Ghana Loses in AfroBasket Opener

1:42 PM Theophilus Mensah 2 Comments

A Cyril Clarke led Ghana U18 side lost their first game against host Cote d'Ivoire at the Palais des Sports de Treichville indoor sports facility in Abidjan. Cyril had a game high 16pts and 6rbds while playing all 40 minutes of the game. Daniel Ayarna also had a game high 11 rbds for Ghana in the 33 - 54 loss. had the full story from the venue in their often poorly written English: 

Clarke goes up for 2 of his 16 points

Cote d’Ivoire won the opening game of the Zone III Qualifiers against Ghana on the score of 54-33.
From the start of the game, the Ivorians took things in hand and are led in the first quarter time by 13-4.
In the second quarter, the team of Ivory Coast, very alert in attack, maintains its dominance over their opponents. At halftime the score was 26-8 in favor of the host country.
On resumption, Côte d'Ivoire continues its race ahead and won the third quarter time by 13 to 8.
It was therefore no surprise that the Ivorian obtained the gain of the match despite the loss of the fourth quarter time 7-9.
Cyril Clarke (GHA) finished top scorer with 16 points. Ivorian side, Ousmane Toure and Arsene
Otto scored 12 units each.

Ghana's numbers

CIV's numbers

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