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US Monastir stay undefeated to top Sahara Conference in Basketball Africa League

Tunisian side US Monastir leads the Basketball Africa League (BAL) Sahara Conference after staying unbeaten in two games played thus far.

Monastir beat CFV Beira from Mozambique 77-71 in its opener and scored a 76-55 win over Guinean side SLAC to stay unbeaten in the tournament.

Photo Courtesy: BAL

Veteran Radhouane Slimane led Monastir with 15 points, three rebounds and three assists in 25:56 minutes in the win. The Captain was one of four Monastir players to score in double figures.

SLAC’s Marcus Crawford tied Slimane’s point tally and added four rebounds and an assist; Monastir finished in second place in the 2021 edition after falling to Egypt’s Zamalek in the final.

Later today, Rwanda’s REG takes on SLAC AT 17:30 GMT while Morocco’s AS Sale takes on Beira at 21:00 GMT.

The second edition of the continental competition organized by the NBA and FIBA-Africa has games in the Sahara Conference taking place at the Dakar Arena in Senegal.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com

Competition in the Conference ends on March 15 with the top four teams progressing to the knockout stage to be held in Kigali, Rwanda in May. Competition in the Nile Conference runs from April 9 to April 19.

Credit: Basketballghana 

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