US Monastir made light work of AS Douanes in the Basketball Africa League quarterfinals, winning 86-62 on the back of former Laker Ater Majok's strong performance.
The Tunisian champions improved to 4-0 ahead of the next round, while AS Douanes not only registered its third straight defeat but saw its BAL journey come to an end.
Majok propelled Monastir with a game-high 17 points on a 6-for-8 shooting along with six rebounds. Three other US Monastir players, Christopher Crawford, Radhouane Slimane and Makrem Ben Romdhane, combined for 47 points.
"Congrats to the Senegalese team for making it this far. They fought hard. I am happy with the guys, we won the game. But we've got a lot of things that we have to work on," Majok said.
The Senegalese team displayed a tremendously aggressive defense early in the game that forced US Monastir to miss its first seven three-point attempts.
Majok added that they must cut down on turnovers: "We had 17 turnovers, going to the final four. That's going to be a problem.
"We got to take care of the ball. We need to get more angry. The anger we showed today is not enough. I watched Zamalek and the Angolan team [Petro de Luanda], they were more angry playing yesterday.
"That's not acceptable. We need to go back and have a conversation about how bad we want it as a team because we need display it on our next game."
Monastir will face hosts Patriots in their semifinal on May 29.