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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

AS Sale 75% May.3 JS Kairouan
1 De Agosto 57% May.3 Somouha
Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Final Four is set - Apr 13, 2019


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Emmanuel
Quezada
1 De Agosto - Petro de Luanda 74-57

1 De Agosto stormed past Petro de Luanda to advance into Final Four. The game was mostly controlled by 1 De Agosto. Petro de Luanda managed to win second period 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Petro de Luanda to just 7 points in third quarter. 1 De Agosto dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Petro de Luanda's 20. 1 De Agosto had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Dominican-American point guard Emmanuel Quezada (188-85, college: USF) orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Felizardo Ambrosio (202-87) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four 1 De Agosto players scored in double figures. Portuguese-Angolan guard Carlos Morais (200-85, agency: Duran International) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Leonel Paulo (197-89) added 11 points in the effort for Petro de Luanda. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Petro de Luanda: C.Morais 14+5reb+1ast, L.Paulo 11+3reb+3ast, O.Cipriano 5+2reb+1ast, A.Joao 5+4reb+1ast, J.Goncalves 5+3reb+2ast, J.Pedro 5+3reb+3ast
1 De Agosto: F.Ambrosio 20+3reb+1ast, I.Manuel 14+3reb, E.Mingas 14+7reb+1ast, E.Quezada 11+7reb+9ast, H.Santos 6+3reb+2ast, P.Bastos 5+3reb
gschID: 720533


Somouha - Al Ahly 88-81

Somouha held off Al Ahly to seal their semifinal berth. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Al Ahly won fourth quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Somouha made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Nigerian-American center Augustine Okosun (209-86, college: Keiser) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard James Justice (178-89, college: Martin Methodist) chipped in 23 points and 10 assists during the contest. American-Armenian center Todd OBrien (211-89, college: UAB) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Al Ahly: R.Holmes 18+1ast, T.O'Brien 17+17reb+3ast, M.Abouelnasr 13+3reb+1ast, I.Elgammal 10+5ast, D.Bello 8+1reb, S.Samir 7+8reb+2ast
Somouha: A.Okosun 23+12reb+2ast, J.Justice 23+3reb+10ast, A.Saaka 16+5reb+4ast, A.Mohamed 11+2reb, S.El Disty 5+5reb+3ast, R.Elsafany 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 720534


AS Sale - Defenders 96-77

AS Sale topped Defenders to secure the next round berth. The game was mostly controlled by AS Sale. Defenders managed to win second period 30-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. AS Sale outrebounded Defenders 37-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. Power forward Abderrahim Najah (198-84) notched 27 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American swingman Wayne Arnold (198-84, college: Tennessee St.) supported him with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Five AS Sale players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by forward Ocheibi Okpe (197-90) did not help to save the game for Defenders. Guard Adottah Adottah (185-92) added 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Defenders: O.Okpe 19+7reb+1ast, A.Ibe 16, G.Umar 9+3reb, A.Johnson 8+3reb, G.David 7+1ast, A.Adottah 6+9reb+4ast
AS Sale: A.Najah 27+9reb+2ast, W.Arnold 18+8reb+1ast, B.Wood 18+3reb, A.Zouita 14+4reb+2ast, M.Choua 10+5reb+4ast, S.Kourdou 4
gschID: 720535


ES Rades - JS Kairouan 73-74

JS Kairouan nipped ES Rades to sweep the series. ES Rades were ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 27-17 charge of JS Kairouan, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by ES Rades helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Senegalese-Spanish center Maodo Nguirane (210-93) who scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Jawhar Jawadi (189-97) chipped in 16 points. American guard Deondre Parks (185-92, college: S.Dakota St.) produced 22 points and Mohamed Hadidane (207-86, agency: 011 Sports) added 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. ES Rades' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
ES Rades: D.Parks 22+2reb+2ast, M.El Mabrouk 9+4reb+2ast, M.Hadidane 9+9reb+5ast, O.Mouhli 9+1ast, M.Souabni 7+4reb+3ast, N.West 7+3reb
JS Kairouan: J.Jawadi 16+4reb+3ast, M.Nguirane 15+6reb+4ast, L.Gilbert 14+5reb+3ast, A.Addami 10+2reb, A.Dhif 9+7reb+5ast, M.Laghnej 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 720536
  



