11 Sylvester Ogbonda
11 - Sylvester Ogbonda
Height: 6-10
Weight: 237
Year: Gr.
Hometown: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
High School: National Christian Academy
Previous College: Georgia Tech
Position: F
gp 32
pts/g 6.7
fg % 47.8
3pt % 31.3
ft % 72.9
reb/g 6.5
a/g 0.8

2019-20 – Played and started all 32 games for the Bobcats…Averaged 6.7 points and was second on the squad with 6.5 rebounds a game…Shoe .478 from the field and .313 from three-point range, while going 51-of-70 from the free throw line…Scored a career-high 15 points at Akron on March 3, going 4-of-5 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line…Scored in double figures eight times…Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 18…Had six double figure rebounding games…Dished out a career-high four assists on Feb. 25 against Buffalo…Graduated with his masters in Sport Administration on May 1. 

While at Georgia Tech:
2018-19: Backed up James Banks III and Abdoulaye Gueye at the center position, averaging 6.7 minutes, 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10 games … Played 23 minutes against Lamar, two more than he logged all of last season, and set career highs of seven points and nine rebounds … Minutes evaporated once James Banks became eligible (35 total in eight games) … Played 18 minutes in four ACC games.

2017-18: Played in just nine games, six in the ACC, but saw 10 minutes against Virginia Tech and scored seven points with four rebounds, all season highs … Missed a large portion of preseason practice after suffering a sprained knee, and more recently had a sprained ankle.

2016-17: Played 5.2 minutes per game in 23 games off the bench in the post … Played in eight ACC games … Played 18 minutes in Tech’s NIT games in an effort to give Ben Lammers some relief … Had played 11 minutes over Tech’s previous eight games (four DNPs) … Played eight minutes in the NIT championship game, going 3-for-3 from the floor … Saw significant action in games against Wake Forest and Tusculum behind Ben Lammers after Abdoulaye Gueye was sidelined with a fractured wrist … Played total of 28 minutes, scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT), grabbed seven rebounds … Set career bests of eight points and five boards vs. Tusculum … Came off the bench to play career-high 14 minutes in relief of a foul-plagued Lammers at Wake Forest (5 pts, 2 reb, 1-2 FG, 3-4 FT) … Had five points, four rebounds in nine minutes vs. Alcorn State, his previous highs … Blocked three shots against North Carolina A&T.

2015-16: Sat out the season as a red-shirt after averaging 12.7 minutes in three games on Tech’s August trip to the Bahamas … Averaged 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds while hitting 8-of-12 shots from the floor … Went 6-for-7 and scored 13 points in game 2 vs. Providence Storm.

High School: Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, and was ranked as high as 26th nationally at the center position … DMVElite.com ranked Ogbonda No. 6 in the class of 2015 (all positions) in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia footprint … Played for coach Trevor Brown and helped National Christian to a 20-6 record as a senior, averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game … Named third-team All-Metro in the Washington, D.C., area, and earned spots on the D.C. roster for both the Capital Classic and the Crab Classic following the season … MVP of Nike Hoop Festival in 2014-15 … Averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game in helping NCA to a 14-8 mark in 2013-14, and six points and six rebounds as NCA went 22-7 in 2012-13 … First-team All-Capital Beltway Athletic Association in 2013-14, and was named the league’s defensive player of the year … Played AAU ball for the DC Warriors … Valedictorian of his high school class.

