Three-time champions of the Nigeria Basketball League, Rivers Hoopers have qualified for the NBBF Final 8 after beating Police Baton 64-48 on Saturday in Abuja.
The win against Police Baton was Rivers Hoopers’ second win in two games.Owen Oriakhi scored a game high 16 points, 2 three pointers and made 2/2 from the free throw line in 25 minutes of play while Idikibiebuma Ogan contributed 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Hoopers made just 5 of 20 from behind the arc but were more efficient on the free throw line, shooting 21/28.The KingsMen will play their last Group A game against Gombe Bulls on Sunday.
With both teams already qualified for the semifinals, the game against Gombe Bulls will be a deciding clash on who wins Group.
A.Mike Okiki and Bolaji Emilagba combined for 33 points and 8 rebounds as Gombe Bulls continues ruthless run by beating Benue Braves 80-45 to seal Semi final spot.
After been handed a win without tip-off in the first game against Lagos Islanders (Who didn’t make it to the match Venue) Kano Pillars followed that up with a huge 80-68 bashing of Customs, Eli Abraham dropped 18 points 4 rebounds in the win for the Kano based side.