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Angola and Nigeria advance into Final in Tunisia - Aug 29, 2015


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SEMIFINALS
Senegal - Nigeria 79-88 OT
Nigeria outlasted Senegal in overtime and reached the championship game in Tunisia. Chamberlain Oguchi scored 28 points to lead the winners. Senegal eked out a 37:35 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 6-point mark at the third break. However Nigeria denied the deficit in the fourth quarter forcing overtime. They held Senegal to just 3 points in the extra period and raced to the win. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Three Eye Sports) netted 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Nigerian side. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville, agency: Wasserman Media) responded with 20 points and 16 boards, while Antoine Mendy (199-F-83, agency: GAgency) had 19 points in the loss.

Tunisia - Angola 51-58
Angola advanced into AfroBasket Final. The defending champions upset hosting Tunisia in the semifinal clash tonight. Eduardo Mingas (200-F/C-79, agency: Court Side) and Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: SIG) scored 14 points each to pace the winners. Angola recorded a 24:15 halftime lead. Tunisia increased the tempo in the second half. They sank 36 points after the long break but Angola stayed well in control and rallied to the victory. Yanick Moreira (211-C-91, college: SMU, agency: SIG) added 10 points for the winners. Macram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89, agency: 011 Sports) responded with 12 points for Tunisia. Michael Roll (197-G-87, college: UCLA, agency: Romaior Sports) netted 10 points in the loss.
5-6 Place
Egypt - Algeria 69-63
Egypt held off Algeria to earn the fifth position at the tournament. Assem Marei (206-F-92) posted 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Algeria recorded a 30:27 halftime lead. However Egypt spurred ahead for a 46:44 advantage at the final intermission. Egypt sank 23 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Mohamed Seddik Touati (215-C-87) responded with 15 points and 10 boards for Algeria.
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7-8 Place
Mali - Gabon 94-82
Mali fired past Gabon to earn the seventh position at the AfroBasket. Mohamed Tangara (209-C/F-84, college: Arizona, agency: Haylett Sports) stepped up with 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners. Mali unleashed 58 points in the first half to gain a 6-point halftime lead. They followed with 22:13 rally in the fourth frame to ice the victory. Ibrahim Saounera (180-PG-87) netted 18 points in the win. Therence Mayimba (201-F-95) responded with 18 points for Gabon.

9-10 Place
Cape Verde - Cameroon 66-88
Cameroon earned the ninth position at the AfroBasket. They knocked down Cape Verde today. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Steve Moundou-Missi (201-SF-92, college: Harvard, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) nailed 16 points to pace the winners. Cape Verde built a 30:16 lead after ten minutes. But Cameroon used a massive 25:8 rally in the second frame to spur ahead. They unloaded 47 points in the second half and coasted to the win. Arnaud-William Adala Moto contributed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jeffrey Xavier (189-PG-85, college: Providence, agency: You First) responded with 19 points for Cape Verde.
11-12 Place
Ivory Coast - Mozambique 63-70
Mozambique earned the 11th position at the tournament. They defeated Ivory Coast in the classification round tonight. Augusto Matos (186-PG-90, agency: Slan Sports) chipped in 21 points for the winners. The teams were tied at 28 at halftime. Mozambique notched 42 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Pio Matos (185-G-90) finished with 15 points for the winners. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 19 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds for Ivory Coast.

13-14 Place
Central Africa - Morocco 74-86
Morocco finished their AfroBasket campaign on a high note. They toppled Central Africa to occupy the 13th position. Soufiane Kourodu (211-C-85, agency: ANR Sports Management) stepped up with 21 points for the winners. Central Africa enjoyed a 36:32 halftime lead. But Morocco responded with a 54-point effort in the second half to coast to the win. Reda Ali Harras (198-F/G-93, agency: Promotex) chipped in 17 points for the winners. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87, agency: Triple Threat) responded with 22 points for Central Africa.  



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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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