CAIRO (FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2016) - The FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) 2016 Quarter-Finals entered the history as one of the best-ever in the history of the tournament as Association Sale Sportive de Sale, Recreativo do Libolo, El Ahly and Kano Pillars reached the last four not without a fight.
The Tunisians used a 12-1 run in the first five minutes of the third quarter, managed to cut the deficit to two points, but the Moroccans regrouped on time to secure a place in the Semi-Finals.
Abdelhakim Zouita came up with his best performance in the tournament so far, sparking AS Sale with a game-high 26 points. Brandon Freeman, Abderrahim Najah and Zakaria El Masbahi combined for 34 points for AS Sale, while Kyle Vinales, Ziyed Chennoufi and Bechir Hadidane - the only Tunisians to score in double figures - finished with a combined 51 points.
With the win, the Moroccans set up a Semi-Final meeting against Recreativo do Libolo.
In Wednesday's all-Angolan Quarter-Final, Libolo beat Primeiro D'Agosto 83-78.
Although D'Agosto's Felizardo Ambrosio came up strong finishing with game-highs 19 point and 13 rebounds, the Angolan champions struggled to cope with Libolo's offensive weapons led by Olimpio Cipriano and Jekel Forster.
While Libolo reached the FIBA ACC Semi-Finals for the fourth time in a row, D'Agosto - the tournament eight-time winners - saw their titles aspirations end prematurely.
In what could have been the biggest upset so far, Cameroon's BEAC Basket played as never seen before in this year's FIBA ACC.
The Cameroonians entered the contest as outsiders, but never played as one, causing some apprehension among local fans in the stands.
Although the tournament hosts led by as many as 12 points, the Cameroonians fought back, trailing by one with less than a minute left.
Eventually, the Egyptians prevailed 63-60.
In the first Quarter-Finals of the day, Abubakar Usman was unstoppable.
He made 24 points from beyond the arc to finish with a tournament-high 34 points to lead Nigeria champions Kano Pillars to a 91-81 victory over GS Petroliers of Algeria.
In the battle for the Ninth-Place, Uganda champions City Oilers edged out Cameroon's champions Nzui-Manto 88-69.
Kano Pillars v El Ahly
Libolo v AS Sale