86, college: Md-E Shore) and Stephane Lasme (203-C-82, college: Massachusetts) responded with 9 points each for Gabon.  



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African Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Tunisia 3-0 
 2. Nigeria 2-1 
 3. C.Africa 1-2 
 4. Uganda 0-3 
Group B
 1. Senegal 3-0 
 2. Angola 2-1 
 3. Mozambique. 1-2 
 4. Morocco 0-3 
Group C
 1. Egypt 3-0 
 2. Cameroon 2-1 
 3. Mali 1-2 
 4. Gabon 0-3 
Group D
 1. Cape Verde. 3-0 
 2. Ivory Coas. 2-1 
 3. Algeria 1-2 
 4. Zimbabwe 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gorgui DIENG
  SEN
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Dieng, SEN22.6 
 2. Xavier, USA19.6 
 3. Matos, POR18.8 
 4. Diabate, IVO18.4 
 5. Kouguere, CGO18.0 
 6. Harath, ALG16.9 
 7. Oguchi, NGR16.6 
 8. Kourodu, MOR16.6 
 9. Mendy, SEN16.3 
 10. Zouita, MOR15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gorgui DIENG
  SEN
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Dieng, SEN14.9 
 2. Mascarenhas, CPV10.0 
 3. Lawal, NGR9.0 
 4. Chikoko, ZIM8.8 
 5. Almeida, CPV8.4 
 6. Marei, EGY8.4 
 7. Sebirumbi, USA7.8 
 8. Grebongo, CAF7.6 
 9. Aminu, NGR7.3 
 10. Ben Romdhane, TUN7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane DALMEIDA
  SEN
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Dalmeida, SEN7.4 
 2. Khalfi, MOR6.0 
 3. Diabate, IVO5.8 
 4. Almeida, CPV4.4 
 5. Xavier, USA4.0 
 6. Matos, MOZ3.8 
 7. Dieng, SEN3.7 
 8. Benzegala, USA3.7 
 9. Kamal, EGY3.4 
 10. Kante, MLI3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Destin DAMACHOUA
  CAF
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Damachoua, CAF3.6 
 2. Essono Mve, GAB3.0 
 3. Diabate, IVO2.8 
 4. Matos, MOZ2.8 
 5. Almeida, CPV2.8 
 6. Amin, EGY2.4 
 7. Akanda-C., CAN2.4 
 8. Boundou, GAB2.0 
 9. Maturure, ZIM2.0 
 10. Harras, MOR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Vitalis CHIKOKO
  ZIM
  (207-F/C-91)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Chikoko, ZIM3.2 
 2. Mejri, TUN2.5 
 3. Lasme, GAB1.8 
 4. Dieng, SEN1.3 
 5. Aminu, NGR1.3 
 6. Moreira, ANG1.3 
 7. Oraby, EGY1.3 
 8. Almeida, CPV1.2 
 9. Sene, SEN1.2 
 10. Mascarenhas, CPV1.2 
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