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Patriots crowned basketball league champions - May 15, 2018


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Olivier
Shyaka
Powerhouse Patriots were crowned champions of the 2017/2018 Star Times Basketball National League on Friday night, dethroning holders Rwanda Energy Group - REG. Cyril Kalima's REG defeated Patriots in a tightly contested 64-57 victory but it was not enough to help the Electricians side retain the championship. Patriots who beat REG 75-60 in the first-leg game last December, won the title courtesy of a better head-to-head ratio this season. For REG to reclaim the league title, they needed a victory with scoreline larger than 15 points of difference but Patriots would not let go, fighting so hard to remain unshaken despite the arch-rivals taking control of the game for most of the time, especially in the first three quarters. Then reigning champions REG started the game on a flying pace, taking the first quarter 17-12 and the second one 19-14 to into half-time with a promising 36-26 lead. Returning for the second half, REG picked it from where they left off, claiming the third quarter 17-13. A two-point margin win in the last quarter was sufficient to see them retaining the league but Aristide Mugabe and teammates turned tables up so quickly when it mattered most, snatching the final quarter, 18-11, in style to narrow the deficit to 64-57. Rwanda international Kami Kabange, playing for REG, scored a game high 24 points, star power-forward Olivier Shyaka (197-G/F-95) added 14 while Elie Kaje (195-G-95) contributed 10 points respectively. Forward Steven Havugintwari topped Patriots' scoresheet with 15 points and a game high 10 rebounds whilst guard Sedard Sagamba (188-PG-90) and Dieudonne Ndizeye (203-SG-96) posted 13 and 9 points respectively. By winning the league title, Patriots booked ticket to represent the country at the 2019 FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club 5 championship.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw   




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Patriots, REG set date for playoffs finals - 2 days ago
STAR TIMES Basketball League champions Patriots and Rwanda Energy Group (REG) have reached the finals of the 2018 Play-off Games after their respective victories over IPRC- Kigali and APR over the weekend. Holders Patriots booked ticket to the finals after beating IPRC- Kigali in two consecutive games on Friday and Saturday in the best-of-three semi-final series at Amahoro stadium. In other semi-finals tie, Patrick Ngwijuruvugo's REG also overcame APR in two games to set finals date with...   [read more]
Playoff Games to start this Friday - 6 days ago
The highly anticipated men's basketball play-off games get underway this Friday at Amahoro stadium with the league's top four fighting for the final spot in the best of three semi-final series. The 2018 Play-off Games mark the conclusion of the 2017/2018 basketball season following the end of the regular league in May. The four teams set to compete for this year's title are; league champions Patriots, first runners-up REG, second runners-up APR and IPRC-Kigali who finished in fourth posit...   [read more]

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Rwanda cool off rivals Uganda, move to 12-team Second Round of African Qualifiers - 18 days ago
Rwanda on Sunday ended Uganda's hopes of advancing to the Second Round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers. In a battle for the last spot available for Group B for the Last 12 of the competition, Rwanda came up too strong for their regional rivals. Paced by Kenneth Gasana, Rwanda saw off Uganda 92-79, and as a result, they become the only East African representative in the battle for a spot in next year's FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. Gasana finished with a g...   [read more]


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