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Guinea Bissau lost the third game in Dakar - Aug 16, 2010

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Cape Verde-Guinea Bissau 87:66

Guinea Bissau lost the third game in Dakar to drop at 0-3 at the FIBA Africa Zone-II Qualifiers. Cape Verde rolled over the opponents 87:66 for 1-2 record.
Although Cape Verde started better and took 14:8 lead, Guinea Bissau reduced to 18:17 after the first 10 minutes. The difference remained the same as the teams finished15 minutes of the game, while Guinea Bissau tied the game at 32:32 at the halftime.
Ivan Almeida (198-G-89, college: Stonehill) erupted with 35 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds. Joel Almeida (195-F-85, college: Brockport St.) notched 17, while Mendonca nailed 9. Faty posted 8, while Da Cruz added 7. Cardoso ended up with 18 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Almeida Fortunato netted 13, while Tanunde Keita (93), Franklim Furtado (198-F-87), Mendez Antonio and Sisto Martinho (93) added 6 each. The third quarter however became decisive in the game as Cape Verde opened it with 17-2 run. The reached 49:34 after 25 minutes and had 65:49 lead after three quarters. Cape Verde enjoyed 73:56 with 5 minutes in the game and benefit from the game.
In another game of the group Senegal improved to 3-0 record at the FIBA Africa Zone-II Qualifiers. The team handed Mali their first loss beating them 66:44.

Cape Verde: Ivan Almeida 35+11 asts+8rebs, Joel Almeida 17, Mendonca 9, Faty 8, Da Cruz 7
Guinea Bissau: Josimar Cardoso (201-F-87) 18+12 rebs, Almeida Fortunato 13, Tanunde Keita 6, Franklim Furtado 6, Mendez Antonio 6, Sisto Martinho 6


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