Nigerian representatives Rivers Hoopers misplaced 83-60 to Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Membership within the opening recreation of the maiden Basketball African League on the Kigali Enviornment on Sunday.
Hoopers led Patriots 18-17 on the finish of the primary quarter, however the Kigali based-side had been ruthless within the second quarter going 13 factors up with out a reply from the Nigerians, earlier than going into the half time break with a nine-point lead at 43-34.
Patriots continued their dominance over the Nigerians, ending the third quarter 63-44, earlier than condemning the Port Harcourt-based aspect to an 83-60 loss of their first recreation of the competitors.
Hoopers shall be hoping to bounce again from their opening loss after they entertain Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia on Thursday of their second group recreation.
Taren Sullivan was Hoopers greatest participant, with 15 factors and 6 rebounds.
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