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Review of Day 2 in Tunis and Dakar - Sep 10, 2017

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Group A
Mali - Nigeria 67-90
Nigeria secured the second straight win in Tunis. They cruised past Mali to stay perfect. Ike Nwamu (196-G-93, college: UNLV) recorded 22 points to lead the winners. Nigeria accumulated a 39:33 halftime lead. They dropped 51 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Ike Iroegbu (188-G-95) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the win. Ibrahim Djambo (208-F-92, college: Hofstra) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Mali.

Ivory Coast - DR Congo 60-81
DR Congo earned the first victory in Group A. They stormed past Ivory Coast to improve at 1-1 record. Myck Kabongo (191-G-92, college: Texas) scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. DR Congo grabbed an 18:10 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 48:29 second half run to seal the victory. Maxi Munanga (185-G-93) and Pitchou Kambuy (201-F-98) provided 15 points each in the win. Didier Tape (197-F-81) netted 19 points for Ivory Coast.

Group B
Morocco - Angola 60-53
Morocco topped Angola for 2-0 record in Group B. Abderrahim Najah (198-F/C-84) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Morocco grabbed a 25:22 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:15 run in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Adil El Makssoud (193-G/F-85) netted 14 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Reggie Moore (203-PF-81, college: ORU) replied with 13 points for Angola.

Uganda - Central Africa 54-57
Central Africa topped Uganda for 1-1 record in Group B. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. Central Africa posted an 18:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Uganda cut the deficit at 2-point mark at the interval. Uganda erased the deficit and tied things up at 41 heading into the fourth quarter. Central Africa went on a 16:13 run in the final period to snatch the win. Johan Grebongo (204-F/C-94) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Robinson Odoch Opong (190-G-89, college: Rogers St.) replied with 15 points for Uganda.

Group C
Rwanda - Tunisia 60-78
Tunisia captured the second consecutive win in Group C. They outgunned Rwanda to remain perfect. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86, agency: 011 Sports) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the charge. Tunisia ensured a 30:25 halftime lead. They sank 22 points in the third term to take an 8-point lead. Tunisia then ignited a 26:16 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) netted 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the victory. Olivier Shyaka (197-G/F-95) replied with 17 points for Rwanda.

Cameroon - Guinea 96-54
Cameroon opened win count in Tunis. They cruised past Guinea for 1-1 record in Group C. Mbala Benoit (200-F-95) netted 24 points to lead the winners. Cameroon established a 51:26 halftime lead. Cameroon went on a 24:11 run in the third term to clear off for good. Felix Bogmis (192-G-92) tossed in 18 points for the winning side. Daouda Conde (210-C-92) had 15 points and 9 boards for Guinea.

Group D
Egypt - Senegal 52-87
Senegal coasted past Egypt to climb at 2-0 record on top of Group D. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville) and Cheikh Mbodj (208-C-87, college: Cincinnati, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 14 points each for the winners. Senegal dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 47:20 halftime lead. Senegal sank 40 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Youssou Ndoye (213-C-91, college: St.Bonaventure) netted 12 points for the winners. Ibrahim El Gamal (189-SG-88) and Ahmed Bakr (194-F/G-95) answered with 8 points each for Egypt.

South Africa - Mozambique 61-67
Mozambique outgunned South Africa for the first win in Group D. Helton Ubisse (201-C-95) delivered 13 points to lead the charge. Mozambique accounted for a 34:29 halftime lead. Mozambique followed with a 21:18 run in the fourth term to ice the win. David Canivete (193-F-89) tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Pieter Prinsloo (208-F-92, college: Marist) banked in 15 points for South Africa.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ikechukwu DIOGU
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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