Angola 'not surprised' with defeat against Argentina

The coach of Angola's national basketball team said that Argentina's defeating Angola at a world tournament game today was no surprise.

Angola 'not surprised' with defeat against Argentina

The coach of Angola's national basketball team said on Monday that Argentina's defeating Angola at a world tournament game today was no surprise.

Speaking to reporters after the game in central Anatolian Kayseri province, Angola's trainer Luis Magalhaes said his team struggled hard till the third quarter, however, Argentina put its experienced players in the game in the fourth quarter.

Noting there was nothing left to do for Angola, Magalhaes said he was not surprised with the result of the game.

Sergio Hernandez, coach of the Argentine national team, also said that Angola stuck to the game and did its best until the third quarter.

Noting that his team played cleverly, Hernandez said experience carried Argentina to victory at today's game.

Argentina defeated Angola 91-70 in Group A of the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri on Monday.

Arena: Kadir Has

Referees: Jose Anibal Carrion (Puerto Rico), Samir Abaakil (Morocco), Marcos Benito Fornies (Brazil)

Angola: Cipriano 15, Morais 11, Gomes 16, Almeida 3, Mingas 4, Ambrosio 5, Lutonda 9, Bonifacio 1, Mbunga 4, Fortes, Paulo, Jeronimo 2

Argentina: Scola 32, Prigioni, Gonzalez 4, Delfino 22, Jasen 5, Quinteros 7, Leonardo Gutierrez 6, Cequeira 6, Mata, Juan Gutierrez 9

First quarter: 20-23

Halftime: 45-32 (Argentina-Angola)

Third quarter: 59-64


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