Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club dug deep to beat CAMAC 73-58 in what seemed to be their toughest challenge of the Nigeria Premier Basketball League so far in Akure on Sunday.
Benjamin Ikechukwu for the 4th time this season topped the team’s chart with 16 points while Victor Anthony Koko dropped 15 points in Hoopers fourth successive win.
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.
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.
Up next for the KingsMen is against Lagos Islanders on Monday, September 13