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Hoopers, Falcons, Pillars, Bulls clinch playoff spots - Jul 16, 2017


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The fourth and final round of the regular season of the Kwese Premier Basketball League tips off today in centres around Nigeria with 7 games left to be played by each team. Regardless of the outcome of these games, four teams have secured spots in the Conference Six Playoffs. These teams are the top two teams from the Atlantic Conference (Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons) and the Savannah Conference (Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls) respectively. According to the Rules and Regulations of the Premier Basketball League, teams are awarded 2 points for each game won, 1 point for games lost, and no point for games forfeited. Kano Pillars have won 19 games and lost 2 (40pts), Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls have each won 18 games and lost 3 (39pts) while Kwara Falcons have 38 pts with 17 wins and 4 losses. This means that as long as these four teams show up for the last 7 games in the regular season, the lowest possible points they can finish with - 47, 46, 46, 45 - will be higher than the best possible points for the bottom two teams in each conference - Delta Force 39, NAF Rockets 38, Bauchi Nets 40, Kada Stars 39. Also, NAF Rockets will start the fourth round with a bit of confidence having defeated Hoops & Read 64 - 61 to end their 16 game losing streak - the longest in franchise history and possibly the longest in the history of the league. The last time they won a game was April 27 when they defeated Police Baton. With 7 games left in regular season, Rockets' focus will be winning as much as they can to avoid relegation to the Division One Championship. They play Hoops & Read for the opening game of the fourth round.
Courtesy of: bballnaija.com  




Josh-Emmanuel
Akognon
Josh-Emmanuel Akognon selected the top Nigerian playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Nigerians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94, agency: Octagon Europe) could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (44-38) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (44-38) lost 107-113 on the road to the Boston Celtics.    [read more]

Olaniyi
Akingkube
Los Mochis ink Olaniyi Akingkube - 8 days ago
OLANIYI AKINGKUBE Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with American (has also Nigerian passport) center Olaniyi Akingkube (208-102kg, college: N.Carolina A&T). He just played at played at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 21 NBL Canada games he had 5.3ppg and 2.6rpg this season. The last summer Akingkube played at Denver-FAS San Salvador in Salvadorean Liga MB where in 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 13.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4bpg. A very spectacular season...   [read more]

Ike Okoye
Ike Okoye is a newcomer at Penarol - 12 days ago
IKE OKOYE Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise State). He just played at played at San Isidro in Argentinian TNA league. In 10 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg this season. Good year as he was named League Player of the Week. Okoye also played for Abejas in Mexican LNBP earlier that season where in 20 TNA games he averaged 13.6ppg, 7.1rpg   [read more]


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