UGB 81-48 Gisenyi
30-Plus 50-47 Rusizi
UR-CE 43-73 Rusizi
ESPOIR 89-41 Gisenyi
APR 20-00 UR-CE
CSK 94-48 30-Plus
DR Congo-born pair of brothers Mike and Patrick Buzangu helped their team, Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK), to a 94-48 win over 30-Plus in a national basketball league game on Friday evening at NPC gymnasium.
The former KBC deadly duo scored 66 points between themselves, out of the total score 94 points. Mike, the youngest of the two siblings poured in a game high of 48 points, which is also the season’s high, while his elder brother Patrick added 18.
The win was CSK’s fourth in five games this season. Their head coach, Janvier Kamanzi, says the win sets them up nicely for Friday’s clash against APR, who dropped to second, behind Espoir following the reigning champions’89-41 win over Gisenyi BBC on Saturday.
Jean Bahufite’s team has won all their opening seven games, which gives them 14 points, one ahead of APR, who have played the same number of games but were not in action this weekend.
CSK are third with eight points but have played two games less.
“We are all happy for the victory, every player contributed his best for the win. Mike and Patrick have surely added much strength to the team, they are two big players for us and I am happy to be working with them,” Kamanzi told Times Sport.
Mike and Patrick Buzangu joined CSK from rivals KBC this season, and coach Kamanzi believes the Rugunga-based side that last won the championship in 2011, are now genuine contenders.
“That is four wins in five and I hope we continue this run until the end of the season, we have only lost to Espoir and next Friday we’ll be playing APR. We need to beat APR to remain in a good position,” he added.
Elsewhere, on Saturday, University of Rwanda- College of Education lost 43-73 to Rusizi.
On Sunday, UGB won 81-47 against newcomers Gisenyi at Kimisagara youth sports centre, while 30-Plus picked up a narrow win of 50-47 over Rusizi at the same venue, for their second win of the season.