Rivers Hoopers have continued their upward bounce on the log in Kwese Premier Basketball League Atlantic Conference.

The team are now at the summit of the log after they out-rebounded Delta Force in a 74-79 win at the Asaba Township Stadium, Delta State on Thursday.

Emmanuel Balogun led the floor for the Hoopers as he scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals.

Ronald Alalibo added 13 points and 7 rebounds while Buchi Nwaiwu made his first double digit of the season scoring 10 points and 2 blocked shots.

It took until well into the third quarter for the KingsMen to establish their dominance.

In all, Hoopers suffered a total of 32 turnovers, 14 more than their opponents, but made 47 rebounds, scoring 7 of their 21 three points shots with three of the 7 from Alalibo in the second half.

Kevin Ikhalo finished with a game high 23 points and 6 rebounds for Delta Force and Ibrahim Oyebamiji added 12 points and 5 steals while Philip Nwosu contributed 10 points and 6 steals for the Asaba-based side.

Despite a late rally by Force in the last quarter (25-17), Hoopers held on to leapfrog Kwara Falcons on top of the Atlantic conference after the Ilorin-based side lost earlier in the day to Oluyole Warriors in Ibadan.

The KingsMen have now won four games in a row since the emphatic loss to Falcons on May 25 in Ilorin.