Basketball: Rivers Hoopers Record Slim Win Over Rockets In Lagos
Rivers Hoopers are in fine form and rest of the teams in the league can see it on the scoreboards.
Solomon Ajegbeyi’s fourth double double of the season ensured Rivers Hoopers snatched a 64-70 points win over NAF Rockets at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos on Thursday.
Ajegbeyi scored 12 points and 11 rebounds and a block while Emmanuel Balogun had a game high 19 points and Ronald Alalibo contributed 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Hoopers had a sloppy start in the first half and never led all through trailing with as much as 13 points (38-25) in the third quarter.
Rockets guard Emeka Ajaegbu knocked down shots with the help of his team mates scoring 11 points and 7 rebounds; while Isiaka Saliu added 11 points and 7 rebounds and Shedrack Avih added 10 points.
However, the turning point of the game came as Hoopers reduced the deficit in the last quarter to two points with less than 3 minutes left to play (62-60). The KingsMen held on with a 4-1 run to snatch the victory limiting the host to just 9 points in the last quarter (9-22).
Rivers Hoopers will face Hoops and Read on Saturday also in Lagos.
G/Bulls 100-80 M/Mentors
B/Nets 64-57 Defenders
P/Peaks 50-55 K/Pillars
N/Potters 89-47 Kada Stars
H&R 65- 56 Delta Force
K/Falcons 94-64 Police Baton
NAF Rockets 64-70 R/Hoopers
Oluyole Warriors 73-67 Customs