Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

After a closely contested semifinal matchup, Ivory Coast prevailed against Senegal 75-65 (17-13, 19-16, 17-19, 22-17).

Both teams shot poorly from the floor, but Ivory Coast managed to secure more second-chance points. Also, Senegal had a shorter rotation, as the Ivory Coast bench outscored their opponents 24-16.

The tournament's leading scorer Matt Costello paced the winners with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Nisre Mimi Zouzoua added 15 points and 2 steals.

For Senegal, Gorgui Dieng had 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks in the losing effort, Brancou Badio added 15 points.

Ivory Coast will play against Tunisia in AfroBasket final on Sunday.

 

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