Four-time Nigerian League Champions Rivers Hoopers edged closer to a fifth League title after defeating Hoops & Read 74-68 on day two of the Nigeria Premier Basketball League Final Four, on Friday, November 24 2023.
The KingsMen who won against Gboko City Chiefs on Day One, knew a win against Hoops & Read would put them in the driver’s seat after the Chiefs had earlier inflicted a first defeat of the season on Nigeria Customs in the day’s first encounter.
With that at the back of their minds, Rivers Hoopers started the game strongly and opened up a 7-point lead to end the first quarter 20-13.
The KingsMen improved offensively, outscoring Hoops & Read 24-16 in the second quarter, to take a 15-point lead into the halftime break.
There was fanfare during the halftime break, as fans of the