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2013 Afrobasket: Ibrahim El Gamal nails late three-pointer to pull Egypt to the semis - Aug 28, 2013

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Egypt-Cape Verde 74:73

Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) nails late three-pointer to pull Egypt to the semis of the 2013 Afrobasket. Trailing 71:73 he posted brought 74:73 advantage, while Mario Correia (189-G-78, college: Bryant) missed the shot with the buzzer.
Cape Verde started the game with 19-16 lead at the end of the first period and added 21-20 rally in the second frame. Egypt however needed a strong third period to take 61:55 lead after ABDALLA scored the last three points in the quarter. Cape Verde later created a 9-0 run to take 69:68 but fell short at the end.
Abd Alla Sheriff top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) collected 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ibrahim El Gamal poured in 16 and Assem Marei (206-F-92) scored 9. Brian Rudolph (180-PG-88) ended up with 19 points in defeat and Mario Correia posted 18. Aldevino Lima (208-F-86) scored 8, whilst Braima Freire (188-G-82) notched 7.

Egypt: Abd Alla Sheriff 18, Haytham Kamal 17+11 rebs, Ibrahim El Gamal 16, Assem Marei 9
Cape Verde: Brian Rudolph 19, Mario Correia 18, Aldevino Lima 8, Braima Freire 7  

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