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Results and Stats from Day 2 in Tunisia - Aug 20, 2015


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Group B
Senegal - Morocco 76-71
Senegal recorded the first victory in Tunisia. They held off Morocco in a tough battle in Group B. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville, agency: Wasserman Media) stepped up with 24 points and 15 boards for the winners. Senegal used a 24:17 run in the third term to take a 7-point lead. Morocco narrowed the gap late in regulation but Senegal hung on to avoid the defeat. Antoine Mendy (199-F-83, agency: GAgency) and Mamadou Ndoye (190-PG-79, agency: Triton Sports) finished with 17 points each for the winners. Abdelhakim Zouita (200-F-86) responded with 27 points and 4 rebounds for Morocco.

Angola - Mozambique 84-72
Angola earned the opening victory in Group B. They held off Mozambique for 1-0 record in the standings. Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: SIG) scored 18 points for the winners. Mozambique recorded a 43:32 halftime lead. But Angola unloaded 29 points in the third term to spur ahead. Angola dropped 23 points in the fourth frame and iced the victory. Braulio Morais (190-G-90) had 11 points for the winners. Augusto Matos (186-PG-90, agency: Slan Sports) responded with 25 points for Mozambique. Helton Ubisse (196-C-95) netted 10 points in the loss.

Group D
Algeria - Zimbabwe 87-67
Algeria cruised past Zimbabwe for the opening victory in Tunisia. Mohamed Harath (198-F-90) scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace Algeria. Zimbabwe posted a 20:15 lead after ten minutes. Algeria pulled ahead in the second term for a 39:37 halftime lead. Algeria stretched the gap at 12-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. They dropped 21 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Samir Mekdad (188-PG-86, agency: Bemavocorp) had 17 points for the winners. Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) and Tatenda Maturure (G/F-90) responded with 14 points each for Zimbabwe.

Ivory Coast - Cape Verde 56-76
Cape Verde got to a perfect start to their AfroBasket campaign. They knocked Ivory Coast in Group D. Jeffrey Xavier (189-PG-85, college: Providence, agency: You First) scored 19 points to lead the winning side. Cape Verde recorded a 47:22 halftime lead. Ivory Coast narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (197-SG-92) provided 15 points in the victory. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the losing side.  



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African Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Nigeria 2-1 
 2. DRCongo 2-1 
 3. Mali 2-1 
 4. Ivory Coast 0-3 
Group B
 1. Morocco 3-0 
 2. Angola 2-1 
 3. C.Africa 1-2 
 4. Uganda 0-3 
Group C
 1. Tunisia 3-0 
 2. Cameroon 2-1 
 3. Rwanda 1-2 
 4. Guinea 0-3 
Group D
 1. Senegal 3-0 
 2. Egypt 2-1 
 3. Mozambique 1-2 
 4. S.Africa 0-3 

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