Hoops league: Narrow win angers Owuor
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APR Basketball Club coach Cliff Owuor has said he was not impressed with his team’s performance following a one-point margin win over United Generation Basketball (UGB) in a league game played on Saturday at UR- CST courts.
Owuor’s youthful side narrowly beat UGB 72-71 to move to a 5:4 win ratio this season but stayed in fifth place in the ten-team league table after nine games.
APR dominated the first quarter 22-8 and narrowly won the second 16-15, but UGB recovered in the second half to win third and fourth quarters 22-18 and 26-16 respectively.
Frank Nshimiyimana of APR scored the game high 22 points while Eric Munyaneza added 20 points for the 2010 champions.
“The performance was far from impressive; we almost lost the game despite a huge half-time lead. Clearly something is wrong and we need to address it urgently. We need to work on the mistakes we’ve made today and do better next time,” Owuor told Times Sport.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Four-time reigning champions, Espoir defeated the U18 Boys Team 94-41 to take their win ratio to 6:2 and cut the gap on table leaders Patriots to four points.
As it stands, Patriots top the table with maximum 18 points, one point better than IPRC-South in second place. IPRC-Kigali occupy third with 15 points while Jean Bahufite’s Espoir sit in fourth place 14 points and a game in hand.