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2013 AfroBasket: Strong finish carries Cape Verde past Republic of Congo - Aug 27, 2013


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Dimitry
Akanda-Coronel
Cape Verde - Republic of Congo 67:60

Cape Verde advanced into the quarterfinal stage of the African Championship. They triggered a 29:10 run in the fourth frame to finish off Republic of Congo. Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (193-G-92) nailed 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners.
Republic of Congo exploded with a 21:11 run in the first ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They ensured a 32:23 halftime lead. Republic of Congo extended the margin in the third term. They entered the final stanza up by as many as 12 points. But Cape Verde managed to bounce back. They exploded with a massive 29:10 run in the fourth period and celebrated victory at the end. Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) netted 14 points for the winners. Kris Morlende (182-PG-79) and Giovan Oniangue (196-F-91) responded with 14 points each for Republic of Congo. Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-F-82, college: Alabama) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Cape Verde: Dimitry Akanda-Coronel 15, Mario Correia 14, Brian Rudolph (180-PG-88) 9, Walter Da Veiga 9
Republic of Congo: Kris Morlende 14, Giovan Oniangue 14, Jean-Felix Moupegnou 13   




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