Recent Games
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 32 18
Games started 32 18
Minutes 798 464
Minutes per game 24.9 25.8
FG 76-159 37-89
FG Pct 47.8 41.6
3PT 10-32 3-13
3PT Pct 31.3 23.1
FT 51-70 31-42
FT Pct 72.9 73.8
Off rebounds 67 39
Def rebounds 142 81
Total rebounds 209 120
Rebounds per game 6.5 6.7
Personal fouls 115 64
Disqualifications 5 2
Assists 26 17
Turnovers 48 26
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.7
Steals 25 13
Blocks 24 11
Points 213 108
Points per game 6.7 6.0
Points per 40 min 10.7 9.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 Capital W, 73-49 1 19 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 5
Nov 5 at St. Bonaventure W, 65-53 1 25 2-2 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Nov 9 Heidelberg W, 88-50 1 17 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 4-4 100.0 9
Nov 13 at Iona W, 81-72 1 31 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 1-5 20.0 6
Nov 16 at Villanova L, 78-54 1 22 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 6
Nov 21 at Baylor L, 76-53 1 25 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 22 vs. Utah L, 80-66 1 19 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Nov 24 vs. Middle Tenn. W, 75-63 1 27 5-8 62.5 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 12
Nov 30 Detroit Mercy W, 91-81 1 27 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 11
Dec 4 Rio Grande W, 90-51 1 20 6-7 85.7 1-1 100.0 1-1 100.0 14
Dec 8 Tennessee Tech W, 81-54 1 25 4-10 40.0 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 12
Dec 17 Purdue L, 69-51 1 20 2-7 28.6 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4
Dec 21 Morehead St. W, 82-76 1 27 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 4-4 100.0 7
Dec 29 Campbell L, 63-55 1 22 3-5 60.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6
Jan 4 at Western Mich. L, 77-65 1 17 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 7 Eastern Michigan W, 74-68 1 25 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 11 Bowling Green L, 83-74 1 23 2-6 33.3 1-2 50.0 6-7 85.7 11
Jan 14 at Buffalo L, 76-73 1 30 4-8 50.0 0-1 0.0 4-5 80.0 12
Jan 18 at Eastern Michigan W, 60-58 1 31 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 3-8 37.5 3
Jan 21 Toledo L, 83-74 1 30 1-7 14.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 25 Akron L, 88-86 1 27 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 6
Jan 28 at Northern Ill. L, 61-59 1 23 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Feb 1 at Ball St. L, 65-54 1 14 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 77-46 1 27 4-6 66.7 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 9
Feb 11 Western Mich. W, 73-61 1 21 2-5 40.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Feb 15 at Kent St. L, 87-72 1 27 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 13
Feb 18 Central Mich. W, 77-69 1 20 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61 1 27 2-6 33.3 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69 1 36 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69 1 17 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 1
