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Review of Day 3 in Tunis and Dakar - Sep 11, 2017

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Group A
Mali - Ivory Coast 92-63
Mali crushed Ivory Coast but could not make it into the playoffs. Mahamadou Drame (188-SG-86) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Mali accumulated a 51:28 halftime lead. They dominated after the big break cruising to a well-deserved win at the end. Papa Tandina (187-G-93) had 19 points in the victory. Tiegbe Bamba (204-F-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 13 points for Ivory Coast.

Nigeria - DR Congo 77-83
DR Congo celebrated the second victory in Group A. They shocked Nigeria behind 20 points from Evariste Shonganya (204-F/C-92, agency: Promotex). Nigeria accumulated a 37:34 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the third term. But DR Congo turned the tables in the fourth quarter. They ignited a 31:22 run to snatch a narrow win at the end. Myck Kabongo (191-G-92, college: Texas) netted 17 points, issued 8 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds for the winners. Ikechukwu Diogu (204-C/F-83, college: Arizona St.) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Nigeria.

Group B
Angola - Central Africa 66-44
Angola coasted past Central Africa to clinch the second position in Group B. Carlos Morais (200-G-85, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Angola used an 18:4 run in the second period to ensure a 14-point halftime lead. They held Central Africa to just 24 points in the second half to race to the win. Eduardo Mingas (200-F/C-79) tossed in 9 points for the winning side. Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) notched 14 points for Central Africa.

Morocco - Uganda 79-70
Morocco held off Uganda to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Mohamed Choua (202-F/C-92) and Abdelali Lahraichi (190-G/F-93) nailed 15 points each for the winners. Uganda led by three points at halftime 33:36. But Morocco went on a 20:16 run in the third term to eke out a narrow lead. They sparked a 26:18 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Mustapha Khalifi had 13 points in the victory. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) and A'Darius Pegues (208-F-89, college: Campbellsville) had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Group C
Tunisia - Guinea 64-59
Tunisia clinched the third straight win at AfroBasket. They overcame Guinea to clinch the top position in Group C. Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Guinea enjoyed a 35:33 halftime lead. But Tunisia responded with a 19:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. Guinea pulled closer in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 11 points for the winning side. Daouda Conde (210-C-92) banked in 14 points for Guinea.

Rwanda - Cameroon 77-81
Cameroon overcame Rwanda for the second win in Group C. Arnaud-William Adala Moto (198-F-93, agency: Duran International) stepped up with 17 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Rwanda accounted for a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Cameroon bounced back with a 23:14 run in the second quarter. They stayed in charge throughout the second half. Cameroon sank 40 points after the long break to secure the victory. Mbala Benoit (200-F-95) notched 16 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Kenneth Gasana (195-G-84, college: Boise St.) netted 18 points and issued 7 assists for Rwanda.

Group D
Senegal - Mozambique 80-49
Senegal claimed the top position in Group D. They cruised past Mozambique to improve at 3-0 record. Gorgui Dieng (211-C-90, college: Louisville) and Djibril Thiam (208-G/F-86, college: Wyoming) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Senegal recorded a 36:18 halftime lead. Senegal then poured in 30 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the victory. Helton Ubisse (201-C-95) netted 9 points for Mozambique.

Egypt - South Africa 70-51
Egypt overwhelmed South Africa to gain 2-1 record on top of Group D. Egypt opened the game on a strong 14:2 run. Egypt stayed in control throughout the reminder of the game and rolled to the victory. Amr El Gendy (192-G-91) tossed in 13 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (206-C/F-87) had 10 points in the victory. Pieter Prinsloo (208-F-92, college: Marist) answered with 11 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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