Espoir cruise to top of hoops league table

Sunday Espoir 72-35 UR-CoE IPRC-Kigali 64-39 Rusizi 30-Plus 57-64 CSK Three-time reigning champions Espoir BC thrashed struggling UR-College of Education 72-35 on Sunday at Amahoro stadium to join UGB and CSK at the top of the National Basketball League standings.
Olivier Shyaka scored 13 points in Espoir's 72-35 win over UR-CoE on Sunday. It was their third straight win in as many games. (File)
Olivier Shyaka scored 13 points in Espoir's 72-35 win over UR-CoE on Sunday. It was their third straight win in as many games. (File)

Sunday

Espoir 72-35 UR-CoE
IPRC-Kigali 64-39 Rusizi
30-Plus 57-64 CSK

Saturday

APR 65-69 Espoir
30-Plus 67-46 UR-CoE
CSK 78-62 IPRC-Kigali
UGB 72-42 UR-CASS
Patriots 88-34 Rusizi

Friday

CSK 65-51 UR-CASS
Espoir 68-51 UGB

Three-time reigning champions Espoir BC thrashed struggling UR-College of Education 72-35 on Sunday at Amahoro stadium to join UGB and CSK at the top of the National Basketball League standings.

The Nyamirambo-based side jointly lead the table log with 13 points along with United Generation Basketball (UGB) and Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK), however, the latter two have played a game more.

Before Sunday’s win over UR-CoE, Jean Bahufite’s team had earlier defeated archrivals APR 69-65 on Saturday as well as UGB 68-51 on Friday evening respectively.

On Sunday at Amahoro indoor stadium, 19-year-old youngster Bruno Nyamwasa led Espoir charge with game high 25 points while Olivier Shyaka and Ian Mugabo contributed 13 points apiece.

Speaking to Times Sport on Monday, Espoir coach Bahufite said, “I have to admit things went really well for us this weekend. To win three games in three days is not an easy feat so I must congratulate my players for the effort they put in to make sure we achieve our target.”

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