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Rivers Hoopers Makes It Four Wins To qualify For NBBF Final 8

Benjamin Ikechukwu for the 4th time this season topped the team’s chart with 16 points to help Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club dug deep to beat CAMAC 73-58in the Nigeria Premier Basketball League in Akure on Sunday.

With 2:46 minutes left in the first quarter, CAMAC led Hoopers 16-7 but the KingsMen fought back to lead by 7 at the end of the first half (32-25). 

The momentum was carried into the second-half, as the Port Harcourt based side consolidated on their lead and ensured they remained unbeaten in the competition.

Victor Anthony Koko also dropped 15 points in the Hoopers fourth successive win in the league.

With the four victories recorded in the Atlantic Conference of the Nigeria Premier Basketball League, Hoopers are guaranteed a place in the Final 8 billed for Lagos from September 26- October 2.

It will be recalled that Rivers Hoopers reached the 100-point mark in their last win over Lagos Raptors, as they intensified their quest to seal the sole ticket to represent Nigeria at the next edition of the Basketball Africa League.

KIGALI, RWANDA – MAY 22: Robert Christopher Daniels #55 oand Victor Anthony Koko #11 of the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club celebrate a basket against the Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club at Kigali Arena on May 22, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda. (Photo by Nicole Sweet/BAL/Basketball Africa League via Getty Images)

Up next for the KingsMen is against Lagos Islanders on Monday, September 13.

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