Basketball: Hoopers Storm Lagos For Double Win
Rivers Hoopers guard, Victor James has declared that the sole mission of his team in Lagos is to win both games on Thursday and Saturday.
The KingsMen will be facing two newly promoted sides, Nigeria Airforce (NAF) Rockets on Thursday before playing against Hoops & Read over the weekend.
King James has assured that his team will not drop the drop especially after the loss to Atlantic Conference leaders, Kwara Falcons.
The Port Harcourt side lost their unbeaten run to Kwara Falcons last week in Ilorin, and despite bouncing back two days later with a win at Oluyole Warriors, the former Union Bank guard still cannot get over the loss against Falcons.
“We will just go and do the things we usually do. We will just keep our heads up, put the loss against Kwara Falcons aside, and try to get wins for both games we are going for in Lagos,” James said.
Despite beating NAF Rockets by 37 points on home court in round 1, James says they will not be underestimated.
“We are not going to look down on any team. Hoopers have been able to study and know their kind of game after we played against them. We are going to give them exactly what they bring to us and not look down on any team,“ he reiterated.
“We are going to take every game seriously as we go on.” James assured.
In round 1 of the Kwese Premier Basketball League, Hoops & Read almost snatched a victory in Port Harcourt stretching the game to overtime (69-69). But Hoopers eventually won the game by 6 points (81-75).