22 August 2007

ANGOLA 2007 : Rwanda surprised self, beat DR Congo 89-87 on O/T

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Rwanda has contributed to the dwindling fortune of DR Congo with a 89-87 points victory after over-time.

The match had ended at 77 points apiece at the end of forty minutes with the Rwandans taking the initiative to carry the day pouring in 12 points to 10 for the DR Congo.

The Rwandan won four out of the five quarters the game lasted leaving just one ( third quarter 27-14) for the Congolese side (14-12, 22-19, 27-19, 14-27 and 12-10).

Mali also had the better of Mozambique in Benguela with a 67-61 points win after trailing the Mozambicans in the first two quarters (14-18 and 10-20).

The Charneux Mozingo tutored side went all out in the third and fourth quarters winning 22-12 and 21-11 for total scores of 67-61 points to set up a meeting against Morocco Wednesday in Benguela.

Senegal out-dunks South Africa by 99-76 points to set up a classification 9-12 position against Rwanda.

The Senegalese Lions managed a one point lead over the South Africans in the first quarter but extend the lead in the second quarter by 9 points of 24-14 points for an halftime score-line of 51-42 points.

It added two more points’ margin in the third quarter which ended 19-17 points before taking an unassailable lead in the last quarter (29-17) to take the match out of the reach of its opponent for cumulative scores of 99-76 points.

Other classification matches billed for Wednesday in Benguela includes the one between Liberia versus Mozambique, South Africa against DR Congo, Morocco to take on Mali while Senegal battles Rwanda.

In Luanda, Nigeria and Central Africa Republic will square up against each other in placement 5-8 position while Tunisia will engage Cote d’Ivoire in the other battle to escape playing qualifiers for the next edition billed for Nigeria in 2009.

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