Ivory Coast successfully entered the competition by beating Kenya on Wednesday with a score of 88 to 70. In difficulty during the first half, the Elephants were able to react in defense during the 3rd quarter time and thanks to a precious Matthew Costello (20 points), largely dominated this first match of Group C with 18 points differences in the final.
The scoreboard showed in the first quarter (26-24), 2nd quarter (13-15), 3rd quarter (21-15) and (28-16) in the last quarter.
In conclusion, during the first match of the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire, the players were able to densify their defense and surpass themselves in attacks to achieve the victory of the game (88-70) against Kenya.
However, among our ’12 national ‘, Matthew Costello excelled in his first outing in a competition with the Elephants.
He thus wins with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for 22 evaluation; the title of Most Valid Player (MVP).
After their entry-to-tournament victory against the Kenyans (88-70), the Elephants meet the Eagles of Mali on their way this Friday August 27 at 4 p.m. GMT.