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2013 AfroBasket: Cameroon shoot down Republic of Congo - Aug 21, 2013

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Alfred Aboya
Cameroon - Republic of Congo 74:43

Cameroon registered the opening win at the AfroBasket in Abidjan. They knocked down Republic of Congo in Group C. Alfred Aboya (206-F/C-85, college: UCLA) stepped up with 16 points and 6 boards to pace the winners.
Cameroon set the tone early in the encounter. They grabbed an 18:9 lead after ten minutes. Republic of Congo managed to slow their opponents down in the second term. They got within 7 points at halftime 33:26. But the Lions stepped on the gas in the third term. Cameroon exploded with a 21:8 run to ensure a comfortable 20-point lead at the final break. They went on a 20:8 rally in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Gaston Essengue (203-F/C-83, college: UNLV) posted 14 points and 9 rebounds for Cameroon. Christian Bayang (193-G-87), Brice Vounang (202-F/C-82, college: San Diego) and Jeremy Nzeulie (187-G-91) added 8 points each for the winners. Bertrand Boukinda (F-81) answered with 12 points for Republic of Congo. Romaric Kondzy (80) had 6 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Cameroon: Alfred Aboya 16, Gaston Essengue 14, Christian Bayang 8, Brice Vounang 8, Jeremy Nzeulie 8
Republic of Congo: Bertrand Boukinda 12, Romaric Kondzy 6+10 boards  

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