AfroLeague2019: Final four set to happen in Luanda - 7 days ago
The final stage of the first edition of the Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague), now dubbed Final Four, will take place in May in Luanda, the vice chairman of the Angolan Basketball Federation (FAB), Benjamim Romano, has confirmed. Four teams will be participating in the final event of the newly-reformulated African Champion Clubs Cup, which started early this year with the participation of 16 teams (now dubbed Elite-8)   [read more]

Emmanuel
Quezada
Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Final Four is set - 11 days ago
1 De Agosto - Petro de Luanda 74-57 1 De Agosto stormed past Petro de Luanda to advance into Final Four. The game was mostly controlled by 1 De Agosto. Petro de Luanda managed to win second period 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Petro de Luanda to just 7 points in third quarter. 1 De Agosto dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Petro de Luanda's 20. 1...   [read more]

Felizardo
Ambrosio
Primeiro de Agosto advance to last four - 18 days ago
Eight time champions Primeiro de Agosto became the first team to advance to the last four of the FIBA Africa Basketball League following their 74-57 win over compatriot Petro Atletico de Luanda on Friday at the Pavilhao Multiusos de Luanda in Angola. Agosto continued from where they left off two weeks ago where they beat Petro Atletico 70-57 on their home court as they led 23-13 at the end of the first quarter. Petro Atletico went into the game needing to overturn a 13-point deficit but A...   [read more]



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Africa Basketball League Standings
Group A
 1 AS Sale 3-0 
 2 JS Kairouan 2-1 
 3 Rivers Hoopers 1-2 
 4 SLAC 0-3 
Group B
 1 ES Rades 3-0 
 2 Defenders 2-1 
 3 Elan S. 1-2 
 4 Terreur 0-3 
Group C
 1 1 De Agosto 3-0 
 2 Al Ahly 2-1 
 3 REG 1-2 
 4 Fer.Beira 0-3 
Group D
 1 Somouha 3-0 
 2 Petro de Luanda 2-1 
 3 ASB Mazembe 1-2 
 4 COSPN 0-3 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Abdul YAHAYA
  Rivers H.
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Yahaya, Rivers H.20.5 
 2. Holmes, Al Ahly20.2 
 3. Kizubanata, ASB M.20.0 
 4. Nguirane, JS Kairo.18.4 
 5. Justice, Somouha18.4 
 6. McFarlan, SL.18.0 
 7. Agu, Defenders18.0 
 8. Najah, AS Sale17.5 
 9. Parks, ES Rades17.5 
 10. Gasana, REG17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aubin KASONGO
  ASB M.
  (192-F/G-86)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Kasongo, ASB M.15.5 
 2. OBrien, Al Ahly12.0 
 3. Nguirane, JS Kairo.11.4 
 4. Anthony, Rivers H.10.5 
 5. Beleck, REG10.3 
 6. Okpe, Defenders9.6 
 7. Choua, AS Sale9.3 
 8. Gasana, REG9.3 
 9. Opong, Fer.Beira9.0 
 10. Kizubanata, ASB M.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ibrahim ELGAMMAL
  Al Ahly
  (189-SG-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Elgammal, Al Ahly6.0 
 2. Dhif, JS Kairouan5.8 
 3. Justice, Somouha5.8 
 4. El-Mahsini, AS Sa.5.8 
 5. Jovanovic, Fer.B.5.0 
 6. McFarlan, SL.4.7 
 7. Fall, CO.4.7 
 8. Quezada, 1 De A.4.6 
 9. Nurmamade, Fer.B.4.3 
 10. Akpachi, Elan S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos CABRAL
  1 De Agosto
  (188-G-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cabral, 1 De Agosto4.0 
 2. Nshobozwabyo., REG3.5 
 3. Quenum, Elan S.2.7 
 4. Beleck, REG2.7 
 5. Kone, SLAC2.7 
 6. Tossou, Elan S.2.7 
 7. Holmes, Al Ahly2.6 
 8. Kasongo, ASB M.2.5 
 9. Costa, 1 De Agosto2.4 
 10. Gasana, REG2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Nick WEST
  ES Rades
  (210-F-94)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. West, ES Rades1.8 
 2. Choua, AS Sale1.5 
 3. Joao, Petro d.1.4 
 4. Bonga, Terreur1.3 
 5. Niamazomi, Terreur1.3 
 6. Zouita, AS Sale1.0 
 7. Mbodji, ES Rades1.0 
 8. OBrien, Al Ahly1.0 
 9. Richardson, REG1.0 
 10. Ijigba, Defenders1.0 
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