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67 1 38 4-5 80.0 1-2 50.0 6-6 100.0 15
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65 1 31 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 8
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65 1 27 3-6 50.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
Mar 12 vs. Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 Capital W, 73-49 1 19 3 2 5 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 0
Nov 5 at St. Bonaventure W, 65-53 1 25 1 6 7 0 1 0.0 0 1 4 0
Nov 9 Heidelberg W, 88-50 1 17 4 2 6 1 1 1.0 0 2 3 0
Nov 13 at Iona W, 81-72 1 31 2 3 5 2 3 0.7 1 2 4 0
Nov 16 at Villanova L, 78-54 1 22 1 7 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 5 1
Nov 21 at Baylor L, 76-53 1 25 0 5 5 0 1 0.0 3 0 2 0
Nov 22 vs. Utah L, 80-66 1 19 1 5 6 0 2 0.0 1 0 4 0
Nov 24 vs. Middle Tenn. W, 75-63 1 27 1 3 4 0 3 0.0 1 0 3 0
Nov 30 Detroit Mercy W, 91-81 1 27 2 6 8 0 2 0.0 1 1 5 0
Dec 4 Rio Grande W, 90-51 1 20 1 7 8 0 0 - 1 1 0 0
Dec 8 Tennessee Tech W, 81-54 1 25 3 6 9 2 0 - 2 1 3 -
Dec 17 Purdue L, 69-51 1 20 2 1 3 0 1 0.0 0 1 5 0
Dec 21 Morehead St. W, 82-76 1 27 2 2 4 2 2 1.0 0 2 3 0
Dec 29 Campbell L, 63-55 1 22 6 3 9 0 3 0.0 2 1 5 1
Jan 4 at Western Mich. L, 77-65 1 17 2 3 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 5 1
Jan 7 Eastern Michigan W, 74-68 1 25 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 2 2 3 0
Jan 11 Bowling Green L, 83-74 1 23 3 2 5 0 0 - 0 0 5 0
Jan 14 at Buffalo L, 76-73 1 30 4 2 6 0 3 0.0 0 1 4 0
Jan 18 at Eastern Michigan W, 60-58 1 31 3 11 14 0 0 - 0 1 3 0
Jan 21 Toledo L, 83-74 1 30 4 7 11 2 1 2.0 1 1 1 0
Jan 25 Akron L, 88-86 1 27 4 6 10 2 1 2.0 0 0 5 1
Jan 28 at Northern Ill. L, 61-59 1 23 0 1 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 4 0
Feb 1 at Ball St. L, 65-54 1 14 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 1 1 0
Feb 8 Miami (Ohio) W, 77-46 1 27 2 4 6 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 0
Feb 11 Western Mich. W, 73-61 1 21 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 0 1 3 0
Feb 15 at Kent St. L, 87-72 1 27 2 5 7 2 1 2.0 2 0 4 0
Feb 18 Central Mich. W, 77-69 1 20 4 7 11 3 3 1.0 2 2 5 0
Feb 22 at Bowling Green L, 62-61 1 27 3 9 12 1 1 1.0 2 1 2 0
Feb 25 Buffalo W, 80-69 1 36 1 9 10 4 1 4.0 2 1 4 0
Feb 28 Kent St. W, 76-69 1 17 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 5 0
Mar 3 at Akron L, 74-67 1 38 5 2 7 0 4 0.0 0 0 2 0
Mar 6 at Miami (Ohio) W, 67-65 1 31 1 2 3 2 0 - 1 0 4 0
Mar 9 Central Mich. W, 85-65 1 27 2 5 7 2 2 1.0 0 1 5 1
Mar 12 vs. Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2019-20 32 32 24.9 2.4-5.0 47.8 0.3-1.0 31.3 1.6-2.2 72.9 6.7
Total 32 32 24.9 2.4-5.0 47.8 0.3-1.0 31.3 1.6-2.2 72.9 6.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2019-20 32 32 798 76-159 47.8 10-32 31.3 51-70 72.9 213
Total 32 32 798 76-159 47.8 10-32 31.3 51-70 72.9 213
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2019-20 32 32 24.9 3.8-8.0 47.8 0.5-1.6 31.3 2.6-3.5 72.9 10.7
Total 32 32 24.9 3.8-8.0 47.8 0.5-1.6 31.3 2.6-3.5 72.9 10.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2019-20 32 32 24.9 2.1 4.4 6.5 3.6 0.2 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 0.8
