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24th AFCCM (Classification 5-6): Kano Pillars maintain 5th position - Dec 22, 2009


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OLUSEGUN IKUESAN
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Nigeria and FIBA Africa Zone-III champion, Kano Pillars basketball club Tuesday afternoon maintain its fifth position in the continent most prestigious club competition with a 107-76 points win over ASPAC basketball club of Benin Republic in the position 5-6 classification game decided at the sports hall of the Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda.

The Nigerian side picked the first two quarters by 19-14 and 31-24 points to go on break with a 50-38 points advantage.

ASPAC bench tried a few trick upon resumption of play in the third quarter but the effort could give them a slim 24-23 points victory as the Kano Pillars team charged back in the fourth quarter with barrage of shots which resulted in a 34-14 points win for a final score-line of 107-76 points.

Though ASPAC youthful prodigy, Mohammed Bukar led the floor with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steal with contributions from Romaric Quenum (13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steal) and Kamilou Salou making 13 points, the effort was not enough to save them from defeat.

Kano Pillars small forward, Ibrahim Yusuf led his team with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steal and 2 assists, Abubakar Usman had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steal with team captain, Abdulrahman Mohammed adding 14 points.

ASPAC Head Coach, Peter Ahmedu says he is happy with the sixth position of the team sounding a note of warning to other teams on the continent that the next edition will see a different ASPAC side.
Mohammed Bukar (191-G-90)   



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