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Results and Stats from Day 4 in Tunisia - Aug 23, 2015


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Gorgui Dieng
Group B
Angola - Morocco 68-67
Angola nipped Morocco for the second straight victory in Group B. Edson Ndoniema (191-G-91) stepped off the bench to topscore with 11 points for Angola. Morocco jumped to a 23:15 lead after the opening quarter. Angola pulled within 2 points at halftime. Morocco boosted the gap at 5-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Angola used an 18:12 run in the fourth term to seal the victory. Eduardo Mingas (200-F/C-79, agency: Court Side) and Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: SIG) delivered 9 points each for the winners. Abderrahim Najah (198-F/C-84) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Morocco.

Mozambique - Senegal 76-86
Senegal registered the second victory in Tunisia. They fired past Mozambique in Group B action. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville, agency: Wasserman Media) posted 28 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Senegal opened a 43:33 halftime lead. Mozambique knocked down 24 points in the third term to pull within 7 points. But Senegal responded with a 22:19 rally in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Mamadou Ndoye (190-PG-79, agency: Triton Sports) had 16 points for the winning side. Pio Matos responded with 18 points for Mozambique.

Group D
Cape Verde - Algeria 78-69
Cape Verde recorded the second straight victory in Tunisia. They held off Algeria to remain undefeated in Group D. Ivan Almeida (198-SF-89, college: Stonehill, agency: You First) posted 25 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Cape Verde used a 30:12 run in the second quarter to secure a massive 19-point halftime lead. Algeria worked hard to return into the contest in the second half but Cape Verde hung on to secure the win. Jeffrey Xavier (189-PG-85, college: Providence, agency: You First) netted 24 points for the winners. Mehdi Cheriet (204-PF-87, college: San Diego St., agency: Fusion Sports) responded with 19 points for Algeria.

Ivory Coast - Zimbabwe 64-52
Ivory Coast recorded the first victory in Group D. They knocked down Zimbabwe for 1-1 record. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 17 points, issued 8 assists, made 6 steals and grabbed 5 rebounds for the winners. Ivory Coast recorded a 32:22 halftime lead. They went on a 16:11 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Didier Tape added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Zimbabwe.  



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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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