Basketball: Engelbert drops 40 points in REG’s win at UR-Huye

Olivier Shyaka (#10), seen here during a past league match against Patriots, contributed 29 points for the big 136-65 victory over UR-Huye on Sunday. / File


REG 136-65 UR-Huye
Rusizi 39-53 UGB

Ubumwe 80-36 Marie Reine

Cameroon-born power forward Beleck Bell Engelbert starred with a game-high 40 points as Rwanda Energy Group (REG) ran way with a 136-65 win over UR-Huye in the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League on Sunday.

The huge away victory in Huye District powered them to 29 points, three ahead of second-placed Patriots. However, The latter have played one game less.

From start to the final whistle, the visitors dominated the game; with Engelbert scoring 40 points, while Olivier Shyaka and Bienvenu Ngandu contributed 29 and 16 points, respectively.

Philemon Mugisha (19), Claude Rukundo (15) and Heritier Irumva (10) combined for 44 points for the winless UR-Huye side who remained at the bottom of the nine-team table with 15 points.