Star Salah Mejri contributed to Tunisia's victory in the African Basketball Cup (Getty)
crowned Tunisia national team He won the African Basketball Nations Cup, after defeating his rival Ivory Coast (78-75), in final match Which took place between them today, Sunday, in Rwanda, to keep the "Carthage Eagles" on the continental title.
Tunisia’s victory was difficult and after a great fluctuation in the level between a strong start in the first and second periods of the meeting, until the “Carthage Eagles” reached a difference of 13 points, with the end of the second period with a score (47-34).
The Ivory Coast team appeared at a very distinguished level in the third period, and succeeded in reducing the difference to 6 points, taking advantage of the brilliance of the duo Diabate and Castillo, and came out late to Tunisia with a score of (65/59), to ignite the meeting in the fourth period.
The Carthage Eagles succeeded in regaining supremacy in the fourth period due to the triples, as well as relying completely on Michael Roll, who was at his best and played a major role in deciding the title for the Carthage Eagles through decisive triples in difficult and difficult times in the meeting.
Over time, Tunisia raised the difference to 11 points with a score of (77-66), just two minutes before the end, which had a great impact on the morale of Ivory Coast and its players after a period of brilliance in which they approached a tie with Tunisia.
Time passed and the last two minutes witnessed great drama, as Tunisia stopped recording, while the elephants succeeded in scoring points in succession and reaching the result (78-75), 30 seconds before the end, and the match ended with Tunisia’s victory and crowning of the African Championship.
The Tunisian team, through Derek Bowerman, coach, relied on a squad that included Radwan Suleiman, Ziad Al-Shanoufi, Mokhtar Ghayaz, Ashraf Ghannouchi, Makram Bin Ramadan, Murad Al-Mabrouk, Osama Marnawi, Amr Boualak, Omar Abada, Saleh Al-Majri, Michael Roll, Ahmed antagonistic
In another context, Senegal won the third place and the bronze medal in its favor after beating Cape Verde 86-73 to win the honorary medal in compensation for not qualifying for the final match.
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