Total 32 32 24.9 2.1 4.4 6.5 3.6 0.2 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 0.8
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2019-20 32 32 798 67 142 209 115 5 26 48 0.5 25 24
Total 32 32 798 67 142 209 115 5 26 48 0.5 25 24
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2019-20 32 32 24.9 3.4 7.1 10.5 5.8 0.3 1.3 2.4 0.5 1.3 1.2
Total 32 32 24.9 3.4 7.1 10.5 5.8 0.3 1.3 2.4 0.5 1.3 1.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 32 32 24.9 2.4-5.0 47.8 0.3-1.0 31.3 1.6-2.2 72.9 6.7
Conference 18 18 25.8 2.1-4.9 41.6 0.2-0.7 23.1 1.7-2.3 73.8 6.0
Exhibition 1 1 19.0 2.0-5.0 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.0-2.0 50.0 5.0
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Home 17 17 24.2 2.4-5.1 46.0 0.3-1.2 23.8 1.7-2.1 80.6 6.7
Away 13 13 26.2 2.2-4.6 46.7 0.3-0.8 40.0 1.6-2.5 65.6 6.2
Neutral 2 2 23.0 4.0-6.0 66.7 0.5-0.5 100.0 0.5-1.0 50.0 9.0
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Wins 17 17 25.5 2.5-5.1 50.0 0.4-1.2 35.0 1.4-2.3 61.5 6.9
Losses 15 15 24.3 2.2-4.9 45.2 0.2-0.8 25.0 1.8-2.1 87.1 6.4
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November 8 8 24.1 2.5-4.1 60.6 0.5-0.9 57.1 1.4-2.1 64.7 6.9
December 5 5 22.8 3.2-6.2 51.6 0.6-2.0 30.0 1.6-1.8 88.9 8.6
January 8 8 25.8 1.4-4.5 30.6 0.1-0.5 25.0 2.4-3.4 70.4 5.3
February 8 8 23.6 2.2-4.8 47.4 0.1-0.6 20.0 0.8-1.1 66.7 5.4
March 3 3 32.0 3.7-7.0 52.4 0.3-2.0 16.7 2.3-2.7 87.5 10.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 32 32 798 76-159 47.8 10-32 31.3 51-70 72.9 213
Conference 18 18 464 37-89 41.6 3-13 23.1 31-42 73.8 108
Exhibition 1 1 19 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 5
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Home 17 17 411 40-87 46.0 5-21 23.8 29-36 80.6 114
Away 13 13 341 28-60 46.7 4-10 40.0 21-32 65.6 81
Neutral 2 2 46 8-12 66.7 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 18
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Wins 17 17 434 43-86 50.0 7-20 35.0 24-39 61.5 117
Losses 15 15 364 33-73 45.2 3-12 25.0 27-31 87.1 96
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November 8 8 193 20-33 60.6 4-7 57.1 11-17 64.7 55
December 5 5 114 16-31 51.6 3-10 30.0 8-9 88.9 43
January 8 8 206 11-36 30.6 1-4 25.0 19-27 70.4 42
February 8 8 189 18-38 47.4 1-5 20.0 6-9 66.7 43
March 3 3 96 11-21 52.4 1-6 16.7 7-8 87.5 30
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 32 32 24.9 3.8-8.0 47.8 0.5-1.6 31.3 2.6-3.5 72.9 10.7
Conference 18 18 25.8 3.2-7.7 41.6 0.3-1.1 23.1 2.7-3.6 73.8 9.3
Exhibition 1 1 19.0 4.2-10.5 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.1-4.2 50.0 10.5
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Home 17 17 24.2 3.9-8.5 46.0 0.5-2.0 23.8 2.8-3.5 80.6 11.1
Away 13 13 26.2 3.3-7.0 46.7 0.5-1.2 40.0 2.5-3.8 65.6 9.5
Neutral 2 2 23.0 7.0-10.4 66.7 0.9-0.9 100.0 0.9-1.7 50.0 15.7
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Wins 17 17 25.5 4.0-7.9 50.0 0.6-1.8 35.0 2.2-3.6 61.5 10.8
Losses 15 15 24.3 3.6-8.0 45.2 0.3-1.3 25.0 3.0-3.4 87.1 10.5
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November 8 8 24.1 4.1-6.8 60.6 0.8-1.5 57.1 2.3-3.5 64.7 11.4
