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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. Nigeria 2-1 
 2. DRCongo 2-1 
 3. Mali 2-1 
 4. Ivory Coast 0-3 
Group B
 1. Morocco 3-0 
 2. Angola 2-1 
 3. C.Africa 1-2 
 4. Uganda 0-3 
Group C
 1. Tunisia 3-0 
 2. Cameroon 2-1 
 3. Rwanda 1-2 
 4. Guinea 0-3 
Group D
 1. Senegal 3-0 
 2. Egypt 2-1 
 3. Mozambique 1-2 
 4. S.Africa 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ikechukwu DIOGU
  NGR
  (204-C/F-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Diogu, NGR22.0 
 2. Benoit, CMR21.8 
 3. Djambo, MLI17.0 
 4. Kante, MLI15.3 
 5. Odoch Opong, UGA15.3 
 6. Adala-Moto, CMR15.0 
 7. Kabasele, COD14.8 
 8. Iroegbu, NGR14.8 
 9. Conde, GUI14.7 
 10. Kabangu, RWA14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Makram BEN ROMDHANE
  TUN
  (204-PF-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ben-Romdhane, TUN10.5 
 2. Benoit, CMR9.3 
 3. Diogu, NGR8.7 
 4. Sidibe, MLI8.3 
 5. Djimrabaye, CAF7.3 
 6. Adala-Moto, CMR7.0 
 7. Shonganya, COD6.8 
 8. Dieng, SEN6.8 
 9. Bamba, IVO6.7 
 10. Akindele, NGR6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ike IROEGBU
  NGR
  (188-G-95)
  Avg: 5
 1. Iroegbu, NGR5.0 
 2. Kabongo, COD4.8 
 3. Toti, IVO4.7 
 4. Hannah, SEN4.3 
 5. Gasana, RWA4.0 
 6. El-Mabrouk, TUN3.8 
 7. Niang, SEN3.5 
 8. Enabu, UGA3.0 
 9. El Gamal, EGY3.0 
 10. Njoya, CMR3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mahamadou KANTE
  MLI
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kante, MLI3.3 
 2. Gasana, RWA3.0 
 3. Kabongo, COD2.8 
 4. Benoit, CMR2.0 
 5. Cipriano, ANG2.0 
 6. Sidibe, MLI2.0 
 7. Mbamalu, NGR1.8 
 8. Bamba, IVO1.7 
 9. Diabate, IVO1.7 
 10. Conde, GUI1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve KABASELE
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kabasele, COD2.8 
 2. Kambuy, COD2.5 
 3. Sidibe, MLI1.0 
 4. Diallo, GUI1.0 
 5. NDiaye, SEN1.0 
 6. Akindele, NGR0.8 
 7. Najah, MOR0.8 
 8. Choua, MOR0.8 
 9. Ndoye, SEN0.8 
 10. Prinsloo, RSA0.7 
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