The islanders, paced by an electrifying Jeff Xavier, led throughout the entire contest, leaving Cote d'Ivoire unable to execute effectively.
Xavier came off the bench to pour in a game-high 19 points as three other Cape Verdeans scored in double figures, including Ivan Almeida, Dimitry Coronel and Mario Correia.
Stats Don't Lie: Souleyman Diabate was the only Ivorian to score in double digits, finishing with a dozen points. As a team, they turned the ball over 29 times, leaving head coach Hugues Occansey with some extra work to do for the remainder of the tournament.
Cape Verde meanwhile made a tournament-high 13 three-pointers.
Game Hero: Veteran shooter Correia hit four of eight three-point attempts, sparking Cape Verde to 47-22 lead.
The Bottom Line: The win was a real statement of Cape Verde's position in Group D, which also includes Algeria and Zimbabwe. More than trouncing the 'Elephants', Cape Verde displayed an impressive ball movement as well a scoring efficiency. The islanders are a team to be reckoned with in the tournament, while Cote d'Ivoire need a lot of work to remain alive in the competition.