December 5 5 22.8 5.6-10.9 51.6 1.1-3.5 30.0 2.8-3.2 88.9 15.1
January 8 8 25.8 2.1-7.0 30.6 0.2-0.8 25.0 3.7-5.2 70.4 8.2
February 8 8 23.6 3.8-8.0 47.4 0.2-1.1 20.0 1.3-1.9 66.7 9.1
March 3 3 32.0 4.6-8.8 52.4 0.4-2.5 16.7 2.9-3.3 87.5 12.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 32 32 24.9 2.1 4.4 6.5 3.6 0.2 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 0.8
Conference 18 18 25.8 2.2 4.5 6.7 3.6 0.1 0.9 1.4 0.7 0.7 0.6
Exhibition 1 1 19.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Home 17 17 24.2 2.4 4.4 6.8 3.8 0.2 1.1 1.4 0.8 0.8 1.0
Away 13 13 26.2 1.9 4.5 6.5 3.4 0.2 0.5 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.5
Neutral 2 2 23.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.0 0.0
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Wins 17 17 25.5 1.7 4.8 6.5 3.6 0.1 1.1 1.5 0.8 0.8 1.1
Losses 15 15 24.3 2.5 4.1 6.6 3.6 0.3 0.5 1.5 0.3 0.8 0.4
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November 8 8 24.1 1.5 4.6 6.1 3.8 0.1 0.4 1.8 0.2 0.9 0.8
December 5 5 22.8 2.8 3.8 6.6 3.2 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.7 1.0 1.2
January 8 8 25.8 2.5 4.4 6.9 3.8 0.3 0.5 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.6
February 8 8 23.6 1.6 5.3 6.9 3.5 0.0 1.4 1.5 0.9 1.0 0.8
March 3 3 32.0 2.7 3.0 5.7 3.7 0.3 1.3 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 32 32 798 67 142 209 115 5 26 48 0.5 25 24
Conference 18 18 464 39 81 120 64 2 17 26 0.7 13 11
Exhibition 1 1 19 3 2 5 4 0 0 2 0.0 0 0
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Home 17 17 411 40 75 115 64 3 19 24 0.8 13 17
Away 13 13 341 25 59 84 44 2 7 19 0.4 10 7
Neutral 2 2 46 2 8 10 7 0 0 5 0.0 2 0
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Wins 17 17 434 29 81 110 61 1 19 25 0.8 13 18
Losses 15 15 364 38 61 99 54 4 7 23 0.3 12 6
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November 8 8 193 12 37 49 30 1 3 14 0.2 7 6
December 5 5 114 14 19 33 16 1 4 6 0.7 5 6
January 8 8 206 20 35 55 30 2 4 10 0.4 4 5
February 8 8 189 13 42 55 28 0 11 12 0.9 8 6
March 3 3 96 8 9 17 11 1 4 6 0.7 1 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 32 32 24.9 3.4 7.1 10.5 5.8 0.3 1.3 2.4 0.5 1.3 1.2
Conference 18 18 25.8 3.4 7.0 10.3 5.5 0.2 1.5 2.2 0.7 1.1 0.9
Exhibition 1 1 19.0 6.3 4.2 10.5 8.4 0.0 0.0 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Home 17 17 24.2 3.9 7.3 11.2 6.2 0.3 1.8 2.3 0.8 1.3 1.7
Away 13 13 26.2 2.9 6.9 9.9 5.2 0.2 0.8 2.2 0.4 1.2 0.8
Neutral 2 2 23.0 1.7 7.0 8.7 6.1 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 1.7 0.0
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Wins 17 17 25.5 2.7 7.5 10.1 5.6 0.1 1.8 2.3 0.8 1.2 1.7
Losses 15 15 24.3 4.2 6.7 10.9 5.9 0.4 0.8 2.5 0.3 1.3 0.7
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November 8 8 24.1 2.5 7.7 10.2 6.2 0.2 0.6 2.9 0.2 1.5 1.2
December 5 5 22.8 4.9 6.7 11.6 5.6 0.4 1.4 2.1 0.7 1.8 2.1
January 8 8 25.8 3.9 6.8 10.7 5.8 0.4 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.8 1.0
February 8 8 23.6 2.8 8.9 11.6 5.9 0.0 2.3 2.5 0.9 1.7 1.3
March 3 3 32.0 3.3 3.8 7.1 4.6 0.4 1.7 2.5 0.7 0.4 0.4