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Dakar — Stade Malien de Bamako relaunched their competition by defeating Nigeria’s Kwara Falcons of Nigeria by the score (78-74), in the opening game of the second day of the Sahara Conference.
Both teams came out of a defeat each. Stade malien against Us Monastir of Tunisia (78 – 68) and The Falcons against REG of Rwanda (64 – 48), during the first day of the Sahara Conference. And the victory was imperative to get back into the competition.
The first and second quarters are slightly to the advantage of the Malians who are more incisive under the racket. Very prolific in the 3rd quarter, the Bamako team accelerated the pace to take by inflicting a 28 to 18 on the Nigerians. Kwara Falcons will clearly dominate the last quarter (25-14) against a less inspired Stade in the last quarter. But the Nigerians will not be able to catch up to beat their opponent day (74-78) to the great relief of coach Kaba Kante of the Stadium.
“Yes I am very happy for this important victory. I congratulate the team and the work is not finished, because our next outing will be against As Douanes and I know it will not be easy. We will watch their match against ABC to prepare well before Friday.”
The Diarra-Berthé duo who have combined 43 points. Aliou Diarra was again illustrated by another double-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 blocks. Ruben Chinyelu added 10 points and 7 rebounds. On the Kwara Falcoons side, Anthony Wilson Jr. finished with 19 points, Adekoya 12 points, Thiam 11 points and Ezeh 10 points.
“We lost for the second time in a row. It’s a mistake. We will analyze this match to correct our mistakes and prepare well against Us Monastir tomorrow Wednesday,” said Falcons coach Kadri. Jibril.
In the second match of the day, the Rwandan REG beat the Ivorian team ABC Fighters by the score (80-73).