The beginning of the encounter was an exchange of points with inaccuracies, then Venezuela was taking the rhythm with its identity and began to take advantage having an excellent offensive performance, while Ivory Coast stagnated and showed its lack of defense, ends the first quarter winning Venezuela by 9 digits.

In the second quarter Venezuela continued taking confidence Heissler Guillent impelled Venezuela of implacable form with shots from the perimeter increasing its balance in the scoreboard, the cuts and picks also worked for the South American team, finishes the first time 49 - 32 up Venezuela.

Second Half

Venezuela continued to set the tone but would come a slight reaction from Ivory Coast that deducted some points on the scoreboard, but cooled its actions from the immediate response of Venezuela in the offensive, although the partial was equal, ends the fourth with Venezuela up on the scoreboard.

With the last period to play confidence was reflected in the Venezuelan team doing an excellent offensive work, but Ivory Coast began to press to decrease the advantage and score, in these instances the scoreboard remained low by the errors caused by the defense, Venezuela resorted to its defense although the partial of the fourth was won by Ivory Coast by just 1 possession, but Venezuela still dominated the game by the advantage it enjoyed in the scoreboard, ends the game with a great victory for Venezuela over Ivory Coast 87 - 71.

Details and Personal Analysis

Venezuela had to face this encounter with much seriousness and had to impose its game, at first there were some imprecisions then some exchanges of points, but then Venezuela began to make efficient use of its offensive and began to throw very well of field, deciphering the low defensive intensity of Ivory Coast what gave them advantage of 9 digits in the beginning. In the second period the selection of Venezuela was taking more confidence in their game and Heissler Guillent the base of the South American nation took control of the game and the offensive with effective and relentless shots from the perimeter that did a lot of damage to the African team, was decisive considerably increasing the advantage, making a great second quarter the team of Venezuela.

In the second half Ivory Coast increased the defense and made some mistakes to Venezuela through defensive pressure, but Venezuela maintained its character and identity and restored their game, the African team discounted a few points but the advantage of Venezuela was still considerable although Ivory Coast equaled the partial of the fourth. At the end of the game there were some errors due to increased defense by both teams and the offensive was lower but Venezuela maintained its rhythm of play by achieving a good closing with a lower score, although the South American team was still fed from the perimeter this time with Jhornan Zamora who also came fine from that area like Guillent, it was only a matter of diluting the minutes to print the excellent victory of Venezuela against Côte d'Ivoire.

Best Performances


Heissler Guillent 28 Pts. 7 Ast.

Jhornan Zamora 14 Pts. 1 Ast.

Miguel Ruiz 10 Pts. 8 Reb. 2 Ast.

Nestor Colmenares 10 Pts. 7 Reb. 5 Ast.

Ivory Coast

Charles Abouo 19 Pt. 2 Reb. 1 Ast.

Deon Thompson 15 Pts. 5 Reb. 2 Ast.

Tiegbe Bamba 13 Pts. 2 Reb.

Guy Landri Edi 11 Pts. 4 Reb.

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