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Kazeneza stars as Espoir upset Patriots in preseason tourney - Nov 19, 2018

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EMILE Galois Kezeneza was the star of the show as Espoir basketball club stunned champions Patriots in a closely contested 82-81 victory in the 2018/2019 preseason tournament on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. Espoir were sharp from the off, with small forward Kazeneza (22), youngster Armel Sangwe (PG) (16) and new signing Fabrice Rukundo (15) combining for a total 53 points. The Nyamirambo-based side effortlessly took the opening quarter 21-9 before claiming the second 23-14 to go into half-time with a 44-23 lead. However, a blistering start to the third quarter from Henry Mwinuke's Patriots ensured the game went the distance and it was only in the closing stages that Kazeneza, Sangwe and former IPRC- South star Rukundo were able to steer the former champions across the line. Star-studded Patriots bounced back from the break to claim the third quarter 26-12 before both sides played a thrilling fourth quarter that ended 32-26 in favor of the Patriots. Rwanda international and Patriots forward Dieudonne Ndizeye (203-SG-96) dropped a team-high 20 points.
In another Day 1 encounter, last year's finalists IPRC- Kigali overcame United Generation Basketball (UGB) in a 97-87 win. The Kicukiro-based side were due to face APR in their second game on Saturday while Patriots would take on IPRC- South later in the day. By press time Saturday, the two games were yet to get underway.
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Espoir, IPRC-Kigali lock horns in basketball league - 4 days ago
Former champions Espoir will be keen on victory when they take on IPRC-Kigali on match-day 8 of the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League at Amahoro Stadium on Friday. The game will kick off at 7pm. It will be the first time that Espoir and IPRC-Kigali face off since last season and it promises to be a fiery encounter. Ahead of the clash against Albert Buhake 's side, Espoir are in third position of the 9-team league table with 11 points, three ahead of the former who are third from t...   [read more]
REG drawn in Group C in inaugural AfroLeague - 7 days ago
RWANDA Energy Group (REG) have been drawn in Group C at the upcoming inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League. Draws were held Saturday night at Hotel Pullman in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The newly revamped continental competition will kick off on February 8. Patrick Ngwijuruvugo's REG will represent the FIBA Africa Zone V region along with two Egyptian teams; Al Ahly and Smouha. The 16 teams representing all the seven FIBA Africa regions have been divided into 4 groups of 4, an...   [read more]

Patriots beat Espoir to go top - 15 days ago
Steven Havugintwari scored a game-high 16 points on Friday as Patriots beat Espoir 70-54 at Amahoro Stadium to go top in the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League. After six match rounds, Henry Mwinuke's side lead the table standings with 12 points, one ahead of second-placed Rwanda Energy Group, whom they beat 82-78 a fortnight ago. Despite the defeat, former champions Espoir remained in third position with 9 points, having won three and lost three in their first six games this seaso...   [read more]

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