20 December 2007

RWANDA : APR into Quarters

Julius Mbaraga

When pushed into a tight corner, by nature's instinct you come up with the results and it's what the zone V representatives at the on going 22nd Fiba-Africa club championships APR did.

Rwandan military basketball side APR produced the results when it mattered most to book their place in the quarterfinals after beating MBC of Guinea 72-55 in Angola's second city Cabinda.
With increasing uncertainty after a poor run of form (one win in four games), the zone v champions and Rwanda's first ever representatives at the championships stepped up their game to secure the all important result.
APR's victory coupled with DRC's Kauka 57-89 defeat against Interclube left the trio (APR, MBC and Kauka) level with seven points.
With secure slots for the 2006 finalists Primiero de Agosto and Interclube, APR and Kauka claimed the final two remaining quarter-final slots from Group A.

Primiero finished on top of Group A with ten points.

In Group B, defending champions Petro Atletico became the first club to progress to the quarters after a 78-64 win over fellow contenders Abidjan Basketball Club (ABC).
The victory maintained Petro's lead at the top of the group with 10 points.
Despite the defeat, ABC finished second with nine points while Niger Potters and BC Onatra finished third and four with eight and seven points respectively.
Quarter-finals action throws off today in Angola's capital, Luanda.


From Group A (Primiero de Agosto, Interclube, APR and Kauka).

From Group B (Petro Atletico, ABC, Niger Potters and BC Onatra)

Day 5 results

Group A
APR 72-55 MBC
Primiero 93-50 ASPAC
Interclube 89-57 Kauka

Group B
Atletico 78-64 ABC
Ferroviario 41-75 BC Onatra
Niger Potters 73- 68 Stade Malien

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