Espoir, APR suffer early exit in Zone V Basketball tourney

RWANDA’s two representatives at this year’s Fiba/Africa Zone V Club Championships Espoir and APR endured an early exit after failing to progress from their groups in Mombasa.

Zone V Basketball

Thursday, Men

Espoir (Rwa) 72-50 E. W.S (Eth)

Women

KPA (Ken) 60-38 APR (Rwa)

Wednesday, Men

Coop Bank (Ken) 54-62 Urunani (Bur)

KPA (Ken) 69-43 Espoir (Rwa)

City Oilers (Uga) 59-43 E. W.S (Eth)

Tiger Head Power (Uga) 92-42 I.L.S (Som) 

Women

APR (Rwa) 64-51 Gha (Eth)

Bercostars (Bur) 68-49 UCU (Uga)

KPA (Ken) 53-49 KCCA (Uga)

Don Bosco (Tz) 49-73 USIU (Ken) 

RWANDA’s two representatives at this year’s Fiba/Africa Zone V Club Championships Espoir and APR endured an early exit after failing to progress from their groups in Mombasa.

Former winners Espoir Basketball Club failed in their quest for a second regional title on Wednesday following a 43-69 loss to hosts Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). The home-side won all the four quarters 16-15, 19-14, 15-8, and 19-6 respectively.

Nyamirambo-based Espoir had also lost the opening match 64-58 to Uganda’s City Oilers on Monday, but picked a consolation 72-50 win over Ethiopia Water Sports on Thursday, which was not enough as the damage had already been done.

In women’s category, APR BC, who were seeking for the first Zone V title saw their hopes shuttered in the 43-69 defeat at the hands of KPA in the final group game yesterday. They had previously lost 61-34 to Uganda’s KCCA on Monday but won 64-51 over Government House of Ethiopia on Wednesday.

The two Rwandan teams are scheduled to play classification games today before the semi-finals tomorrow and finals on Sunday at KPA Welfare Gymnasium in Mombasa, Kenya.

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