19 October, 2021
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Espoir Fukash run riot, thump Tondema in BAL qualifier

YAOUNDE (Cameroon) - After an 82-57 loss to FAP on Friday, Tondema's head coach Jean Robert Madozein had promised a flamboyant display against Espoir Fukash but he was rather left fuming at the end of the game.

Tondema's hopes of worming through to the Elite 16 were shredded into pieces as they slumped to a second defeat to Espoir Fukash.

"WE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO AND THAT'S WHY WE STARTED THE GAME WITH A LOT O INTENSITY.- Rolly Fula

 Kinshasa-based Espoir Fukash started the game with great intensity, cruising to an early 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter with a 21-11 domination before widening the gap to 20 at halftime with the scoreboard portraying 49-29.

Shooting guard Jonatham Tshimbau climbed off the bench to contribute 16 points for Espoir Fukash who cruised to a comfortable 102-49 win over Tondema.

The veteran guard was a sharpshooter churning home all four attempts beyond the arc and sinking in two of his three shots on the charity line.

28-year old guard Rolly Fula converted 50 percent of his three-point attempts by half time to up his point tally to 16.

Tondema's captain Francky Mbombo kept the aspirations of his side alive hitting 18 points with nine boards for an efficiency of 18.

"We watched Tondema keenly and knew just what to do" Espoir Fukash guard Rolly Fula told FIBA.basketball before adding "We knew exactly what to do and that's why we started the game with a lot of intensity.

"On Sunday we have to continue with this same intensity against the host FAP."

Two defeats in two outings in Group D have rather ignited Tondema's determination with captain Francky Mbombo already thinking about the 2023 edition.

"We are a young team and this has been a good learning process for us" Mbombo mentioned.

"We will be back next year and we'll be better because we already know what to expect in such a competition."

Host FAP take on Espoir Fukash on Sunday in a game that will draw the curtains on Group D action.

FIBA