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Review of Day 5 in Mali - Aug 24, 2017

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Group A
Mali - Cameroon 69-35
Mali thumped Cameroon to finish second in Group A. Mariam Coulibaly (193-C-97) scored 19 points to lead the hosts. Mali accumulated a 38:21 halftime lead. They held Cameroon to just 14 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Meiya Tirera (186-F/C-86, agency: ProDep Management) had 13 points for Mali. Ramses Lonlack-Nimpa (172-SG-89, college: Memphis) answered with 10 points for Cameroon.

Tunisia - Ivory Coast 69-64 2OT
Tunisia held off Ivory Coast for 2-3 record in Group A. Monia Ben Mechlia (92) and Salma Mnasria (190-C-86) produced 15 points each for the winners. Tunisia jumped to a 17:10 lead ten minutes into the game. But Ivory Coast managed to erase the deficit and send the game into overtime. Tunisia however survived the test and secured a narrow win. Wafa Loubiri (174-G/F-95) had 14 points in the victory. Kani Kouyate (177-F-90) tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for Ivory Coast.

Angola - Central Africa 96-58
Angola registered the fifth straight win in Bamako. They beat Central Africa to clinch the top position in Group A. Clarisse Mpaka (178-SF-84) provided 16 points in the win. Angola piled up a 46:28 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Sonia Ndoniema (188-PF-85) had 14 points in the victory. Abety Kossi (180-PF-89) replied with 25 points and 9 boards for Central Africa.

Group B
Senegal - Nigeria 54-58
Nigeria snatched a tough win over Senegal to finish on top of Group B. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky) produced 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Nigeria established a 34:26 halftime lead. Senegal slowed their opponents down in the second half but could not overcome the deficit and had to surrender at the end. Ezinne Kalu (173-G-92, college: Savannah St., agency: GoaBasket) provided 11 points for Nigeria. Aya Traore answered with 13 points and 8 boards for Senegal.

Guinea - DR Congo 37-84
DR Congo earned the first win at the tournament. They thumped Guinea for 1-4 record. Chanel Mokango (196-F-88, college: Mississippi St., agency: ProDep Management) netted 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win. DR Congo piled up a 39:16 halftime lead. They sank 45 points in the second half to seal the victory. Yvonne Bilonda (172-G-82) and Mireille Muganza (F/C-90) chipped in 11 points each in the win. Fanta Soumah (164-PG-97) banked in 10 points for Guinea.

Egypt - Mozambique 91-70
Egypt rallied past Mozambique for 3-2 record in Group B. Soraia Deghady (95) and Radwa Salem (184-PF-98) notched 16 points each to lead the charge. Egypt claimed a 32:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They went on a 47:32 second half run to ice the win. Leia Dongue (185-F/C-91) responded with 13 points for Mozambique.


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African Championships Final Standings
 1. Nigeria
 2. Senegal
 3. Mali
 4. Mozambique
 5. Ivory Coast
 6. Angola
 7. Egypt
 8. Cameroon
 9. DRCongo
 10. Guinea
 11. Tunisia
 12. C.Africa

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