RADES (AfroBasket 2015) - On the day that Cameroon beat Cape Verde, six national teams ended their AfroBasket 2015 campaigns, while Mali, Egypt, Gabon and Algeria will take to the floor to round out the 5th-8th place battle on Saturday.
Egypt fell to reigning champions Angola on Thursday but bounced back on Friday, holding off Mali 74-51 in the first of the day's two 5th-8th-place games.
Cape Verde, who had an excellent start to the tournament, ended their Tunisia 2015 journey with yet another defeat.
After falling to Gabon in the Round of 16, the islanders conceded a 88-66 defeat to Cameroon to finish 10th.
Mario Correia, Jeff Xavier and Ivan Almeida combined for 46 points for the islanders, but Cameroon - who had six players in double digits - prevailed to finish ninth as a result of their 3-2 mark.
Mozambique entered Friday's 11th-12th place game aiming at claiming their second victory in the tournament and Augusto Matos made sure to make it happen, coming up strong.
He led his team with a game-high 21 points as Mozambique topped Cote d’Ivoire 70-63.
As a result, the Mozambicans wrapped up their run at AfroBasket 2015 in 11th place with two wins and three defeats, while the Ivoirians go home with a similar mark.
The 'Elephants' finished 12th, the country's worst result ever in the tournament's history.
Despite entering the day winless (0-4), Morocco - who displayed superb competitiveness throughout the tournament - closed their campaign with a 86-74 victory over the Central African Republic (CAF) in the battle for the 13th-place.
Soufiane Kourodu led Morocco with a team-high 21 points, Reda Ali Harras added 17 and the North Africans return home with a 1-4 mark.
On the other hand, Max Kouguere's game-best 22 points weren't enough to give CAF their second win in Rades as they closed their campaign with a 1-4 record.
Morocco finished 13th with CAF 14th.
Uganda defeated Zimbabwe in Thursday's battle to determine 15th and 16th places.