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Review of Day 3 in Tunis and Dakar - Sep 11, 2017


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Group A
Mali - Ivory Coast 92-63
Mali crushed Ivory Coast but could not make it into the playoffs. Mahamadou Drame (188-SG-86) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Mali accumulated a 51:28 halftime lead. They dominated after the big break cruising to a well-deserved win at the end. Papa Tandina (187-G-93) had 19 points in the victory. Tiegbe Bamba (204-F-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 13 points for Ivory Coast.

Nigeria - DR Congo 77-83
DR Congo celebrated the second victory in Group A. They shocked Nigeria behind 20 points from Evariste Shonganya (204-F/C-92, agency: Promotex). Nigeria accumulated a 37:34 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the third term. But DR Congo turned the tables in the fourth quarter. They ignited a 31:22 run to snatch a narrow win at the end. Myck Kabongo (191-G-92, college: Texas) netted 17 points, issued 8 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds for the winners. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Nigeria.

Group B
Angola - Central Africa 66-44
Angola coasted past Central Africa to clinch the second position in Group B. Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Angola used an 18:4 run in the second period to ensure a 14-point halftime lead. They held Central Africa to just 24 points in the second half to race to the win. Eduardo Mingas (200-F/C-79) tossed in 9 points for the winning side. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) notched 14 points for Central Africa.

Morocco - Uganda 79-70
Morocco held off Uganda to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Mohamed Choua (202-F/C-92) and Abdelali Lahraichi (190-G/F-93) nailed 15 points each for the winners. Uganda led by three points at halftime 33:36. But Morocco went on a 20:16 run in the third term to eke out a narrow lead. They sparked a 26:18 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Mustapha Khalifi had 13 points in the victory. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) and A'Darius Pegues (208-F-89, college: Campbellsville) had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Group C
Tunisia - Guinea 64-59
Tunisia clinched the third straight win at AfroBasket. They overcame Guinea to clinch the top position in Group C. Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Guinea enjoyed a 35:33 halftime lead. But Tunisia responded with a 19:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. Guinea pulled closer in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 11 points for the winning side. Daouda Conde (210-C-92) banked in 14 points for Guinea.

Rwanda - Cameroon 77-81
Cameroon overcame Rwanda for the second win in Group C. Arnaud-William Adala Moto (198-F-93, agency: Duran International) stepped up with 17 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Rwanda accounted for a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Cameroon bounced back with a 23:14 run in the second quarter. They stayed in charge throughout the second half. Cameroon sank 40 points after the long break to secure the victory. Mbala Benoit (200-F-95) notched 16 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Kenneth Gasana (195-G-84, college: Boise St.) netted 18 points and issued 7 assists for Rwanda.

Group D
Senegal - Mozambique 80-49
Senegal claimed the top position in Group D. They cruised past Mozambique to improve at 3-0 record. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville) and Djibril Thiam (208-G/F-86, college: Wyoming) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Senegal recorded a 36:18 halftime lead. Senegal then poured in 30 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the victory. Helton Ubisse (201-C-95) netted 9 points for Mozambique.

Egypt - South Africa 70-51
Egypt overwhelmed South Africa to gain 2-1 record on top of Group D. Egypt opened the game on a strong 14:2 run. Egypt stayed in control throughout the reminder of the game and rolled to the victory. Amr El Gendy (192-G-91) tossed in 13 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) had 10 points in the victory. Pieter Prinsloo (208-F-92, college: Marist) answered with 11 points for South Africa.

  




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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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