m_Espoir beat CSK in league game

Espoir Basketball

CHAMPIONS ESPOIR extended their dominance as the leading local basketball club in the country as they snatched a 76-75 victory over closest archrivals CSK to extend their unbeaten run since 2011.

Espoiralso defeated CSK 56-47 in the first-leg encounter held on March 7 at AmahoroStadium.

Over the weekend at KIST grounds, CSK’s duo of brothers Patrick and Mike Buzangu led the game’s scoring sheet with 19 and 17 points each but they could not stop Espoir’sprowess led by LionnelHakizimana, Olivier Shyaka and Bienvenuewho scored 14 points apiece for EspoirbeforeArtside Mugabe and ElieKaje added a further 11 points each.

Espoirleads the standings with 38 points from 19 matches while CSK are placed second with 32 points in 18 games. APR is third 32 points in 19 matches while UGB and IPRC are fourth and fifth respectively with 29 points each.

Espoir will now face Rusizi this weekend to complete a three-season unbeaten league run.