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Angola triumphs at Lusophony Games - Jul 20, 2009


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Angola - Cape Verde 106:64

Angola celebrated the title at the 2009 Lusophony Games in Portugal. After beating the hosts in the semis Angolan team had little problems en route to the triumph. A Luis Magalhaes team overcame Cape Verde in the title decider. This marked the improvement for Angolan team as they finished in the second position during the first Lusophony Games in 2006.
Angola dominated from the start in this one. They outgunned their opponents 19:14 in the starting stanza. Angola fired 28 points in the second frame to ensure a 17-point lead at the interval. Cape Verde failed to change the complexion of the encounter after the long break. Angola thumped their counterparts in the third quarter to build a 27-point lead at the final break. They coasted to the win in the fourth quarter.
Carlos Morais (190-G-85) scored 19 points to lead the charge. Armando Costa (190-G-83) provided 18 points, while Domingos Bonifacio (189-G-84) finished with 13 points in the win. Jeff Xavier (185-G-85, agency: Bradley Sports Management, college: Manhattan) responded with 19 points for Cape Verde. Peter Cipriano (206-F-83, college: Southern) and Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) had 10 points each in the loss.

Angola: Carlos Morais 19, Armando Costa 18, Domingos Bonifacio 13
Cape Verde: Jeff Xavier 19, Peter Cipriano 10, Mario Correia 10
  



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