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2013 AfroBasket: Cape Verde roll past Central African Republic - Aug 22, 2013


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Rodrigo
Mascarenhas
Cape Verde - Central African Republic 90:82

Cape Verde celebrated the opening win at the 2013 AfroBasket. They knocked down Central African Republic for 1-1 record in Group C. Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) posted 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Central African Republic fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Cape Verde ensured a strong start to the game. They opened a 23:9 lead late in the opening frame. Central African Republic managed to narrow the deficit in the second quarter however they still trailed by 7 points at halftime 38:45. Cape Verde quickly cleared off to double digits in the third term. They stayed in charge though Michael Mokongo (180-PG-86) put Central African Republic within 9 points at the final break 55:64. Siris and Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) dragged Central African Republic within six points midway through the fourth term but they could not any closer in the reminder of the contest as Cape Verde got away with the victory. Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (193-G-92) netted 17 points, while Aldevino Lima (208-F-86) added 15 points in the win. Michael Mokongo answered with 14 points for Central African Republic. Max Kouguere had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the defeat.

Cape Verde: Rodrigo Mascarenhas 17+12 boards, Dimitry Akanda-Coronel 17, Aldevino Lima 15
Central African Republic: Michael Mokongo 14, Max Kouguere 13  




Michael
Mendes
Michael Mendes (ex CAB Madeira) signs at Plasencia - 3 months ago
LEB Silver newcomer Electro Mercantil Plasencia landed 28-year old Cape Verdean center Michael Mendes (203-90). He played recently at CAB Madeira in Portuguese LPB league. The last season Mendes played at Sampaense (also in LPB) where in 26 games he averaged 9.2ppg and 7.0rpg. He represented Cape Verde at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg. And here thanks to pro basketball Mendes experienced life on three...   [read more]

Antonio
DePina
Antonio DePina (ex Electrico FC) joins Martorell - 3 months ago
B.C. Martorell Solvay (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 23-year old American (has also Cape Verdean passport) guard Antonio DePina (193-95kg-95, college: Lincoln, PA). He supposed to play at Electrico FC in Portuguese LPB league, but left the team in Dec.'17. In 9 games he had 11.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg this season. DePina graduated from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and it is his first season as a professional player. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Tran...   [read more]

Edy Tavares
Edy Tavares agreed terms with Real Madrid - 5 months ago
Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Cape Verdean center Edy Tavares (220-118kg-92). He played recently at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In only one game he had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks this season. Tavares also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA earlier in the year. Three years ago he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (43rd overall). Tavares' team made it to the D-League Semifina...   [read more]


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