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NPBL Wrap: Rivers Hoopers Extend Lead; Kwara Falcons Stumble On The Road

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Atlantic Conference leaders Rivers Hoopers extended their lead at the top of the table with an 81-74 points win in overtime on Saturday against Delta Force in Asaba.

The KingsMen who had already booked a place in this seasons conference 6 playoffs, received a scare from seventh-place Delta Force, the game ending 68-68 after the fourth quarter.

Kudos to Delta Force who rallied back to win the last quarter, taking the game into overtime. Rivers Hoopers won the first quarter 25-6, second quarter 40-19, third quarter 52-39, the fourth quarter ending in a 68-68 tie.
Rivers Hoopers Forward, Ikechukwu Benjamin scored 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Emmanuel Akhimen of Delta Force finished the game with a double-double scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds.

In Ibadan, Second-place Kwara Falcons experienced a setback as they aim to improve their position on the conference table, when they lost on the road against fifth-place Oluyole Warriors 78-62 on Saturday.

The Coach Adewunmi Aderemi team won the first half, after comfortably winning the first quarter but took their foot off the pedal eventually losing the game.

Kwara Falcons, who won the first quarter 12-20 and second quarter 40-39. Oluyole Warriors, proved to be giant killers rallying back to win the third and fourth quarters 62-52, 78-62.

Forward, David Godwin recorded the highest point tally in the game, netting 17-points for Kwara Falcons, Aribiyu Sunday of Oluyole Warriors contributing a team high 16 points.

 

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