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First Day Schedule
Group A
Nigeria 50% Sep.8 Ivory Coast
DR Congo 50% Sep.8 Mali
Group B
Angola 50% Sep.8 Uganda
Cent.Africa 50% Sep.8 Morocco
Group C
Guinea 50% Sep.8 Rwanda
Tunisia 50% Sep.8 Cameroon
Group D
Senegal 50% Sep.8 S.Africa
Mozambique 50% Sep.8 Egypt
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Results and Stats from Day 2 in Tunisia - Aug 20, 2015


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Gorgui Dieng
Group B
Senegal - Morocco 76-71
Senegal recorded the first victory in Tunisia. They held off Morocco in a tough battle in Group B. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville, agency: Wasserman Media) stepped up with 24 points and 15 boards for the winners. Senegal used a 24:17 run in the third term to take a 7-point lead. Morocco narrowed the gap late in regulation but Senegal hung on to avoid the defeat. Antoine Mendy (199-F-83, agency: GAgency) and Mamadou Ndoye (190-PG-79, agency: Triton Sports) finished with 17 points each for the winners. Abdelhakim Zouita (200-F-86) responded with 27 points and 4 rebounds for Morocco.

Angola - Mozambique 84-72
Angola earned the opening victory in Group B. They held off Mozambique for 1-0 record in the standings. Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: SIG) scored 18 points for the winners. Mozambique recorded a 43:32 halftime lead. But Angola unloaded 29 points in the third term to spur ahead. Angola dropped 23 points in the fourth frame and iced the victory. Braulio Morais (190-G-90) had 11 points for the winners. Augusto Matos (186-PG-90, agency: Slan Sports) responded with 25 points for Mozambique. Helton Ubisse (196-C-95) netted 10 points in the loss.

Group D
Algeria - Zimbabwe 87-67
Algeria cruised past Zimbabwe for the opening victory in Tunisia. Mohamed Harath (198-F-90) scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace Algeria. Zimbabwe posted a 20:15 lead after ten minutes. Algeria pulled ahead in the second term for a 39:37 halftime lead. Algeria stretched the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. They dropped 21 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Samir Mekdad (188-PG-86, agency: Bemavocorp) had 17 points for the winners. Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) and Tatenda Maturure (G/F-90) responded with 14 points each for Zimbabwe.

Ivory Coast - Cape Verde 56-76
Cape Verde got to a perfect start to their AfroBasket campaign. They knocked Ivory Coast in Group D. Jeffrey Xavier (189-PG-85, college: Providence, agency: You First) scored 19 points to lead the winning side. Cape Verde recorded a 47:22 halftime lead. Ivory Coast narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (197-SG-92) provided 15 points in the victory. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the losing side.  




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African Championships Standings
Group A
 1. DRCongo 0-0 
 2. Ivory Coast 0-0 
 3. Mali 0-0 
 4. Nigeria 0-0 
Group B
 1. Angola 0-0 
 2. C.Africa 0-0 
 3. Morocco 0-0 
 4. Uganda 0-0 
Group C
 1. Cambodia 0-0 
 2. Guinea 0-0 
 3. Rwanda 0-0 
 4. Tunisia 0-0 
Group D
 1. Egypt 0-0 
 2. Mozambique 0-0 
 3. S.Africa 0-0 
 4. Senegal 0-0 
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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