Top 5 Performers of Day 3 of the #FIBAU16Africa
PRAIA (Cape Verde) - The FIBA U16 African Championship 2019 is getting tougher as some teams search for lifeline while a few others have booked their place in the knock-out stage.
Group B leader Guinea and Group A table topper, Egypt are both through to Quarter-Finals as Guinea handed Rwanda a 63-47 defeat while Egypt humbled hosts Cape Verde 76-43 to extend their winning streaks to 3-0.
Mali are the other team that is yet to taste defeat with a 65-57 points dropping of Cote d'Ivoire who are chasing their first win after three games. In the other game of Day 3 Angola saw off Algeriain Group A for a 1 -1 record.
FIBA Africa editorial staff has selected the five players who were outstanding for their teams at the end of proceedings on Day 3 of actions.
Thierno Mamoudou Sylla (Guinea)
This 15-year-old lad has continued to the rock his needed on both end of the court, with an average of 10.3 points per game. The 2.08m (6ft10in) forward posted a double double of 11 points, 13 rebounds and an efficiency rating of 15 against Rwanda.
Brehima Seydou Traore (Mali)
Traore shown like a million star for Mali in the win over Cote d'Ivoire where he came up with a double double of 14 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals and an efficiency of 18.
The 15-years-old forward who plies is trade in Spain has an average of 10.5 points and an impressive 8.5 rebound as Mali look forward to replicating what their predecessors did two years ago.
Ahmed Rehan (Egypt)
While coach Rafik Youssef decide to rest some of his key players against Cape Verde the onus fell on 16-year-old Rehan and to the delight of everyone in his team he did not disappoint as he ensure that his side maintain its hundred percent winning streak.
Rehan posted game-high 23 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, 6 steals and efficiency rating of 25 to help the three-time Africa champions go past Cape Verde.
Fabio Antonio (Angola)
With an impressive average of 13 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3.5 steals in two games Fabio Antonio's pace could not be matched by the Algerian who like Cote d'Ivoire have been at the losing end so far.
15-year-old who stood at 1.72m (5ft8in) helped the 2013 Africa Champions to wade of threat from the Algerian side pouring in 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and an 18 grade rating.
Kelvin Ishema (Rwanda)
Though his side lost the battle to Guinea for a 1-1 record in two games, the young forward recorded 17 of his 47 points and grabbed 6 rebounds followed with 2 steals and an efficiency rating of 19.