24 August 2007

ANGOLA 2007 : Mbah powered Cameroon to finals

University of California, Los Angeles and Cameroon guard/forward LUC Richard Mbah A Moute powered his country into the grand finale of the 24th FIBA Africa Championship for Men inside the magnificent Cidadela gymnasium in Luanda, Angola.

The 19-year-old scored 20 points, grabbing 9 rebounds three of it from the offense while 6 are taken from defense; the 2003 NBA/FIBA Basketball Without Border Camper also had one assist and 2 block-shots to shoot his country to the finals at the expense of 9th All Africa Games silver medallist, Egypt with a 58-52 points win.

Gaston Essengue of the University of Nevada added 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks to back his country against the Pharaohs who threw away a 15-09 point’s first quarter lead.

The Cameroonian came back strongly to take the second quarter by massive 24-11 points for a halftime score-line of 33-26.

The Egyptians tried to make a comeback in the third quarter winning by 14-08 points but that effort was not enough as they lost out in the last and deciding quarter to the more purposeful Cameroonians with a 17-14 points lose for a cumulative scores of 58-52.

Egyptian Ahmed El Said led his team on the scorers chat with 15 points, 2 assists and one block-shot while Remy Gunady added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?