BAMAKO (2015 FIBA Africa U16 Championship) - Rwanda past cruise Equatorial Guinea 83-52 to earn their first ever win at FIBA Africa U16 Championship.
The battle between the two teams that are making their bow in this youth tournament had a close aspect at the beginning.
Rwanda had 15 points following their opponents' turnovers.
Galois Emile Kazeneza came out the bench and had the game-high 25 points to lead Rwanda.
Reigning champions, Angola clinch their third win in a row and make a step close to the spot for Quarter-Finals as they smashed Morocco, 81-53.
The Angolans confirm their superiority a quick 29-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Moroccans where overwhelmed all the game time as Angola maintained their pressure and let got 29 points through second chance balls.
With huge domination inside, they grabbed game-high 53 rebounds and also had 18points from this area.
Omar Mankour led all the players in scoring with 23 points but could not avoid his team's loss.
Meanwhile, Egypt had a resounding 100-56 win over Algeria.
The 2013 runners-up had one the easiest game of the tournament as the outscored their opponent to get a 25 points edge at halftime.
Indeed, what seemed to be a bad start quickly turns into a nightmare for Algerians who could not prevent Egypt from their game highest 46 -0 lead with a 39:37 advantage.
Egypt’s Nasser Mohamed Ramadan had the game-high 15 points while five of his teammates finished with double figure.
Earlier in the day, Tunisia past cruise Ethiopia, 81-53, to clinch their first win in the tournament.
After their 57-51 loss against South Africa on Friday, Tunisia who is one of the title contenders managed to secure the win as they took a quick 20-8 lead at the end of first Quarter.
The team that finished third two years ago gave any chance to debutants Ethiopia as they took benefits of their 37 turnovers to pour in 30points.
Tunisia dominates inside with 18 points and 16 points on second chance balls. Players from the bench had 30 points to lead Tunisia to an easy win.
Oussama Marnaoui and three of his teammates combined to 47 points while Ethiopia's prominent Leul Brhane Tafere had 16 points in their losing cause.
In the last day 3, hosts Mali saw off Nigeria with an 88-54 win.
They show a winning mindset as their victory emerged following a slim 3 points lead at halftime.
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