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Morocco won its first match in the men's Afrobasket qualifiers. The Atlas Lions beat the Blue Sharks (72-69), this Thursday in Monastir.
Leading in the 1st quarter (23-16), Morocco will go ahead at the break (36-33). The Atlas Lions refreshed their intentions to qualify as they showed dominance.
Cape Verde turned the tables in the third quarter as they multiplied the baskets and three point throws to win (54-44).
The host their fate in their palms as they galvanized for the final quarter, leading (67-63) with less than 2 minutes to go. (72-69) Was the final score that signaled revived hopes for Morocco's Afrobasket qualification.
The result leaves the group wide open as Uganda, Cape Verde and Morocco all vie for the last two qualifying places.
Uganda could make a stride towards qualification if they win against Egypt later this Thursday.