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 1. Patriots 4-0 
 2. Espoir 4-1 
 3. APR 3-0 
 4. IPRC-Kigali 3-1 
 5. REG 3-1 
 6. IPRC-South 2-2 
 7. Rusizi 2-4 
 8. UGB 1-3 
 9. 30 Plus 0-5 
 10. CSK 0-5 
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IPRC-South Hoops Club Look to Bounce Back - Dec 22, 2016


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Basketball giants IPRC-South are desperate to bounce back to winning ways after registering their worst start to the 2016/17 season. The reigning playoff champions were among the teams tipped to win this season's title following their excellent campaign last season. The team will also represent the country at 2017 FIBA Africa Zone V Club championship However, with three games played so far in the league, the Huye-based side only managed to win their opener against struggling 30 Plus by 85-37 and lost the other two. In the second game, they hosted APR which stunned them 69-64 before losing to Espoir 63-84 last week. The losses pushed IPRC-South to fifth place with four points having scored a total of 212 points against the conceded 190. For head coach Charles Mushumba , the faulty start is a wakeup call for his team to bounce back, if they are to retain any hope of challenging for the league title. "It's difficult to specify the real problem the team is facing. But it is very clear from how we are playing that there is a big problem. I think we have to sit down with the players and try to discover it," said Mushumba in an interview with Times Sport Last season IPRC-South missed out on the league title after losing to Patriots 45-52 in the finals. However, they managed to revenge in the playoffs with a 3-1 defeat of Patriots in the best-of-five finals series. "We are doing well in trainings so it is unfortunate that we are performing like this, we must bounce back quickly," he added On the other hand, Mushumba noted that the loss of his key players Sunny Niyomugabo and Didier Ishimwe to Patriots at the start of the season could have had a hand in their unconvincing display noting that they did not get an opportunity to find suitable replacements. "They were key players, their absence has to be felt but we are a big team and we must quickly adjust because a team is not a one-man show," Mushumba stressed. On Saturday, IPRC-South will host sixth placed Rusizi Basketball Club hoping to make a comeback in their campaign. Espoir and APR occupy the top two seats respectively each with six points, followed by IPRC-Kigali and Patriots in the third and fourth place respectively. REG follows in seventh place (3 points) and 30 Plus, also with 3 points are in the eighth place. Each with 2 points, CSK and UGB occupy the ninth and tenth places respectively.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw   




Kenneth
Gasana
FIBA WC Qualifiers 2019: Rwanda Upsets Mali To Secure First Win - 5 hours ago
Rwanda national hoops team begun their 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers bid brilliantly defeating hosts Mali 74-70 in the opening game of the first window of the African qualifiers played on Friday night at Palaise Des Sport Salamatou Maiga Stadium in Bamako. Rwanda started the game on a promising note winning the first quarter 14-12 playing a 17-all draw by half time. The Malians bounced back to win the third quarter with a three-point gap registering 19-16 but Rwanda reorganized and came...   [read more]

Moise
Mutokambali
Rwanda basketball team face All-Star side in warm-up game - 1 day ago
RWANDA men's senior national basketball team will not play any international friendly matches ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers first round due February 23-25 in Bamako, Mali. However, the national team takes on a selection of local players in warm-up matches on Saturday and Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium in Remera. Head coach Moise Mutokambali said that the warm-up matches against local players were planned because the team have no international friendly matches ah...   [read more]

Aubin
Kasongo
REG crowned Heroes basketball tournament champions - 15 days ago
RWANDA Energy Group (men) and IPRC-South (women) were on crowned champions of the 2018 National Heroes Basketball Tournament that concluded on Sunday evening at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. REG claimed the title after overcoming archrivals Patriots in a narrow 54-51 win while IPRC-South stunned hopefuls APR in another hard fought 79-77 win to clinch the women's title. Both champions walked away with trophies and Rwf 500.000 cash prize each. The clash between Patriots and REG was befitting of a...   [read more]


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