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Hosts Cote d'Ivoire thrash D'Tigers 72-46 to end perfect FIBA World Cup Qualifiers record - Feb 23, 2019

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Hosts Cote d'Ivoire ended Nigeria's perfect record in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Abidjan with a 72-46 points win. The feat was in their opening game at the 2nd Round Group F series, which is the final round of games in the qualifiers. A lacklustre Nigerian side put up their worst performance so far in the FIBA (Africa) World Cup qualifiers at the Palais des Sports de Treichville venue of the games. The hosts started the game brightly, but the first quarter was a keenly contested one which they eventually took by 14-10 points. In the second quarter, Nigerian senior basketball side played like the team which became the first to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. But a more determined Cote d'Ivoire showed resilience to win the quarter by 14-9 points. It looked like the game plan was working for the hosts, who no doubt were playing against a team with nothing at stake. And it was in the third quarter that the Ivorians totally demolished their Nigerian opponents, tearing apart the defence of D'Tigers at will. Five three-pointers, including two each from Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) and Guy Landry Edi (202-F/G-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex), and a spectacular throw down, summed up the night for a Nigerian side which lacked conviction amd creativity. The Ivorians took the quarter by 27-12 points. A subdued final quarter saw the D'Tigers put up a late resurgence. But their 15 points against the hosts' 17 were not enough to prevent them from falling to their first defeat in 10 FIBA World Cup qualifying games. Such was the performance of the D'Tigers that their top performer, Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (207-C-85, college: Maryland), could only manage eight points and 10 rebounds. Landry Edi, with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, was the hosts' top performer. Nigeria's next game is against the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday. CAR had earlier in the day beaten Mali 75-57 in another game at the qualifiers.
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Cedric Bah
Cedric Bah selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international center Cedric Bah (198-94). He was the major contributor in Souffelweyersheim's victory against the 13th-ranked Recy Saint-Martin in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game.    [read more]

Tiegbe Bamba
Tiegbe Bamba (ex Grindavik) joins Chartres - 17 days ago
TIEGBE BAMBA Chartres Basket Masculins (ProB) agreed terms with 28-year old naturalized Ivorian forward Tiegbe Bamba (204-93kg-91, college: Portland State). He started the season at U.M.F. Grindavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 11 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg this season. The most of last season Bamba spent at STB Le Havre where in 13 ProB games he recorded 4.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He also played for Timba Timosoara (Liga Nationala) in Roma...   [read more]

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru (ex Platense) signs at Coruna - 19 days ago
ADJEHI BARU Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) landed 27-year old Ivorian center Adjehi Baru (206-102kg-91, college: Charleston, agency: Duran International). He played recently at Platense in Argentinian La Liga, but left the team earlier this month. In four La Liga Argentina games he averaged 5.8ppg and 3.3rpg this season. The last season Baru played at Beroe (NBL) in Bulgarian league where in 17 games he had 12.8ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4spg. Good season as he was selected L...   [read more]

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