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Review of Day 2 in Tunis and Dakar - Sep 10, 2017

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Group A
Mali - Nigeria 67-90
Nigeria secured the second straight win in Tunis. They cruised past Mali to stay perfect. Ike Nwamu (196-G-93, college: UNLV) recorded 22 points to lead the winners. Nigeria accumulated a 39:33 halftime lead. They dropped 51 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Ike Iroegbu (188-G-95) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the win. Ibrahim Djambo (208-F-92, college: Hofstra) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Mali.

Ivory Coast - DR Congo 60-81
DR Congo earned the first victory in Group A. They stormed past Ivory Coast to improve at 1-1 record. Myck Kabongo (191-G-92, college: Texas) scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. DR Congo grabbed an 18:10 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 48:29 second half run to seal the victory. Maxi Munanga (185-G-93) and Pitchou Kambuy (201-F-98) provided 15 points each in the win. Didier Tape (197-F-81) netted 19 points for Ivory Coast.

Group B
Morocco - Angola 60-53
Morocco topped Angola for 2-0 record in Group B. Abderrahim Najah (198-F/C-84) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Morocco grabbed a 25:22 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:15 run in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Adil El Makssoud (193-G/F-85) netted 14 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Reggie Moore (203-PF-81, college: ORU) replied with 13 points for Angola.

Uganda - Central Africa 54-57
Central Africa topped Uganda for 1-1 record in Group B. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. Central Africa posted an 18:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Uganda cut the deficit at 2-point mark at the interval. Uganda erased the deficit and tied things up at 41 heading into the fourth quarter. Central Africa went on a 16:13 run in the final period to snatch the win. Johan Grebongo (204-F/C-94) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Robinson Odoch Opong (190-G-89, college: Rogers St.) replied with 15 points for Uganda.

Group C
Rwanda - Tunisia 60-78
Tunisia captured the second consecutive win in Group C. They outgunned Rwanda to remain perfect. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86, agency: 011 Sports) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the charge. Tunisia ensured a 30:25 halftime lead. They sank 22 points in the third term to take an 8-point lead. Tunisia then ignited a 26:16 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) netted 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the victory. Olivier Shyaka (197-G/F-95) replied with 17 points for Rwanda.

Cameroon - Guinea 96-54
Cameroon opened win count in Tunis. They cruised past Guinea for 1-1 record in Group C. Mbala Benoit (200-F-95) netted 24 points to lead the winners. Cameroon established a 51:26 halftime lead. Cameroon went on a 24:11 run in the third term to clear off for good. Felix Bogmis (192-G-92) tossed in 18 points for the winning side. Daouda Conde (210-C-92) had 15 points and 9 boards for Guinea.

Group D
Egypt - Senegal 52-87
Senegal coasted past Egypt to climb at 2-0 record on top of Group D. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville) and Cheikh Mbodj (208-C-87, college: Cincinnati, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 14 points each for the winners. Senegal dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 47:20 halftime lead. Senegal sank 40 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Youssou Ndoye (213-C-91, college: St.Bonaventure) netted 12 points for the winners. Ibrahim El Gamal (189-SG-88) and Ahmed Bakr (194-F/G-95) answered with 8 points each for Egypt.

South Africa - Mozambique 61-67
Mozambique outgunned South Africa for the first win in Group D. Helton Ubisse (201-C-95) delivered 13 points to lead the charge. Mozambique accounted for a 34:29 halftime lead. Mozambique followed with a 21:18 run in the fourth term to ice the win. David Canivete (193-F-89) tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Pieter Prinsloo (208-F-92, college: Marist) banked in 15 points for South Africa.


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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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