APR retain Heroes title

Heroes’ basketball tourney Finals Espoir 59-89 APR (men) UNR 56-62 APR (women) Preliminary results KIE     53 -107 APRUGB  68-78 Espoir KIE    55-59 UNRUGB  77-83 CSKUNR  48-57 APR APR continued to prove that they are untouchable on the local scene after defending their Heroes basketball title. The indomitable lions, who will be gunning for an unprecedented third successive league title this year, outplayed old rivals Espoir in Sunday’s final 89-59.
Presta Malemba scored 18 points for APR. (File Photo)
Presta Malemba scored 18 points for APR. (File Photo)

Heroes’ basketball tourney

Finals

Espoir 59-89 APR (men)

UNR 56-62 APR (women)

Preliminary results

KIE     53 -107 APR
UGB  68-78 Espoir
KIE    55-59 UNR
UGB  77-83 CSK
UNR  48-57 APR

APR continued to prove that they are untouchable on the local scene after defending their Heroes basketball title.

The indomitable lions, who will be gunning for an unprecedented third successive league title this year, outplayed old rivals Espoir in Sunday’s final 89-59.

Presta Malemba led APR’s scoring wheels with 18 points but the club’s head coach Cliff Owuor reserved particular praise for Blaise Nikobahoze and new signing Aboubacar Barame.

“Barame and Nikobahoze were outstanding today. They complemented each other so well,” the former Kenyan international said.

En route the final, the army side made light work of Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) 107-53 but struggled against National University of Rwanda (UNR) 57-48 in a low scoring game.

The varsity side walked away with a consolation third-place medal after outscoring CSK 75-65.
In the women final, APR dislodged UNR 62-56.

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