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IPRC-South crowned 2016 hoops playoff champions - Jul 11, 2016


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Aristide
Mugabe
Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center of South Province, IPRC-South, were on Sunday night crowned the 2016 basketball Play-offs champions after overcoming Patriots 58-56 in Game 4, to win the best-of-five finals series 3-1. It is history made for the Huye-based side, who came from a game behind to defeat and reigning regular season league champions in three consecutive games on the way to a historic first major title in the club's short history. IPRC-South made their national basketball league debut 18 months ago. Like it was the case in Game 3 on Friday, IPRC-South started Game 4 on a slow pace, losing the first quarter 20-13 but recovered to take the next three quarters 13-12, 16-11 and 16-13 respectively to deny Henry Mwinuke's Patriots a treble. Patriots had already won the league and Genocide memorial regional tournament and all they needed was playoff title to complete a historic treble. Point-guard Yesman Bushiri (PG), skipper Bienvenue Niyonsaba and Rwanda international Sunny Niyomugabo led the IPRC-South charge to glory. The prominent quartet of Ali Kubwimana (95), Aristide Mugabe (183-PG-88), Walter Nkurunziza and Jean de Dieu Ntagunduka could not save the series for the Kagugu-based Patriots. 'We showed maturity and competitive character, the title is a result of hard work, team spirit and commitment, well deserved. Players gave their all for this success; it's a humbling moment for everyone at the club,' said IPRC-South coach, Charles Mushumba , who was brought in to guide the club through the playoffs, told Times Sport. Patriots captain Ali Kubwimana was named the 2015/2016 season Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw   




Jean
Bahufite
REG Win 2016/17 Hoops League Title - 2 days ago
Just a week after winning the Genocide memorial regional basketball tournament, for their first competitive title, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) on Sunday added the regular season league title with one game to spare. The league debutants sealed the title after beating IPRC-Kigali 87-62 at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, thanks to shooting guard Regis Gatoto (G), who dropped a game high 22 points for Jean Bahufite 's team. REG entered Sunday's game well aware that a win would guarantee them a top fini...   [read more]

Jean
Bahufite
Espoir stun REG to claim Genocide Memorial tourney - 13 days ago
Tournament organisers Espoir basketball club stunned favourites Rwanda Energy Group (REG) to retain this year's Genocide Memorial tournament (local edition) that concluded on Sunday at Rafiki courts in Nyamirambo. The former league champions were drawn in a tough group that comprised REG, who currently lead league table, and the reigning Heroes' Day tournament champions, IPRC-Kigali. However, Maxime Mwiseneza's side defied odds at their home ground by not only reaching the final but also...   [read more]
Rwanda U-16 Teams in High Spirit Ahead of Fiba Africa Zone V - 19 days ago
The national basketball U-16 teams (boy and girls) are in a buoyant mood ahead of the start of this year's FIBA Africa Zone V Championship on Friday at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Indoor Stadium in Mombasa. The two teams touched base in Mombasa in the wee hours of Thursday morning aboard a RwandAir flight for the biennial event that had initially been scheduled to start on June 1. The tournament opening was postponed after some countries delayed to arrive in Mombasa. The tournament will k...   [read more]


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