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For its debut at the BAL, Stade malien faced defending champion US Monastir, which is in its third participation in the competition. The Whites of Bamako, aware of the size of the challenge, resisted well until the break, trailing by only 7 points (37-44). Stade Malien was dominated by defending champion US Monastir (78-68).
Souleymane Berthé master scorer of the Stade Malien flew over the meeting with a peak of 34 points including 7/9 with 2 points. Berthé added 4 rebounds, 3 assists for a rating of 29.
From the start of the game, the men of coach Kanté had tu the opponent by making equal play; (8-8) then (15-15) before the Tunisians regain control at the end of the first quarter (23-15).
The second quarter time is slightly to the advantage of the Malians who are trying to make up the delay of 8 points from the first quarter time (22-21). Subsequently, the champion team of Mali, fishing considerably at the level of its internal game (22/48 points), where the Tunisians excel quite well (21/34) who take advantage to widen the gap at the end of the 3rd Quarter time.
Only two players from the stadium managed to score in double figures: Berthé 34 points and Aliou Diarra who achieved the feat of scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Jerome Randle with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists carried US Monastir to victory. He was supported by the Senegalese Ibrahima Thomas author of a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Oussama Marnaoui who added 12 points.
Earlier, in the first game of the evening, Rwanda Energie Groupe largely dominated the Nigerian Kwara Falcons Basketball by the score (64-48).
A little earlier in the morning, a press conference was hosted by the president of the BAL, Amadou Gallo Fall and Michaella Rugwizangora, director of the Rwanda Development Board to reveal the importance of their partnership in sporting, economic, cultural and social terms. and environmental.