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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 5 in Tunisia - Aug 24, 2015


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Group A
Nigeria - Tunisia 59-70
Tunisia outgunned Nigeria for the third straight victory in Group A. Salah Mejri (217-C-86, agency: Comsport) stepped up with 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Tunisia got to a flying start. They grabbed a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Tunisia used a 20:12 run in the third term to record a comfortable 17-point lead at the final intermission. Nigeria narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Michael Roll (197-G-87, college: UCLA, agency: Romaior Sports) netted 16 points for the winners. Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa, agency: BDA Sports) responded with 13 points for Nigeria.

Central Africa - Uganda 60-56
Central Africa recorded the first victory at the tournament. They knocked down Uganda for 1-2 record in Group A. Destin Damachoua (184-G-86, college: New Orleans) scored 14 points for the winners. Uganda recorded a 32:28 halftime lead. Central Africa however responded with a strong 21:13 rally in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87, agency: Triple Threat) netted 12 points in the victory. Brandon Sebirumbi (205-F-90, college: Furman, agency: Dynamics Global Management) answered with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Uganda.

Group C
Mali - Egypt 49-55
Egypt clinched the top position in Group C. They knocked down Mali to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Ramy Ibrahim (205-F/C-88) posted 12 points to lead the winners. Egypt got to a confident start. They registered a 28:20 halftime lead. Mali narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Assem Marei (206-F-92) and Amro Sherif (192-G-91) netted 9 points each for the winners. Boubacar Moungoro (196-SF-94, agency: Relativity Sports) and Sourata Cisse (196-G/F-86) chipped in 10 points each for Mali.

Cameroon - Gabon 93-67
Cameroon recorded the second victory in Group C. They beat Gabon for 2-1 record. Jeremy Nzeulie (187-SG-91, agency: BDA Sports) stepped up with 25 points to lead the winners. Cameroon accounted for a 35:30 halftime lead. Cameroon followed with a 35:15 rally in the fourth term to seal the victory. Franck Tchoubaye (198-F-92) delivered 15 points in the win. Francis Kobangoye (192-G-90) responded with 18 points for Gabon.  




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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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